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I started my Florida radio adventure in 1993 at, of all places, WJXR in MacClenney … before it went full time Bargain Channel and still played Country music. I got to work in a studio that used to be a funeral home, and let’s just say there were some creeeeeepy shenanigans going on there overnight.
Next stop was the First Coast Traffic Center where I grabbed on to the Hoyle & Fizz Show on WAPE in the morning, hosted a talk show on WCRJ-AM at lunch, and went back for MORE traffic reporting in the afternoon with Trane On The Radio at WAPE. And Kelli-O at that ‘other’ Country station.
I wised up and took a full-time job at WAPE with the newly formed Big Ape Morning Zoo in 1995, thanks mostly to Eden Kendall tirelessly browbeating the Powers That Be to hire me. See what happens when you change out a dead battery in a pretty girls car? Just make sure she’s connected!
For 12 years we dominated morning radio in Jacksonville. Along the way, Hoyle and Ashley King went on their ways, and Eden, Amadeus, and I completed the run of The Morning Zoo.
We left WAPE in December of 2006 with heavy hearts and nowhere to go, but awaiting our next adventure … that ended up being here at Gator Country.
After 6 months “on the beach”, we took to the morning show on June 20, 2007 here at Gator, and after ages in radio I can say I have never been happier. I am blessed with dear friends and family.
So, what else do I do?
My spare time is filled with my 12 year old Siberian Husky Sinbad, whose daily walks have helped me lose some weight and get a little oxygenated blood to my brain every day, rain or shine.
I love to cook on my Big Green Egg on the weekends, and hang out at Mavericks with friends on Saturday nights. Football Sundays are all about the Jags, while NASCAR, the Suns, and Whitey’s Fish Camp spread themselves throughout the rest of the year.
If you see me at a Gator event, or cruisin’ around The Clay in my truck, wave and say “Hi” … I’ll probably talk your ear off, but I won’t bite.
Unless. Of course, you’re deep fried!
EDEN KENDALL E-Mail Eden
Eden Kendall has been on the radio longer than is possible, given her youthful appearance. (Yes, these are her own words.) She is the married mother of two teen agers , Chloe (14) and Noah(17) aka Girl Child and Teen Boy, Many of our listeners say that they remember hearing about each pregnancy and kiddo’s early childhood.
Eden is an avid runner and a group personal fitness trainer. Her passion for kids and fitness led her to create The Easy Peasy Kids Fitness Foundation www.easypeasyjax.com, a non profit organization whose mission it is to make fitness programs available to ALL children. She is a UF graduate (Go Gators!) and loves social media….so hit her up on Instagram @EdenKendall, or twitter @EdenKendall and @SteveandEden999, or on our Gator Country Facebookpage !