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 know, you clicked on this because of the title, and I promise you, you will not regret it.
But before we get to that, I just wanted to give you a few reasons to follow us on Twitter @billhandelshow and Facebook. Here are a few of our recent Tweets, which, I promise, includes the OMG about Rich:
Did you notice that when Handel said "hard of hearing" he started talking LOUDER?
OK, Handel just walked in with a plate filled with 4 sausages. 4. Whole. Sausages. Some kind of apple, spinach, garlic thing
Just B 4 a spot, Handel was eating, so he SPIT his food in 2 his hand, did the spot, then popped it back in when done #professionalbroadcaster
I think the NSA hacked our company network. We were down for almost an hour, no internet access, nada. What did we say NSA?
WTF is this on Handel's desk!!!!!
WDDGD? What Does David Geffen Do? Well, he just acts like a dick.
Is it 'synapsis' or 'synopsis' Bill?
'Valley of the PROPHETS' not 'Valley of the Profits' didn't catch that yesterday in Bill's Hillside Memorial spot. *chuckle*
OMG I just threw up in my mouth a little....Handel said Marjorie thought he was a gigolo. Image. I. Can't. Remove. From. My. Brain.