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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!
Jason Collins, Lauren Potter And Patrick Warburton Visit Special Olympics Athletes At The Starkey Hearing Foundation Healthy Hearing Clinic
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Idaho Special Olympics Athletes Are Most Inspiring

There's a lot of Olympic buzz happening right now leading up to the Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro later this summer, but sometimes the most inspiring athletes are not the biggest, fastest, or strongest.  One Idaho city is doing its best to support these heroes.

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Jen Austin - Townsquare Media
Jen Austin - Townsquare Media
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Summer Makes Me Wish I Was a Kid Again

Summers were so much fun as a kid, with camps, swimming, and sprinklers, and lots and lots of ice cream.

As an adult, summers can be kinda ho hum.  There's no break from work and there can be more to do juggling the kids' schedules which makes it busier than usual, and we lose the magic!  But here's a way to get it back.  

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Credit: Nicole Hanks/Townsquare Media Boise
Credit: Nicole Hanks/Townsquare Media Boise
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Zoo Boise Welcomes New Babies

The babies are less than a month old and they're still hiding out in dens with their mothers, but the next time you go to Zoo Boise you might be lucky enough to see them peaking out in the South America exhibits.

The babies are called "kits.  Any guess what they are?

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Free Fishing Day in Idaho is a Chance to Try Something New

There's a day coming up this month that gives us all the chance to fish without worrying about pay the license fee.  Even if we don't catch anything, it's still a great opportunity to relax by the water, have a picnic with the family, and work on our tans, right?  

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