It's been a weird week here at KRZ..... Sue's last day was today (in case you were on Mars and hadn't heard), so the morning show will be me & Rocky from now on, we had an intruder in the building on Monday, and Wednesday at Quaker Steak & Lube Bike Night an adorable girl named Mackenzie handed me her pet skunk (?).... Yep, strange week for sure.
But out of strangeness comes something cool...
Somebody nominated me for Steamtown Area Singer/Songwriter Of The Year!! Whoa! I still don't know who did this, but I really appreciate it, especially because most of the nominees grew up here and I'm still relatively new. If you have a second, would you vote for me? You can vote once a day. Thank you thank you THANK YOU!!!
And here's me with the skunk and the beautiful young Mackenzie. Ya know, I'm used to kids being cuter than me but Mackenzie was smarter and braver too. She showed me exactly how to hold the skunk and told me "don't be afraid". Haaa - I still was. I kept talking to it like Pepe Lepew but he never answered back.
This morning we celebrated Sue's 23 years waking up NEPA. Today was her last show, but it won't be the last time you will be hearing from her. She will be popping back up on KRZ from time to time.
Tears were shed, friends dropped in and a few drinks were consumed.
Thanks for the love!
Sue we will miss you. Frankly I can not believe that you have been able to do the 2 jobs this long (must be the DD coffee!). Good Luck Drew
Sue: like many of us in nepa, I grew up listening to you and rocky. Through you I fell in love with radio and am a self-âconfessed radio geek. I went to college for radio and although I took a different path after I graduated I will always contribute my love of radio to you. Thank you. Good luck with everything, you will be missed
I love u Sue!! Have fun & good luck with all u do!!!
Sue -â You guys are the only reason I started listening to the radio in the morning. So sad to hear you're leaving. Love Rock and Lissa too! But you will be sincerely missed <3 Best of luck to you!
Thank you Quaker Steak & Lube for the food & drinks!
Sue good luck. My mornings will not be the same without you. I'll miss your arguing with Rock. Love you guys! The Marathon Mom!!!
A little more stressed than I should have been on this beautiful Friday morning and Shaggy just made my day thanks guys!! Sue-â lost you once so I GUESS we can do it again. Best of luck on your endeavors!! It won't be the same without you. :'(
I moved to nepa only a little over a year ago, and ur station and show was the first i found, and Ive listened every day since. Thanks for so many laughs and best of luck sue!
Oh no!!! I can't believe Sue is leaving!! I've been listening to KRZ just about every morning for the past 5 years and it won't be the same. You'll be missed!!
Good Luck Sue! I will miss you on my commute every morning.
Sue i will miss you on the radio! I listen to you every day on my way to work. I wish you the best and much happiness! Kelli from beach lake
Former intern Snuggy surprised Sue with flowers.
From the crew at Guns N Hoses Charity Basketball Assoc. we would like to say best wishes to you sue. You are gonna be missed. Keep up the good work.
we'll miss u sue -â you're a nepa institution! all the best!
love you sue best wishes. Its funny but you and rock are like family at this point go sell them houses! !!!
What kind of nonsense are guys pulling with this sues last day?
What is there to say that hasnt already been said...u r the best, have loved listening u to every morning for the last ? Years. Continued success with the next chapter. U will b missed. Thank u for the laughs!!
It’s been a pleasure hearing Sue for the fifteen years I've lived in Nepa. kickin it for music 1 and 2 & Halloween were a blast thank you for the memories.
Best of luck to sue I always love hearing u do the news u never just read the news u put ur own commentary which was so great will miss ur quirkiness
Hi Sue, Best of luck. Listening from Sea Isle City, NJ. Margaret
Thanks to Brian from the Penguins for the awesome jersey and Kathy at Truly Scrumptious for the amazing cake. ~Sue
Help us break a Guinness World Record by slathering COOLA organic sunscreen all over yourself THIS SATURDAY! Yes! This Saturday, June 30th, we attempting to break the GUINNESS World Record for the MOST PEOPLE APPLYING SUNSCREEN! Our friends at COOLA donated all of the sunscreen for the big event and we just need you to show up!
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Hey! These guys (and gal) are great, they deserve to be on huge stages, doing huge things, eating huge pizzas. Please take a second and vote for local musicians Graces Downfall in the (click the following) ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK UPROAR FESTIVAL Battle Of The Bands!!
They'll be opening for Shinedown, Adelitas Way, Godsmack, Staind, etc. - you rock if you SUPPORT LOCAL MUSIC! Let's do this ;)
GRACES DOWNFALL - let's help them do this! Devil horns up..... DE-NEET!!!!
How weird is this? Right before Sue was going to make her announcement, our tower was struck by lightning and we got knocked off the air!!!
Anyway, Sue announced that, after 23 years sitting across the studio from me at KRZ, she's going to focus her energy on her Real Estate career.
This Friday will be her last day on the air. But it won't be the last time you will be hearing from Sue. She'll be calling in from time to time, and will be filling in when Lissa is off.
Feel free to add to the comments that came in yesterday morning.
