Annie was born and raised in Northwest Indiana with her younger sister and parents in Hammond. After spending some time out of the area chasing the radio dream she has moved back to start a family with her two main men: Jager the mutt and fiance Rob. When she is not on the air Annie enjoys cheering her favorite Chicago sports teams (Da Bears, Da Bulls, And Da Sox), hiking, and exploring new fairs and festivals! (Anything Deep Fried she's in!) Annie cannot wait to share her life with you on air and is excited to be back in the Region doing what she loves!
The big game has come and gone... forget the game let's talk commercials! Overall, there weren't that many that stood out to me! Overall, I loved the Doritos Time Machine (above), thought the Tim Tebow T-Mobile commercials were clever, and of course loved the Budweiser dog commercial. What do you think?
The top five ads, as voted upon by this year's Ad Meter panel, including final ratings are:
1. Anheuser-Busch – Puppy Love – 8.29
2. Doritos – Cowboy Kid – 7.58
3. Budweiser – Hero's Welcome – 7.21
4. Doritos – Time Machine – 7.13
Over 20 million Americans will attend a Super Bowl party this weekend... will you be one of them? Did you know that 493 Olympic-sized pools could be filled with beer consumed on Sunday? How does Super Bowl stack up by the numbers? We've got you covered: (thanks to TreeHugger.com)
WHO WILL BE WATCHING?
151.6 million: Number of people who will watch at least part of the game.
194 million: Approximate number of blades of grass on the football field.
232: Number of countries and territories in which the game will be broadcast.
34: Number of languages the game is broadcast in.
1: Number of languages in which the word "football" doesn't mean "soccer."
HOW MUCH FOOD WILL BE CONSUMED?
8 million: Total pounds of popcorn consumed on Super Bowl Sunday.
28 million: Pounds of potato chips consumed.
53.5 million: Pounds of avocados consumed.
222,792: Number of football fields worth of farmland to grow all that corn, potatoes, and avocados.
11.8: Depth, in feet, of guacamole consumed if it were spread across the football field.
293,000: Number of miles of potato chips, laid end to end, consumed during the game.
1 billion: Number of chicken wings consumed on Super Bowl Sunday.
325.5 million: Gallons of beer drank by Americans that day.
493: Number of Olympic-sized swimming pools that could be filled with all that beer.
20%: Increase in ant-acid sales the Monday after the game.
7 million: Number of employees who will not show up to work Monday.
AND WHAT ABOUT THOSE SUPER BOWL PARTIES?
41: Days in advance, on average, Super Bowl plans are made.
20 million: Number of Americans attending a Super Bowl party.
17: Average number of people attending each party.
5%: Percent of people who watch the big game alone.
40%: Percent of Super Bowl viewers who are not football fans.
25%: Percent of women who watch the game and enjoy it.
So there you go... will you be one of the statistics?
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JUSTIN BIEBER ARRESTED IN MIAMI
Justin Bieber, 19, has been arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) and drag racing. The singer was arrested yesterday in Miami Beach, Florida, after driving a rented Lamborghini. Bieber and his friends used their cars to block traffic on Pine Tree Drive at 26th Street, a residential area, at 4:30 a.m., creating a drag strip for the young star, who was in a yellow Lamborghini. Hours after the arrest, Police Chief Raymond Martinez confirmed in a press conference outside the Miami Police station that Justin will face charges of DUI, driving with an expired license out of the state of Georgia and resisting arrest without violence. It was revealed the performer was going up to 55 to 60 mph in a residential neighborhood where the limit is 30 mph.
JUDGE JUDY IS LAUNCHING A NEW SHOW
Last night on "Entertainment Tonight," Judge Judy revealed a new show she's launching. The show is called "Hot Bench." Created by Judge Judy Sheindlin, “Hot Bench” features a panel of three judges hearing court cases, arguing the merits of the case amongst themselves, and rendering a verdict.
KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS HAS LOWEST RATINGS IN THREE YEARS AS ALMOST HALF A MILLION VIEWERS SWITCH OFF DURING SEASON NINE PREMIERE
Season nine of Keeping up with the Kardashians opened up with an explosion of drama. But it doesn't appear to have been enough to keep viewers tuned into the show as the program's latest premiere reportedly saw half a million people change channel. According to ratings obtained by data-collecting website TV By the Numbers, last Sunday's episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians attracted 2.56 million viewers, according toRadarOnline.com. But this was down on the season eight premiere, which aired on June 2, 2013 and saw 3.02 million tune in.
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