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.
Oh, Baby! Rosamond Gifford Zoo Welcomes Penguin Chick, Cuatro
It's been a busy quarantine for zookeepers at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo.
Buy Your Own Animal House! Former Central New York Fraternity House For Sale
Oh, the possibilities! A former fraternity house in Syracuse is on the market and If it becomes yours, you could create your very own Animal House.
The Ultimate New York Bucket List for Hamilton Fans
Want to be in "The Room Where It Happens?" Luckily for you, there's a bunch of Hamilton-related sites across New York that you need to add to your bucket list.
Bake This Festive, Easy-To-Make Treat for the Fourth Of July
If you're not a baker by any means, but want to whip something festive up for the holiday weekend, here's a recipe that will wow your entire family.
Country’s Drew Baldridge Helps New York Grads Celebrate Senior Year
Drew Baldridge stepped up and has been traveling to high school graduations across the country, celebrating seniors with his song, "Senior Year."
New Hartford PD Commends Strength of 4-Year-Old Cancer Survivor
Ella Ryan may only be 4 years old and stand about 3 feet tall, but her little body contains an enormous amount of strength.
Central New York Zoo Welcomes Adorable Baby Snow Leopard – Help Pick Her Name!
Animal lovers in Central New York rejoice! A female baby snow leopard has been born at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo, and you can help pick her name.
Remember When Catfish Filmed An Episode in Syracuse?
June 25 is National Catfish Day, and what better way to celebrate than to look back on a nationally documented catfishing situation in Central New York?
Beagle Sisters at Stevens Swan Looking for Loving Home Together
Two beagle sisters are searching for a home together in Central New York where their owners will love them just as much as they love each other.
Animals From the Utica Zoo Go on a ‘Date’ to Central New York Museum
Need your dose of cute for the day? Some animals from the Utica Zoo recently got to experience the exhibits in a local museum and the videos are cute as heck!
How to Keep Your Pups Safe During Firework Festivities
While you and I may love lighting off and watching all the biggest fireworks on the Fourth of July, that isn't the case for every member of our families.
New Study at Upstate for Family Members of Coronavirus Patients
Has one of your family members been diagnosed with COVID-19? This study may be for you.