In 1993, I was a 21-year-old comunity college student working full-time in the wonderful world of retail.
I took a Radio/ Television production class that required an internship, I dreamed of finding an internship at a television station and making it big in the world of TV.
Well, that didn’t happen. I got an internship at KFI.
Little did I know that KFI was poised to become THE talk station in Southern California. After my internship spent opening mail and answering phones, I was approached with the opportunity to be a “screener” on The Bill Handel show....for a whopping $5.25 an hour!
(Never mind that I had to drive an HOUR from the OC every day at 4am. So even though gas was, I think, 99 cents a gallon at the time, my $5.25 an hour and 20 hours a week barely paid for the gas needed to get back and forth to work. So I had to keep my full-time job as well, all while going to school full-time.)
Little did I know that screeners were just a step up from pond scum and my job served three basic purposes.
Eventually, my part-time thing turned into working many more hours than I should for no additional pay to learn about the wonderful world of producing.
When Bill's producer went on maternity leave, I filled in. When she decided not to return, I was asked if I wanted the job for a pittance above what I was already making. Against my better judgment, I said yes.
Because of that, I missed out on the opportunity to transfer to a university for a REAL college experience (you know what I’m talking about... slacking off and stumbling home half-naked with puke in your hair after getting rip-roaring drunk at fraternity parties.)
With the exception of about 2 years when I worked on other projects here at KFI, I’ve been with Bill’s show my entire KFI career. Why? I like that Bill's a big A-hole and it's fun for me knowing that the women in Bill’s life control him…I like being a part of that.
So that’s it about me except that I’m a native New Yorker, a "Lawng Gyelander"....brought forcibly to California by my parents at the tender age of 15. I’m half Italian/half German, my breasts are a 40D (Bill said to add that) and I’m reasonably OK looking. I got married October 2010, but we've been together since 2001.
My husband and I have a dog, Princess Grace Kelly...a 6 pound chihuahua that controls our lives.
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Who would have thought it, but a beauty queen is a HUGE fan of our show and and has been extremely supportive of us, so we'd like to return the favor.
Vote for Leah Cecil to be a cover model for Four Points Magazine and we want to help get her into the Top 5!
Here's the info about Leah from the contest site.
Leah Cecil, 21, of Garden Grove, California, is Miss Southern California 2012, and her message to all is "arise and shine forth!"
As an experienced harpist, she is on-call to share her music with patients at the Children's Hospital of Orange County which is one of the many ways she lives out her platform–Compassion for the Convalescing."
Leah has a goofy side too. She was recently a contestant on ABC's Wipeout. "While I am outgoing and ready to play, my personal style has everything to do with knowing that I am a daughter of God," she says.
Top 25 voting for the 2012 Make Me A Cover Model Contest is open Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at 8 a.m. through Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at 11:59 p.m.
Top 5 voting begins Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at 8 a.m. and will be open until Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. The winner will be announced Friday, June 1, 2012 in the fourpoints eNewsletter.