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Jen Austin is the host of the afternoon drive show on Mix 106, from 2 to 7pm every weekday. After a brief stint on Mix 106 in 2009, she's back in the Treasure Valley, entertaining listeners with interesting tidbits about fitness and exercise, relationships, and workplace experiences, and all the latest celebrity and pop culture news as Mix listeners wind down their day. Jen was born and raised in the rural town of Elwood, Nebraska. She went to college at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, and that's where Jen got her start in radio at country station KZKX. Jen continued in country radio at KASE in Austin, TX before moving to work at a network of stations that sent her shows to markets including Lubbock, Amarillo, Corpus Christi and Tyler, TX; as well as Jackson, MS, Lawton, OK, Baton Rouge, LA and more.

Grilling This Weekend? Here Are Some Not-So-Helpful Tips.

Have you ever cleaned your grill with an onion?  Me neither!  A top grilling tip is to cut the onion in half and use the flat side to scrub and clean the grill instead of using a scraper. Onion lovers are high-fiving on that idea.  But wouldn't it make you cry?

Another top grilling tip is to microwave the meat before you stick it on the grill.  It speeds up the process, and basically allows you to do all the major cooking inside, and just the finishing touches on the grill.  Kinda defeats the purpose of grilling since you don't get to stand around and drink beverages with your grilling mates and I wonder if it would make the food taste rubbery.  But okay!

What else

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Relive Last Year’s Boise Music Festival While You’re Waiting for Tomorrow To Arrive

I thought  Jason Derulo was great least year, and when I met him backstage I confirmed in my head that you really can bounce a quarter off those abs.

We'll have plenty more video to share on Monday, but right now if you feel like getting yourself pumped up for tomorrow, watch this one

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World’s Passion For Soccer Is Just As Cool As The Matches Themselves

Are you a fairweather soccer fan?  I'll admit it.  I am.

I got really into the World Cup in 2006, and I watched again in 2010, and I'm trying to catch it now whenever I have some down time.  And I love it!  But I'll fairweather myself in another few weeks and quit watching soccer I'm sure.  Why do we do that?  The world is super-passionate about soccer, and that's fun to see.  Soccer unites people.

ESPN says Sunday's soccer match between the US and Portugal was the most non-football telecast ever.  

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Do Some Summer Fashions Drive You Nuts?

Summers in Boise can be gorgeous!  At least weather-wise.

What about the clothes?

Guys, can a mom wear really short shorts?  Can she get away with it?  I supposed it's a case-by-case basis depending on how well the legs complement the shorts, I know, I know.

Short shorts are a no-no according to one blogger, and so are crocs and certain dresses.  Ladies, whaddya think?  I think I'm breaking all of these fashion rules right this very minute!  And I know you saw some of these rules broken in the Treasure Valley over the weekend.  

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There Is One Place A Girl Can Be Cold During the Summer. This Place And The Grocery Store.

The pool is tons of fun, but if it's less than 95 degrees outside Mama needs a space heater!

I've got three little girls that LOVE the pool, and always ask within five minutes of arriving, "Mama, can we stay for two hours?"  They have no to-do list running through their head and no agenda

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