Carolyn McArdle has been working in radio in the Bay Area for 20 years. She started in 1992 as Don Bleu's intern and is thrilled to be working at 103.7 as his co-host/producer.
Carolyn plays tennis almost 6 days per week. and there's no beer that you put in front of her that she won't try.
From: Hinsdale, IL originally but have lived in Concord for 32 years :)
Favorite TV Shows: The Office, American Idol, New Adventures of Old Christine, Chelsea Lately, The Golden Girls....yep, you heard me...The Golden Girls
Describe yourself in three words. Funny. Outgoing. Competitive.
Where is your favorite place? Carmel, CA. Scenic Dr. Saturday morning. Nuff said.
What would your ideal night be? Great food, someplace quiet, and fantastic cocktails that are somehow hangover proof.
If you were a movie, which one would you be? Thelma and Louise.
If you had access to a magic genie, what would you wish for? For all pets to have great, loving homes. There would be a world without animal abuse/neglect.
Scary moments at local Batman movie:
It was a very scary moment for moviegoers in
Apple numbers sag in last quarter:
Apple says its growth slowed in the most recent quarter, disappointing investors who thought its progress was unstoppable. In both revenue and net income, Apple posted the smallest increases in years for the April to June period, failing to meet analyst expectations. Apple sold 26 million iPhones in the quarter which is at the low end of expectations. It sold 17 million iPads, beating forecasts. On a semi-related note, Apple will release its new operating system for Mac computers today. It's called Mountain Lion and it narrows the gap between the PC and phone software packages, making Mac personal computers work more like iPhones and iPads.
Bay Area public transit getting a much needed makeover:
The Bay Area is getting a much needed public transit makeover. The Federal Transit Administration announced yesterday that the Bay Area will recieve over $45 million to modernize BART, Muni and AC Transit. Muni will replace aging diesel buses with new hybrid vehicles. AC Transit will upgrade its fare collection machines and BART will install real-time bus and rail service information at its stations.
Over 1000 tickets were stolen from the Gilroy Garlic Festival Association offices for the upcoming festival this weekend. The tickets have a total value of $12,500. Police are warning people to be careful when purchasing Garlic Festival tickets online as those might be stolen and they will NOT be honored at the gate at the festival this weekend.
Bridge toll hikes likely:
It is very feasible that we could see bridge tolls rise again here in the Bay Area soon. The Metropolitan Transportation Commission said bridge toll hikes combined with a rise in San Francisco sales taxes could help offset the $650 million dollar price tag that will allow a high-speed rail tunnel connecting the Caltrain station at 4th and King streets in San Francisco to the new Transbay Terminal in downtown San Francisco. Critics who are against the high speed rail line have redoubled their efforts to derail the project that could eventually link Los Angeles and San Francisco with trains traveling up to 220 mph.
Good Samaritan story:
And now for a warm and fuzzy story….talk about a good Samaritan story….A disabled man named Patrick Connelly was attending a concert for country music superstar Blake Shelton the other night and didn’t realize the show was standing room only. Unfortunately Patrick is confined to a wheelchair and because it’s standing room only, he couldn’t use his wheelchair. 2 random concertgoers lifted Patrick up and held him for over 30 minutes in the 100 degree heat in the front row just so Patrick could enjoy it! Then, Blake Shelton, who was performing, invited Patrick and his family backstage! The 2 men that held Patrick disappeared before his family got a chance to say “Thank you”.
North Carolina woman buys $10 painting at Goodwill that ends up being worth $15k:
A North Carolina artist was shopping at her local Goodwill store the other day and found 2 two large abstract paintings selling for $10 that she really liked. So she bought them and went home and did a Google search on the artists name. The artist, Ilya Bolotowsky is apparently a very well-established 20th century painter. The woman then called Sotheby's and they said they would auction the paintings off for an estimated price of $20,000! So this lucky womans $10 find just tured into $20,000!
88% of us stalk our ex’s on Facebook:
You and your spouse have broken up and you both move on, right? Nope…not according to this study. Post breakup, 88 percent of people stalk their exes on Facebook! And then, when you finally move on, what do you do? Stalk your new love on Facebook. The study also shows that you’ll probably also re-read and analyze your previous Facebook messages and wall posts and maybe delete pictures of the two of you together in happier times.