Carolyn Kruse's Blog

Sweet Summer!

Posted 7/28/2011 12:00:00 AM
We're here. In the midst of the months we longed for all winter.  The season we so strongly desired to spring into during the chillier, wetter days of spring. Don't Blink! (Kenny Chesney). The great anticipation of the days that preceded summer only make these months move much to swiftly.  Can we get a pause on this play? Settle for a Slowdown? (Dierks Bentley) Time out, please Mr. Referee! I did manage a few slothful summer moments and I highly recommend it.  One hot day in July. I found myself alone, on the porch. Nothing to do. No where to go. No one around. Just me, sitting with a cool summer concoction watching traffic go by. The beach parking lot to my right, the road to my left. Heaven.  We often forget to just do nothing every once in a while. In our crazy, busy, overscheduled lives we just need ...

Holding My Breath

Posted 6/15/2011 2:01:00 PM
Waiting to exhale...Tonight is the night. We've waited for so long. Game 7 Stanley Cup Finals. Bruins. Canucks. It doesn't get any better than this for sports fans. I know we've been here before in other sports recently, and ad nauseam to those outside of our winning city. We are spoiled, but I don't care. I want this win. We all want it. We want it for the game of hockey. We want it for injured Nathan Horton. We want it for long suffering Bruins fans. We want it for the players who've worked so hard to get here. For Tim Thomas, who rightly deserves the MVP-ship. We want it for the sheer joy of holding our breath in anticipation, waiting to exhale in exaltation.
Go Bruins!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A New Idol Is Crowned

Posted 5/26/2011 2:02:00 PM
And the winner is...Country music! The 2011 American Idol has been crowned. And this year began with likely the most eclectic mix of young artists and styles. But in the end, it was all country. Lauren and Scotty...both from the South, both influenced by country music, battled it out for the winner- doesn't -always-take- all competition. Sometimes it's the "could have beens" who manage to bring home the bacon. Hello Chris Daughtry, Jennifer Hudson, and Adam Lambert. Josh Turner sound-a-like Scotty McCreery may have won the title, but we may be hearing runner-up Lauren Alaina on the radio as soon as Scotty. And maybe even together!

Country Came to Town and Conquered!

Posted 4/28/2011 2:50:00 PM
I'm here to share some very good news with you. After 18 years, various dial positions and call letters, this radio station you choose to listen to, is at the top of it's game! Like TV, radio lives and dies by the ratings. And the ratings are good, my friend. Very good. And so...we live! We live to play another Kenny Chesney song. We live to give away more concert tickets, to make more friends on facebook, to tweet to our peeps and talk to the stars. Thank you for supporting us by simply listening. I will celebrate my 18th year here next month. (Yes, I was in grade school when I got hired ; ) ) It's been a wild ride and I'm so glad I stayed in it, to watch us win it! Cheers to you and to us!

Play Ball!

Posted 3/31/2011 1:58:00 PM
Here we go. Bring it on!  The season. It's been a long, cold winter and if we ever deserved a Spring with superstars, swagger, substance and's this Spring! The red hot Red Sox have me feeling like a kid at Christmas who has been given way too many gifts. Glutenous? Yes! Spoiled? Absolutely. We are hoarders of talent in Boston this year. And I like it like that. GO SOX. 2011 feels mighty fine.