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.
Rome Teachers Bring Signs of Encouragement to Students Front Lawns
With schools across New York closed through at least mid-April, teachers in CNY are getting creative with how to teach and connect with their students.
Walmart to Give Employees Temperature Checks, Masks, and Gloves
In an effort to increase protection for their employees, Walmart announced they are rolling out new safety measures.
Central New York Restaurant Uses Dancing Dinosaurs to Deliver Food
With all restaurants in New York State currently restricted to takeout or delivery, one central New York spot is getting creative with how it brings food to people.
Cuomo Announces Access to Mental Health Resources During Pandemic
New Yorkers will still have access to mental health resources during the coronavirus pandemic, when it may be more crucial than ever.
First Responders, Healthcare Workers Drink for Free at Starbucks
Starbucks is saying thank you to brave men and women across the country by giving them free coffee during the coronavirus crisis.
Central New York Artists Holding Virtual Craft Classes to Keep Kids Creative
A group of CNY artists are using the wonders of the Internet to keep members of our community connected to art, and to each other, during this stressful time.
Yes, You Should Take That Nap Today – Even NASA Approves
With Daylight Savings Time, you're probably a little more tired than normal, and a new survey revealed that your attitude and job performance will both take a hit.
NY Pizza Shop Puts Adoptable Dogs on Boxes to Get Them Adopted
It's no secret that there are an insane amount of animals in shelters. One New York pizza shop is doing its part to help adoptable dogs find their homes.
Chipotle Worker Leaves Sweet Note on New York State Trooper’s Lunch
The New York State Police shared a photo as a thank you for making their trooper smile with an act of kindness that couldn't have taken more than a minute.
CNY May Soon Be Home to the World’s Longest Charcuterie Board
Some Herkimer County natives are working to put together the world's longest charcuterie board to display in September.
The Annual Prom Dress Giveaway is Back in Central New York
Prom is right around the corner, and so is the annual Prom Dress Giveaway that ensures every girl gets the chance to wear her dream dress to the dance.
Create Your Own Baby Yoda at Central New York Paint and Sip
Fans of Star Wars and The Mandalorian will love the newest paint and sip event coming to central New York.