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.
Buy Your Own Animal House! Former Central New York Fraternity House For Sale
Oh, the possibilities! A former fraternity house in Syracuse is on the market and If it becomes yours, you could create your very own Animal House.
Central New York Zoo Welcomes Adorable Baby Snow Leopard – Help Pick Her Name!
Animal lovers in Central New York rejoice! A female baby snow leopard has been born at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo, and you can help pick her name.
Beagle Sisters at Stevens Swan Looking for Loving Home Together
Two beagle sisters are searching for a home together in Central New York where their owners will love them just as much as they love each other.
Animals From the Utica Zoo Go on a ‘Date’ to Central New York Museum
Need your dose of cute for the day? Some animals from the Utica Zoo recently got to experience the exhibits in a local museum and the videos are cute as heck!
How to Keep Your Pups Safe During Firework Festivities
While you and I may love lighting off and watching all the biggest fireworks on the Fourth of July, that isn't the case for every member of our families.
Bucket List Airbnb in New York: Shipping Container-Turned-Cabin
It's hard not to admire the creativity of this New York couple who converted a shipping container into a dreamy cabin getaway in the woods.
Pup Cups Are Helping Western New York Shelter Pups Get Adopted
A Western New York ice cream shop has stepped up to help shelter pups find their forever homes this summer.
Buffalo Trooper Run Over by Car Now Recovering From Home
A New York State Trooper that sustained severe injuries during a protest earlier this month is now recovering from home.
New York State Police Dog Sniffs Out Missing Boy, Finds Him Unconscious But Alive
A K9 with the New York State Police came to rescue on Thursday when he was able to sniff out a missing boy and save his life.
Weekly Food Distributions Set Up in Syracuse to Curb CNY Hunger
Local CNY organizations have teamed up to keep residents' pantries (and bellies) full as the community recovers from the financial effects of the pandemic.
Glamp Inside a Geometric Dome at This Unique New York Farm
If you're looking for a camping experience unlike anything else, you'll want to look into reserving your spot at this farm in the Catskills.
Did You Know New York is Home to the Mount Rushmore of the East?
It may not be exactly what you think of when you hear Mount Rushmore, but New York has a similar man-made wonder that's hidden away in the Catskills.