With almost 40 years in radio, Karen West lives and breathes the Country Radio lifestyle! As 97.3 The Eagle’s Assistant Brand Manager, Music Director and on-air midday personality, Karen’s love and passion for the format is unparalleled.
Obsessed with the new country artists Jackson Dean, Nate Smith, Bailey Zimmerman, Lainey Wilson, Chapel Hart, Priscilla Block, Jelly Roll…as well as those artists that blew the doors open for them…Waylon, Loretta, Garth, Strait.
Outside of radio Karen’s is extremely passionate about the many charitable causes that she gives her time to. 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, and St. Jude Children’s Hospital’s endeavors to end childhood cancer are two charities that hold a very special place in her heart.
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. Karen’s works are available at most online book retailers.
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.”
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.
Chuck Yielding’s 14-year-old son Aiden has leukemia, and goes in for chemo every Tuesday. Unfortunately, only one parent can go in the hospital with him. So…Chuck did what any good dad would do! Dance like an idiot outside of his window to keep him positive! And now, Chuck’s massive dance moves have gone viral!!!!
Great job, Chuck!!!!! Sending good vibes to the Yielding family…and prayers for Aiden for a speedy remission! – KW
2020 has…for the most part…been a bummer of a year. Most folks are now looking for as many “bright moments” as possible! If you’re a sky watcher like me, we’re in for a nice little treat this Halloween! A rare Blue Moon!
Now, the moon won’t appear blue, of course. Blue Moons are full moons that happen twice in one month. The first one was October 1st…and the second one falls on Halloween. The next time there will be a Blue Moon on Halloween will be 2039. It’s also the first time a Halloween full moon has appeared for all time zones since 1944! Enjoy! Try not to howl too loudly! 😉 – KW
2020 may not have the best year for travel (or even leaving the house), but it’s been a great year for celestial events. This past spring we saw a “Full Worm Moon” in March followed by a pink supermoon in April .
Somebody gave Karen and Stephanie the mic and said, “talk about music, lifestyle news, and crap.” They took that literally.
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These are super cute, but apparently, I’ve always had nap dresses. And worn them in public! I just didn’t know that’s what they were!
Not to be confused with a nightgown, these little beauties look like sundresses…I guess…but a little more flowy. So like…if you’ve been enjoying a 2 hour snooze and suddenly you get a call to meet your girlfriends in 30 minutes for a mimosa or three, you can just quickly accessorize (and brush your teeth), and there you go!
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One company claims to have originated the nap dress and trademarked it a couple of years ago, but judging by the reactions on Twitter, any dress can be a nap dress. You just have to have slept in it at some time.
Any dress can be a Nap Dress if you're lazy enough, tbh.
— Rachel Hawkins/Erin Sterling (@LadyHawkins) July 26, 2020
I’ve never met a dress that I couldn’t turn into a “nap dress.” It’s called dedication, my friends.
— Tori Fletcher (@hellotorifletch) July 24, 2020
So it begs to question. What was it that made the nap dress a thing now? The pandemic? Or perhaps…Taylor Swift? – KW
I think it’s safe to say Tay is in a nap dress pic.twitter.com/8qlQ2Pu6Sh
— rachel syme (@rachsyme) July 24, 2020
Hey…if Dierks Bentley can do this, so can I!
If staying at home has finally inspired you to KonMari your entire place – meaning…getting rid of everything that doesn’t spark joy….Marie Kondo has a challenge for you! Now, you can get your space in shape before the end of summer with Marie’s 8 week organization challenge! And it’s FREE! You up for it? Me too! – KW
An eight-week calendar of bite-size tasks to complete your tidying – and transform your summer – before the season is over!
Never thought this day would come. I mean…he can wear a wig for his “Hot Country Knights” side hustle and still be the Dierks we all know and love after the gig is over, right? But it looks like he has decided….to MORPH into Doug Douglasson for REALS this time! Now, our Morgan Wallen can rock this look all he wants and its awesome. Dierks? Ehhhhhhh…..
Personally, I’m not a fan of this….but I’m gonna let YOU be the judge. What do you think? – KW
If you’ve always wanted to learn how to play an instrument but don’t have the funds to invest into a lot of equipment, the harmonica might be a great and inexpensive option for you! And I can’t think of a better instructor than a popular country music artist who plays the harmonica very well! Chris Janson! So…check out the video below! Let him inspire you! If this sounds good to you, I’ll see you in the music store! I’d like to try this myself! – KW
The docuseries “Filthy Rich” is trending again on Netflix, and Cash & Karen discuss the renewed interest in the show. Also, Cash finally got around to checking out the new Perry Mason series on HBO. Did it meet up to his expectations? And Karen found a wonderful and little known Eddie Murphy movie that she thinks we could all use right now!
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If you look forward to Shark Week more than Christmas, this job is for you! A company called USDirect is offering one lucky person a thousand bucks PLUS snacks and swag just for watching Discovery Channel’s Shark Week!
Shark Week fans could have the chance to win $1,000 just for watching Discovery Channel’s one and only Shark Week. USDirect is on the hunt to find a really jaw-some fan to watch the entirety of Shark Week, starting August 9.
Think you’re the right candidate? Hurry! You only have until 7pm on July 27th to apply for the gig! Good luck! – KW
When Jaws came out in 1975, the world went into a fear-induced panic over the blood-thirsty, boat-circling monsters that are sharks. But in 2019, the release of “Baby Shark” undid all of that. Suddenly, sharks were cute, smiley, and pink, and toddlers everywhere begged their parents to play the jingle on repeat.
You can recycle those old Amazon boxes now. If you have some time on your hands, a retro TV, and a CAT, this is a pretty fabulous project! People have started turning these old electronics into fully functional cat beds! Check it out! Its impressive! – KW
As you can see based on my instructables, my girlfriend loves cat beds. This is my latest creation with an old tv I found. Add Tip Ask Question Download First you need to find an old tv. I found mine for $30 on Kijiji.