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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This photo of a man's evacuation from the Boston bombing site in a wheelchair with help from a man in a cowboy hat was broadcast globally, and graphic images of his destroyed legs were circulated online.
That man was Jeffrey Bauman Jr. and he works for a Costco in New Hampshire. Here's a story from the local newspaper and photo of some of his co-workers expressing their support.
I found this out a few days ago because my hubby works at Coscto and word has been circulating among the warehouses that he needed help.
Jeff is the man who, as soon as he regained consciousness in the hospital, told someone to get the police quick because he saw a man drop a backpack before the explosions and could provide a description.
That description enabled police to comb through images from the event and find the bombers in photos that were then distributed to the public.
Both of Jeff's legs were amputated below the knee. Several news sources said that Jeff did not have medical insurance, but we confirmed that he DOES have medical insurance through Coscto, however we don't know the details of the plan or how much it covers, so it's safe to say with the extent of his injuries that he will still need assistance with medical bills.
An online fund to help with his medical expenses has been set up to try to raise $1 million. So far it has collected over $600,000. If you can help click here
Click here for information on One Fund Boston the charity that was formed to help the people most affected by the tragic events that occurred in Boston.