Besides my on-air duties, I also wear a couple of other hats ... like Assistant Program and Music Director. What that basically means, is that I've had something to do with anything you hear on Fresh 100's airwaves. So if there's something you'd like to hear or NOT hear - please let me know! You can call me at 313-298-1003.
I’m proud to be a Michigander! I love our beautiful seasons, the sincerity and determination of our natives, the hometown-feel of our neighborhood businesses. I grew up listening to
I'm presently Fresh 100's Assistant Program and Music Director. Besides my on-air shift Monday through Friday from 10am to 2pm, I also can be heard on various commercials on radio stations in metro
Outside of the station, I enjoy spending time with my family making memories that will last a lifetime. You might find us on the infield at a Nascar race or Willowrun airshow, at a charity walk, horsebackriding or spending the day at a Metropark. We’re huge animal lovers and readily adopt elderly pets to love and spoil.
I’m truly thankful for the opportunity I’m allowed every day to play great music and share stories about our fabulous communities. Thanks for being a part of our Fresh 100 radio family!
(UPI) -- People who use some lower-wattage microwaves may not be cooking food long enough, a U.S. official warns.
Kathy Bernard, of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service, said it is important to know the wattage of your microwave oven.
"To find it, look on the inside of the oven door or in the owner's manual, or you can test how long it takes to boil a glass of water. If it takes 2 minutes or less it's a very high-wattage oven, around 1,100 watts. Four minutes or longer it's a lower wattage -- around 625 watts," Bernard said in a statement. "If your microwave's wattage is lower than the wattage recommended on the package cooking instructions it will take longer than the instructions specified to cook the food. The higher the wattage the faster it will cook food."
If cooking instructions don't recommend cooking the product in a microwave, then don't, Bernard said.
To cook food safely in a microwave, cover with a lid or microwave-safe plastic wrap, leaving a corner open to release steam.
"The temperature should be 165 degrees Fahrenheit, unless otherwise stated on the label," Bernard said. "That's the internal temperature that will kill any harmful bacteria if present. Use a thermometer."
If leftovers are being stored in a mini-fridge, make sure it is 40 degrees F or lower. Having a thermometer is key to checking food is cooked hot enough and stored cold enough, Bernard said.