Karina Maria is a first generation Dominican-American, born and raised in a single-parent household in New York City. Her radio and music careers have taken exciting twists and turns with only one common thread: the union of Latino, hip-hop and pop music.
Karina got her start interning and voicing commercials at New York’s Power 105.1, while programming the Latino channels on Music Choice, always keeping her culture at the forefront. She then went on to do marketing at Republic Records/Cash Money before spending five years at Universal Latino in charge of marketing some of today’s biggest artists: J Balvin, Karol G, Alejandro Fernandez and more. She received a master of arts in journalism from the University of Southern California.
Her deep love for music and passion for radio brought her back to New York’s Hot 97. She then hosted mornings in central Wisconsin at 95.5 WIFC, which solidified her bubbly and loveable personality sprinkled with Dominican spice and pizazz! Getting to know people on a deeper level is her favorite hobby and her love for the Lord is what keeps her going. Karina is mom to two-year-old Quinn and hopes to inspire young girls in inner city communities like the one she was raised in.
Bret Mega does mornings on HOT 933 in Dallas, Texas. He started his career working at 1035 KISS FM before going to Spokane, WA to host a morning show on 1057 NOW FM which was syndicated in 6 markets. Bret then moved to Memphis to join KWNW.
After spending a year in Memphis, Bret moved to co-host The Power Morning Show in Atlanta on Power 96.1. The show quickly climbed from 18th place to be one of the top rated morning shows in Atlanta.
Bret then moved to Dallas in 2016. #TexasForever. Bret loves doing community events and connecting with listeners. He has been with his wife for 14 years the two were high school sweethearts. He loves sports, traveling, and spontaneous adventures!
Angie Meier, an auctioneer in Ellis County can now brag that she’s one of the fastest-talking woman in Texas. She is the first female to win the Texas Lone Star Open Auctioneer Championship. This championship won last month in Fort Worth came with a $10,000 prize. Meier spent seven years as a ring person, someone who…MORE
Three Chicago congregations came together and raised $38,000, bought back millions of dollars worth of medical debt from collection agencies, and then forgave the debt of 6,000 families.MORE
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Michael Berg is a biology teacher at Crockett Middle School in Irving, but that isn’t the only thing he does. He is currently the extraordinary leader of the Crockett Middle School Dance Club, a safe place for kids to get together twice after school. Read more HEREMORE
A Dallas non-profit organization relies on the generosity of the community to ensure people with visual impairments can enjoy the sport of hockey. Easton Kitto, 11, loves hockey but he is legally blind so it is challenging for him to play. Kitto was inspired to bring blind hockey back to Dallas after reading about it…MORE
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Less than a week after being named the performer at this year’s Dallas Cowboys Thanksgiving halftime show, singer Ellie Goulding has threatened to cancel her performance after fans criticized the Salvation Army’s alleged stance on the LGBTQ community. However, the Salvation Army confirms Ellie Goulding will indeed perform at the halftime show on Thanksgiving at…MORE
A group of good Samaritans went above and beyond to rescue a dog from a busy Houston highway. Witnesses say the owner of the dog was involved in a car accident, and the dog sprinted out of the vehicle and down Beltway 8. About 20 drivers stopped their vehicles in the middle of the highway…MORE