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.
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!
Help Reunite Mr. Wolf With His Owner
Attention all wolf stuffed animal owners! Mr. Wolf is lost and looking to be reunited with his family. A family found him in Rome and are hoping to return him.
NYS DMV Will Check Your Baby’s Car Seat For Free
Car crashes are the leading cause of death for 1 to 13-year-olds. That's why the NYS DMV is rolling out a number of free car seat safety checks throughout September and October.
Unwritten Dorm Rules for CNY College Freshmen
Dorms can be a scary place, where you're stuck in a new environment with new people. Here are some tips from Twitter on how to survive the college dorm experience.
Cayuga County Officers Build Mailbox for Senior Citizen
Two officers in Cayuga County went above and beyond the line of duty yesterday to help an elderly woman in their community.
Apparently Dating is Super Expensive in New York State
An average date in New York state costs HOW MUCH?! We'd like to know what on earth people are doing on these apparently extravagant dates.
Work for Your Wine in This Adults-Only Corn Maze
A farm outside of Rochester is combining two of my favorite things--wine and corn mazes--to bring back the classic maze experience (with a twist) that they debuted last year.