I grew up in Pennsylvania, studied Journalism and when I was 22, I packed up the Caddy with my wolf dog and my boyfriend and drove cross-country to San Diego. I met some fun people from Jazz 88 at a party and decided to try radio. I went to San Diego City College for six years and never graduated. Long time in community college, I know. I got my first on-air radio job doing traffic reports on half a dozen different radio stations in San Diego.
After Airwatch Traffic, I worked as a talk show producer, news writer, morning show sidekick, features writer and even wrote a radio column. When I landed at Shadow Broadcasting In 1994, I did traffic and news reports at a number of stations, which included Rock 102 and The Dave, Shelly and Chainsaw Show. That's when Dave gave me the name Ruth 66 and got me kicked off my other stations, so I was able to be exclusive to The DSC.
It was difficult being out of work for seven months in 2010 but I'm glad I got fired, because it led me to the best job I've ever had, here at JACK!