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I've been on the air in the Treasure Valley since 2009, and I love hanging out with ya! We're always chatting about fitness and exercise, relationships, and workplace experiences, pop culture news, kids, and other things that present huge challenges. Like online dating! Maybe Tinder will land me a fella here pretty soon. If you're a single mom trying to date hot guys, and also find time to eat, sleep, work, and exercise, I am right there with ya. We should form a support group. I was born and raised in the rural town of Elwood, Nebraska with one stop light, a court house, three churches, and a bar. I'm a Cornhusker, and graduated with a Broadcasting degree from the University of Nebraska, and then worked all over the country in radio, including Lincoln, NE, Austin, TX, Baton Rouge, LA, Tyler, TX, Olean and Elmira, NY, and several places in between. Oh, and I've done radio news in Hawaii. When I'm not working, I'm usually running. I try to run between 6 and 9 miles a day because I love that runners high! I try to eat clean too. I love shopping, going out for salmon and wine, seeing live music and comedy, and listening to all kinds of music. I've got three daughters, and that means in the late afternoon I'm an Uber mom, taking them to gymnastics, karate, softball, or whatever is in season. Life is full, and fun! You are an important part of it. So thanks for listening, and be sure to drop me an email anytime you feel like it. Make it a great day!
Jen Austin - Townsquare Media
Jen Austin - Townsquare Media
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You’ll Hear These Kid Comments On Your Memorial Day Weekend Road Trip

It's more than just, "Are we there yet?"  That usually starts in the driveway, and there a dozen other comments and questions that can take the steam out of our Memorial Day Weekend road trips just as quickly.  Here are some of the best zingers from the back seat that stress out parents.

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Pumping Gas
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Survey Says These Are the Best Places to Get Gas in the Treasure Valley

This week might include more stops at the gas station than usual, with the big Memorial Day travel weekend coming up.  Do you have a go-to spot that's your favorite to fill up?

These Treasure Valley gas stations are on the list of the Top 15 in the country.

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Election Day
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Two Ada County Elections Will Be Settled With a Coin Flip

Every vote does count.  If one more person had voted in the most recent election there would have been clear winners in two Ada County races.  But since those races ended in ties, a coin flip at the courthouse on Monday afternoon will decide who takes office.  

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Jen Austin - Townsquare Media
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What Food Emoji Is Still Missing?

My dad is getting up there in years, but no teenager is going to out-emoji this guy!  He's determined to fully express himself through pics of beer mugs, corn in the husk, and Christmas trees.

By the way, did you hear what emoji might be coming next?  You and my dad will wonder how you survived without it for this long.

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Sergey Peterman | Think Stock Photos
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You Might See Self-Service Kiosks at This Boise Restaurant

Walking up to the counter and ordering a cheeseburger seems to work well, but one fast-food restaurant in the Treasure Valley says it plans to put self-service kiosks in all of its locations by the end of 2016.  See which one here, and find out why someone in Boise will have the final say.

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Idaho's Largest Garage Sale
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Idaho’s Largest Garage Sale Saves Parents Big Bucks

Oh, parents, don't we know it.  Pants that fit our 6-year-olds last week are high waters this week because we fed them some carrots and blueberries. Kids grow like weeds, and that can mean we're buying new clothes every time we turn around, which gets expensive in a hurry.

Idaho's Largest Garage Sale will be a great place to shop and save some money this weekend.

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