Andi K can be heard every weekend on Star 96.7 and enjoys being put in a room with padding all round her where she can talk to you, our listeners without having to pay a co-pay to a therapist! She has been heard on this frequency for about 10 years and is proud to call it home.
Now being in her, gulp, dare I even put in print, fourth decade, married to a great guy whom she refers to as “the Husband” and a mom of a 6 year old son, Andi has a unique, humorous view on how we get through everyday life.
She likes what every mom likes, watching her kid grow, have fun and give her a little sanity every once and a while. But when that doesn’t happen, she’ll share it with you; as well as some ideas on what you can do with the kiddos to keep them occupied during down time. Not that she’s become Martha Stewart or anything, it’s just that Andi has been searching the internet and reading magazines on how to keep your kids happy, creative and not have them become nightmares. Often, she will share them with you on her Star 96.7 blog and on her Twitter page.
Andi’s radio career “officially” started back in college when she was chosen to be “Buzz for a Day” on the Jonathon Brandmeier Show back on The LOOP. She was bit by the bug way before, that but that’s when the virus really set in. During her full time tenure that spanned over 10 years in Chicago, she did everything from traffic reporting to various morning show sidekick stunts from chasing the “Stones “ (Flint that is) on Michigan Avenue to being catapulted two stories in the air at the Circus by a bunch of clowns, literally…a bunch of clowns.
During her college internship, she covered the devastating the Plainfield Tornado and it made a very strong impression on her. “I met so many people that day who lost so much. I can still recall their stories 20 years later. That was an event that will be forever engrained in my mind,” she shares. “I knew that day, that radio can be so powerful in helping our area communities; I wanted to help preserve the importance of that within my career.”
She has had the opportunity to work in Chicago with other radio characters such as John Records Landecker, Roe Conn, Brant Miller, Eddie Schwartz and Steve Cochran. Andi has also interviewed some amazing people from Sheryl Crow to Colin Powell.
Andi likes a bit of TV. She says a “bit of TV” when she can get to it…it’s usually hijacked by “the Husband” and 6 year old with car shows and boy cartoons. As a total News-Hound, she’ll watch CNN when she can and the evening news, “it’s amazing, they have this show that tells stories about what happened THAT DAY!” She is also a fan of Body of Proof (Smart Woman!) and Burn Notice (He’s HOT!).
Music is key. Andi says it’s a fantastic expression of your feelings and often an escape from your everyday life. She is a HUGE fan of the band Train and last year won a Facebook contest for a private concert before their Chicago show. Again she says (He’s HOT!). Later that year, she won another Facebook contest and won a signed ukulele by the band. She likes plenty of other artists played on Star 96.7 such as Adele and John Mayer.
To unwind, she loves to travel, spend time with her family, have really good coffee and what every mother’s guilty pleasure is…take a nap!
Kevin has spent his entire life throughout the Midwest. Living in Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin and has been in the Western Suburbs of Chicago for more than 15 years.
He’s spent the past 25 years working in radio and the music business. He and his wife of 20 years own several business’ in the area. When not at work, Kevin is actively involved in the community. A Deputy Sheriff with the Will County Sheriff’s Auxiliary, President of the PTO, soccer and softball coach, foster parent and helps out at the local food pantry.
Kevin loves spending time with his 3 young daughters, movies, camping, college football and cooking.
I started my life naked in the western suburbs of Chicago and still enjoy spending the day that way. Don’t worry, I have window blinds.
When I was young I loved music and connecting with people. That hasn't changed.
Since high school I wanted to be on the radio and have wound my way through a Midwest tour of sorts. From WHSD in Hinsdale, through WZND and WBNQ in Bloomington/Normal, WXRT in Chicago, 95.9 The River, and some stations that no longer exist. I landed here at Star 96.7 nearly ten years ago and love it. Occasionally the things I say are funny -- but mostly not. It’s about the music.
I enjoy staying on top of the newest music, but always keep a warm place in my heart for the forgotten gems of the 80s and 90s. You can hear me virtually every Saturday night hosting Saturday Night 90s. Your requests are always welcome 24/7 at 815-556-0188. Leave me a message and I'll dig it up for you!
I’m passionate about writing and enjoy being involved in big events around town. You’ll find me out at concerts, festivals and street fairs across the ‘burbs.
Oh, did I mention I’m the luckiest guy in the suburbs? Right now, I’m in full wedding mode, engaged to a wonderful woman named Nicole. She’s great. That’s an understatement.
Though I currently live up on Chicago’s North side, I spend (what some would say) way too much time grillin’ & chillin’ suburban style in my backyard. You think baggo is fun? Try Kubb!
So, I know you didn't ask for advice, but I would suggest that you live your life to the fullest every day. A wise man one said, "These are the best times of our lives."
I hate the cold winter weather, but love looking forward to the warm summer stuff. One day I will retire on a beach in Roatan, Honduras with Nicole, a boombox and snorkel gear.