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Jen Austin

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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Not All Spring Flower Pictures Turn Out Great

It's the time of year in Idaho when a wildflower patch can draw dozens of freshly bathed kids in their cutest clothes, along with those amazing parents-of-the-year armed with high tech zoom lenses ready to upload the photos to online scrapbooks right away to share with Grandma and Grandpa in Poughkeepsie.  And then there are the rest of us.  This was kind of a disaster. 

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Idaho Ranks Low for Fast Food Appreciation

Do you hit the drive-thru on the way home?  Sometimes it's necessary between soccer practice and gymnastics class, or between classes at Boise State.  But overall, Idaho ranks pretty low on the list of states that love fast food.

Still, Idaho is probably THE most important state for the fast food industry.  Here's why.

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Boise Is a Top Spot to Make Extra Cash

Maybe you've got a full-time job, but you're looking to make extra money on the side.  Or you're a full-time mom who wants to make some cash at home between diaper changes and shuttling kids to gymnastics class.  It turns out, Boise is one of the top five spots in the country to make that happen.

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