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.
Meet New York’s First Pit Bull K9 Officer, Kiah
This good pup is not only serving her community, but she's also serving up truth that pit bulls aren't a naturally-aggressive breed.
Fairmount Fire Department Helps Spread Holiday Spirit
This time of year especially, it's a great time to volunteer your time and efforts to helping those around you.
11 Country Songs to Get You in the Mood for Family and Food
Here's a list of curated country songs that'll get you in the spirit to mingle with your in-laws, scarf down all the food and remember the reason for the season.
Check Out Some Sweet Real Estate at the Gingerbread Gallery
The Gingerbread Gallery has been an annual tradition in Syracuse since 1986 and is back for another year of holiday fun and showcases of gingerbread houses from local bakers.
Want Free Irish Coffee and a Trip to New York City?
Today's your lucky day because there's a company out there that wants to pay you to find the best Irish coffee in the big city.
Stock Up on Rare Saranac Items at Their Garage Sale
There's no denying that Utica Club is a huge staple of the Mohawk Valley, so if you're a big collector of all-things-Saranac, this sale is for you.
Ithaca Dance Team Will Perform in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
Keep an eye out during the big parade for the local dancers of the Armstrong School of Dance in Ithaca. This will be their fifth appearance in the parade.
Should an Autism Symbol Be Added to NYS Driver’s Licenses?
It's a question that's pretty hot right now in New York because of one family, their autistic son, and a network television show.
NYSP Seize Nearly $100,000 in Drugs in Chenango County
What an amazing job done by the New York State Police (and this handsome police dog) in taking thousands of dollars of drugs off the streets in Chenango County.
Hundreds of Small Animals Found Abandoned, Need Help
The SPCA of Tompkins County in Ithaca was able to rescue 213 rats, mice, guinea pigs and gerbils, who are now hoping for a better life.
You Can Purchase Art Created by CNY Zoo Animals
The Rosamond Gifford Zoo's Art Gone Wild! Animal Art Auction is this Friday, November 22, and you have the chance to view the pieces all this week.
Chobani Bringing New Products to Supermarket Shelves
Upstate New York-based company Chobani is expanding its repertoire beyond just yogurt. The company is broadening its horizons to include the creamer and oat-based industries.