Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Big News

I'll cut to the chase.  My last day in radio is Friday, July 5th, and on Monday, July 8th, I'll start my new job doing corporate communications for a company based out of Birmingham (who shall remain nameless to protect the innocent!).

I've spent over half of my life on the radio - I started as a college freshman at the campus radio station and haven't looked back.  However, as you know if you read this blog, my life has changed quite a bit in the past couple of years: moved to Alabama, met the love of my life, got married, and had a beautiful baby girl.

I am beyond grateful for the gifts that my career has given me - especially for those I just listed.  If I hadn't taken this job in Birmingham, none of the above would have happened, and now, I can't imagine my life without my handsome husband and my beautiful daughter. 

My radio career has taken me all over the country - Maryland, Pennsylvania, Colorado, Connecticut and Alabama - and has introduced me to some of the biggest characters and personalities one could ever imagine.  I have always said that working in radio is "better than working for a living", because when you love what you do, it's not really "work". 

However, the time has come to take the skills that I have acquired along the way and apply them in the next phase of my career.  I am beyond excited for this new opportunity.  When I say that it is better than I could have imagined, I am not exaggerating. (And I am not just excited about getting to sleep in a little later each day....)  I really do think that God was looking out for me and guiding the entire long process for me to make this transition.

To those of you who have cheered me on while I was making this big decision, thank you.  Change is not always the easiest, but your encouragement and counsel made it a lot easier.  Thank you to all those I have worked with over the past almost 20 years, too - it's been a fantastic ride, and I'll be cheering all of you on from the other side of the radio.

26 comments:

  1. Way to go Jeannine! I give it to you for guts and brains! I often wonder if I'd have enough of each to make such a decision if/when the time comes. Much success, and a hug to you!

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    1. Thanks Paula! I really appreciate it...and for the record, I think you have more guts and brains than you give yourself credit for! :)

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  2. Congrats my dear! So very proud of all you have accomplished and how you have been such a huge impact on my others. Whatever this new chapter is, may it be the BEST years of your life!
    Hugs
    FP Sticks Together Forever!
    ~Joy
    xo

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  3. God Bless You ! Good Luck ! We Will miss Your Beautiful Voice in the Radio ! Go Forward !

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  4. I wish you big success -- but, I will say, as a listener, I'll miss what you've brought to the show! Good luck! :)

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  5. That's great news! Good for you!
    www.chasemradio.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you, Chase! I really appreciate it!

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  6. Oh my! I will sorely miss you on the radio! I hope you still continue your blogs so that we can all check up on your beautiful baby girl & your wonderful family life!!

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    1. Thanks Olivia! I will certainly be updating this blog and my FB page with more photos than most people might want! :)

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  7. Jeannine, I've missed visiting you in Conn. all those years ago - my favorite visit was the time I brought my dad with me...but have so enjoyed watching your life blossom.
    The great thing about social media is we never have to lose contact!
    All the best always - Marc Ratner

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    1. Thanks Marc! I always loved your visits! I appreciate the sweet words - and we will definitely stay in touch!

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  8. The World is yours. You make your life what it is so go out and make it happen. You GO Girl. Love You

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  9. Thank you so much! You've always been one of my biggest fans... :)

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  10. 8 years ago (last week) you gave me the opportunity to shine at one of the biggest heritage stations in the east. I will never be able to thank you enough for that opportunity. This time, it's YOUR time. YOUR time to shine. Take it, run with it, make it yours and let it make you happy. I can see the excitememt in the text of this note, I can feel the passion you wrote it with. Good luck in your new endeavour. It's YOUR time.

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    1. You are too sweet! Thank you so much Randy! (In my head, I heard you saying this like in the movie "The Goonies"...is that bad?)

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  11. CONGRATULATIONS BUT WILL MISS HEARING THAT SWEET VOICE AND ESPECIALLY YOUR LAUGH.....BUT SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!!!!

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  12. Jeannine, I am so very happy for you and your next big step of faith! I believe in you and God really does!
    Bill

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  13. Missing you on the radio. So happy for you and your new opportunity. I know you will continue to be a blessing to the people around you just like you were for all of your radio family.

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    1. Thank you very much! I really appreciate it!

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  14. I really miss hearing you on the radio. I am so happy for your new career. You & Steven have such a beautiful daughter. I wish all of you the best.
    Carolyn Miller

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