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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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Pre Partying For Motley Crue

I had such a fantastic time at Motley Crue, even if there were some hiccups in the set! Before the show we hosted the official pre party. At the pre party I packed a 6 pack of budlight in my lunch box to get the ball going, my job was to man the table where you could register to win some kick ass prizes!

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Talk About Texting, Smart Phone Use

When I read this report, I couldn't believe it. Well, maybe I do because I know how much I text, talk, tweet and Facebook each week. It's lots.

Experian Marketing Services just released a study of Millennials -- that's folks like me, 18- to 34-year-old adults -- that showed 77 percent of us own a smart phone and that the "average" smart phone owner spends 14.5 hours using it.

That sounds a little low even, doesn't it?

Basically, Experian says us Millennials account for 41 percent of all the time on smart phones in the U.S., even though we're only 29 percent of the population.

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Photos From ‘A Sleeping Beauty (Somewhere In Time)’

This past week was awesome! We finally got to put all our hard work to the stage.

"A Sleeping Beauty (Somewhere In Time)" was definitely a success for Circle Theatre.

All week, we bused in kids from local elementary schools to watch the show. And, judging by their excitement afterward, they seemed to really enjoy it.

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