Karen West

Karen is a Hampton Roads native, born and raised in Newport News and now lives in Norfolk. She has four daughters who are her best friends. Karen has been on the air on the Eagle for over 25 years and very passionate about radio and connecting with her listeners.  

Karen is also very passionate about her charitable causes.  She is active with the American Cancer Society’s “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” campaign in memory of her sister Ginni, who passed away peacefully of breast cancer in 2005.  She is also very active with St. Jude Children’s Hospital’s endeavor to end childhood cancer.  

Karen is an author who has written two books to benefit various charities.  Amazing Trace, A Sister’s Journal follows the story of her sister’s battle with breast cancer.  It is available at all online booksellers.  

Karen recently began traveling internationally and crossing things off her bucket list, proving to herself that if you want something bad enough, go for it!  She has taken several trips on a very VERY small budget and shares her experiences on “Travelin’ With Karen.”  

Her favorite quote of all time is from Maya Angelou:  “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”  

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Going to Florida this Winter? Look Out for Falling Iguanas!

Sounds like a joke, right? But if the National Weather Service is warning people, you might wanna wear a hardhat. Not the little critters’ fault, tho. The temperature in southern Florida will take a rare drop, and since iguanas are cold blooded creatures, they tend to slow down when the temperature gets below 40.

Something to consider if you plan on vacationing in sunny Miami in the next week or two. – KW

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People Are Leaving Up Their Christmas Trees & Repurposing Them As Valentine’s Trees

This is either genius or really, really lazy. Instead of taking down their Christmas trees, some people are redecorating them to celebrate Valentine’s Day…and sharing their creations on social media. The results are positively beautiful and a lot of folks are using cute finds from dollar stores and thrift stores.

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✨🌲💖♥️✨💖♥️🌲✨♥️✨♥️✨ I wouldn’t Mind This Tree All Year 😌😍🥰In My Livin Room • • • • • • • • Posted @withregram • @aakaybee AJ protested both times I’ve attempted to take the Christmas tree down.🙄 Come through Dollar Tree! 🙌🏾😍 Most of the decorations are from DT. The feather boas are from my craft room.😉 It’s a little “cheapy” looking, but it made my babies happy and makes me smile a little, too. AND this baby isn’t coming down until the END of February.🤣🤣🤣 . . . #valentinestree #valentinesdecor #dollartreecrafts #dollarstoredecor #treetransformation #valentinesday #love #hearts #lovedecor #dollartreefinds #dollartree #dollartreecommunity #dollartreediy #target #farm #farmhousedecor #heart #love #bhfyp #dollartreehauls #hauls #memes #fun #dollartreedecor #walmart #valentines #hacked #valentinesday2020 #love #hackedinstagram #diy #decor

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To get inspired, you can follow #valentinestree on Instagram! – KW

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Dancing Middle School Teacher is Now TikTok Famous! {Video}

Craig Smith, a middle school teacher from Louisville, Kentucky, has gained respect from his students…and the internet! He recorded videos of himself dancing in the classroom and then posted them on TikTok. His kids now call him “TikTok Famous!” Check out these awesome moves! And be sure to follow him to see more videos! – KW

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Kids are at lunch and it the day before OCMS Xmas break . So….#teachersoftiktok #oldskool #ocms #over50andlovinit

♬ Jump Around – House Of Pain

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I’ll Bet You Have A Box Of These Somewhere…And It’s Time To Let Goooooo

I never even thought about it until I read this story about a couple who had moved a few times due to the husband’s job. One box always went unpacked and straight into the garage. The box contained about 30 electronic cords to lord knows what. Anyway, about 4 years ago, the woman sorted through the box, paired the cords with the electronic devices they still had, and got rid of the rest. She says it was like a gigantic weight had been lifted! Until last summer when they went through their garage and found a bag…filled with…

You guessed it.

Maybe it’s time to start ditching those cords and electronic devices from the last decade that’s just chillin somewhere in a box, a bag, or a junk drawer? I know I have my work cut out for me this weekend. I have at least THREE boxes. – KW

What To Do With All Those Cables And Cords You’ve Hoarded

Over at the Wall Street Journal, writer Katharine Bindley asked us to admit one thing to ourselves: Somewhere, in the back of a closet or an attic, we all have a box of unused cords and cables. Collected throughout a lifetime, their individual purpose remains unclear-yet you hold onto them in fear that you might,…

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Today is National Dress Up Your Pet Day!

Do you dress up your pet?

My oldest daughter Kara does. She dresses her furbabies up quite often and they seem to like it!

So….in celebration of National Dress Up Your Pet Day, check out these cuties!







BTW, they have their own Facebook page @dennisonpigpigs

Side note: I guess this makes them my “grandpigs”, huh? – KW

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Dan + Shay Share Heartwarming Video of Boy Singing 10,000 Hours to his Baby Brother! {Watch}

Grab the Kleenex! ❤️

DAN + SHAY shared a beautiful video of a boy comforting his baby brother by singing “10,000 Hours”.



And then they offered the family this sweet surprise!



I’m not cryin’…YOU’RE cryin’ – KW

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New Invention Helps You Avoid Being Stranded Without TP

Forgot to bring a spare roll of toilet paper to the bathroom? Maybe you live with someone who NEVER replaces the roll when it’s empty? The geniuses at Charmin have created a robot to help us out of a jam, y’all. And this better not be a joke!



The TP droid is operated via bluetooth. No word on when it will be available to the public.

Charmin also debuted two other potty products: one gadget alerts you when the bathroom is no longer stinky and the other is a porta-potty type that includes VR, so you don’t have to miss one moment of whatever event you’re attending because you had to stop and pee. Umm. A little over the top, there…but someone will probably want it. – KW

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