Request as Sue’s last song you guys should play the first song she played when you guys got on the air!
Cheers to you when you have that drink…been a long time listener and you sure will be greatly missed by all..you made my ride into work an easy one driving into Bethlehem everyday..love ya Sue.
Well my 3 yr old and I love ya and best wishes.
I have started my day with you guys since I moved here 16 years ago. I will truly miss you in the morning. I believe our life is a path we all have to take and now yours has a new direction. Best of luck Sue. Taylor
My Monday has officially been ruined!!! Best of luck 2 u Sue, I wish u all the best! We the listeners will surely miss u though.
This sucks....man....I will miss hearing u in the morning....good luck & u deserve a rest!
You know Sue you aren't supposed to make me cry on my way to work on a Monday morning.
Radio won't be the same.
OMG u will be missed it’s so funny in the morning with u guys there’s only one sue u can never be replaced. Good luck!
What a sad day in radio!!! Lots of luck Sue!
Having known this amazing couple for, like, 17 years, this is SUCH a sad day! But we know Sue will continue her reign as Dark Mistress Of Real Estate and Rocky will continue to make you laugh so hard that coffee will squirt right out of your nose. We love you guys--health and happiness to you both.
I can't imagine mornings without Sue's voice!! Will miss ya terrible but best of luck forever and ever.
Really I'm shocked!!!! Best of luck Sue!!! Follow your dreams.
I'm so sad. The two of you have been brightening my mornings for a LONG time! I'm glad Rocky will still be there and I wish Sue the best of luck!
No!!!! You both together are the reason I listen and love KRZ!!! Sue I wish you all the best, even though I am sad to hear you are leaving I understand. Rocky I hope you don't go anywhere.
OMG Sue we are gonna miss you! Listen to you guys all the time! Good luck! Hope it works out! But please don't be a stranger! Rock give her big hugs from us! YOU'LL GET THROUGH IT!
Mornings will never be the same, good luck Sue! I know u will do great! And don't worry Rock we will still all be here in the morning with u.
Sue and I spent Saturday enjoying a beautiful day on the river for RiverFest 2012. You've couldn't have drawn up a more perfect day for kayaking.
We were 2 of about 200 kayaks that launched up river in Harding.
This kayaker has a doll straddling a "high-powered" gun on the front of his boat.
Sue said "Hey, I like your Barbie!".
"It's NOT a Barbie!", the guy screamed back.
Sue and our friend Donna with an awesome view of the Endless Mountains.
My view as we approached the Coxton Railroad bridge.
Lunch break in West Pittston directly across the river from Coopers. After paddling for 2 hours, my peanut butter sandwich was one of the best tasting ever!
Just up river from the 8th Street Bridge we came across a reminder of September's flood.
Another shot of the house that was carried down river during the flood. It's still hard to believe the river could have been this high and so powerful. Most of the day we could touch bottom with our paddles.
That's Sue directly underneath the Cross Valley in Wilkes-Barre.
4 hours since we launched...the Luzerne County Courthouse and Pierce Street bridge.
This is the 3rd year we've paddled the river during RiverFest. If you've never gone, you've GOT TO TRY THIS. You will get a new appreciation of the river, from the inside out. And the mountainous view is simply breathtaking.
Want info on RiverFest and other events on the river?
Good luck fatty! We’re rootin’ for ya, but seriously, society doesn’t wanna see you again til you’re thin!! Is this the message entertainment magazines are trying to send to Jessica Simpson? Poor girl’s been hired by Weight Watchers as their new spokesperson (she’s supposed to lose 50 pounds of baby weight in five months) and everyone’s jumping down her throat cuz she’s not doing it fast enough.
Magazine writers tend to resemble that bitchy girl in high school who insults you but then tags a compliment at the end so you can’t react or else YOU look like a mental patient. This morning Radar Online applauded Jessica for occasionally blowing off the gym because she didn’t wanna leave her baby daughter….. awww, right? But then they displayed THIS photo with the caption “Jessica’s been working out frequently, but she hasn’t shown off the results of her hard work yet”.
Oh gee - THANKS! (?) What a tremendous self-esteem boost that must be for her! Radar Online, you should open a ridicule-based weight loss center, where at the end of the program you’ll be down twenty pounds or have killed yourself. Oh wait, you already did. It’s called media. (BTW - I'd love to see the physically perfect human specimens at Radar Online, elbow deep in fast food wrappers, TYPING these stories at 2am... but I digress)
I know gossip mags are not in business to make people feel good about themselves, but I personally believe there are enough celebrities PLACING themselves in the ridicule spotlight (HI Snooki, J-Woww, Teen Moms, Real Housewives, Charlie Sheen, Kim Kardashislut) we don’t need to be chasing down new mommies, making them explain why they haven’t lost 50 pounds in a month! Jessica just HAD the baby in May - give her time! She could still eat Ashley Simpson and look better in shorty shorts than ninety percent of us. On a side note, someone really SHOULD eat Ashley. I mean, who lip syncs on SNL and does a hoe-down? That was just weird.