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Spotlight on Katie Stice

Spotlight on Katie Stice

By | February 26, 2014 at 5:31 pm | No comments

By Denise Ortuno Neil With the Coachella Valley growing more and more every year, support of local businesses from our local Chambers of Commerce becomes exceedingly important. And thanks to passionate leaders like Katie Stice of the Palm Desert Chamber of Commerce, she’s...

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Spotlight on Sarah Hahne

Spotlight on Sarah Hahne

By | February 19, 2014 at 5:09 pm | No comments

By Denise Ortuno Neil With tourism being one of our most important industries in the Coachella Valley, media and public relations is paramount. Communications expert Sarah Hahne is now at the helm of public relations at one of our most popular casinos, helping bring even more...

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A Call for Doctor Ruiz

A Call for Doctor Ruiz

By | January 15, 2014 at 10:05 pm | No comments

By Heidi Simmons Dr. Ruiz is Congressman Raul Ruiz and he has been serving the 36th congressional district for just one year. Yet his service to the Coachella Valley has been for much, much longer. Raised in Coachella, the valley’s farthest eastern incorporated city,...

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Danielle Gersh’s Career Gallops at KESQ

Danielle Gersh’s Career Gallops at KESQ

By | January 15, 2014 at 9:47 pm | No comments

By Judith Salkin Imagine being a 22-year-old woman and, for the most part, getting your dream job from one of the first demo tapes you sent out. But that’s pretty much what happened to Danielle Gersh who started as the weekend weather anchor at KESQ last...

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Making art more accessible: Using the airwaves to promote beauty to the beholders

Making art more accessible: Using the airwaves to promote beauty to the beholders

By | January 9, 2014 at 5:45 am | No comments

By Judith Salkin “Remember we are all born artists. What we do with that, shapes who we are” --Angela Valente Romeo Never say to Angela Valente Romeo that art – in all its many forms – is not for the masses. Throughout her entire life art has been in her soul,...

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It’s the stories behind the stories that intrigue radio host Elli Tourjé

It’s the stories behind the stories that intrigue radio host Elli Tourjé

By | January 1, 2014 at 5:33 pm | No comments

By Judith Salkin There is something to be said for the anonymity of sitting behind a microphone in radio: making faces and gestures that no one sees and not being recognized when you’re out shopping. And getting guests to open up in ways they might not if there were TV...

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Kristen Kelly Understands The Psychology Of Working In Radio

Kristen Kelly Understands The Psychology Of Working In Radio

By | December 4, 2013 at 6:29 pm | No comments

By Judith Salkin Google Kristen Kelly and what you mostly find are links to a country singer whose songs make her sounds like a borderline alcoholic. Or a psychologist who works with kids in L.A. Neither of which are the right Kristen Kelly. The Kristen Kelly we’re...

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Karen Devine

Karen Devine

By | November 20, 2013 at 6:06 pm | No comments

Devine career inspiration came from a college advisor. By Judith Salkin There are a couple of if/then statements (computer nerds understand this) that have shaped Karen Devine’s career. If she hadn’t been a member of the San Jose Cinders team, then she wouldn’t have...

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Angela Monroe Loves Going After The Whole Story

Angela Monroe Loves Going After The Whole Story

By | November 13, 2013 at 2:31 pm | No comments

By Judith Salkin How many of us really know what path we want our lives to take at the tender age of 13? “I always wanted to tell stories,” said KMIR 6 reporter and videographer Angela Monroe earlier this week from her Palm Desert home. “And honestly, I have to say,...

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Second Bit At The News Just As Sweet For Scott Hennessee

Second Bit At The News Just As Sweet For Scott Hennessee

By | November 6, 2013 at 6:05 pm | No comments

By Judith Salkin CBS Local 2/KDFX news anchor and reporter Scott Hennessee admits he had it pretty good growing up on Alameda Island in the Bay Area. The island, which connects to San Francisco via the Bay Bridge, offers a community of relative calm in the midst of the...

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Brooke Beare Is Almost Ready To Come Back To The Small Screen

Brooke Beare Is Almost Ready To Come Back To The Small Screen

By | October 23, 2013 at 7:40 pm | No comments

By Judith Salkin It’s been a couple of months since the Coachella Valley has seen one of its most well-respected broadcast journalists. With good reason: CBS Local2 anchor Brooke Beare has been off the air for most of the summer and fall as she awaited, gave birth and...

