Hi! My name is Kari Jakobsen and I’m so happy to be in Central New York. I was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest (Go Seahawks) and went to college at Washington State University (Go Cougs)! I’m definitely a big football fan, but I’m really excited to go to more hockey games and check out the Utica Comets! I’m a music lover through and through, no matter the genre, but country is where my heart is. Some of my favorite artists are Brad Paisley, Dan + Shay and Jillian Jacqueline. Because I’m new to the area, I’m on the hunt for things to do, places to eat and bars to grab a drink. If you have any recommendations, feel free to give me a ring during your workday at Big Frog 104.
Ilion Pizzeria Fighting Children’s Hunger This Summer
The folks at this Ilion pizzeria are our hometown heroes for serving our community like never before.
Bald Eagle Stolen From NY Refuge
Thieves broke into a New York wildlife refuge and bird-napped a bald eagle earlier this week and now the refuge is pleading for his return.
New Security Dog at Upstate NY Hospitals
The Bassett Medical Center has added its first four-legged member to their team, and he's definitely the best doggo.
DIY Ways to Stay Cool During the Heat Wave
Central New York is under heat advisory for much of the weekend, so I have a few tips for how to cool down (and still have fun) in the heat.
New Smoking Age in New York
Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation to raise the legal smoking age for cigarettes and vaping products from 18 to 21.
How to Celebrate National Hot Dog Day
Nothing screams an American summer more than a good ole hot dog.
Don’t Run? Check Out These 7 Events This Weekend
If you're looking to get out of the house this weekend but running the Boilermaker isn't exactly your thing, don't fret!
Five Fun Facts You Should Know About the Boilermaker
The Boilermaker Road Race is just five days away and this is my first time experiencing the excitement.
CNY Zoo Welcomes New Animal
The newest species at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo will grow to be almost as long as I am tall.
Cat Coalition Looking for Fosterers
There are kittens galore across central New York right now, and one local group has advice for shelters, volunteers and fostering families to manage this growing population of felines.
Man Gets Banned From Bar, Calls 911 to Complain
A crazy night of drinking got one New Jersey man banned from a bar for life. But his night only got worse after he called the police to complain about it.
Night Prowl at the Utica Zoo is Back
Turn your family into night prowlers at the Utica Zoo just in time for the summer solstice.