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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!
Online dating no working for you?
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Add To My List of Dating Deal Breakers

How about "married!"  That was the worst discovery so far in my online dating adventures. Three months after we dated a guy said to me, "I probably should have told you this, but I'm in an open marriage."  Yep, ya prolly should have mentioned it!

What are your dating deal breakers?  One guy had a super hero collection that he was going to let occupy a whole room in his house. What else?  Add to this quirky list.

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It’s Earth-Shattering News When You’re Six. We’re Makin’ Play Dough Out of Peeps!

You can't swing a grocery cart around right now without hitting a pile of Peeps, and rather than eat them plain or put them in hot chocolate, we're going to make Play Dough out of them this weekend.  Finally, Play Dough that makes sense to eat!  Here's how you do it.  

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Another Reason To Be Glad We Live in the Treasure Valley

We learned this week that Boise has one of the best Downtowns in the country, according to Livability. Or maybe they confirmed what we already knew. (Fighting the urge to put the winky emoji right there.)

Meanwhile, other cities across the US are getting ripped apart for having awful designs. More reason to love the Treasure Valley!

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