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This ‘Movie Guy’ Has Been Kissed By Success

This ‘Movie Guy’ Has Been Kissed By Success

By | October 9, 2013 at 5:54 pm | No comments

By Judith Salkin As a young boy growing up in Pasig City, a suburb of Manila in the Philippines, Manuel dela Rosa always knew that he wanted to be an entertainer. He was born May 5, 1968, and considers the day “Cinco de Manny,” he said with his typical enthusiasm. “My...

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CBS Local 2 Anchor is Long on News Experience

CBS Local 2 Anchor is Long on News Experience

By | October 2, 2013 at 4:06 pm | No comments

By Judith Salkin There aren’t a lot of news anchors working today who were around for the events of Nov. 22, 1963 to the recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings on same-sex marriage. At 64, CBS Local 2 evening anchor Kris Long’s memory stretches back to watching the men like...

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Steve Kelly

Steve Kelly

By | September 25, 2013 at 2:27 pm | No comments

By Judith Salkin In the 1970s, Steve Kelly was a political science and broadcasting major at Rutgers University and the New Jersey native was more interested in pursuing a career doing sports play-by-play than he was talking about city governments or what was going on in...

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The ‘Accidental’ Television Career Of Jenifer Daniels

The ‘Accidental’ Television Career Of Jenifer Daniels

By | September 18, 2013 at 7:08 pm | No comments

By Judith Salkin Growing up in Peoria, Ill., CBS Local 2 morning news anchor Jenifer Daniels never dreamed of being a television news anchor or doing weather. “I wanted to be a rock star!” Daniels said with a laugh earlier this week. “I wanted to be Britney Spears....

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There’s No Place Like Home For Gloria Margarita

There’s No Place Like Home For Gloria Margarita

By | September 11, 2013 at 9:22 pm | No comments

By Judith Salkin Moving around the country, trading up stations and hoping to land at one in a top 10 market is the life most broadcast journalists look forward to after college. Some will find a position at a company where they can stay and put down roots. But only a...

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Jen Shevlin Rocks

Jen Shevlin Rocks

By | September 4, 2013 at 4:46 pm | No comments

By Judith Salkin You gotta figure that not knowing what you want to do with your life after four years of college is a drag. For Jen Shevlin, 38, director of operations for Morris Media Desert Radio Group’s KCLB and KDGL and on-air talent for The Crush 103.9, it turned out...

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Rae Shines As Broadcast Journalist

Rae Shines As Broadcast Journalist

By | August 28, 2013 at 4:45 pm | No comments

By Judith Salkin As a child growing up in the Chicago suburb of Palos Park, Ill., young poet Bianca Goutos wrote a piece about her future. She was going to be a television reporter, work in California and her name would be Bianca Rae. “I talked about what my life...

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Joey English Is The Coachella Valley’s ‘Lady In Red’

Joey English Is The Coachella Valley’s ‘Lady In Red’

By | August 21, 2013 at 2:35 pm | No comments

By Judith Salkin If you’ve ever seen Joey English in her favorite Halloween costume, as a fiery red witch, you know there is nothing subtle about her. And she’s proud of it. English, whose show biz education was with America’s comic greats, spends Saturday afternoons...

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John White: The Dean of Coachella Valley Broadcast Journalists.

John White: The Dean of Coachella Valley Broadcast Journalists.

By | August 14, 2013 at 4:30 pm | No comments

By Judith Salkin Of course that title might not play too well when White hits the golf course with friends like Patrick Evans, Kris Long and Gino LaMont. All the anchors love to joke around, including via text message while they’re on their individual nightly...

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No More Tulsa Time For Elizabeth Beaubien

No More Tulsa Time For Elizabeth Beaubien

By | August 7, 2013 at 4:07 pm | No comments

By Judith Salkin News anchor Elizabeth Beaubien admits that she was a little different as a child growing up in Tulsa, Okla. While her friends were watching kids shows, “I was already hooked on news when I was a really little,” she said earlier this week on a dinner...

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This Bulldog Keps An Eye On The Valley

This Bulldog Keps An Eye On The Valley

By | July 31, 2013 at 2:16 pm | No comments

By Judith Salkin The only real drawback to living in the desert, according to “Bulldog” Bill Feingold, until recently, it was hard to get a good bagel. In fact, Feingold mentioned that to Larry King, who was headed to the McCallum Theatre for a show in March 2012. As...

