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."
Some useful tips to keep your money and identity!
MB and R
The Internet has made shopping more convenient, but identity theft is on the rise. So, how can you prevent your credit card number from being stolen, while continuing to enjoy the advantages of buying things online?
According to Javelin Strategy & Research credit card fraud has risen 87 percent since 2010, resulting in a total loss of $6 billion. Jim Van Dyke, Javelin's president and founder tells NBC News that this is because criminals are rapidly changing their identity theft methods.
There are steps you can take to protect yourself, though. First, use a credit card as opposed to a debit card. While the Internet may be a place from which to steal your identity, using a credit card can protect you in the long run. LearnVest reports via Identity Theft Resource Center that "the safest way to shop on the Internet is with a credit card." If your card number is stolen, you are protected under the federal Fair Credit Billing Act, which limits your liability at $50. Meanwhile, debit card damages are capped by law at $500.
"Phishing" is still popular on the web, and now on your mobile phone, where you can be asked to "verify" your personal information for various reasons. Watch out for suspicious emails, phone calls and text messages asking for your account info, which legitimate institutions would never do.
Finally, invest in a shredder. Experian.com says that sifting through trash is still one of the most popular ways for criminals to obtain your personal information, so shred any document that includes any identifying information. It's a no-brainer.
The ease and convenience of online shopping shouldn't be hampered by those with criminal intentions, but it's important to take measures to protect yourself. That way you can shop and save, safely.