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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 September 2013
by Katy posted Sep 27 2013 10:25AM
With football season in full swing, you will probably be taking part in some tailgating.  Just remember these DO's and DON'Ts for a successful tailgate.  

 1. DO go to bed early the night before. You need to get up early to get a spot close to the stadium.

 2. DON'T bring frozen Costco hamburger patties. Show respect for the tradition, the game, and YOURSELF. Make your own burgers from ground beef.

 3. DO bring enough food, maybe even to share, on either side of you.

 4. DO bring extra ice . . . more than you think you could ever possibly use.

 5. DO bring a TV to keep up with the other games.

 6. DON'T leave a mess behind.

 7. DO carry a case of beer around the parking lot and talk to other fans. You don't have to spend the whole time in your
own spot. And if you're single, walking around with beer you're willing to share is a good idea, for obvious reasons.

8. DON'T get so drunk that you miss the game.

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Topics : Sports
by Katy posted Sep 25 2013 9:04AM
 Every state in this country has something to be ASHAMED of. Frankly, every state has a LOT of things to be ashamed of, but sometimes you can only pick one.

 The website just put together a map labeling each state with its most shameful stat. They're all technically backed up by statistics . . . although some are from fairly subjective surveys. Here's what they found...

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Topics : Social Issues
by Katy posted Sep 20 2013 8:36AM
Whenever there's advice for guys on how to dance, the big takeaway is . . . have CONFIDENCE. Which is stupid, because it's just LIP SERVICE that doesn't really mean anything.

Here are five REAL tips for guys on how to dance without looking like an idiot.

1. Keep your chin and head up. And make sure you at least LOOK like you're having a good time.

2. Keep your elbows away from your body.

3. Don't forget to move both the upper half of your body AND the lower half. So don't just move your arms and stand still . . . or shuffle in place without moving your arms.

4. Get in the middle of the dance floor, don't stand on the fringes. People are actually MORE likely to notice your bad dancing when you're alone and awkward on the edge of the dance floor.

5. Don't try anything so crazy that you look like you're out of control or uncoordinated.

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Topics : Human Interest
by Katy posted Sep 18 2013 9:01AM
KENNY CHESNEY grew a beard  and showed it off during a guest performance at GRACE POTTER'S show on Saturday. He Tweeted a pic and wrote, "@Grace Potter's festival in Burlington, Vermont."

Can he pull it off?

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Location : BurlingtonVermont
by Katy posted Sep 11 2013 9:04AM

The 47th annual CMA Awards will take place on Wednesday, November 6th.  Brad and Carrie will return once again as the hosts.  Here is the list of the nominees.  Anyone missing??  *Cough, Kenny Chesney, Cough*

Entertainer of the Year
Taylor Swift
Jason Aldean
George Strait
Blake Shelton
Luke Bryan

Male Vocalist of the Year
Blake Shelton
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Keith Urban
Eric Church

Female Vocalist of the Year
Taylor Swift
Miranda Lambert
Carrie Underwood
Kacey Musgraves
Kelly Clarkson

Vocal Duo of the Year
Big & Rich
Thompson Square
Florida Georgia Line
Love and Theft
The Civil Wars

New Artist of the Year
Florida Georgia Line
Lee Brice
Kip Moore
Kacey Musgraves
Brett Eldredge

Vocal Group of the Year
Eli Young Band
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
The Band Perry
Zac Brown Band

Musical Event of the Year
Florida Georgia Line feat. Nelly, “Cruise”
Tim McGraw feat. Taylor Swift and Keith Urban, “Highway Don’t Care”
Blake Shelton feat. Pistol Annies, “Boys ‘Round Here”
Kelly Clarkson feat. Vince Gill, “Don’t Rush”
Jason Aldean feat. Luke Bryan and Eric Church, “The Only Way I Know”

Album of the Year
Blake Shelton, Based on a True Story
Carrie Underwood, Blown Away
Taylor Swift, Red
Kacey Musgraves, Same Trailer, Different Park
Little Big Town, Tornado

