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Jackie

I am Jackie a Ferris State University grad. I spent my time at Ferris running on the varsity cross country and track team, Even though I am out of college I still am a crazy runner girl. I have done 5 marathons, and plan to do many more! I began my career in broadcast when I was 24 and interned at Free Beer and Hot Wings in the Morning. That is where I got the incredibly accurate nick name of "Jackie Man Voice" or "JMV." From there I worked weekends on GRD and Channel 957 for a while until I was moved up to nights. I hosted the nightly Rocktagon for 2 years before I was moved again to where I am today, midday's (10-3 M-F) I like to read more than anyone should, I am a musical theatre nut, I cosplay, dabble in pageants, and have a geek side a mile long. I am very active and I have a rare ability to go out and be crazy, and still get up hung over as all get up and go for my run... My favorite band ever is Shinedown I love them! Catch me stumbling around Grand Rapids at our many GRD concerts and events. Of course you can also hear me Monday through Friday, 10AM to 3PM on GRD!
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Anyone Else Remember This From Middle School?

I am so geeked.  I remember it like yesterday, Mrs Dalecki's 7th grade english class we had to read, The Giver, by Lois Lowry. I think I remember it because whenever we "had" to read a book in class I automatically shut off. I love to read but when I was told I had to in class I was on to spark notes and barely a chapter through the book when I was supposed to be finished.

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Grandmas Read Aloud The Lyrics To Beyonce Songs

This is hilarious! We all saw Beyonce at the Grammys rocking out her new song, "Drunk In Love." Well these grandmothers did not get to see that display and in this video are reading the lyrics to the popular sound aloud. I think some of the terms are going over their head... check it out.

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Coldest run I have had this year! -20 with the windchill but I made it outside for the run!  I have to keep up this momentum while I earn money for AT!
Coldest run I have had this year! -20 with the windchill but I made it outside for the run! I have to keep up this momentum while I earn money for AT!
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Join Jackie In Helping The ATCP

Free Beer and Hot Wings in the Morning have made themselves a lofty goal! Every year Eric Zane, Producer Steve and I head down to Orlando, Florida to run the Walt Disney World Marathon. Through out the year leading up to the big race we earn money to support the AT-Children's Project.

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My Attempt At Making Harry Potter “Butter Beer”

Yes you read the title correct, I attempted to make butter beer. It was a success! If you are a nerd like me and have read Harry Potter then you have heard of Butter Beer. The other night my friend Ginny and I, (yes her name is Ginny... like that?) were bored and decided to see if we could make our own butter beer.

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I Finally Got To Meet Jason Segel

For the past few weeks, they have been filming "The End Of The Tour," starring Jesse Eisenberg and Jason Segel.

They are filming this movie right in our building. So, you would think I would have found a way to meet the two actors by now.

Nope. None of my hair-brained schemes have worked.

So, of course yesterday when I was NOT planning on seeing anyone cool, but I did.

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Photo provided by Circle Theatre
Photo provided by Circle Theatre
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Jackie Cast In ‘Sleeping Beauty’ at Circle Theatre

This past weekend was the big audition weekend at Circle Theatre Grand Rapids.

Every year, Circle Theatre has an entire weekend dedicated to auditions. The don't just audition one show that is coming up; they audition all of their shows for the entire season in one weekend.

I am very happy that this year I'll be playing Maelstrom in "Sleeping Beauty -- Somewhere In Time."

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