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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

DJs Posts

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Anyone Else Invited To The Ex’s House For Thanksgiving?

This is my second Thanksgiving as a single lady.  My ex and I ended things in the summer of 2013, and with three kids it's been important to us to get along and maintain a good relationship, and let it evolve into something new.  We're both much happier apart, an although we weren't right for each other as spouses, we genuinely care about each other and have been able to find places for each other in our lives as we move on.  And I'm going over there for Thanksgiving!  Is this a good thing?

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Most Thanksgiving Calories Come From These Two Things

It's not the turkey that's the problem on Thanksgiving Day.  If you're a calorie counter, there are two things on your plate that really make the calorie tally tick up in a hurry.  Ya gonna eat 'em anyway?  

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The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Just Might Include That Song From Frozen

I LOVE the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade.  Having the parade on TV, the smell of turkey pouring out of the oven, putting the green been casserole together, and trying to keep the kids out of the black olives until the guests arrive...that's one of the best moments of the year for me.

Have you seen the parade lineup?  It's looking good.

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Getting A Good Black Friday Deal? This Is The Secret.

We know this already.  Not all Black Friday sales are great deals.

But how can we tell?

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The Average Thanksgiving Dinner Should Cost Less Than 50 Bucks

The American Farm Bureau Federation just released their annual study on how much it should cost to serve Thanksgiving dinner for 10 people, and they say we can do it for $49.41.  How can this be?

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More Than 40 Chains Won’t Open on Thanksgiving Day

Some stores are opening up at 5 or 6pm on Thanksgiving Day to help you burn some calories after all the turkey and cranberries.  But others have said no, and won't open up until Black Friday.  Check out the growing list of stores that WON'T open on Thanksgiving Day.

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Stores Trick Us Into Spending More Money With Mannequin Eye Contact

As you're meandering through the clothing store, do you notice if the mannequin is making eye contact with you?  I do!  Just try to escape that gaze.  It's impossible.

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Crazy Family Parodies Meghan Trainor’s ‘All About That Bass’ [Video}

Wanna have Thanksgiving dinner at the crazy family's house?  I do.  They look so normal!  And then we see this video.

This video has 1.1 million views on Youtube and counting.  As one of the comments puts it, "Did you hire Paula Deen to write the lyrics?"  Enjoy

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Watch This Turkey Dance, Get Dizzy, and Fall Down [Video]

These turkeys are either dancing or demonstrating the magnetic powers that us gals have over guys in general.  Our magnetic pull is so strong, that once we hook them they'll stick with us until they get dizzy and fall down

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Idahoans Use More Water Than People In Any Other State

What are we doing with all the water?  Drinking it?  Watering lawns?

Water use has dropped in other states, but not in Idaho.

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