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Jen Austin

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.
Jen Austin - Townsquare Media
Jen Austin - Townsquare Media
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Kids’ Birthdays Make Moms Reflect On Childbirth. Ouch.

My middle daughter turned 5 yesterday and at her birthday dinner last night I was asked to recount the story of her birth.  Sure!  Women tend to have those labor and delivery horror stories at the ready, and we're happy to share.  Because we lived through it!

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Black Friday Stresses Me Out

Hows the Black Friday shopping going? I love saving money, and I use coupons on almost everything.  If it's not on sale or I don't have an extra 20 percent off coupon, I don't buy it. Unless it's coffee.  Gotta have that at all costs. I've already messed up this money-saving adventure called Black Friday, and here's how.

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Anyone Else Invited To The Ex’s House For Thanksgiving?

This is my second Thanksgiving as a single lady.  My ex and I ended things in the summer of 2013, and with three kids it's been important to us to get along and maintain a good relationship, and let it evolve into something new.  We're both much happier apart, an although we weren't right for each other as spouses, we genuinely care about each other and have been able to find places for each other in our lives as we move on.  And I'm going over there for Thanksgiving!  Is this a good thing?

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