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How KTTS has impacted my life!

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 I can't believe that KTTS is 40 years old!   Though I wasn't around the Springfield Metro when KTTS first kicked off- I do remember where I was when I first heard it.  It was in the 70's at Connie Hornbuckle's house.  Connie's' Mom  was singing along to some country song- it was probably Porter Wagner, The Statlers or even  Dolly Parton.    As a young kid, in all honesty, I wasn't that impressed, except that I noticed there wasn't a lot of static like AM stations.  KTTS was an FM station- everything sounded clearer and sharp not muddy.

Several years went by- my parents built a house out in the country and I happened  to live in the  Strafford School District.   At school each morning the principal would announce the days activities  and would always close with " if we have bad weather always turn to 94.7 KTTS to see if school will be canceled or delayed".

  When I was a senior in high school, I was nominated for Homecoming Queen- I know what you thinking- boy I didn't see that coming!   Anyway who would have ever thought that KTTS would be part of THAT big decision? As it turns out News  Director Morris James came and interview each of us. I guess he was thrilled with my answers  because I was crown queen that evening!!  

During my freshmen year of college I was hired as a news reporter for KTTS.  Let me tell you- I wasn't ready.  It was my first commercial radio station. I promptly fell on my face- I was mic fright and scared to death!.  I was let go after 3 months- but I vowed to myself that I would be back!

Down the road 20 plus years and I AM baaaaccckkkkk!     Its ironic isn't it?  I have come full circle. I hope that the  "radio revolving door" has finally shut and locked  me in!  This has been a dream come true to come back to KTTS!   I feel like the luckiest girl in the world!!

Thanks so much for listening to 94.7 Today's KTTS.  YOU have made it the success that it  continues to have through the years!


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