Monthly Archives: October 2013

I’m a Radio Gal! Plus, a BIG Thank You.

Hey everyone. Finally, this week I made it official. I’m the new morning co-host at 100.5 FM KXNT Radio.  I’m super excited. I’ve been on the show since August, but now, I’m an official employee. I will stay co-hosting the morning show 6 to 9 a.m. Monday through Friday.

I have always loved the morning shift. There’s something about waking people up and providing them with the news they can use, that I really enjoy. Plus, I appreciate the free time in the afternoons. This job allows me to do some side projects, so I keep pretty busy. But, it’s great to be able stay active in the community. I have recently hosted a few fundraising events and it was a pleasure to see familiar faces and meet new ones.

On The Air...
On The Air…

So many people have asked me if I like radio or TV better. They are different. Right now, I’m enjoying the fact that I get to have a voice and ad-lib. I have always liked just talking, without a script. It’s fun, and I can tell stories and relate to people. I also find interviewing people LIVE for 3 plus minutes a couple times an hour is really interesting. Not only am I helping to inform, but I am being informed as well.

I hope you will listen when you get in your car or at home. It’s 100.5 FM. Easy to find. I can’t even begin to thank you for your support. It’s been a long year, but I was committed to staying in Las Vegas, and finding the right job for me. You have all been SO wonderful.

Friends, colleagues, and even my new bosses are overwhelmed by the response I get from Facebook and twitter supporters. I am too! I always say, “those are MY people!” I feel like I can always count on you. Some are strangers, some acquaintances, some I have worked with before, some I know well. You are all important to me. So, THANK YOU!!!!!

And, shout out to my agent, Micah Johnson from MediaStars. He’s helped me so much. He’s been patient, and fought for what I believe in.

What’s Happening. Then, Now, Soon.

Finally, a chill weekend. It’s been a busy few weeks in Viva Las Vegas. I am loving all the events and shows that have been popping up on the strip. I attended the opening of RockTellz and CockTails at Planet Hollywood.

RockTellz & CockTails
RockTellz & CockTails

This run features singer Meat Loaf. I like this concept a lot. He sang, he talked, and he answered questions. We were able to learn more about the artist behind the music. I think this type of show will have Vegas appeal. Die hard fans will love it. Others may be familiar with the artist, enjoy the show, and leave knowing more than when they entered the theater. Meat Loaf’s show runs until mid-November. I’m interested to see who they will feature next.

The ShowBiz Roast of legendary drag queen Frank Marino was held at the Stratosphere last weekend. This was the third roast to date. I think many people were looking forward to this one, because we knew it would be over the top!  It was, of course.

Frank Marino in the hot seat! Photo: Scott Roeben
Frank Marino in the hot seat! Photo: Scott Roeben

It opened with singer Skye Dee Miles stripping down to her lingerie with male back up dancers and singing “It’s Raining Men.” A few of our famous news and magazine columnists dressed in drag. The cast of Frank Marino’s Divas took the stage. The Jersey Boys stripped down to boxers. Siegfried made a surprise showing on stage and played along with a fake Montecore tiger (it was Brian Thomas all dressed up,) and hypnotist comedian Marc Savard moved it all along as the Roast Master. AND, that’s just a taste of what went on!

The Jersey Boys get in the spirit! Photo: Scott Roeben
The Jersey Boys get in the spirit! Photo: Scott Roeben

I really enjoyed Marc Savard as Roast Master. Marc is one of my favorite people to follow on twitter. I think he’s absolutely hilarious! It was nice to see him up there, using his humor! Frank was such a good sport. He’s also one of the funniest people I’ve ever met. His one liners always amaze me. He’s so quick witted. Divas is a fabulously fun show that everyone must see.

Coming our way at the Cosmopolitan is the Social Club. I’m really excited about this.  It’s going to be a restaurant, bar, club, and show… all rolled into one.  I’m also glad to hear the hotel has signed Bruno Mars to a bunch of weekends in 2014. I like how the Cosmopolitan sticks to it’s NEW and NOW theme. It works for them. They stay really current.

I’m happy to be hosting a few things coming up soon. Taste of The Nation Las Vegas at the Palms on October 17th. 100% of ticket sales benefit Share Our Strength’s fight to end childhood hunger. I will be one of the emcee’s along with the Review Journal’s Doug Elfman. You can get 20 percent OFF your ticket if you use the code: DOUGDAYNALV – I hope to see you there!

I am also hosting the Fall Expose by UNLOKT to benefit After School All Stars on October 24th. It takes place downtown at Mingo’s Kitchen and Lounge. Food, fashion, and music. It should be a fun night out!

October 24th
October 24th

Thanks to everyone for your continued support, it was nice meeting some followers at the Three Square Food Bank event I hosted at Insert Coins, and at the KXNT Car Wash Wednesday. I love seeing your face and saying hello.

I’m tying up a few more things in my professional career, then… I will be settled in and ready to blog more often. Have a great week!