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I've been on the air in the Treasure Valley since 2009, and I love hanging out with ya! We chat about fitness and exercise, relationships, and workplace experiences, pop culture news, kids, and other things that present huge challenges. Like online dating. Oh my goodness. Dating on the apps is time consuming, but if we try to meet someone in person it's stalkery and creepy, so we forge ahead. 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. 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 I'm an Uber mom, taking them to gymnastics, karate, softball, or whatever is in season. They always crack me up and ask odd questions, and give the best hugs and make me realize what's important in life. Feel free to connect via email anytime using the form here on the website. I love hearing from you!
Jen Austin - Townsquare Media
Jen Austin - Townsquare Media
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My Halloween Decorations Won’t Win Any Contest

Good luck today with your office cubicle decorating contest.  You are rockin' those cob webs.

I have failed my children with my lack of Halloween decorations, so my 6-year old decided to take matters into her own hands and make something festive on her own.  And then the sprinkler system hit it.

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Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Acquired By JAB Holding Co For $1.35 Billion
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Krispy Kreme is Offering Free Donuts for Halloween Costumes

If you and the kids are wearing Halloween costumes on the way to work and school on Monday, you might want to drive through Meridian and grab a free donut.

Krispy Kreme has been passing out lots of free donuts lately, and they're got more on Monday.

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Boise State’s Ajayi Is Becoming an NFL Superstar

The rest of the football universe is discovering now what Boise State fans have known for awhile now.  Jay Ajayi is awesome.

It's hard to have a 100-yard game as a running back in the NFL, and as a Miami Dolphin this season, Ajayi has had two straight games with over 200 yards.  He's amazing!

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Special Pokemon Go Is Coming to the Treasure Valley for Halloween

The last time around, Pokemon Go invaded Downtown Nampa with hundreds of people looking for characters, and Boise Police had to issue a warning about resisting the urge to trespass looking for Pikachu.

Now there's a special new Halloween version of Pokemon Go coming that starts tomorrow, and here are the details.

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Adult Women Have the Worst Road Rage in Boise

What is the worst spot for road rage around Boise?  One of the I-84 exits?  Near the Village at Meridian because everyone is trying to eat and shop and it's crowded? Everywhere?

Whether it's a residential street, a highway, or a parking lot, a new study says women are hit the hardest by road rage.  Surely not! But the reason behind it will surprise us, and make us feel better, girls.

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You Might Get a Free Taco at Taco Bell

There sure are a lot of Cubs fans around. After Chicago advanced to the World Series with the win on Saturday night, I saw jerseys at the grocery store on Sunday, and one guy even wore his Cubs jersey to church. He's an usher, and he greeted people that way.

Even if you're not a huge Cubs or Indians fan, we've all got something riding on the World Series.  Free food!

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After Incomplete Elections Thailand Presses Ahead With Voting In 5 province
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Idaho’s Voter Turnout Lags Behind the Rest of the Country

They're trying to make it easier on us to get out and vote, with the mobile truck taking ballots around the Treasure Valley during early voting this week.  And the push is there to get us to the polls on November 8th too.

Voters don't always jump at the chance to cast a ballot, and that keeps Idaho in the lower half of the US when it comes to voter turnout.

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And Idaho’s Favorite Halloween Candy Is…

If you ask ten people for their opinions on the best Halloween candy, you might get ten different answers.

Can we at least agree that chocolate is better than a sucker?  Moms are not raiding the Halloween haul looking for Dum Dums.

Most people in Idaho agree that the best Halloween candy is chocolate and crunchy.  Any guess what it is?

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