Mary Beth's BIO
Although Mary Beth grew up in Detroit, it is Toledo that feels like home, especially since she and her husband, Terry, are raising their family here. Their children, Tara, Derek and Cullin were all born here and are all in school now. With grade school, high school and college tuitions all looming, it's no wonder Mary Beth looks forward to many more years working on 101.5 the River. "Miles to go before I sleep!"
Rick Woodell was born and raised in Macon, Georgia, attended the community college there and eventually the University of Georgia before embarking on a 38 year broadcasting career. Rick has worked in Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, and Texas and been a part of the programming of radio stations in Idaho, New Mexico, Colorado and California.
Before moving to Toledo, Rick was a highly rated morning show host in Greenville, South Carolina for 15 years and was co-host of "Talk of the Town," a 30 minute television travel show for Charter Communications that covered Georgia, North and South Carolina. Rick and his wife Carla moved to Toledo so he could rekindle his love for morning radio.
Rick and Carla have 4 "kids." One is Siamese...Cyan, 6 pounds of furry fury, Grayson, a loveable Gray stray from the Humane society, Frank a mini Dachshund rescue and the latest addition, Bill Blitzen, a rescued Greyhound.. Rick's son, Alex, graduated college in South Carolina and is continuing his education at the Medical College of South Carolina-Charleston.
Rick's continued love for charity work and civic pride keeps him active in the community.
"We've been here for over 7 years now. As Carla and I continue to travel the area, we're amazed at the eagerness of people to welcome us Southerners. We feel like actual Mid- westerners now! We really feel at home."
Here ya go...a lesson in good cheer!
MB and R
Disney princess Ariel longed for legs to jump and dance as part of our world -- and she would likely have been fascinated by this video of landlubber dads covering her most famous ballad.
The clip, posted to YouTube by LifeofDad, shows men "from around the world" singing "I want to be where the people are" while they do construction work, use lab equipment, give a fellow dad a haircut or (in a sweet coda) make pancakes at home.
These guys might not be your typical "Little Mermaid" fans, but, as the video's opening proclaims, "No matter who you are... Becoming a dad changes everything." (It's a message we've heard before -- for instance, from the Redditor who wrote, "I don't care how badass a person thinks they are. If a little girl pours you an imaginary cup of tea, you drink it, with your pinky in the air, dammit.")
While the performances themselves are not pitch-perfect, they more than get their point across (and comparisons to Ariel, whose voice was renowned even in her fantastical undersea kingdom, are just plain unfair).