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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! 


WHAT’S GOOD?: Blind Hockey is coming to Dallas

  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


WHAT’S GOOD?: Texas Couple Has Hospital Wedding so Dad of Groom Can Be There

  A north Texas couple were planning their big day when plans suddenly changed. Michael and Aaliyah were planning their wedding when they find out the groom’s dad had to have emergency surgery and wouldn’t be able to make the ceremony, they dropped everything and brought the ceremony to him. When the Thompsons told the hospital…MORE

WHAT’S GOOD: Drivers Stop Traffic To Rescue Dog on Busy Highway

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


WHAT’S GOOD?: Operation Kindness is waving adoption fees for Veterans!

Operation Kindness, a animal shelter in the DFW area, is waving all adoption fees for veterans and active military members for almost the entire month of November.  Transitioning back to civilian life after serving in the military can be tough and having a furry friend can help that process. Operation Kindness wanted to provide a…MORE


WHAT’S GOOD: Teenager helps child to safety during house fire!

A teen sees smoke and fire coming from the garage of a Mansfield home. He then enters the structure where he helps an 11yo boy exit the house safely. No injuries reported. — Mike Forbes (@mikeforbeswfaa) November 5, 2019   Mansfield, Texas – A 17 year-old was on his way home from practice shortly…MORE

WHAT’S GOOD: Free Flight Excursion for Mesquite Children With Special Needs

More than 135 children with special needs and their families were treated to a free day at the Mesquite Metro Airport to experience the beauty of flight. The event was organized by Challenge Air, a Dallas-based nonprofit created to change the perception of children with special needs through the gift of flight. Since 1993, the…MORE

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Post Malone Mural Goes Up in East Dallas

  View this post on Instagram   Final Shot of my latest mural bringing to life the spirit of #eastdallas with the infamous Lone Star Gangster himself @postmalone who grew up a stones throw away In Grapevine TX. . . Big Shout out to Hopkins Commercial and @christopher_bentonn for casting the vision and funding! Big…MORE