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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Hallmark Christmas Movies Roasting on an Open Fiiiiiiiiire….

Okay, admit it. You sung that! HAHA! But seriously, I do love the cheesy Hallmark holiday movies so much! I’ll watch them…and before I know it, 84 years have gone by! Anyway, we’re not the only ones addicted to these feel good movies! Three guys have created a podcast with their own reviews! Which means, they’re just like us and don’t move from the sofa for hours. One of them adores the movies, one is neutral and one totally despises them. When the three come together, hilarity ensues. Honestly, I may now become more addicted to the reviews than the movies!

OH! And how about THIS for everyone who still loves Zack Morris?

A “Saved by the Bell” Christmas movie!

Hey guys! Make it happen! K, thanks, bye! – KW


Trending: Strange New Beauty Hack to Create Fuller Lips

First, I would like to go on record to say that I would never do this. Besides looking totally unnatural, I wouldn’t want a lip malfunction while eating out at a fancy restaurant. Or ANYWHERE, for that matter.

Women are applying glue between their nose and upper lip as an alternative to lip fillers. It involves applying strong adhesive like lash glue or even SUPERGLUE (what???), right above the top lip. Then you fold your lip up and stick it to the glue, creating an illusion of a fuller top lip. The trend originated on video sharing app TikTok before making its rounds on Twitter.

Here. Check it out for yourself.

Ouch. That looks like it would hurt. – KW


Children of 9/11 Heroes to Join FDNY this Month

Today, we remember all the people we lost on September 11th, 2001.

Including the first responders who ran into those buildings, knowing they might not make it back out.

Their legacy is still with us…in more ways than one.

The newest class of NYC firefighters will graduate in just a few days…and 13 of them are children of firefighters who lost their lives that day.

They’re called “legacy graduates” and it’s the most any one class ever had. – KW


Spoiler Alert: Loch Ness Monster is Allegedly a Giant Eel

Gahhhhhhhhhhhh, nothing takes the fun out of a good fish story than SCIENCE! I mean, so what if it’s a big slimy eel viewed through beer goggles! This is like trying to tell a toddler that there’s no Santa. ITS WRONG! Okay? So just shut up. Thanks. – KW

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Real Estate Listing Goes Viral BECAUSE ITS CREEPY!

This Southern Australian mansion looks beautiful and inviting from the outside. I mean, who wouldn’t want a big house like that all nestled in a large private, wooded area.



When you first look at the pics, the house looks a little dated…nothing that a little TLC couldn’t take care of.



…and then THIS happened!!!!



We ain’t even playing around here..



Home, Sweet HELL????? Yeah…I’m gonna take a hard pass on this. – KW

See all pics here:

10 Melory Crescent, Magill, SA 5072

Auction Location: On site. Woodforde House circa 1856. Two titles, unrenovated, Tiny Original Chapel, dual cellars and roof top viewing platform, backs onto the council reserve, so you feel like you are deep in the country. Mystery and intrigue, OMG beats anything you will ever see, it’s at every turn!


Get Ready! The Outlaw Music Festival is Coming to Virginia Beach! (Podcast)

Win tickets!

Listen to Karen West at 11:26am Monday- Friday Sept 9th-13th to win!

Willie Nelson is bringing his extended family, both blood and music-related, to Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater Virginia Beach! The Outlaw Music Festival features Willie along with Bonnie Raitt, Alison Krauss, The Avett Brothers, Lukas Nelson & the Promise of the Real, and MORE!

Listen…as we celebrate this outstanding event coming to Hampton Roads on September 14th!

Tickets are available now at livenation.com! – KW


How to Propose…Like a Boss!

This guy is a charmingly evil genius of the most romantic kind, and if his girlfriend had turned him down, I would have married him myself! Edi Okoro in Herefordshire, England, got an engagement ring for his girlfriend, Cally Read, and then took pictures for a month of “proposals” without her knowledge!

