Corey was born in the Motor City, raised in the Jet City, and has jetted her way all over the world in search of interesting people, good times, and great stories to bring back to share. She got her start in radio at Washington State University with the coveted Midday Show at KUGR “Cougar Radio” flingin’ records out the window at lunchtime and playing the day’s new hits across the Palouse. Her first paid gig in radio was as the morning News Reader on a Big Band Radio show in Bakersfield, California at KBID AM. The DJ was a 60-something retired collegiate football star from her university’s arch nemesis but the two got along famously and he taught her the radio ropes. Radio occupied her mornings; the TV news room monopolized her afternoon and nights at KERO TV CBS. You have to work 80+ hour weeks at least once in your life, right?
Living in the “arm pit” of California was fun but Corey had a burning desire to be back in Seattle with family and friends so she accepted a part-time job at KZOK FM, Seattle’s Classic Rock Station, hosting weekend overnight’s. This was an enormous opportunity but shortly after taking on overnight’s she convinced once of Seattle’s longest running morning shows, “The Robin & Maynard Show,” to hire her as their Producer. Pulling double duty at the station worked for a year but even at a young age getting up at 4am, working ‘til 11am, running home to go to sleep then getting up to host the overnight show was turning her into Elvis. The overnight’s had to go. Corey was with Robin & Maynard for nearly 5 years when the opportunity to host Middays at sister station, KISS FM, came along. Not even the promise of a new pony could keep her from hosting her own show so she spread her wings.
A few years later life gave Corey a little “shove” and it was time to look for something new. The only problem: that time was one month before 9/11. It was an emotional time for America, a tough time in the radio industry, and a time for personal growth for Corey. In May of 2002 she started rockin’ the 80’s on what would become the most successful, longest running 80’s radio station in America hosting mornings at WPOI FM Tampa Bay‘s 101.5 The Point – Best Music of the 80’s (and eventually the 90’s too).
Today, Corey wakes up well before dawn to Co-Host “AM Tampa” on 970 WFLA AM to hash out the days’ personal and political issues in Tampa Bay! See more at http://www.970WFLA.com
Corey also believes that giving back is a privilege and a duty – over the years she’s volunteered at Children’s Hospital in Seattle, been a Big Sister for a great little girl with the Big Brothers & Sister’s Organization of Pinellas County, and never turns down an opportunity to emcee a charity event.
Her passport is a source of pride and she has stamps in it from Germany, France, Ireland, Amsterdam, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Mexico and more (does Canada count?). “Never turn down an adventure” is a personal motto for Corey and she’s always on the hunt for her next great endeavor and new adventure. Bring it on!