Born and raised in Hammond, IN, just outside of Chicago, I've always had a passion for country music. Until recently, I wasn't sure how to use that to my advantage. Some of my favorite artists include Miranda Lambert, Luke Bryan, Kip Moore, Dolly and Garth, but I can remember constantly listening to others in my dad's truck. My favorite place to be is Nashville, so I'm very thankful that my job allows me to go often. I'm an extremely picky eater and hate trying new things. Going to see live music is my favorite. I like to hunt but refuse to do the dirty work, SHOCKER! My mom put me in dance when I was 6 and I instantly fell in love. I know how to laugh at myself and have a good time, and I try not to take things too seriously. I've learned that nothing will make you happy unless you're doing it under your own terms, which also taught me to make the best of every situation.
Helpful Tips to Help You Snag a Job at the Annual Community Job Fair
We all know we’re in a tough economy and good jobs are hard to come by, but they are not impossible. For starters, you NEED to have a resume. Employers will not hire you based on your good name. If you've only ever held one job in your entire life, put it on a resume ...
Artist Spotlight: Chase Bryant
We always try to introduce you to new music on 99.5 WKDQ, but we can’t put everybody on air. So, I decided to start spotlighting some of my favorite artists just for you! New artists, old artists, in between artists, local artists, I’ve got them all!
The Swon Brothers Talk Opry Debut and Warheads
Last week, I caught up with Zach and Colten from the Swon Brothers. They talked everything from their first visit to St. Jude to their new single "Later On", along with the fact that they'll be here in the Tri-State Friday!
Watch Mudslinger the Pig Play Soccer and Golf
So....... I don't really know why, but for some reason I have this weird obsession with wanting a pig. Not a potbelly pig or anything, just a tiny little teacup pig :) With THAT being said, is this not the COOLEST pig in the world?! Sk...
Makeshift Riding Lawn Mower Made By Boonville Man Will Make You Laugh
You never know what you're going to come across on Facebook here in the Tri-State! Who needs to buy a riding lawn mower when you can just as easily make one!? // Post by Heather On-Air.
Artist Spotlight: Chris Cavanaugh
We always try to introduce you to new music on 99.5 WKDQ, but we can’t put everybody on air. So, I decided to start spotlighting some of my favorite artists just for you! New artists, old artists, in between artists, local artists, artist that will be performing HERE, I’ve got them all!
Chris Lane Releases Debut Single ‘Broken Windshield View’
It's finally here! The debut single for Chris Lane is available for download at http://smarturl.it/chrislane. Check out a little preview below, along with the THIRD try for a video interview at CMA Fest 2014!
CMA Fest 2014: David Fanning Talks Vodka and Thompson Square
David Fanning is one of my favorite people EVER! He was my first in-studio interview, so we figured it's only fitting that he'd be my first CMA Interview too :) Find out where the best place in Nashville to get a drink is, and a story you should ask Thompson Square when you see them next...
CMA Fest 2014: Chris Lane Talks Baseball
Chris Lane did his first radio interview with us when he was here with FGL back in February, and he'll be here with us again in August, so of course we needed to catch up! Leave it up to me though to NOT turn on the mic for our video :( I did get the on-air audio though, so that's something right...
CMA Fest 2014: Michael Ray Talks Googling Himself
Michael Ray was the winner of "The Next" in 2012, and he's been taking people by storm ever since, we were able to catch up with him after his set and find out what he had to say about Google
CMA Fest 2014: Jon Pardi Tells Us What To Put Down – NSFW
This might be one of my favorite interviews yet! Jon Pardi's current single "What I Can't Put Down" actually refers to whiskey, but Jon's got some other advice for us to take ;) Strong language, be advised.
Songs for St. Jude Highlight Video for Craig Campbell
Last night kicked off our Songs for St. Jude Free Concert Series! Here at WKDQ, we want to give a HUGE thank you to Craig Campbell and his crew for coming up to put on an awesome show, Jeff Schelhorn and his staff for the incredible venue and food, but most of all YOU...