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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“SELFIE” NAMED WORD OF THE YEAR FOR 2013
Oxford Dictionaries' word of the year for 2013 definitely captures a snapshot of our social-media-obsessed moment. That's right -- it's "selfie." In case you don't know what a selfie is, Oxford Dictionaries defines it as: (n.) a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website. It's not a new word -- its origins date to 2002, according to Reuters -- but that doesn't matter. "The Word of the Year need not have been coined within the past 12 months and it does not have to be a word that will stick around for a good length of time," Judy Pearsall, editorial director for Oxford Dictionaries, tells Reuters. According to Oxford's editors, use of the word has gone up a staggering 17,000% since 2012. During that same time, use of the selfie has probably gone up at least that much among celebrities. In the past few months alone, arm's-length photos of Mariah Carey, Kim Kardashian, Miley Cyrus, Jennifer Aniston, Nick Jonas and Chris Pratt have all gone viral. And a British poll in July rated Rihanna the world's best when it comes to taking the self-aimed shot.
SHOULD THERE BE A SEQUEL TO “IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE”?
If there was ever a movie that didn't need a sequel, Frank Capra's It's A Wonderful Life is it. That isn't stopping a pair of producers from making one, though. According to Variety, the movie is called It's A Wonderful Life: The Rest of the Story and will feature Karolyn Grimes, the actress who actually played the classic role of George Bailey's (Jimmy Stewart) daughter "Zuzu" in the original film. Grimes will play an angel who shows George Bailey's grandson, an unlikeable guy, how much better off the world would have been had he never been born. The film's producers plan on releasing it in theaters during the 2015 holiday season