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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If you had to put a number to New York's education level compared to other states, what would you give it?
Destiny USA Workers Will Be Banned For a Year if Caught Smoking
Destiny USA is dropping the hammer on mall workers who violate their no-smoking policy after employees were said to be smoking in back hallways.
Need a V-Day Date Night? Drop the Kids Off at the Syracuse Zoo!
February 14 is Kids' Night Out at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo, full of fun for the kiddos. It's also a chance for parents to go on that long-awaited date night.
Syracuse Firefighters Rescue Woman from Onondaga Creek
It was a frightening Sunday for one woman in Syracuse after she fell through the ice on Onondaga Creek and began to sink beneath the surface.
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The Beekman Boys are at it again, this time with a new Schitt's Creek pop-up right here in central New York.
Jason Aldean Extends ‘We Back’ Tour with Two Central New York Dates
If you were upset that Jason Aldean didn't originally announce central New York dates on his 'We Back' tour, turn that frown upside down!
Chris Young’s ‘Town Ain’t Big Enough’ Tour Features NY Dates
Chris Young's 'Town Ain't Big Enough' tour kicks off this summer with guests Scotty McCreery and Payton Smith.
Thieves Roll Off with Central New York Residents’ Tires
Yes, tires are expensive, but going around central New York stealing them right off people's parked cars in the middle of the night? So not cool.
Have You Spotted These Colorful New Trolleys in Syracuse?
Syracuse University just unveiled a series of four new trolleys across its campus to improve transportation options.
CNY Teen Serves as US Flag Bearer at Youth Olympic Games
Not only has Reannyn Weiler competed and medaled for the US at the Youth Olympic Games, she was also a flag bearer for this year's games.
New Quarters Making Their Debut in 2020
There are new quarters coming into circulation this year, so watch out for these special designs next time you're using a vending machine or doing your laundry.
New York State Police Officer Receives Cup of Kindness
One New York State officer received an unexpected and anonymous 'thank you' this week just in time for National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day.