In 1993, I was a 21-year-old community 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 42F (I used to think they were a 40D, but after seeing 'bra wizard' I realized I had been wearing the wrong size for all these years) 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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I saw this in the news at ABC News.com today:
On the off chance that you’ve been in a situation that left you wondering, what would Ryan Lochte do, you will soon have your answers and a reason to shout “Jeah!” – his signature catchphrase.
E! Entertainment announced Monday the network will launch a six-episode reality-TV series featuring the hunky swimmer that will debut in April. The series will be titled, “What Would Ryan Lochte Do?”
Lochte, 28, is best known for his prowess in the pool. Lochte is an eleven-time Olympic medalist (Athens 2004, Beijing 2008 and London 2012), five of them gold. Lochte’s swimming career took-off at the University of Florida under Olympic men’s swim team coach Greg Troy. He graduated in 2007. Lochte continues to train with Troy and still lives in Gainesville, Fla.
Now, let me be clear. I'm ALL FOR reality TV, my DVR is set to tape the following on a regular basis:
BUT I am ABSOLUTELY NOT watching this unless it consists of constant near naked body shots, near naked swim and weight training and HE DOESN'T SPEAK AT ALL. NOT ONE WORD.
This is the guy that said, when filming a scene for the TV show '90210':
"Acting is hard. Memorizing lines, and trying to like, say them and still, like, do movements and all that. That was hard."
He's bascially saying that WALKING AND TALKING is 'hard'.
That boy Is DUMB.