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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Which Celebrities Made Cheesy Lifetime Movies Before They Were Famous?

Its been awhile since I’ve watched a Lifetime movie, but I’ll tell ya what! Once I get started on one, that’s a rabbit hole I can’t get out of for days. I remember seeing a couple of these celebrities on those oh-so-cheesy-but-addictive movies, but the rest of them are a complete surprise. Reese Witherspoon? Hillary Swank? Jason Momoa? Really? Now they’re making me want to buy yet another streaming subscription to add to the list I already have! Okay, here…take my 4 bucks a month. – KW

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New Episode: What’s Bingeworthy for the Holiday Weekend with Cash & Karen {Listen}

Cash phoned it in this week while laying around and watching shows in his jammies! Did he like the movie “7500” with Joseph Gordon-Levitt even after Carly ruined for him?

Karen only watched ONE movie last weekend…and just learned that she missed ALL the best parts of it! But how???

Plus, some new and buzzworthy fare on the streaming platforms for July!

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Twitter Wants to Know: What’s Something You’ve Said In The Last 6 Months That Would Make No Sense to Someone in 2019?

2020 was definitely the year that changed everything. Who knew that toilet paper, masks, gloves, and hand sanitizer would end up being like GOLD? Or…some guy who calls himself the Tiger King would be a Netflix and internet star???


Anyway, Adam Aston, a medical student from Georgia, threw out this question to the Twitterverse last Sunday….

And here are some funny…but TRUE responses!

And, I have one of my own: “Carole totally did it.” – KW



What’s Bingeworthy for the Weekend with Karen & Cash {Podcast}

This week’s episode got a little crazy. SOMEONE spoiled an entire movie for Cash with NO REGRETS! (Don’t worry…we don’t do it to you here.) Paul McCoy has some interesting thoughts about the movie “Marriage Story” and its star Adam Driver. And Karen found a FRENCH subtitled show on Netflix that should be getting a lot more buzz than it is! PLUS… what’s it all about? USA Network’s latest offering, “Dirty John 2: The Betty Broderick Story” and Kevin Bacon’s latest movie, “You Should Have Left”.


What’s Coming to Netflix in July!

Never have I ever been so excited to see what’s new coming up on the streaming platforms. For the last three months, it seems like that’s all we’ve been doing…streaming shows. Naturally, there would come a time when we WOULD get bored with the selection. Like…right now? Fortunately, Netflix is giving us plenty more to choose from this summer beginning July 1st!

What’s New on Netflix in July 2020

With July upon us, there are a slew of new Netflix titles coming your way. As the coronavirus pandemic continues, you are probably spending your summer months inside more than you usually would, and the good news is, there are a ton of streaming options to help you pass the time.

Personally, I’m looking forward to the return of “The Notebook” (July 18th…don’t judge me), and the reboot of Unsolved Mysteries (starting July 1st)!

Happy streaming! – KW


New Episode: What’s Bingeworthy for the Weekend with Karen & Cash! {Listen}

Good things may seem to be getting pretty light on the streaming services if you’ve spent the last three months watching them all! This week, we’ve started adding movie reviews and recommendations. Karen watched a movie she swore she never would…and liked it! Cash was challenged to watch a chick flick!

…and…are you ready to go back to the theaters?

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Dads Don’t Want Clothes for Father’s Day?

Well, unless you know for sure that dear old dad wanted a new Hawaiian shirt for Father’s Day, you may wanna return it for something else…like a power tool, a retreat, or a flashy new electronic gadget. According to ONE survey of 1000 dads, clothes topped the list of the one thing they didn’t want on their special day. Also on the “don’t want” list: greeting cards, books, & personal care items.

Honestly, I don’t know whose dads they were talking to, but the dads I know would welcome any gifts from their children…and totally love them! – KW

What gifts NOT to buy on Father’s Day, according to one survey

For those who are stumped about what kind of gift to buy for Father’s Day, maybe one suggestion that could help is this: Start with what not to buy for the occasion. Coupon Lawn surveyed more than 1,000 fathers in the United States to see what their most unwanted gifts were for Father’s Day.


The Simpsons Have A Message for the Class of 2020

Many celebrities have shared inspirational words virtually for the graduates of 2020, so…why not the Simpsons? Well…specifically Lisa. Homer may have had a couple of brews before breakfast, and Bart…ahem…is just being Bart. And HEY!!! Seriously, somebody really needs to help Marge in the kitchen!

BUT…without further ado…

LIVE…almost…okay, not live via Zoom from Springfield, congratulations grads…from The Simpsons!