Friday, May 30, 2008


The meeting with Kent went really well. He gave me some really good direction. There are 2 more steps that I have lined up now as far as career and idea pitching. 1st on Monday June 2nd I have an interview at KCMS (spirit 105.3) for a sales position, and next week some time I will be meeing with Lisa Decker (the General Manager here at CBS radio) to talk about my idea. I had met previously with Becky Brenner who is the program director at KMPS, and she suggested this week that I meet with Lisa to talk about the possibility of KISS 106.1 being interested in streaming a positive alternative music station on their website. It would be under the KISS label, and who knows what kind fo buzz it may create. Also, maybe expanding the on air christian countdown that happens on sunday mornings to include more music, and more programming. We will see. KISS is without a Program director right now, so Lisa has the power to change things around if she wants. It's pretty amazing, and I am excited for the opportunity. I want so badly to be where God wants me, wherever that may be. Praise His name, he is leading me on!!!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Important meeting

I have a meeting today with Kent Phillips of Star 101.5. He is a radio guru. Here is a bit of info on him that I gathered from
Kent Phillips is a co-host of KOMO 4's live daily talk show Northwest Afternoon. Kent has been involved in radio and TV since age 14, starting as a night host on KZAM-FM in Seattle. He worked in Spokane and Portland before finally returning to Seattle at Star 101.5 radio as a morning co-host of the Kent and Alan show in 1986. The Kent and Alan show is the longest running morning show on one station in Seattle.Phillips worked for Public Television in Portland winning multiple SDX Awards for Outstanding Documentary Reporting. In 1991 he was co-host of KIRO-TV's Inside Line and has appeared in several television shows, including Knot's Landing.Phillips joined Northwest Afternoon in 1994 as a fill-in host for Cindi Rinehart's Soap Opera segment and joined the show as a co-host with Elisa Jaffe in 1996.Some of Kent's favorite interviews include guests from Jimmy Carter to Colin Powell to Donny Osmond. Favorite shows have included poignant programs such as reuniting transplant patients with donor families to fun shows, including wrestling to female sumo champions.Phillips has won multiple SDX and RTNDA Awards for News and Documentaries and the UPI National Award for Documentary reporting. He has been nominated for several Emmy's for Northwest Afternoon and won the Emmy for Non-News Talent in 1998 for a program on transplant patients and their families.Phillips is active in the community hosting dozens of events each year for charity. He has served on the Boards of Starlight Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, Bellevue Civic Theatre, Renton Civic Theatre, Eastside Christian School, Ballet Bellevue and is active as a lay leader in the Presbyterian Church.Free time is spent traveling with his wife Kelley and children Megan and Spencer. All of the family is involved in acting and can been seen acting in local plays throughout the year.Phillips was born in Baltimore, Maryland, but grew up in Bellevue, Washington. He is a graduate of Bellevue High, has a B.A. from Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington and is slowly working on a Master's Certificate from Fuller Theological Seminary.

This is a long winded way of saying that it's pretty darn amazing that I, yes, I have an interview with him. I want to pitch to him my dream of starting a positive alternative radio station here in the Seattle area. I want his help, endorsement, advice, insight, etc. Anything and everything that he is willing to give to me. If nothing else, I want him to know who I am, and what I am trying to accomplish, in the off chance that he would meet someone else and tell them that he met someone who had a dream. I feel like Martin Luther King Jr. "I HAVE A DREAM!". For those of you that don't know what that dream fully entails, I will expand on it later.

I am nervous, excited, full of butterflys, and hopeful. Please pray for me that the meeting goes well today. I will give an update afterwards.

Friday, May 16, 2008


I love the sun! It reminds me that I have been depressed for the past few months. But one day of good sun is strong enough to pull me out of my slump. My job is so awesome, that I have been able to go sit on the deck out back of our building whenever I want today because ihave a portable phone. I can still do my job, and soak up some rays at the same time. Speaking of which, I think I will go do just that here in a minute. I love air conditioning. I am so happy. I love the sun! Go out and enjoy! It will be fun.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

hard thoughts

There is something that has been weighing on my mind lately that I feel like I need to share. This whole blog thing has been difficult for me because I desire to bare my soul but I always feel hesitant to truely show how I feel. I think a large part of it has to do with an experience that I had in junior high. My ninth grade class took a science exploration trip to Blakely Island. There were 9 students; 7 boys and 2 girls. On my birthday, the boys thought it would be funny to break into my room and steal my diary and read it. I had writted my personal thought about each boy, and went on and on about the boy that I had a cruch on. I guess after that it's not surprising that I have a hard time being fully honest on paper how I feel. I wish I knew how to overcome this feeling, and not fear what people would think of me or how they would react if I was able to be truely honest. I'm not saying that I have all these pent up horrible feeling about people, but there are things that I know would hurt people's feelings if I told them how I really feel.

So I stuff. Which ends up harming me more than it would if I would just speak up and tell people what I should. Once again, another vague argument that is shallow and conveluted, but none the less, still something that has been heavy on my heart. I wish I had the balls to be honest all the time. I wish I was brave enough to push past my own fear, and speak my mind then be able to seperate someone elses reactions from myself. I wish I did not stuff, but helped myself by truely communicating with others. Please dont' take this as a personal gripe, because this is not directred at anyone. It's just an inner conflict that I am trying to get out. Please comment on this, I really would like to interact with this one. Thanks for reading, and listening

Thursday, May 1, 2008


I love Jesus. Plain and simple. Nothing can rob me of that. He is my King, my creator, my best friend and my Lord. There is no life that I could fathom living without Him. He carries me, sustains me, loves me, is close to me. I am so grateful for all He does, and how He partners with me in life. Thank you Jesus!

Monday, April 28, 2008

Miley Cyrus

I just found out that Miley Cyrus a.k.a. Hannah Montana created a myspace page that was separate from her normal fan music page. On it, she tells her fans what they can and cannot talk to her about, and portrays herself as a total snob. At first I thought that someone else must have created this page, cuz the Miley Cyrus that I know would never create something like this in fear of disappointing fans, and creating the kind of negative buss that it has been creating. I loved Miley. I took 2 of my junior high girls from my church youth group to go see her 3-D concert movie. It's not just that she seemed like a snob, it was the photos that she had posted on her page. She had sexy, half naked photos of her. The kind of photos that only she could have taken, and only she could have posted. This cemented for me the fact that this page was truly hers. The main reason I was so supportive of Miley was because the lyrics and messages that she sends to young girls is very uplifting and promoted positive self-image. I no longer feel like I can encourage the young girls that I know to admire and look up to Miley's example. I feel so disappointed. I can only hope that Miley's parents will do something about this. It seems to be to be a cry for something more....

Sad day...

Another Day

Something I have been learning lately (it always seems like there are a bigillion things that I am learning, but here is just one) is the importance of praying for one's spouse. Josh and I try to remember to pray together every morning, and every night. And I know that he is way better at remembering to pray for me, but when I do remember to pray for him, I can see the change almost instantly.
It amazes me when people can look me straight in the face and tell me that there is no God. We watched Ben Stein's movie EXPELLED on Sunday, and there were some agnostic scientists that claimed that science/nature led them to see that there was no God. It's nature that God created in order to lead us to Him! We have evidence of Intelligent Design all around us. And simply the beauty of nature leads me to a place of awe of our Creator.
I know that prayer works. I know that God loves us and wishes the best for all of us. I know this through His creation. I know this through my husband. I know, that I know, that I know that God loves us all.

I know that is random, and probably the worst arguement ever, but this thought is still jumbled in my head... I'll come back to this one.