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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 June 2013
by Katy posted Jun 27 2013 8:56AM
I am 2 days away from my much anticipated vacation.  Jeff and I are doing a road trip to Nashville and Chicago.  Since we are going to be in a car for a VERYYY long amount of time, I am wondering what you do in the car to pass the time on a long trip.  Are there any games you play that make the time go faster?  I found a list of the most popular things we do in the car to pass the time, but do you have anything to add to it?

 1. 59% watch DVDs.

 2. 51% play video games. Obviously you could choose more than one thing.

 3. 36% listen to music.

 4. 32% stop frequently so the kids don't get bored.

 5. And 27% play old-school car games like I Spy.

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Location : ChicagoNashville
by Katy posted Jun 24 2013 8:49AM
Every year, the World's Ugliest Dog Contest happens in California.  The winner this year is a 4 year old beagle-basset mix named Walle.  You can tell he probably walks funny because he has really short, stubby legs, but I think he's actually really cute.  The judges picked this dog to win because "The dog looked like he's been Photoshopped with pieces from various dogs and maybe a few other animals."  I don't know about all of this.  I mean, look at the winner from 2 years ago.

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Location : California
by Katy posted Jun 20 2013 9:00AM
It terrifies me to my very core thinking that snakes can open doors.  The thud, however, eases my fear and caused me to laugh out loud.

by Katy posted Jun 19 2013 8:58AM
We talked this morning about the bar in Brazil that's trying to alleviate people from constantly texting on their phones when out with their friends.  The bar has new beer glasses that are missing a piece of the base and you have to use your cell phone to keep the glass standing up.  It's a very interesting concept, except I think you run the risk of getting your phone wet.


by Katy posted Jun 14 2013 9:20AM
 "TV Guide" has put together a list of The 60 Greatest Game Shows of All Time. The Top 10 are ranked . . . with "Jeopardy!" scoring the top spot.

It's unclear how they came up with the list, so we're assuming it was done subjectively . . . without any formal process or whatever. They did note that they weren't including reality competitions, like "Survivor".

Here's the Top 10:

1. "Jeopardy!"

2. "Wheel of Fortune"

3. "Family Feud"

4. "Match Game"

5. "The Price Is Right"

6. "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire"

7. "The Hollywood Squares"

8. "Password"

9. "What's My Line?"

10. "The Newlywed Game"

What do you think is the greatest game show ever?
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by Katy posted Jun 12 2013 8:22AM
I saw this article today and had to share.  It was 45 uses for lemons, but I narrowed it down to 16, I think.  Who knew you could use lemons for so many things?  Hope this helps you out in your everyday life!

Freshen the Fridge
Remove refrigerator odors with ease. Dab lemon juice on a cotton ball or sponge and leave it in the fridge for several hours. Make sure to toss out any malodorous items that might be causing the bad smell.

Lemon water reduces the production of free radicals which are responsible for aging skin and skin damage. Lemon water is calorie free and an antioxidant.

Fruit and Vegetable Wash
You never know what kind of pesticides or dirt may be lurking on the skin of your favorite fruits and vegetables. Slice your lemon and squeeze out one tablespoon of lemon juice into your spray bottle. The lemon juice is a natural disinfectant and will leave your fruits and vegetables smelling nice too.

Treat Infections
Lemon water can fight throat infections thanks to its antibacterial property. If salt water does not work for you, try lime and water for gargling.

 Deodorize Your Garbage
If your garbage is beginning to smell yucky, here’s an easy way to deodorize it: Save leftover lemon and orange peels and toss them at the base under the bag. To keep it smelling fresh, repeat once every couple of weeks.

Keep Guacamole Green
You’ve been making guacamole all day long for the big party, and you don’t want it to turn brown on top before the guests arrive. The solution: Sprinkle a liberal amount of fresh lemon juice over it and it will stay fresh and green. The flavor of the lemon juice is a natural complement to the avocados in the guacamole. Make the fruit salad hours in advance too. Just squeeze some lemon juice onto the apple slices, and they’ll stay snowy white.

Clean and Whiten Nails
Pamper your hands without a manicurist. Add the juice of 1/2 lemon to 1 cup warm water and soak your fingertips in the mixture for 5 minutes. After pushing back the cuticles, rub some lemon peel back and forth against the nail.