Check ’em out here:

Well, she said yes, of course! AWWWWW! I mean…how could she not? She sorta had a month to think about it. HAHA! 😉 Congrats to the happy couple! – KW


Are You Good at Adulting?

A recent poll looked at how good we are at “adulting.” It listed a bunch of things we SHOULD know how to do as a grown-up, and asked readers whether or not they can do them. I mean, there are a few things I could probably be a LOT better at. I’ve lamented for months about my parallel parking skills, so I’m not going to bore you with that. I can change a flat tire, but I’d prefer not to, ya know? So…some of the things on the list:

Swallow a pill easily? – check.

Regularly have the oil changed in the car? – YEP!

Neatly wrap a gift? – Sure! If you don’t mind waiting forever for it!

Kill a spider without screaming – You GOTTA be kidding me! But 59 percent say yeah. Maybe those folks should start their own emergency spider killing business. We call ’em…and for a hundred bucks, they come over our house and get rid of it. I’m not talking about calling an exterminator. I mean, someone who specializes in exterminating ONE spider. Someone who is on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days and even on leap year who will drop everything and make a house call! Like…right now. Even if it’s two in the morning. Okay…wishful thinking.

FINALLY, there’s this:

Almost 70 percent of those people surveyed said they could fold a fitted sheet. Ugh. I’ve watched those how-to YouTube videos over and over and mine STILL don’t look that pretty. Maybe over half of those people surveyed were LYING? I don’t know. Is rolling it up and shoving it in the linen closet still considered “folding”? If it is, I’m adulting like a boss. – KW


CMA Nominees Are In!

Maren Morris leads the nominations with SIX including single & song of the year for “Girl.” Brothers Osborne scored 4 nominations, Carrie Underwood earned 3, as did Blake Shelton, Dierks Bentley, Chris Stapleton, Dan + Shay, Luke Combs, Eric Church and Kacey Musgraves!

The 53rd Annual CMA Awards, hosted by Carrie, Dolly and Reba, will air November 13th on ABC! (WVEC 13)

Entertainer of the Year
Garth Brooks
Eric Church
Chris Stapleton
Carrie Underwood
Keith Urban

Male Vocalist of the Year
Dierks Bentley
Luke Combs
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton
Keith Urban

Female Vocalist of the Year
Kelsea Ballerini
Miranda Lambert
Maren Morris
Kacey Musgraves
Carrie Underwood

Vocal Duo of the Year
Brooks & Dunn
Brothers Osborne
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Maddie & Tae

Vocal Group of the Year
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
Old Dominion
Zac Brown Band

New Artist of the Year
Cody Johnson
Ashley McBryde
Carly Pearce
Morgan Wallen

Album of the Year
Center Point Road, Thomas Rhett
Cry Pretty, Carrie Underwood
Dan + Shay, Dan + Shay
Desperate Man, Eric Church
Girl, Maren Morris

Single of the Year
“Burning Man,” Dierks Bentley feat. Brothers Osborne
“Girl,” Maren Morris
“God’s Country,” Blake Shelton
“Millionaire,” Chris Stapleton
“Speechless,” Dan + Shay

Song of the Year
“Beautiful Crazy,” recorded by Luke Combs
“Girl,” recorded by Maren Morris
“God’s Country,” recorded by Blake Shelton
“Rainbow,” recorded by Kacey Musgraves
“Tequila,” recorded by Dan + Shay

Music Video of the Year
“Burning Man,” Dierks Bentley feat. Brothers Osborne
“Girl,” Maren Morris
“God’s Country,” Blake Shelton
“Rainbow,” Kacey Musgraves
“Some of It,” Eric Church

Musical Event of the Year
“All My Favorite People,” Maren Morris feat. Brothers Osborne
“Brand New Man,” Brooks & Dunn with Luke Combs
“Dive Bar,” Garth Brooks and Blake Shelton
“Old Town Road (Remix),” Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus
“What Happens in a Small Town,” Brantley Gilbert and Lindsay Ell

Who Will Win Entertainer of the Year?

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