I started my Florida radio adventure in 1993 at, of all places, WJXR in MacClenney … before it went full time Bargain Channel and still played Country music. I got to work in a studio that used to be a funeral home, and let’s just say there were some creeeeeepy shenanigans going on there overnight.
Next stop was the First Coast Traffic Center where I grabbed on to the Hoyle & Fizz Show on WAPE in the morning, hosted a talk show on WCRJ-AM at lunch, and went back for MORE traffic reporting in the afternoon with Trane On The Radio at WAPE. And Kelli-O at that ‘other’ Country station.
I wised up and took a full-time job at WAPE with the newly formed Big Ape Morning Zoo in 1995, thanks mostly to Eden Kendall tirelessly browbeating the Powers That Be to hire me. See what happens when you change out a dead battery in a pretty girls car? Just make sure she’s connected!
For 12 years we dominated morning radio in Jacksonville. Along the way, Hoyle and Ashley King went on their ways, and Eden, Amadeus, and I completed the run of The Morning Zoo.
We left WAPE in December of 2006 with heavy hearts and nowhere to go, but awaiting our next adventure … that ended up being here at Gator Country.
After 6 months “on the beach”, we took to the morning show on June 20, 2007 here at Gator, and after ages in radio I can say I have never been happier. I am blessed with dear friends and family.
So, what else do I do?
My spare time is filled with my 12 year old Siberian Husky Sinbad, whose daily walks have helped me lose some weight and get a little oxygenated blood to my brain every day, rain or shine.
I love to cook on my Big Green Egg on the weekends, and hang out at Mavericks with friends on Saturday nights. Football Sundays are all about the Jags, while NASCAR, the Suns, and Whitey’s Fish Camp spread themselves throughout the rest of the year.
If you see me at a Gator event, or cruisin’ around The Clay in my truck, wave and say “Hi” … I’ll probably talk your ear off, but I won’t bite.
Unless. Of course, you’re deep fried!
Welcome to the topsy turvy mixed up world of Eden! If you’ve listened to us for a while, you know a few things about me already. I’m a married mom of two sassy kids named Chloe and Noah…we have two crazy dogs, Sophie and Daisy.
I admit that I’m no Martha Stewart…but I like to think that what I lack in domestic skills, I make up for in creativity.
Here are some things that I love…but in exchange you have to email me ([email protected] ) and tell me what your passions are!
I love Glee, sushi, running, working out, and creating chalk art murals. Oh, and the Gators. I graduated from University of Florida.
Here is my guilty pleasure…I’m one of those people that loves Facebook. No, I don’t update my status every time I pump gas or get a cup of coffee, but I do enjoy the contact…Wanna be my friend? Please?
Hey, thanks for checking out my Bio.
I’m a self-proclaimed Jacksonville native, having moved here as a “Navy Brat” in 4th grade. I spent the remainder of my school career at Mayport Elementary, Mayport Jr. High, and Fletcher Sr, High. When my family moved away my senior year, I decided to stay and make Jacksonville my Home. My Mamma cried. L
Right out of high school, I started working for Publix at Atlantic Beach. My first 6 years with Publix, I worked part-time at Turtle’s Records & Tapes. Then on Jan 1st, 1990, I left the Turtle’s gig, to work part-time at 95.1 WAPE, The Big Ape. The Ape gave me the opportunity to join The Big Ape Morning Zoo in 1996, and I left the grocery business behind, and never looked back.
I have been Blessed to work with Steve and Eden for more than 20 years. They are not just co-workers; they truly are family.
In addition to my 28 years in Jacksonville radio, I also hosted the CW-17 Weekend Showplace for 17 years.
I’m an avid concert goer, averaging about 100 shows a year. I’m also a HUGE fan of movies. You can usually hear a movie review or two on The Morning Show on 99.9 Gator Country.
I LOVE being a part of the Jacksonville Community. For me, there truly is No Place Like Home!!!