I live in a 100 year old home in Erieville. My favorite hobby is work on that old house and it keeps me busy. This year, I put on a new porch floor and fixed the siding outside and put in a new floor upstairs. It was too much for me to tackle, but usually I try and do my own work with some help from friends and family. I am a single Mom with three beautiful children. They are all country music fans. I have been in radio for many years and in fact, my mother was a radio personality. I guess that is where I get it from. I get a real kick out of doing charity work and attend many of the events here in CNY. I would have to say that the CMA win was the high point in my career. It just doesn't get any better than that and it is thanks to you who listen to us and support us each and every morning. It wouldn't have happened without you. In my mind, it was a win for Central New York. I love working with Tom Owens. We have quickly become best friends.
A longtime on air ClearChannel personality now part of the Tom & Becky Morning Show. He spent most of his professional career with Verizon Communications as the director of external affairs and corporate foundation. Tomâ€™s a past member of the Syracuse Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Syracuse Stage Board of Directors, St. Camillus Foundation. Syracuse University School of Visual & Performing Arts Advisory Board. Most important is his family: Wife Laurel, and their five children - Kristen, Jill, Tim, Danielle, and Allison.
Which gadgets will consumers snap up, and which companies might benefit?
Well, Nintendo (NTDOY), whose stock has lagged sharply, has a new Wii gaming console. Popular games such as "Call of Duty: Black Ops II" and "Halo" will top many a shopping list. There's a flurry of new tablets, cellphones, devices in between called "phablets" and e-readers; this year's crop includes strong offerings from Barnes & Noble (BKS) and hardware newcomer Google (GOOG). Samsung Electronics (SSNLF) and Microsoft (MSFT) have well-reviewed devices to battle the Apple's (AAPL) iPhone. (Microsoft publishes MSN Money.)
Smaller companies looking to make a big mark are offering intriguing devices as well: an affordable box that connects your TV to the Internet, cool headphones and a thermostat that could change the way you heat.
Click through this slide show, published Nov. 20, for a look at 10 potentially popular tech gadgets for this holiday season.