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!
Evan Perricelli is a special kid. And the entire city of Cincinnati knows it.
Last spring, the 1st grader was diagnosed with idiopathic aplastic anemia, a rare form of blood cancer that is often fatal. The Perricelli family discovered that Evan was ill during a routine, after-school soccer practice. The hour-long practice left Evan exhausted and covered in bruises. His mother rushed him to the doctor where it was discovered that he was severely anemic.
Since then, Evan has undergone a blood marrow transplant that has saved his life. Although incredibly grateful, the entire experience of waiting for a donor, identifying the match and receiving the marrow was excruciating. Evan has used this experience as motivation to help others.
On Saturday February 1st from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Evan is helping orchestrate a blood drive that will be held at Kona Korporate (5945 centennial circle). Kona Ice, a mobile shaved ice franchise, has partnered with Evan to help him plan and organize the blood drive which will feature several instrumental members of the community including Chris Herrell of the Cincinnati Reds (a blood marrow recipient that suffers from the same rare blood cancer as Evan).
Here is a link to more information about the Blood Drive: http://www.hoxworth.org/groups/evan.html