What A Year It’s Been, WMMQ!
It sure has been a momentous year for everyone and for me, this one has been absolutely more good than bad.
A year ago at this time I was what I like to call "nervcited" about what was to come. Nervous and excited.
I quit my soul-sucking retail job, left behind the group that raised me up with the foundation to be the radio personality I am today and made my way to Lansing to join Joey here at WMMQ.
Of course, I was excited to start on this adventure but was also nervous if I would have what it takes to make you all proud. I know how much this station, this music and everything that goes into means to all of you and I can't even begin to describe how important that is.
You all push me to be better every single day and I have learned so much this year.
I don't think any of us expected 2020 to turn out the way it has and I have got to say, it being my first year as a morning show cohost has been full of twists and turns.
The thing is, I don't think I would want it any other way...okay maybe without a virus plaguing the whole nation...but hear me out.
This year has been such a challenge, I like those, and like Joey says, this is a first for him too and that makes me feel less like "the new girl" and more like we are a team making this happen together.
I know our show would probably sound better if we were both working in-studio, but this situation has really worked for me and Joey! We have learned so much about each other, the importance of communication and honestly, I think it has helped our chemistry as a unit.
People always ask "isn't that weird seems how you can't see each other?" and sure, it's not what radio personalities are used to but it's how you, the listeners, interact with us so what's really so weird about it!?
All in all, we have dealt with personnel changed, world changes, office changes, and more yet I can appreciate Joey and WMMQ for being a constant.
This job has given me so many opportunities to be heard, to be part of a community, to be part of something so important to so many people and I am so thankful for that.
On a more personal side of things, this job has also provided me a chance to be less anxious about finances, has brought me closer to my family and friends in Jackson and has allowed me to move in with my boyfriend of five years and start to build our life together...all things I thought were so far away a year ago.
I appreciate and love all of the people who helped me get here, to name a few: Joey Pants for being the best partner I could ask for, our digital wizard Jessica for always helping me put content ideas to the keyboard, the fine folks at Townsquare Media who hired me and guided me into my position, The Free Beer and Hot Wings Show for their constant mentorship and for always setting me up to win and, of course, you listeners for accepting me and growing with me over this year!
So happy WMMQ-versary to me! Here's to many more.