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Alex Batres

Alex Batres

By | July 24, 2013 at 1:57 pm | No comments

By Judith Salkin Who you wake up to in the morning can set the tone for the whole day ahead of you. If it’s KESQ morning news anchor Alex Batres, your day is probably off to a pretty good start. Along with co-anchor Jeff Stahl, Batres has been on the early shift at the...

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Going Home: Da Coach Is Looking For A Hometown Advantage

Going Home: Da Coach Is Looking For A Hometown Advantage

By | July 17, 2013 at 5:32 pm | No comments

By Judith Salkin When Rich “Da Coach” Gilgallon signs off his self-named show today (July 18, 2013) at 6 p.m., he’ll head over to the Escena Lounge for a couple of cool drinks, some conversation and hugs from his listeners. Lots of hugs. The good-bye kind, with an...

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Meet the MIX’s Kitten

Meet the MIX’s Kitten

By | July 17, 2013 at 5:29 pm | No comments

By Judith Salkin As a little girl, the MIX 100.5’s Valerie Kattz loved listening to “the people in the radio.” And somewhere along the line she decided she wanted to be one of them. “As a kid I would play radio,” she says. “I had a Fisher Price recorder and I...

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Mornings Don’t Stahl Out With Jeff On The News Desk

Mornings Don’t Stahl Out With Jeff On The News Desk

By | July 10, 2013 at 3:21 pm | No comments

By Judith Salkin One thing KESQ TV3 morning anchor Jeff Stahl is sure of is that early day viewers have their favorites when it comes to the news and entertainment shows they watch. Ever since Stahl, 43 (44 later this month) landed in the Coachella Valley in June 2000 he’s...

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Meet The MIX’s Kitten

Meet The MIX’s Kitten

By | July 3, 2013 at 1:18 pm | No comments

By Judith Salkin As a little girl, the MIX 100.5’s Valerie Kattz loved listening to “the people in the radio.” And somewhere along the line, she decided she wanted to be one of them. “I would play the radio,” she says. “I had a Fisher Price recorder and it used...

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A Good Case To Wake Up To In The Morning, “Casey Dolan”

A Good Case To Wake Up To In The Morning, “Casey Dolan”

By | June 26, 2013 at 1:07 pm | No comments

By Judith Salkin When it comes to A.M. drive time jocks, you generally gravitate to the ones that gently wake you up or make you laugh so hard that you’re ready for the office when you get there. When it comes to 93.7 FM KCLB’s Casey Dolan, along with his co-host...

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Former Party Boy Gino LaMont’s Favorite Date is Now Jon Stewart

Former Party Boy Gino LaMont’s Favorite Date is Now Jon Stewart

By | June 19, 2013 at 12:55 pm | No comments

By Judith Salkin You gotta love a guy who can laugh at his former reputation as a self-absorbed player, and is thankful that while in that condition he managed not to totally screw up anyone else’s life along the way. “If I had gotten married or had a kid when I was in...

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Juggling Hats a Regular Routine For Bradley Ryan

Juggling Hats a Regular Routine For Bradley Ryan

By | June 12, 2013 at 9:37 pm | No comments

By Judith Salkin How many professional hats do you put on every week? For most of us it’s one, maybe two. But, three? That’s when it becomes difficult. But for The Mix 100.5’s on-air jock and program director Bradley Ryan, it’s a normal day at the office. For the...

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Sunny With A Chance Of Golf For Patrick Evans

Sunny With A Chance Of Golf For Patrick Evans

By | June 5, 2013 at 10:49 pm | No comments

Living And Working In The Coachella Valley Is A Hole-In-One By Judith Salkin CBS Local 2 Chief Meteorologist Patrick Evans has a philosophy on work and life: Find a job you love and a community where you’re happy, and call your life a success. Evans has lived that life...

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Ginger Jeffries

Ginger Jeffries

By | May 29, 2013 at 12:53 pm | No comments

by Judith Salkin Ginger Jeffries makes her way into most of our homes, in one way or another, just about every day of the week. Whether it’s as the Chief Meteorologist for ABC affiliate KESQ bringing us the forecast for the Coachella Valley or public service announcements...

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