Annie was born and raised in Northwest Indiana with her younger sister and parents in Hammond. After spending some time out of the area chasing the radio dream she has moved back to start a family with her two main men: Jager the mutt and fiance Rob. When she is not on the air Annie enjoys cheering her favorite Chicago sports teams (Da Bears, Da Bulls, And Da Sox), hiking, and exploring new fairs and festivals! (Anything Deep Fried she's in!) Annie cannot wait to share her life with you on air and is excited to be back in the Region doing what she loves!
Friday, July 18, 2014 | 9:06 am
SCIENTISTS NAME NEW MITE DISCOVERED NEAR PUERTO RICO AFTER J.LO
Jennifer Lopez may be thinking life is funny after some scientists gave her name to a water mite species they discovered near Puerto Rico. Biologist Vladimir Pesic of the University of Montenegro said in an email on Wednesday that the group was entertained during its research by the music of the Bronx, New York-born artist who has Puerto Rican roots. Pesic calls it a small token of gratitude for the singer. Pesic is the corresponding author of the study published Tuesday in the peer-reviewed online journal ZooKeys. The Journal humorously states their reasoning for naming the mite after the popular Latin pop star. “The reason behind the unusual choice of name for the new species that J.Lo's songs and videos kept the team in a continuous good mood when writing the manuscript and watching World Cup Soccer 2014,”
BRITNEY SPEARS TIPS WAITRESS 300 PERCENT
Britney SpearsÂ tipped a waitress $100 after forgetting to pay her bill. Brit felt ''horrible'' after she and her boyfriend,Â David Lucado, mistakenly walked out of The Cheesecake Factory in Thousand Oaks, California without settling their $30 bill after eating an appetizer and a salad there this week. A source told TMZ that Spears decided to give the waitress that served her a 300 percent tip on top of the bill after she was made aware of her blunder. A source previously said the couple told the waitress that her bodyguard would pay the bill and left with a doggie bag of leftovers. But the security guard never paid, as he thought Britney had already done it.
"THE BIG BANG THEORY" STARS HAVE YET TO SIGN CONTRACTS FOR NEXTÂ SEASON
Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki and Kaley Cuoco, the stars ofÂ The Big Bang Theory, are without contracts, even though CBS has renewed the popular sitcom for three additional seasons. Sources tellÂ The Hollywood ReporterÂ there hasn’t been any movement in the negotiations since they began last September, but a deal is expected to be reached before the eighth season debuts in September. The cast also is expected to return to work on the show at the end of the month when production begins, with or without contracts. Parsons and Galecki, who play physicists Sheldon Cooper and Leonard Hofstadter, respectively, and Cuoco, who portrays Penny, an aspiring actress, currently earn $325,000 per episode. They're seeking up to $1 million per half-hour and are expected to negotiate together, a source tells the industry trade publication.
Friday, July 11, 2014 | 9:00 am
Great American Picnic
Whiting continues its 125th Anniversary celebration Saturday with the Great American Picnic. A Gigantic Whiting replica birthday cake will be on display from 11am-4pm outside of city hall. Plus, Red and White Checkered Picnic Tables will line 119th Street where local businesses will be featuring fun picnic foods, summer games and a celebration of Whiting’s 125th Anniversary. Whiting Robertsdale Chamber of Commerce Excutive Director Karen Anaszewicz says there will be pie eating contests, an outdoor chess tournament, watermelon seed spitting contest, face painting, and much more! Get a full schedule here!
Dunes Sand Sculpture Contest
Saturday starting at 9am
Watch the sand come alive or participate with friends in the 17th Annual Sand Sculpture Contest at the Indiana Dunes State Park! Registration begins at 9am and judging begins at noon! Teams wanting a jump start can come as early as 7am! Cose is free after standard gate admission!
Bark in the Park
Come to Thomas Centennial Park in downtown Chesterton to experience the town's Annual Bark in the Park! There will be contests, a run/walk, and local pet shelters on hand!
Friday, June 20, 2014 | 9:24 am
SAVED BY THE BELL UNAUTHORIZED TELL-ALL TV MOVIE TO AIR ON LIFETIME
“Saved by the Bell” fans will get a look at the scandalous behavior that took place behind-the-scenes in a new tell-all Lifetime movie. The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story is based on interviews with former cast members, and chronicles the off-camera experiences of the stars from the popular 1990s series. The Saturday morning show’s original casting director, Robin Lippin, chose the six actors who will be featured in the TV movie. Check out the new cast photo here!
WILL SMITH'S DAUGHTER HAS TEN SNAKES SLEEPING IN HER ROOM AND SOME OF THEM ARE UNCAGED
The 13-year-old daughter of actors Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith is reportedly so obsessed with snakes she has as many as 10 as pets. And what's more, they sleep in her room and she even cuddles with them in bed, according to Us Weekly. “She has 10 sleeping in her room and some aren't in cages!” an insider reveals of the slithering reptiles. Willow Smith is said to have multiple slithery reptiles, and her brother Jaden Smith is said to be a fan of them too. The publication reports that Willow got her first boa constrictor back in 2008, when she was just seven years old. The female, named Beauty, became an instant hit with the whole family upon arrival, with mom Jada telling Redbook during a July 2013 cover story that having the constrictor in the house helped cure her fear.
