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!


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Every season, Jimmy Kimmel makes a prediction on who he thinks will win "Dancing with the Stars." He's been really successful at picking the winners. Last night, Jimmy predicted that Amber Riley will win this season.


Jeopardy champ Ken Jennings says he made a request to appear on NBC’s new trivia show, Million Second Quiz. He received an invitation to sit in its “money chair,” only to have the offer rescinded an hour later.  “I sent in some paperwork and had a plane ticket in my [email] inbox by the time I sat down to brunch with my family,” Jennings wrote on September 14.  However, an hour later, he got a phone call from a casting staffer saying there had been a “miscommunication.”  Jennings wrote, “The network, for unspecified reasons, was not willing to fly ‘trivia champions' in for the show.”  Jennings says NBC told him he could fly himself to New York if he wanted and wouldn’t even have to wait in line, but he turned them down.  NBC has not commented on Jennings' claim.  Jennings holds the record for the longest winning streak on Jeopardy, 74 straight matches in 2004, for a total of $3,172,700 in prize earnings.


AMC is developing a companion series for The Walking Dead to launch in 2015, with Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd and David Alpert acting as executive producers.  Network boss Charlie Collier called the spin-off a "no brainer."  Season 4 of The Walking Dead premieres on AMC on Sunday, Oct. 13.


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The new season of "Dancing with the Stars" premieres tonight on ABC. On "Extra," judge Bruno Tonioli talked about the new season.


FOX Sports 1 issued an apology after it accidentally aired commentator Terry Bradshaw using a curse word during a commercial break. Bradshaw was talking to Jimmie Johnson during a commercial break Friday when he used an expletive. FOX Sports immediately took to Twitter to apologize for the mistake. "FOX Sports apologizes for the inadvertent and inappropriate language heard during a commercial break on Friday's edition of FOX Football Daily on FOX Sports 1," the network wrote. "The personalities in the studio, including Terry Bradshaw, were unaware that we'd be going to the set live at that time. We apologize to Terry and viewers who unfortunately heard the comments. We are reviewing our procedures to make sure this does not happen again."


A salesman has eaten 12,000 Big Macs over the last 30 years - and yet appears to be healthy.  Dennis Rosinlof says he eats the McDonald’s burger with fries ten times a week - sometimes twice a day - on his travels, and only takes a break on Sundays.  But despite having a fondness for the 930 calorie Big Mac meal, Rosinlof is actually a slim 165 pounds and healthy.  He is 64, six feet tall, 165 pounds and has a good cholesterol level.  Rosinlof said: “Conservatively, I’ve eaten at least 12,000 Big Macs over the last 30 years.  I don’t get tired of it.  I look forward to going to McDonald’s every single time.”  Roslinof described the Big Mac as a “fantastic sandwich” and said that he starts the week off on Mondays with one of the burgers on his way home from work.  He eats two on Tuesday - one on the way into work then one on the way home - and one on Wednesday for breakfast.  On Thursdays he will eat two Big Macs, two on Fridays and always two on Saturdays.  His only break is on Sundays when his wife Lauri cooks him and his family a meal. 


What's Ur Favorite Season?

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The first day of fall is right around the corner (September 22).  Your favorite season says a lot about your personality, according to neurologist Alan Hirsch, M.D. 


WINTER – You’re a blues-proof nurturer.  Confident and independent, you have a rare sense of self.  In the winter, we’re more socially isolated, and it takes a certain kind of strength to enjoy being alone.  Yet as independent as you are, you’re also highly nurturing.  Indeed, winter speaks to your sentimental side, evoking childhood memories of time spent at the kitchen table and snuggling around the TV.  And if you manage to stay cheerful during the most severe snowstorm, chalk it up to your nurturing side.

SPRING – You’re a diligent optimist.  Vibrant and outgoing, you epitomize the effervescence of spring.  We evolved to see the flowering season as the end of winter’s sensory deprivation and as a beacon of hope.  But make no mistake: While you’re idealistic and tend to live in the moment, your head is not in the clouds.  A strong work ethic keeps you striving toward your goals – and it’s never stronger than in spring: According to a recent study, the best temperature for sustaining a good, productive mood is a springlike 72 degrees.

SUMMER – You’re an adaptable extrovert.  With its extra dose of daylight, summer is a true mood-booster.  And the get-up-and-go spirit the sun sends your way fuels your energetic personality. Summer is a time of great social activity; you have to be self-assured and outgoing to enjoy all the activities it has to offer.  And because the freedom of summer defies stringent scheduling, it demands a laid-back personality that can go with the flow.  Indeed, you thrive on the unexpected – be it an impromptu pool party or last-minute road trip.  That’s why the season of endless sun is your happiest time.

FALL – You’re a multifaceted multitasker.  With the crisp fall air comes a brisk and busy schedule, and your ability to adapt and thrive during this transition makes you a true doer, comfortable juggling lots of balls. Intelligent people tend to like autumn because it’s full of divergent stimuli.  That includes the color orange, a proven energy-booster that helps you keep all those balls in the air.  From changing leaves to apple-picking to taking in the new music and theater season, the bounty of choices makes you feel more alive in fall, when the flush in your cheeks comes from doing what you love.


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A sports newscaster has crammed more than 40 Seinfeld references into a five-minute bulletin. Adam Lefkoe used Twitter to crowd-source ideas, and subsequently loaded his September 8 segment on WHAS11 in Louisville with nods to the popular television sitcom. Spouting out references from Beefarino and Mandelbaum to "take the pen" and "a Festivus for the rest of us," he managed to get through the entire newscast with a straight face. The video, which has amassed more than 200,000 views since it was uploaded, ends with his colleague performing the Elaine dance. Jason Alexander, who played George Constanza on Seinfeld, posted on Twitter that he enjoyed the newscast, calling it "impressive."


Carson Daly is joining the “Today Show.”  The TV personality will host the new Orange Room digital space as part of a redesigned “Today” set that debuts next week.  According to NBC, the Orange Room, situated in Studio 1A, will serve as a “nexus point” between the show and its audience, “embracing the many ways that viewers seek out and share news across all media, and allowing the show and its fans to connect in a variety of new ways.”  Daly will continue to host his morning radio show in Los Angeles as well as “The Voice.”  A “transition” for his late-night program “Last Call” will be announced at a later date.


Kristin Cavallari is ready to expand her family.   The former Hills star, 26, who welcomed son Camden with her husband, NFL quarterback Jay Cutler, last year, told E! News that she’s “working on” baby number two.  “We want to have a second sooner rather than later,” Cavallari said.  “We know we want another one close in age to Camden and we’re at the point where we’re both ready.”


How Long Does Food Really Last?

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Here are foods and their shelf lives, according to the USDA.  Every food product listed should be stored at a refrigerator temperature of 40 degrees F and below for the following shelf life to pertain.

Eggs: 21 to 35 days

Lunch meat: 14 days [unopened];3 to 5 days [opened]

Bacon: 14 days [unopened]; 7 days [opened]

Cured Ham: 5 to 7 days

Beef, Veal, Pork and Lamb: 3 to 5 days

Ground Meat: 1 or 2 days

Sausage: 1 or 2 days

Apples: 90 to 240 days

Grapefruit: 28 to 42 days

Strawberries: 5 to 7 days

Raspberries: 1 to 2 days

Grapes: 56 to 180 days

Carrots: 28 to 128 days

Cherries: 10 to 21 days

Asparagus: 10 to 20 days

Bunched Broccoli: 10 to 14 days

Celery: 3 to 5 days

Lettuce: 14 to 21 days


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