5:30 a.m.-10 a.m. Monday-Friday

Jeff and Jenn have been waking up Cincinnati since 2002. You’d think that between the two of them, plus Fritsch, there would be quite a few cups of coffee in the studio. But for some reason it’s Sharpies that are the mainstay in the Q studio during those early morning hours.

One of Jenn’s favorite moments with Q was arranging the first Autism Speaks walk in Cincinnati when more than 3,000 people came out in the pouring rain to support families like hers who are living with autism. It’s being involved with events like this, as well as Bras Across the Bridge and the Cincinnati MDA Muscle Walk that make Jeff, Jenn and Fritsch so proud to call Q102 their radio home.

But when they’re not with Q, Fritsch loves taking in everything Cincinnati has to offer, from going to Bengals and Reds games to enjoying summer concerts at Riverbend. She especially loves her Skyline (“Extra hot sauce, please!”).

You’ll find Jenn most often hanging out with her awesome son, Jakob, or working on her many hidden talents which include tap dancing, belting out show tunes, fitting her whole fist in her mouth and knowing the number of every value meal at McDonald’s, Arby’s and Wendy’s.

A self-professed foodie, Jeff’s favorite place in Cincinnati is the chef’s table at Boca. Besides his love for food, he also possesses an uncanny sense of direction. “You can drop me anywhere in the country blindfolded,” he says. “I’ll always find my way back.” Sounds like a challenge!

Reel Abilities Film Festival

There’s something really cool coming to town and I’m very excited to be a part of it.  It’s the Cincinnati Reel Abilities Film Festival March 9-16, the largest national film festival dedicated to sharing the lives, stories and art of people with disabilities.

Each night, there’s a different movie featuring different disabilies including Autism, Downs Syndrome, War Veterans and more.  And each night benefits a different local charity.  I’ll be hitting several of them…two are films about Autsim.  Monday night’s movie is “Ocean Heaven” at Kenwood Theater and it benefits the Autism Society of Greater Cincinnati.  The trailer is at the link below…check it out!

What I really love about this festival is that is reflects my own belief that each and every one of us is different.  And the sooner we all can learn to accept other’s differences as well as our own, the happier we all will be.  And isn’t that really what all of us want anyway…to be accepted for who we are? 

This festival has so much heart.  I hope to see you there!

For more info and to buy tickets, go to:  http://www.cincyra.org/