ADAM LEVINE SAYS THE VOICE "HAS GOT A WAYS TO GO" TO MATCH "AMERICAN IDOL," CITES "PROBLEMS" WITH SHOW
The VoiceÂ continues to be a hit for NBC, whileÂ American IdolÂ ratings are falling/ But even Voice coach Adam Levine admits that his show hasn't come close to being the cultural juggernaut that Idol has been for the past decade or so. Asked by Rolling StoneÂ magazine if he's been surprised at the "decline" ofÂ American Idol,. Adam replies, "IdolÂ has to be satisfied with what they've accomplished. The Voice is very successful, but it's got a ways to go if it wants to have as profound an impact as Idol. I'm not going to lie to you: I think there are problems." Among those problems, says Adam, is the failure of the show's winners to become multi-platinum recording stars. "Millions of people watch the show every week and fall in love with a singer, then you don’t hear much from them," he tells Rolling Stone. "We haven’t had a breakout success, like Kelly ClarksonÂ or Carrie Underwood." What is your favorite reality show?
Friday, June 20, 2014 | 9:22 am
TODAY IS TAKE YOUR DOG TO WORK DAY
Today is Take Your Dog to Work Day. This is a day to celebrate the great companions dogs make and to encourage adoptions from animal shelters.
ROLLER DERBY IS BACK!
South Shore Roller Girls vs Terrorz of Tiny Town Sat at Jean Shepard Center in Hammond...6:30pm
TAKE ME BACK TO MY CHILDHOOD PLEASE...
St. Thomas Moore Fun Days Fest is going on this weekend in Munster. Plenty of rides and games for the kids and a beer garden with live music and food for adults! (Used to go here ALL the time looking for boys as a kid!)
Wed and Thurs, 6:00 - 11:00 pm — Friday 5:00 - midnight
Saturday 2:00 pm - midnight — Sunday 1:00 – 10:00 pm
CELEBRATE A WORLD WITH MORE BIRTHDAYS
Get a list of Relay for Life Events on our Community Page!
Friday, June 13, 2014 | 7:04 am
LOUIS C.K. BEGS FOR REMOVAL OF TRACY MORGAN CRASH VIDEO
Comedian Louis C.K. is leading calls for a video shot moments after Tracy Morgan’s horrific car crash to be removed from the Internet. The 30 Rock star was left in a critical condition along with his assistant Jeff Millea and fellow comedian Ardie Fuqua while comic writer James McNair was killed in the crash in New Jersey on Saturday. TMZ has obtained a video of the scene of the accident shot shortly afterward, showing a man thought to be Fuqua being lifted from the wreckage. C.K., who worked with Fuqua on his sitcom Louie, is now pleading with bosses at the website to remove the footage, writing on Twitter, “Take it down TMZ. Now. Please…Tmz has a video of footage of my friends Tracy and Arte in a terrible crash. They are in ICU (intensive care unit)… Arte’s brave daughter asked them to take it down. They won’t…. Please don’t go to TMZ to watch the video. Please ask them to take it down. @TMZ.”
CELINE DION TO LONELY LAS VEGAS LIP SYNCHER: COME TO MY SHOW, USE MYÂ BATHROOM
A video by lighting designerÂ Richard DunnÂ showing himself lip-synching toÂ Celine Dion's version of Eric Carmen's "All By Myself" in a seemingly empty Las Vegas airportÂ has gone viralÂ since it was posted to Vimeo onÂ June 9, racking up nearly 11 million views. One person who sat up and took notice?Â Â Celine DionÂ herself. Celine originally posted Dunn's video to her Facebook page, and she's now filmed a response for herÂ YouTube channelÂ telling Dunn, a Canadian who now lives in Georgia, how moved she was by his video.Â He filmed it literally "all by himself," using the airport's moving walkways and passenger wheelchairs to create complicated tracking shots.Â In many shots, he's seen sitting forlornly outside the airport ladies room, under the large "Women" image, and attempting to hold the image's hand.
BRITNEY SPEARS' MANAGER ADMITS THERE IS NO WAY SHE CAN SING LIVE AND DANCE FOR 90 MINUTES
Britney Spears’ manager appears to have backtracked over his comments that the singer would be singing live on her Las Vegas residency. Adam Leber insisted that Britney would be “singing live during her show” and would not be lip synching at her Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino show, back in December last year. But in a new interview with Medium.com, the manager has confessed that Britney does not sing live throughout the show. It's all too much! “To put on the show that she puts on, it’s virtually impossible to sing the entire time and do what she does,” her manager revealed. “She’s singing on every song, basically, when she has the ability to sing. There’s no way you can dance for 90 minutes straight and sing the entire time.” Brit kicked off her residency on December 27 2013 and is reportedly being paid $15 million a year.Â
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