5am-10am Weekday Mornings
I love life! Love my job...(sometimes) waking up so early after 10 years to do a morning show can have its ups and downs. Upside, being finished by high noon! downside, being tired at 2pm.
My Career began in the summer of 1985 at WPPA-AM 1360 in Pottsville.
LOVES: My kids Katie 20 Eric 18
My husband John, he is my lifesaver, my best friend and my dream come true. His children Alex, Michael and Holly have been a blessing in my life. So our family of 7 is very BUSY!
My Dogs: Bo (boarder collie which I adopted from the Hillside S.P.C.A) & Clara a German Shepard.
Hobbies : running, working out, cooking, the beach, shopping, my girlfriends.
My Passion: Helping others. Spending time with children who have disabilities, taking my energy and putting it into ideas and greatness!
Favorite Food: Pizza! cheese! Seafood
Favorite Beverage. Yuengling light of course! and Vodka & Cranberry
Favorite TV show: The Voice, Days of our lives, Two and half men Entertainment Tonight, Restaurant Impossible , Fox & Friends Weekend Edition, Spartacus.
Favortie Movie: Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, 16 Candles, Breakfast club, Pretty in Pink
Favorite Music: John Mayer, Halestorm, The Eagles, Michael Buble
Favortie Talk Show: Ellen & Katie
Favorite Book: The bible. Read my devotionals everyday. Keeping Faith First.
Everyday is a lesson learned, every minute, every hour is a gift. Its up to you how you use your breath.
My daily workout:
Be kind to everyone. Let that person who is at the stop sign go first, say hello first, give someone your last dollar, stop to talk to your neighbors, stop to listen for just a minute longer when you're in a hurry, Live like your dying and be grateful for everything in this life. Its ok to be sad. Its better to smile. Love your siblings. Always tell your parents you love them and never think your children are too old to hug. Snuggle with your pets. Sing last dance by Donna Summer with the windows open, Never forget your friends, the ones that you grew up with, The new ones you have made.
My Dream: Write a book, Write a move, become a voiceover talent for the book and the movie
Guilty Pleasure : Oreos & Milk
Something you never knew: I wanted to be one of Charlies Angels. Or ride on the back of the CHIPS motorcycle with Ponch & Jon
Inspire greatness. October is National Down Syndrome Awareness Month. How Aware are you...really. 6 Million people worldwide live with this condition. One extra chromosome. Thats all. Yesterday I was given instruction by my friend Jessica Houck to INFORM everyone about this month. I have known Jess for a few years now, she isnt my friend with Down Syndrome, she isnt someone I feel sorry for, she has a better understanding for respect then most teenagers I know, a great sense of humor, and a knack for ALWAYS being sensitive to someones sadness or hurt feelings. Jess and I chat everyday on Facebook. She to me...is Just Jess. Her private chat message on facebook read:
"Jackie are you going to say something on oct down syndrome about me"....there you have it. Love her to pieces.
And then there is Patrick....Oh what a ladies man, athlete and dancer ! I have known Patrick since he was just a little boy, actually when I first started my job here at Y102, over the years we got closer with my involvement with Special Olympics and John Paul II Center for Special learning. Which by the way if you have never been to the school you should really visit, the teachers, students and staff are AMAZING!
Never underestimate the power of an extra chromosome. Dont be afraid to get to know them. They are just like you and me......and I can bet they are happier too!!! Please watch these awesome videos and share my blog today..It matters. Because JESS said so...and you dont want to get her mad :)