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Posts from December 2012

Year in Review

I wanted to jump on here real quick to THANK each and every one of you for making it another FANTASTIC YEAR waking you up at KRZ!!!  We have what I feel are the BEST listeners on the planet.  And you proved it again this year.

So again, THANKS for being there with us every morning.  We try our best every day to make waking up and getting stuck in traffic a little easier to deal with.

Here's a few of my favorite moments and pics from 2012.

To you and yours, all the best in the coming year.



We started the year off right...Stripper Sister vs. Pregnant Sister on the Springer Show.  Nice road trip!

Former intern Snuggy and the guys from the Backyard Alehouse kicking off St. Pat's weekend on the Friday Morning Happy Hour.

James Durbin from American Idol on the KRZ St. Pat's float in Scranton.

Intern Challenge with Zack & Wonderbread

"Summer Smash" performer Neon Hitch and her special way of saying hi!

One of our Wheel of Bieber contestants getting a Nightcrawler Facial.

The Penguins gave Sue her own jersey on her last day @ KRZ.  We all miss you Sue!!!

Hosting Friday afternoon Happy Hour at Cooper's.  Bridal parties are always the best.

"kNOw Bullying" rally at Hazelton Elementary & Middle School.

Bras Across the Bridge @ Kirby Park.

KRZ gets a little love on The Office.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra check presentation.  Thanks NEPA!

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We Want You!!!

I've been asked by the American Cancer Society to spread the word about a very important project.

Last night we held a rally to kick off CPS-3, also known as CANCER PREVENTION STUDY-3 at the Coal Street Ice Rink in Wilkes-Barre.

Most of us know someone affected by cancer.  What if YOU could prevent even one family from hearing the words "you have cancer"?  What if YOU could help save lives from cancer and give people more of their most precious resource:  time?

Please join me in participating in this study.  You really can MAKE A DIFFERENCE and help create a world with LESS CANCER and MORE BIRTHDAYS.

Enrollment is taking place at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins training facility, the Coal Street Ice Rink in Wilkes-Barre at the following times:

Jan26  9a-1p
Jan29  3p-8p

OR, you can enroll RIGHT NOW at

If you've ever had a friend or family member diagnosed with cancer, you've probably felt helpless.  Now, you can do something about it.

Tell a friend.  And help me spread the word about this very important study.

Let's work together for a CANCER-FREE tomorrow.


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Mashup of the Year's BIGGEST songs
We got a bunch of calls after we played this on KRZ this morning.

Every year DJ Earworm does a mashup of the biggest songs of the year.  Check out this year's "United State of Pop".

Pretty cool.


And here's your Mashup Cheat Sheet:

"Call Me Maybe" by Carly Rae Jepsen "Diamonds" by Rihanna "Die Young" by Ke$ha "Gangnam Style" by PSY "Glad You Came" by The Wanted "Good Feeling" by Flo Rida "Ho Hey" by The Lumineers "Home" by Phillip Phillips "It Will Rain" by Bruno Mars "Lights" by Ellie Goulding "One More Night" by Maroon 5 "Payphone" by Maroon 5 featuring Wiz Khalifa "Set Fire to the Rain" by Adele "Some Nights" by fun. "Somebody That I Used to Know" by Gotye featuring Kimbra "Starships" by Nicki Minaj "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)" by Kelly Clarkson "Too Close" by Alex Clare "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" by Taylor Swift "We Are Young" by fun. featuring Janelle Monáe "What Makes You Beautiful" by One Direction "Whistle" by Flo Rida "Wide Awake" by Katy Perry "Wild Ones" by Flo Rida featuring Sia
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Holiday Breakup


It’s not VERY OFTEN that Lissa and I agree on something, but this morning was a no brainer.  She has a friend that just last week broke up with her boyfriend after 2 years.  And the ex’s family still wants the girlfriend to show up for dinner and gifts on Christmas.

If you were the girlfriend that broke things off, what would you do?  Would you go?

