Hi! My name is Kari Jakobsen and I’m so happy to be in Central New York. I was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest (Go Seahawks) and went to college at Washington State University (Go Cougs)! I’m definitely a big football fan, but I’m really excited to go to more hockey games and check out the Utica Comets! I’m a music lover through and through, no matter the genre, but country is where my heart is. Some of my favorite artists are Brad Paisley, Dan + Shay and Jillian Jacqueline. Because I’m new to the area, I’m on the hunt for things to do, places to eat and bars to grab a drink. If you have any recommendations, feel free to give me a ring during your workday at Big Frog 104.
Three Syracuse Police Officers Named NY Officers of the Year
A big congratulations goes out to three Syracuse police officers with the who received a statewide honor Monday morning because of their courage in an officer-involved shooting.
Pumpkins and Pooches Costume Contest Coming to Syracuse
Dogs in costumes?? It doesn't get any cuter than that. Luckily, a Syracuse dog shelter is hosting a costume contest for CNY dogs, with all the proceeds going to dogs looking for forever homes.
Boolermaker Fun Run Shows Getting Fit Isn’t Scary
The Boolermaker at the Utica Zoo lets kids 4-12 years old run their hearts out on a mini course. It's also a good chance to use your Halloween costume for more than one day a year.
Cornell Scholarship Program Will Eliminate Medical Students’ Debt
Weill Cornell Medicine announced the new scholarship program, which will grant medical students full scholarships instead of forcing them to take out loans.
Adopt a Black Cat for Friday the 13th
Obviously adopting a black cat because of its coat won't actually have any jurisdiction over your luck, but I think it's safe to say that adopting your new best friend counts as good luck!
Syracuse Tattoo Shop Offers Spooky Deals for Friday the 13th
It's here... One of the spookiest days of the year: Friday the 13th. To celebrate the "holiday" of sorts, one tattoo shop in Syracuse is offering deals on a select number of small tattoos.
How to Get Paid to Drink Coffee in CNY
You already do it on a daily basis. So why not get paid $1,000 for it? Business.org is looking for a caffeine-junky to ditch corporate coffee for a month and drink local.
Halloween Bar Crawls Coming to Upstate New York
With Halloween right around the corner, there's two bar crawls coming to Rochester and Syracuse that will be full of costumes, prizes, and of course, booze.
Oswego State Community Remembers 9/11 Victims
As Americans across the country mourn the tragic events of 18 years ago today, members of the Oswego State University community are honoring those who died in the attacks on the World Trade Center at their annual event.
Remsen Contractors Donate Truckload of Supplies to Humane Society
The folks at Bronze Contracting in Remsen went above and beyond for the dogs at Stevens Swan Humane Society when they dropped off a truckload full of food and tennis balls.
10-Year-Old Boy Runs in Honor of Fallen CNY First Responder
Zechariah Cartledge is one impressive young man. At just 10 years old, he's made it his mission to run one mile in honor of each first responder lost in the line of duty in 2018 and 2019.
Get a Hands-On Experience at Utica’s Touch-A-Truck
All kinds of trucks (and cars) will be at Touch-A-Truck in Utica this Saturday so kids (and adults) can experience them in a hands-on environment!