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Hey Tri-State! I wanted to first thank everyone for all the support over the last few years. Working at WAYZ has been an awesome experience and it is mainly because of you. A little about me? Well, I am from Reading, Pa and went to York College to earn my degree in Speech Communication. I am in a sorority, Delta Phi Epsilon, and my sisters have had a huge impact on my life. I have great friends and an even better family. My younger brother David is my best friend and I am so blessed to have such a great sibling. I rescued a 3 legged cat, named Uno, who makes me smile everyday. I have always been a very upbeat, annoying girl who always has a smile on her face. Lastly, I couldn’t imagine working so closely with anyone other than Tiny. Tiny has become one of my greatest friends and I am so glad we got paired up to try and make your mornings a little brighter!  I have always loved radio and microphones and I am so lucky that now I get paid to talk on one. It’s fantastic! Feel free to email me at anytime with requests, stories…anything! Thanks again for making my job the best job in the world.

Our dear Katy is leaving us to start a new adventure in her life, please â€‹click HERE to hear Katy's Announcement!

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Posts from March 2013
by katy dickinson posted Mar 27 2013 2:45AM

Have you ever BINGED on a particular TV show . . . where you watch like an entire season in one weekend? If so, you're not alone . . . it's become quite a phenomenon thanks to DVD, Blu-ray and the various Internet streaming services like Netflix.

 --Well, some research group went through the numbers from some of the biggest streaming services from January of last year through this past January . . . and put together a list of the shows viewers most often BINGE on.

 --Here are The Top 10 Most-Binged TV Shows

1.) "Prison Break"

2.) "Charmed"

3.) "That '70s Show"

4.) "How I Met Your Mother"

5.) "Gossip Girl"

6.) "Supernatural"

7.) "Scrubs"

 8.) "Heroes"

 9.) "24"

 10.) "One Tree Hill"

For me, it's "F.R.I.E.N.D.S"  I can't get enough of that show.  I literally just go season to season and then start over again.  What show do you binge on?


by katy dickinson posted Mar 21 2013 2:48PM
As I said the other day, I've been finding easy and delicious recipes on Facebook.  I've shared a few of them and I definitely wanted to share this one:

Easy Cream Cheese Cupcakes:

2 packages (8 ounces) cream cheese
3/4 cup Imperial Sugar Extra Fine Granulated Sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
... 14 -18 vanilla wafers
1 can cherry pie filling
You will also need: mixing bowl, electric mixer, measuring cups and spoons, cupcake liners and cupcake baking pans.

Preheat oven to 375°F.
In a mixing bowl, mix cream cheese and sugar until creamy using an electric mixer.
Add eggs and vanilla. Then, mix well.
Place liners in baking pans. Put 1 vanilla wafer in each cupcake liner. Put 2 tablespoons of mix on top.
Bake in preheated oven for 15-20 minutes or until tops are lightly brown. Let cool.
Put 1 tablespoon of cherry pie filling on top and serve.

How easy??

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by katy dickinson posted Mar 19 2013 2:50PM
Could it be that if sharks looked like this, we wouldn't be so scared of them?  A wonderful listener posted this on my Facebook page the other day and I laughed for about 30 minutes straight. 

Have a great (shark) week!

by katy dickinson posted Mar 15 2013 2:53PM
Happy St. Patrick's Day.  This morning in the top of the morning 10, we told you different, interesting facts about St. Patrick's Day.  If you missed them, here you go!

 #1.) ST. PATRICK wasn't Irish. He was born in either Scotland or Wales, and was brought to Ireland as a slave.

 #2.) You know what else isn't Irish? "Danny Boy". It was written by an English songwriter named Frederick Weatherly . . . he set it to an Irish melody called "Londonderry Air"

#3.) Also, "When Irish Eyes are Smiling" was written by two Americans. 

#4.) St. Patrick's name wasn't Patrick. It was actually Maewyn. And the holiday marks his DEATH, not his birthday. 

#5.) America is way more Irish than Ireland. There are approximately 36 million Americans with Irish ancestors. The population of Ireland is about 4.5 million.

 #6.) 1% of all the beer in the WORLD is consumed on St. Patrick's Day.

 #7.) Guinness sees the biggest boost of any individual beer on St. Patrick's Day. On the average day, people worldwide drink 5.5 million pints of Guinness . . . on St. Patrick's Day, it jumps to at least 13 million pints.

 #8.) America's bar tab on Sunday will be approximately $245 MILLION.

 #9.) Americans are in the middle of a new love affair with Irish whiskey. Sales of Irish whiskey are up 400% since 2002. They've even jumped 22.5% in the past 12 months.

 #10.) Approximately 133 million American adults . . . or 56.3% of the adult population . . . will celebrate St. Patrick's Day this year. And 84% will wear green.

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by katy dickinson posted Mar 13 2013 2:54PM
This morning, we discussed the man in Australia who was deemed a hero for dragging a shark away from small children.  Everyone thought he was a hero, except for his place of employment.  He wasn't supposed to be on vacation, he was supposed to be on sick leave.  The higher-ups saw the video, that has since gone viral, and fired him.  His wife also was out "sick" and has since been fired.  The story is very unfortunate, but the video is truly amazing.  Anyone who would go up to a shark and pull it away is a hero in my book.
by katy dickinson posted Mar 8 2013 2:56PM
Mark it on your calendars, April 27th.  It's the MS Walk 2013 at Antietam National Battlefield!  We want to make this year as big, if not bigger than last year.  We raised a lot of money and had a lot of people on the Hayride Hiker's team, let's do it again! 

You can sign up by clicking here.  Spread the word and together, let's walk to end MS.
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by katy dickinson posted Mar 7 2013 2:57PM
-According to entomologists at the University of Florida, a swarm of "MEGA MOSQUITOES" is set to invade central Florida this summer.

 --The mega mosquitoes are technically called gallinippers. But when they're attacking you, their proper name is probably the least of your concerns. Because they're 20 TIMES BIGGER than regular mosquitoes, and their bites REALLY hurt.

 --The gallinippers could hatch this summer, because of the flood waters caused by tropical storms. Usually their eggs just stay underground, and don't all hatch at the same time . . . but when the water pushes them above ground, they hatch.

 --The scientists at Florida say you can keep them off of you with strong bug spray and by covering yourself up as much as possible.

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