My take?  It sounds like a ploy by the family to get the 2 back together.  I see Mom filling fantasy daughter-in-law up with ham and wine and then sneaking off into a corner somewhere and laying the hammer down.  That’s what my Mom would’ve done!

Here’s what YOU had to say this morning--

Bad idea. I was with someone for 5 years. He broke up with me last yr two days before thanksgiving.

The breakup was not mutual and I would never want him go come over and pretend.

Don't think it's a good idea to see your exes family on the holidays, that's weird.

Make arrangements for a private visit a few days after Christmas.

There is just a bigger pic that needs to be explored. Most would lean towards steer clear .. If anything not to confuse him or give false hope.

Absolutely not! One of my friends still remains close with her ex's family even though he has moved on. Holidays, birthdays, and all. All of my friends cringe when we see her hanging out with his family and still starting problems with his current girlfriend. It's been about 5 years since they broke up.

Seriously? I can't even understand why she is considering this. If she goes, she is being selfish. She gave up him but wants his family? Regardless of how close they were, she chose the end it and it means end it all. It is not fair to him for her to put him in this position. She will ruin his holidays. Worse yet, he will have the hopes that since she is back with the family she may want him back, it may give him false hope.

What of he was going to propose and that's why they want her there, change her mind...awkward

I remained friends with the sister and the family of an ex but I've never gone to holiday dinners after the breakup. I'd suggest getting together with the family afterward the holidays when you know ex isn't going to be around.

My parents invited my ex last Christmas behind my back and it just made things awkward and uncomfortable because my aunts grandparents and all thought we were still together

What's the dilemma? Why would she even consider going if she broke up with him?

I would totally go...maybe they will make up under the mistletoe.

I definitely would not go. An ex asking to be friends after breaking up is like a kidnapper asking you to keep in touch after he lets you go. It's better just to go separate ways.

She shouldn't go. She broke up with him for a reason and why go to a place to make things uneasy.

Regardless if the family likes her or not, she made a decision and she has to deal with it.

Only go if she can bring her new man!

She shouldn't go for dinner but she should visit them at another time When he isn’t around.

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My Backstage Pics from Let It Show
Thanks for making it a GREAT NIGHT at our #LetItShow concert at the Kirby.  We all had a blast with you and all the performers.

Here's a few personal highlights for me:

*Hearing Phillip Phillips perform Phil Collins "In the Air Tonight".  It was the first time he ever played the song live.

*The photo Phillip took with a cute little girl while she was holding a slice of bread.  Phil tried to bite it!

*Meeting @TheSunsetVillians who SO APPRECIATED the opportunity to open our concert.  Great guys!

*Working security at Cody Simpson photo session and watching all his fans hyper-ventilating after they met him.

My backstage pics.  Being backstage is fun, but you guys in the seats have a MUCH BETTER view of the show.

Thanks again.

We have the BEST LISTENERS on the planet.


The Sunset Villians from Drums opening the show.

Chris Wallace minutes after getting off a plane in Avoca.

Phillip Phillips & band.

I think my flash got the cello guy's attention!


Cody Simpson hits the stage.

Check out the light-up sign one of Cody's fans made.

Insert deafening screams here.

Lissa & I on stage.  Thanks for the pic KRZ fan Nicci!

Amanda took this pic when we were on stage introducing Phillip Phillips.
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Tipping Is Not...

I remember as a kid seeing a white bucket at the car wash with a handwritten sign that read:  “Tipping is not a city in China.”  It was years before I got the joke!

As we wind down another year it’s time to THANK all the people that help you out on a regular basis. 

But what do you tip?  How much is enough?

In most cases, the cost of one visit (hairstylist, cleaning person, personal trainer) is cool.

The way I look at it is if they provide me with a service on a regular basis, like Art our snowplow guy or Dave the Mailman, AND do a good job, then they definitely deserve something extra at the end of the year.

This season is about GIVING not receiving. 

I can’t believe how many listeners this morning texted “I never get nothing, so I don’t tip.”  Wow!!!

Obviously, if you are on a tight budget, it can be difficult to tip during the holidays.

