Spend your holiday with Jeff & Jenn at the 2nd Annual Q102 Jeff & Jenn Christmas Show presented by Cincinnati Mini and Cincinnati Bell.  This year’s show features Colbie Caillat, Christina Perri and A Great Big World at the Madison Theater on Saturday, December 7th.  Doors open at  8pm and it is an all ages show.  Proceeds benefit the Brighton Center and the Music Resource Center.  Tickets are $25 and can be purchased here.  Special thanks to the Becoming Mom Ultrasound Center for sponsoring the Jeff & Jenn stage.





Editor’s note: Guest blogger Katie B. recently had a special backstage experience with Disney on Ice presents 100 Years of Magic show in Dayton and wanted to share it with Q102 listeners. The show is coming to U.S. Bank October 30-November 3, 2013. 

I recently had the amazing privilege to get up close and personal at Disney on Ice presents 100 Years of Magic. My husband, daughter, some friends, their two kids and I got the chance to have an amazing night out full of magical fun, thanks to Q102! Our night started with a special meet and greet with Mickey and Minnie Mouse where we got hugs and photos and even a wonderful gift bag for each kid that was full of goodies!












Next we were led to the area where we could find our seats. We were in the front row! The kids were so excited to see how close we were, and seeing the beautiful castle quickly had them discussing who they thought might come out and who they might see during the show.

We had plenty of time to stroll through the gift stands and grab a bite to eat before we settled into our seats for the show! There were such a variety of gifts that we were able to find something special for all three kids to take home! My girl, Josie, is a fan of Jessie so we bought her a Jessie hat. Auri loves princesses and got a Snow White figurine, while little Jace received a nice light-up Buzz Lightyear!









The show was amazing with beautiful choreography, costumes and music. The kids were jumping up and down and squealing excitedly in their seats. My favorite may have been the elaborate “It’s a Small World” scene where they include dancing and music from many different countries and the coordinated movements of so many skaters! The girls saw all of the characters they knew and loved, including Jessie and the Princesses, of course. Even little Jace was enamored by the show and pointing out his favorites to the gentleman next to him! It was so heartwarming to see their excited smiles and getting the warm hugs from my daughter, saying I am the best mommy in the world!









hifiveAt the very end, the ushers informed us that the kids could go out close to the rink and the characters would greet them and give out high fives. This was just the icing on the cake. What an incredible experience we had! It was truly magical for the kids, and for the adults. It brought back the excitement and magic I remember from growing up and watching these movies and characters and I got to see that same wonder in my child’s eyes! We will never forget it!

You still have time to purchase tickets to Disney on Ice presents 100 Years of Magic at U.S. Bank Arena, 10/30/13-11/3/13. For a complete list of show times and to buy tickets, click here.

– Katie B.


Bosom Ball 2103 storyThanks to everyone who made the Q102 Bosom Ball 2013 a huge success!!!  Together we helped to raise over $27,000 for Susan G. Komen and the American Cancer Society.  Special thanks to our sponsors Michelob Ultra, Mandell-Brown Plastic Surgery Center, Becoming Mom Ultrasound Center, Toyota, Say Cheese Photo Booths, Sarelli’s Catering, Limousine Associates, Madison Theater, I-Media FX, University of Dayton Zetas, DJ Mark McFadden, and all our volunteers!!  Also, thanks to our amazing artists who donated their time….Serena Ryder, ZZ Ward, American Authors, Labrinth, and Walk Off The Earth.
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Meatball story

jeff storyJoin Q102’s Jeff Thomas at The Meat Ball, benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.  The Ball will be held November 2, 5:30pm, at Horseshoe Casino.  Local Meat Companies have come together to create a very special 5-course chefs dinner gala.  There will also be live music from Johnny Clueless and silent & live auctions.  Tickets and tables still available.  Click here for more info.  Special thanks to the Horseshoe Casino and Fresh Sausage Specialists.



Dan DeFigio gave advice from his book Beating Sugar Addiction For Dummies®

Mr. Food [aka Howard Rosenthal] talked HELLO TASTE, GOODBYE GUILT!

Michael Ruhlman shared his passion Charcuterie: The Craft of Salting, Smoking, and Curing


I shared my Inspired Idea recipe for Sweet-Heat Molasses Glazed Meatballs

Come see me TODAY at the 4th annual CINCINNATI CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL at Xavier’s Cintas Center Noon-5pm. I will be conjuring up some wickedly sweet treats! This yummy event raises money for local Women’s and Children’s organizations.
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mom daughter fall craftHead on over to for a list of fun crafts to do with the kids. With just a few supplies and a little creativity, they’ll love these boredom busters – from lanterns to pom pom wreaths and more!


Cyclones power play 5k storyJoin Q102’s Brian Douglas on Saturday, October 19th for the Cincinnati Cyclones Power Play 5K Run/Walk to Benefit the Pink Ribbon Girls. This fun 5k starts at 5:30pm and includes a shirt, food & drink tickets, and a ticket to the Cincinnati Cyclones First Face-Off Immediately following the race! Register online at


americanauthors rotatorYou’ve heard them on TV, you’ve heard them on Q102, and now you can hear them in person…….and meet them!!!  It’s the Q102 Soundcheck Party (under 21) with American Authors!! The Q102 Soundcheck Party will take place at the Madison Theater on Thursday, October 17th, from 4pm-5pm and is presented by Michelob Ultra and Mandell-Brown Plastic Surgery Center.  The party costs $10 and every guest gets to hear a few songs from American Authors on the stage sponsored by Becoming Mom Ultra Sound Center.  Plus you’ll get a picture with the band!!!!  Proceeds to benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure and the American Cancer Society and special thanks to Toyota Cares.  Click here to purchase tickets!!