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.
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Leave the Fake IDs at Home This Summer
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7 Things You Should Know About the New Girl Kari
Hey there! My name is Kari and I'm your new midday girl on Big Frog 104. I travelled over 2800 miles to come to Central New York and am loving it so far. I'm a little quirky, so I've put together a quick guidebook to get to know me a bit. Think of it as Kari 101.