Saturday Evenings -
7PM - Midnight
I will paraphrase a colleague of mine, Andy Bale, who said it well:' Ah, radio! The gig is good.' Indeed it is. My passion for radio takes me back to the mornings my mother relied on the radio news casters who gave us the current time, weather reports with local temperatures and the latest news. This daily routine ensured a timely departure to meet other moms and children walking to school, in Fort Lee , NJ . The combination of those three important elements, when complemented by music just made the day complete and helped hinder the possibility of pandemonium and mayhem in our house. The radio broadcasters kept us on track with information while tapping our feet to the latest hits from the Eagles, Chicago and Sonny and Cher …am I dating myself?
As a young teen, my brothers and I began recording jingles. It was during one of those recording sessions that voiceover opportunities came my way. Later the door to working with On-Air personalities was opened and then finally a chance at the broadcasting microphone. I was hooked!
Upon graduating from High School, college was next. Not for a moment did I consider a career in radio. Not because I didn't love it, but because in my mind no one could have a job you loved, had fun doing, and looked forward to going to. Do those jobs even exist? So off I went to pursue an information technology degree. Started a consulting business and although I had a great time doing all that, my heart was set on something else: Radio.
The years went by. I married the greatest guy! Had three wonderful children and had left the computer world behind years before to stay home with my babies. As I pondered about a new career, the previous one had me traveling a lot, I often thought about radio. With the encouragement of my bothers; one of which is a voiceover actor, the other is married to one; and the support of my loving husband and kids, I began to look into working on the air again. The door, back into radio, opened in January 2005 during the Sunday overnights. The late, gifted, talented and all-around great guy Garry ‘The Z Man' Zoehfeld walked me though the WHUD board and after a couple of nights I was on the air, sharing the overnights with you (Sundays 12AM until 6AM).
During that time, I began teaching at a Christian school in Newburgh , as a computer teacher for K1 through 8 and Spanish to the 8 th graders; a different kind of audience for sure, but no less fun and exciting. You can say that the computer degree came in handy for something else really fun too. I have found that flexibility, prayer and listening for an answer to prayers can ultimately give you confidence that the decisions you make in your career and in all of life's decisions will place you where you are meant to be for a purpose. With that in mind after two years of overnights, I became a fill-in, and now Saturdays (7:00pm to mid) are my regular times to enjoy with you.
As I remind the listeners of WHUD, when I pass the radio baton to the next broadcaster, to: Count your blessings, don't forget even the smallest one and to be a blessing to someone each day'; it's not something I just say. I count my blessings, really, and I include the one I have, to be on the air with you on WHUD. I love it, I look forward to it, and the people I work with are the best. Thanks for listening. God bless you.