Hi! My name is Kari Jakobsen and I’m so happy to be in Central New York. I was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest (Go Seahawks) and went to college at Washington State University (Go Cougs)! I’m definitely a big football fan, but I’m really excited to go to more hockey games and check out the Utica Comets! I’m a music lover through and through, no matter the genre, but country is where my heart is. Some of my favorite artists are Brad Paisley, Dan + Shay and Jillian Jacqueline. Because I’m new to the area, I’m on the hunt for things to do, places to eat and bars to grab a drink. If you have any recommendations, feel free to give me a ring during your workday at Big Frog 104.
Are These Pods The Key to Keeping Your Dog Safe and Happy?
DogSpot is a new company rolling out a line of "sidewalk sanctuaries" for furry best friends so we can take them along with us in all of our adventures across CNY.
Get Spooked at Beardslee Castle’s Murder Mystery Dinner
It may still technically be summer, but the folks at Beardslee Castle in Little Falls are having a spooky time at their murder mystery dinners.
Man Crafts Amazing Gift for Rome Police Department
It's a wonderful way to say thank you to the men and women in the Rome Police Department that bust their butts to keep us safe every day.
Retired Utica Police Dog Dies at 11
We love our police officers and we love our dogs, so we really love Rex, a retired K-9 who served with the Utica Police Department.
Bald Eagle Stolen From NY Refuge
Thieves broke into a New York wildlife refuge and bird-napped a bald eagle earlier this week and now the refuge is pleading for his return.
The Bachelor Searching For New York Singles
Are you single, already swooning over one (or all) of the guys on this season of the Bachelorette, and willing to be one of 25+ women vying for The Bachelor's heart on national television?
Don’t Run? Check Out These 7 Events This Weekend
If you're looking to get out of the house this weekend but running the Boilermaker isn't exactly your thing, don't fret!
This Dollar Drink Sounds Like the Vacation We All Need
A long week of work can oftentimes leave us in need of a vacation... like yesterday. Well in case you can't just drop everything and fly to Hawaii, Applebee's has the perfect drink that can substitute as a mini-vacay, even if you're on a budget.
Summer Fun Begins Today in Rome
Kids and kids at heart everywhere rejoice! All of the city pools in Rome officially open today.
Utica Distillery Marks Five Years of Bourbon
June 14 is National Bourbon Day, and for Adirondack Distilling Company in Utica, the holiday marks five years of serving up the smoky spirit.