And if that’s the case, a card of appreciation or simple THANK YOU is enough.

I 'd love your take on holiday tipping.


Here’s what the financial website suggests:

Cleaning person:  the cost of one visit.

Dog Walker:  up to a week’s pay.

Hairstylist:  the normal cost of a visit.

Letter Carrier:  the U.S. Postal Service forbids carriers from accepting cash, and says gifts must be under $20 in value.

Newspaper Delivery Person:  $10 to $30 unless you tip regularly throughout the year.

Nursing Home Worker:  a personal gift like homemade cookies or fudge is a good way to thank someone.

Personal Trainer:  a tip of $50 or the cost of a session

Teacher:  consider giving a small gift, accompanied by a note or drawing by your child.

Trash Collectors:  $10-$30.

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50 Song Year-end Mashup

This is kinda cool:  it's a 50 song mashup of the biggest Pop songs of the year.

See how many of these songs you can identify, then check out the list below.


1. Adele - "Set Fire To The Rain" 2. Adele - "Skyfall" 3. Alex Clare - "Too Close" 4. Calvin Harris feat. Ne-Yo - "Let's Go" 5. Carly Rae Jepson - "Call Me Maybe" 6. Cher Lloyd - "Want U Back" 7. Chris Brown - "Don't Wake Me Up" 8. Chris Brown - "Turn Up The Music" 9. Christina Aguilera - "Your Body" 10. David Guetta feat. Chris Brown & Lil Wayne - "I Can Only Imagine" 11. David Guetta feat. Nicky Minaj - "Turn Me On" 12. David Guetta feat. Sia - "Titanium" 13. Demi Lovato - "Give Your Heart A Break" 14. Ellie Goulding - "Lights" 15. Enrique Iglesias feat. Sammy Adams - "Finally Found You" 16. Far East Movement feat. Justin Bieber - "Live My Life" 17. Flo Rida - "Whistle" 18. Flo Rida feat. Sia - "Wild Ones" 19. fun. - "Some Nights" 20. fun. feat. Janelle Monáe - "We Are Young" 21. Gotye feat. Kimbra - "Somebody That I Used To Know" 22. Gym Class Heroes feat. Neon Hitch - "Ass Back Home" 23. Jennifer Lopez feat. Pitbull - "Dance Again" 24. Jessie J - "Domino" 25. Justin Bieber feat. Big Sean - "As Long As You Love Me" 26. Justin Bieber - "Boyfriend" 27. Karmin - "Brokenhearted" 28. Katy Perry - "Part Of Me" 29. Katy Perry - "Wide Awake" 30. Kelly Clarkson - "Stronger" 31. Ke$ha - "Die Young" 32. LMFAO - "Sorry For Party Rocking" 33. Madonna feat. M.I.A. & Nicky Minaj - "Give Me All Your Luvin'" 34. Maroon 5 - "One More Night" 35. Maroon 5 feat. Wiz Khalifa - "Payphone" 36. Nelly Furtado - "Big Hoops (Bigger The Better)" 37. Ne-Yo - "Let Me Love You (Until You Learn To Love Yourself)" 38. Nicky Minaj - "Pound The Alarm" 39. Nicky Minaj - "Starships" 40. One Direction - "Live While We're Young" 41. One Direction - "What Makes You Beautiful" 42. Owl City & Carly Rae Jepson - "Good Time" 43. P!nk - "Blow Me (One Last Kiss)" 44. Pitbull feat. Chris Brown - "International Love" 45. PSY - "Gangnam Style" 46. Rihanna - "Diamonds" 47. Rihanna - "Where Have You Been" 48. Rita Ora - "How We Do (Party)" 49. Swedish House Mafia - "Don't You Worry Child" 50. Tyga - "Rack City" 51. Usher - "Climax" 52. Usher - "Scream" 53. The Wanted - "Glad You Came" 54. Will.I.Am feat. Eva Simons - "This is Love" 55. Zedd feat. Matthew Koma - "Spectrum"
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