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 want people to follow us on Twitter @billhandelshow
A year ago, I think we had maybe 5,000 fans. Now we're hovering just below 7,000, well actually we made it over 7,000 but apparently some people were utterly appalled by Gary's masturbation song that they stopped following us. If you haven't heard the song, here it is
I think there are very good reasons for people to follow us on Twitter @billhandelshow . Here are some great examples of the Tweets we provide on a daily basis: (To be fair, I used to make Bill tweet, but he used to tweet with one finger in ALL CAPS and he gets annoyed easily so now it's up to me to tweet, which I think is better because I can tell you all about his behavior during the show)
8:12 "national hair" he meant national health care
Break out the WTF monkey! Teacher in Idaho being 'investigated' 4 using the word 'vagina' in 10th grade biology class!
Handel just picked a winner
Handel said "Let's turn off the windows', knowing him as long as I do, I knew he meant 'lights'
Exclusive look inside the Handel show! At precisely 4:50 each morning, after the 1st Diet Coke, Handel belches extremely loud.
Sooooo... we think Handel made a factual statement that actually came from the Book of Mormon plot.
Handel wants to see Obama have a press conference with a bunch of crying 5 year olds holding empty Easter baskets....
Can I still say 'God Bless You' 2 Handel if he dsn't believe in God, but he's obsessed w/ the Catholic church? Or a waste of the blessing?
Handel just described, in detail, how he made his chicken fried chicken that's not actually fried, but baked & I'm not sure it's chicken
Assignment from Handel...send email to Kim Jong Il re: nuke strike. I shall send email to 'email@example.com'