Working in Radio


A blast from the past…I recently agreed to start writing some stories of growing up in Alaska after my daughter’s request.  Below, I share an abridged version of my stint of working in radio.  Hands down the most fun job I ever had.

After I quit college, I moved back home.  I got a full time job with the school district working in the accounting department. I’d been working there off and on since 9th grade. It paid pretty well but it was boring.  So I also got a part- time job with the new radio station. Initially I was intimidated by the mike and hated the sound of my voice, but I got over that pretty quickly. My confidence grew as I would get requests and compliments from listeners. Our listening area was the size of the state of Ohio.

One unique feature we had was an on-air messaging service.  There were no cell phones or internet yet.  And a lot of people didn’t even have land line phones in the villages either.  More

Alaska, Iditarod and Fairies


Thanks to everyone who sent prayers, emails, and other well wishes after my aunt passed away. My husband, daughter, and I went to the service last Wednesday and had our time to say goodbye. She was well-loved and it was a bittersweet time to share with her family. I’m feeling so much more at peace now. My uncle is doing well, they had an incredible marriage and were together when she passed peacefully. I’m looking forward to seeing him again soon.

The day after the funeral, we left for Alaska to visit my mom and see the Iditarod. My family has been involved with the famous dog sled race since the first one in 1973. It was very healing and exciting to be there again.  I will admit, this was my first time being a K9 Fairy!  We had to wear our dresses, boas, and jewelry on the outside of our snow gear.  That was quite an experience!

Mom told me lots of stories I hadn’t heard before, and the three of us had a good time.  She pulled out a huge box of old letters and piles of old photos, most of which I’d never seen.  It was a good step towards more healing and connecting; God truly blessed this time together.

I hope you enjoy our trip:

Circling to land in Anchorage

Circling to land in Anchorage


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