Cleanse Your Face
Zap zits naturally by dabbing lemon juice on blackheads to draw them out during the day. You can also wash your face with lemon juice for a natural cleanse and exfoliation. Your skin should improve after several days of treatment. Lemon water is also a cooling agent, best way to beat the heat.

Freshen Your Breath
Make an impromptu mouthwash by rinsing with lemon juice straight from the bottle. Swallow for longer-lasting fresh breath. The citric acid in the juice alters the pH level in your mouth, killing bacteria that causes bad breath. Rinse after a few minutes because long-term exposure to the acid in lemons can harm tooth enamel.

Treat Flaky Dandruff
If itchy, scaly dandruff has you scratching your head, relief may be no farther away than your refrigerator. Just massage two tablespoons lemon juice into your scalp and rinse with water. Then stir one teaspoon lemon juice into one cup water and rinse your hair with it. Repeat daily until your dandruff disappears.

Get Rid of Tough Stains on Marble
You probably think of marble as stone, but it is really petrified calcium (also known as old seashells). That explains why it is so porous and easily stained and damaged. Those stains can be hard to remove. If washing won’t remove a stubborn stain, try this: Cut a lemon in half, dip the exposed flesh into some table salt, and rub it vigorously on the stain. But do this only as a last resort; acid can damage marble. Rinse well.

Lemon juice with a few teaspoons of hot tea added is the treatment of a sophisticated New York bartender, for those who suffer with hangover headaches–and from headaches due to many other causes. He converts his customers to this regime, and weans them away from drug remedies completely.

Chills and Fevers
Chills and fevers may be due to a variety of causes; never the less the lemon is always a helpful remedy. Spanish physicians regard it as an infallible friend.

Replace Your Dry Cleaner

Ditch the expensive dry-cleaning bills (and harsh chemicals) with this homegrown trick. Simply scrub the stained area on shirts and blouses with equal parts lemon juice and water. Your “pits” will be good as new, and smell nice too.

 Boost Laundry Detergent
For more powerful cleaning action, pour 1 cup lemon juice into the washer during the wash cycle. The natural bleaching action of the juice will zap stains and remove rust and mineral discolorations from cotton T-shirts and briefs and will leave your clothes smelling fresh. Your clothes will turn out brighter and also come out smelling lemon-fresh.

Neutralize Cat-Box Odor

You don’t have to use an aerosol spray to neutralize foul-smelling cat-box odors or freshen the air in your bathroom. Just cut a couple of lemons in half. Then place them, cut side up, in a dish in the room, and the air will soon smell lemon-fresh.


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by Katy posted Jun 6 2013 9:05AM
I loved our Quick-me-up from this morning.  To reiterate...

Parks in a suburb of Chicago called Buffalo Grove, Illinois have put up signs reminding parents not to be JERKS when they're watching their kids play sports. But they use humor, so no one gets offended. Here's what the signs say:

 "This is a GAME being played by CHILDREN . . . if they win or lose every game, it will not affect what college they attend or their future income potential."

 "Of the hundreds of thousands of children who have ever played youth sports in Buffalo Grove, very few have gone on to play professionally. It is highly unlikely that any college recruiters or professional scouts are watching these games."

 "So, let's keep it all about having fun and being pressure-free. Referees umpires and officials are human and make mistakes, just like players, coaches and you."

 "No one shouts at you in front of other people when you make a mistake, so please don't yell at them. We do not have video replay; so, we will go with their calls."

Here's the photo of the sign:

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Location : BuffaloChicagoIllinois
by Katy posted Jun 5 2013 8:53AM
Because I am such an animal lover, I have to share this with you.  Here are some things your animals hate that you do.

1. Hugging your dog. According to, dogs actually HATE it when you put your face next to theirs. Supposedly it's a claustrophobia thing, so hugging or kissing them can freak them out.

And if it gets REALLY stressed, or you're not THAT familiar, you might get bitten out of nowhere . . . even by a dog that has never bitten anyone before.

2. Staring into a cat's eyes. People like to do it because cats are so good at staring back. But cats see it as a sign of aggression. They're more affectionate with people who DON'T stare. When you look at a cat, blink slowly so it knows you're not a threat.

3. Feeding them people food. Believe it or not, cats are lactose-intolerant. They're not supposed to drink milk. And dogs should never have bones or raw meat . . . for the same reasons we don't eat them ourselves.
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