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Jen Austin

Jen Austin is the host of the midday show on Mix 106, from 10am to 3pm 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.

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.

Schedule

M-F 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Su 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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An Idaho Woman is Getting Death Threats Over Hunting Photos

She likes to hunt, and she's done it legally.  But it's got people in a complete frenzy.

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Need a Pick-Me-Up? Watch This Puppy Sneeze.

This cute puppy firing off a big sneeze will make your Monday a lot better.

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The US Navy is Taking Fried Foods Off the Menu

My dad is a US Navy veteran and he doesn't talk much about the heat of the battles, but he does talk about what the food was like.  From what I gather, in the 1960's the food in US Navy "mess halls" as my dad called them was decent, but kinda bland.  Then later they spiced things up a little and it got better.

Now the US Navy is getting rid of fried foods.  Why?

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What’s An Armed Man Doing Outside the Military Recruiting Center? Protecting It

It's happening in Boise, and it's happening in other spots around the country.

An armed man shows up at a military recruiting center not to cause trouble, but to stand guard and protect it.  In Boise, the group is called 3 Percent Idaho.

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Watch This Woman Give Birth to a 10-Pound Baby. In the Car.

Giving birth to a ten pound baby is an enormous accomplishment for any woman.  I gave birth to an 8-pounder and that was a bigger deal than climbing Mt. Everest.

This Houston, Texas woman gives birth to a ten pound baby.  Sitting upright.  In the car.  With her own hands!  She is superwoman.

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These Cars Are the Most Likely to Go 200,000 Miles

So you get your car paid off and you say, "Now I'm gonna drive this thing til the wheels fall off!"

Do you really mean it?  And how many miles will be on the car when that happens?

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Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert are Divorcing

Oh no!!!  This is one we didn't see coming.

Blake and Miranda are calling it quits after four years of marriage.

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Seahawks Fans Are Diehards…Most of the Time

One NFL team has more "bandwagon" fans than any other, meaning of course that fans hop on the success wagon but aren't very passionate about the team during the down times. Is it Seahawk Nation?  Surely not.

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People Are Putting Ice Cubes in Cereal

We can't get online without seeing pictures of food, but there's something new that's popping up alongside the photos of double cheeseburgers and Cuban sandwiches. One of the craziest new food trends is to put ice cubes in cereal.  Hmm.  What's the benefit?

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Weatherman Gives the Forecast Using Taylor Swift Lyrics

This meteorologist didn't just research the jet stream and highs and lows to put his weather forecast together this week.  He got creative and crammed a ton of Taylor Swift lyrics in there too.

Why?  Not, "cuz."  There was a method to his madness.  

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