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!
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AMERICA'S GOT TALENT - THE FINALE
The winner is Kenichi Ebina and second place went to Taylor Williamson.
FAST FOOD FAN ORDERS ALL 43 BURGERS ON MCDONALD'S MENU TO CREATE 3-FOOT, 20,000 CALORIE MEGA-SANDWICH THAT COSTS $140
A man put together a $140 McEverything of every sandwich on the menu of his local Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, McDonald's last week. Created by McDonald's aficionado Nick Chapman, the staggering three-foot tall tower of cheese, meat, sausage, bacon, chicken, egg and fish was held together with a garden bamboo stick and packed over 20,000 calories. Made from all the lunch and breakfast menu items available, Nick who writes for the Dude Foods blog, said that in creating the McEverything he had ticked off the “number one thing” to do on his grub bucket list. Writing on his own blog about his spectacular fast food feat, Nick arrived at the McDonald's restaurant 30 minutes before the end of breakfast to give staff enough time to prepare all the 43 different sandwiches available.
$2,600 FOR MOST EXPENSIVE SUPER BOWL TICKETS
Seats to next year’s Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium in New York City will cost double compared to last year. The NFL is about to approve a plan that will see Club-level seats to the New Jersey venue cost $2,600 each. Last year, the most sought after tickets to the game went for $1,250. That's more than double the price of the most coveted tickets from last year's game, which went for $1,250. The price hike will affect roughly 9,000 tickets however, the aim is for 30% of tickets to cost less than $800. The second cheapest batch of seats are due to cost around $1,500 - up from $950 in the Big Easy. The league has explained the drastic price hikes by stating the rise simply brings the tickets more into line with their market value.
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FACEBOOK USERS ARE QUITTING THE SITE IN DROVES OVER PRIVACY AND ADDICTION FEARS
Facebook users are quitting the social network in droves due to privacy concerns and fear of internet addiction, according to new research. Increasing numbers are taking part in what's been dubbed “virtual identity suicide” and deleting their accounts. Analysis of more than 600 people, by researchers from the University of Vienna, found that data protection issues and social pressure to add friends were also among the reasons for leaving. Others quoted shallow conversations, general dissatisfaction and loss of interest in the site.
REASONS FOR QUITTING FACEBOOK
Privacy concerns: 48.3 percent
General dissatisfaction: 13.5 percent
Shallow conversations: 12.6 percent
Fear of becoming addicted: 6 percent
“BIG BANG THEORY”: JIM PARSONS, KALEY CUOCO AND JOHNNY GALECKI WANT EXTRA $500K PER EPISODE
For some people, $350,000 for a week's worth of work is just not enough. Such is the case with the three top cast members of the hit show “The Big Bang Theory.” Kaley Cuoco, Johnny Galecki and Jim Parsons together are asking for a massive pay raise that hovers in the $500,000 per episode, per person ballpark, according to RadarOnline. The cast is just about to enter their seventh season of the CBS show which debuts September 26 but this new deal will be for the eighth season. Kaley, Jim, and Johnny reportedly feel that they should see a salary increase because the show continues to pull in big ratings. The sitcom is the highest rated syndicated show. For season six, the top three players received $300,000 an episode. “They know the critical position Big Bang holds on CBS’ prime-time schedule and the only thing preventing them [from] getting what they want would be a spectacular ratings demise this season,” a source tells Radar. “That isn’t about to happen anytime soon. They’ll put on a united front during negotiations.”
BRAD PITT CRASHES A WEDDING IN ENGLAND
Brad Pitt inadvertently crashed a wedding in England, according to the Maidehead Advertiser newspaper. A reception was being held at the Stoke Park hotel in the U.K., which is near Pinewood Studios, where Pitt is currently shooting his new WWII film Fury. The groom, Daniel, happened to see Pitt drinking at the bar and pulled his bride, Abi, in to meet the actor, who posed for pictures with the newlyweds. "He said sure, no problem, and said congratulations and I hope you have had a great day," the bride told the paper. "And he said I looked nice. He was really nice."
Last night DWTS premered on ABC... did you watch? I'll admit I have given up on the show the past couple of seasons, but was truly impressed by this year's competition. I was flipping between football and managed to catch Amber, Elizabeth, Keyshawn, Bill Nye, and Bill. Amber completely tore up the dance floor last night!!! LOVED LOVED LOVED her performance!!! (Check it out above) Who was your favorite from last night?
Here's a breakdown of scores:
Amber Riley Score: 27/30
Corbin Bleu Score: 24/30
Elizabeth Berkley Lauren Score 24/30
Brant Daugherty Score: 22/30
Jack Osbourne Score: 23/30
Nicole Polizzi Score: 23/30
Christina Milian Score: 22/30
Leah Remini Score: 21/30
Valerie Harper Score: 21/30
Bill Engvall Score: 18/30
Keyshawn Johnson Score: 17/30
Bill Nye Score: 14/30
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JIMMY KIMMEL'S PREDICTION FOR "DANCING WITH THE STARS"
Every season, Jimmy Kimmel makes a prediction on who he thinks will win "Dancing with the Stars." He's been really successful at picking the winners. Last night, Jimmy predicted that Amber Riley will win this season.
"JEOPARDY" CHAMP KEN JENNINGS UNINVITED TO NEW NBC GAME SHOW
Jeopardy champ Ken Jennings says he made a request to appear on NBC’s new trivia show, Million Second Quiz. He received an invitation to sit in its “money chair,” only to have the offer rescinded an hour later. “I sent in some paperwork and had a plane ticket in my [email] inbox by the time I sat down to brunch with my family,” Jennings wrote on September 14. However, an hour later, he got a phone call from a casting staffer saying there had been a “miscommunication.” Jennings wrote, “The network, for unspecified reasons, was not willing to fly ‘trivia champions' in for the show.” Jennings says NBC told him he could fly himself to New York if he wanted and wouldn’t even have to wait in line, but he turned them down. NBC has not commented on Jennings' claim. Jennings holds the record for the longest winning streak on Jeopardy, 74 straight matches in 2004, for a total of $3,172,700 in prize earnings.
WALKING DEAD SPINOFF
AMC is developing a companion series for The Walking Dead to launch in 2015, with Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd and David Alpert acting as executive producers. Network boss Charlie Collier called the spin-off a "no brainer." Season 4 of The Walking Dead premieres on AMC on Sunday, Oct. 13.
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