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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.
Jen Austin - Townsquare Media
Jen Austin - Townsquare Media
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The Pros and Cons of Getting a Dog for Christmas

My girls have been begging for a companion dog for our beloved Harry for months, and I finally caved after reading an article about why dogs make great Christmas gifts for kids.  But is this really a good idea? She's chewing up stuff.

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Black Friday Fights are Most Likely in These States

So there's only one flat screen TV left at the door buster price, and you and another person grab it at the same time and start the stare down.  Do you push and pull and tackle that shopper like it's 4th and goal and the game is on the line?  In these ten states you do.  Is Idaho one of them?

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Here’s the Favorite Thanksgiving Side Dish in Idaho

Any guess?  I would think that green bean casserole with the crispy, french fried onions on top would be the favorite Thanksgiving side dish because it seems to be everywhere, but it's not what most people pick.  (Does anyone know if those things are actually onions?)  Apparently the green bean casserole is common, but not necessarily that popular.

The top Thanksgiving side dish here is actually something that can be made to be super healthy.  Or we can cram enough fat and calories into it that it really becomes nice and fattening and Thanksgiving-y.  Here it is.  

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This Retailer Gives the Best Black Friday Discounts

Black Friday sales will be everywhere next week, but how do  you know if you're really getting a good deal?  Wallethub did a study of the national retailers, and there are huge sales to take advantage of right in Boise.  We just have to know where to look. 

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