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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.
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This Really Happened to Me on a Date!

I've been doing the online dating thing for about six months, and as you might guess I haven't had that much success with it because I'm still doing it.

It has been a wild ride for sure, but nothing up to this point can compare with the crazy thing that happened Friday night.  I'm a little offended and entertained by it at the same time!

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Texting and Walking is Dangerous!

If you've had a mishap with texting and walking, you're not alone.

I was texting and pushing a grocery cart once, and smacked into someone turning up the cereal aisle.  I got a dirty look! But no fine or citation.

Do you think we'll see a law against texting and walking soon?  I'll tell you what the experts have to say about that.

And ER doctors say there are more injuries these days due to texting and walking. Watch out!

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Should Chew Noises be a Deal Breaker?

Fellas I have to tell you, if I can hear you chewing your food, I'm grossed out!  If you're wolfing down your burgers and pizza and slurping and smacking all the while, you might be fun for a night, but I don't think we'll be eating mashed potatoes and gravy together when we're seventy.

Even if there are flowers and candlelight and sweet talk to go along with a romantic meal by the fire, if you chew the chocolate covered strawberries with your mouth open and make smacking noises it's a total mood ruiner.

Should it be?  The experts say there are many things that we have to let go in relationships and chew noises are one of them.  Help, I will need therapy!  What else is on the list of "overlookable habits?"

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