Single of the Year
Florida Georgia Line, “Cruise”
Tim McGraw feat. Taylor Swift and Keith Urban, “Highway Don’t Care”
Miranda Lambert, “Mama’s Broken Heart”
Kacey Musgraves, “Merry Go ‘Round”
Darius Rucker, “Wagon Wheel”

Song of the Year
Lee Brice, “I Drive Your Truck”
Miranda Lambert, “Mama’s Broken Heart”
Kacey Musgraves, “Merry Go ‘Round”
Little Big Town, “Pontoon”
Darius Rucker, “Wagon Wheel”

Music Video of the Year
Carrie Underwood, “Blown Away”
Blake Shelton feat. Pistol Annies, “Boys ‘Round Here”
Lady Antebellum, “Downtown”
Tim McGraw feat. Taylor Swift and Keith Urban, “Highway Don’t Care”
Miranda Lambert, “Mama’s Broken Heart”
Little Big Town, “Tornado”

Musician of the Year
Brent Mason (Guitar)
Dann Huff (Guitar)
Mac McAnally (Guitar)
Paul Franklin (Steel Guitar)
Sam Bush (Mandolin)

by Katy posted Sep 10 2013 9:00AM
I thought the Quick-Me-Up this morning was super cute.  If you missed it, here's the story:

A guy named Jeff Buckland and his friend Troy Marcum run a charity in West Virginia called "Heroes for Higher," where they dress up as Batman and Captain America and teach kids about the value of helping your community.

And on Saturday, they were in the middle of a gig when they saw smoke coming from a nearby house.  Jeff worked as a firefighter when he was stationed in Iraq from 2009 to 2011. So they both immediately ran toward the house to see if anyone was inside.

Luckily, the people who lived there were on vacation. But after Troy broke out one of the windows, Jeff reached in and felt something, which ended up being the family CAT.

So he pulled the cat out, put it down on the front lawn, realized it wasn't breathing . . . and they somehow managed to RESUSCITATE it.

Jeff says the cat immediately started hissing when it woke up. But he understands how it would be strange to be pulled from a fire . . . then see BATMAN standing over you.

Here's a photo of the guys with the cat.

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Location : West Virginia
by Katy posted Sep 6 2013 8:50AM

If you're not a people person, maybe you even hate people, then try one of these careers.  You don't deal with a lot of people and you can make killer money. 

1. Accountant. It's simple: Numbers don't talk back. And now you can get your computer to do the math for you.

2. Technical writer. It can be boring . . . it's basically writing instruction manuals all the time. But unlike the fun types of writing, people actually pay you to do it.

3. Graphic designer. Lots of times you can do it freelance, and work from home. And people think you're an artist, so they'll respect your "process."

4. Software programmer or developer. They practically invented telecommuting. And YOU don't have to avoid other people . . . talking about programming is so foreign to most people, THEY'LL avoid YOU. As long as you fix their problems.

5. Medical lab technician. You have to handle other people's bodily fluids. But at least you don't have to hear them talk.

6. Information security analyst. You'll be protecting companies from computer hackers. So you spend all your time lurking around in cyberspace.

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Topics : Human Interest
by Katy posted Sep 5 2013 8:54AM
Everyone's had that moment after something happens and you think, "Man, I'm old." That moment probably happened when you were, like, 29. And now, you can't believe you thought you were old back THEN.

Here's a list from the website Buzzfeed of seven of the saddest undeniable signs that you're becoming a GROWN-UP. Sorry.

1. You find yourself in constant conversations about buying homes, square footage, interest rates, and whether or not it's a good time to buy.

2. You find yourself getting jealous of your friends' vacuum cleaners, knives, and coffee tables.

3. You stop sharing even remotely embarrassing things on Facebook.

4. You understand you can't show up to a party empty-handed.

5. You make an effort to keep your place clean . . . even if you have a cleaning lady.

6. You can't remember the last time you even considered asking your parents for money.

7. You cook something to bring to dinner parties, instead of just grabbing something from the grocery store on the way.

What conversations make you feel grown-up??  For me it's conversations about babies, house renovations, and work stressers.   
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Topics : Human Interest
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