Our Hosts: Tammy Lee

15 04 2010

ARIAT Jumping with the Stars! is thrilled to have Tammy Lee from 96.3 Star Country, and the on-air partner of John Flint, round out our hosts. Expect some laughs and hi-jinx as she leads our judges! Here’s what Tammy has to say about herself:

“I was a very creative child and my sisters and I made “radio” tapes as kids…the news, sports, even our own commercials. What I wouldn’t give to find one now. My Step-Dad is in radio and I guess as much as I ran from it, I ended up coming around to the idea it was in my blood to do this. Either that, or like my Dad says, “You might as well get paid to talk since you never shut up!” That is a true story because my Dad often paid me $20 not to talk for 20 minutes. I should have kept that up – it was good money. I’m so glad to be working with my Dad and my sister Robin, aka “The Big Giant Head”, our News Director which means she is her Father’s boss!!”

“My husband and I have 5 babies between us. Our house is very loud. With the kids already making messes on the carpet, we thought it would be fun to add pets to the mix: our cat, Star, and our adopted greyhound, Jolee.”

“I happen to be married to MacGyver. He can catch a mean Walleye, takes the kids to school, makes the BEST chicken marsala, blows up stuff in the backyard in July, fixes the car, remodels the house, scrubs the tub, helps the kids with homework, builds furniture, and designs and then makes many of my clothes! Yeah, he’s a keeper.”

“I’ve worked in radio in Madison since 1992, with two years spent in Tucson AZ. I love rooting for the UW and the Packers. Especially because we have brats and lots of beer for the games. We don’t care about body image at the games. That’s comforting when you have to wear your “fat pants”! Plus, we have brats…Did I mention that I love brats?”      – Tam

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Sluggo says, “Sorry Casey! You’ll be on Foot!”

7 04 2010

Sluggo has the final word.

Back in February Olympic Gold Medalist Speedskater, Casey FitzRandolph, challenged John Flint (John & Tammy 96.3 Star Country) on the air to another Olympic sport- show jumping. They would compete against each other in ARIAT Jumping with the Stars! at the Midwest Horse Fair. Casey said that John would get a head start. John will start his riding lessons. Meanwhile, Casey would have minor arthroscopic knee surgery. His doctor gave him the okay to be in the saddle and training by mid March. Well, when they scoped his knee, there was more cartilage damage than had been anticipated. But Casey held firm. He would meet the challenge he had made. After the surgery, Casey overdid a bit and tweaked his knee. Rehab took longer than expected. Meanwhile Sluggo and trainer Carrie Zander at PrairieSun Stables waited patiently and nervously, knowing full well how difficult this sport is. Casey finally had his first lesson a week ago. He realized he wasn’t going to be able to put the time in to catch up to the others. Sluggo put in the final word, “Casey, you’re going to be on foot.”  Sadly, everyone agreed. Casey will be on hand ARIAT Jumping with the Stars!. He knows he’ll get an earful from John. He’s ready to face the music!

Tammy, Casey and John





Where’s Casey?

11 03 2010

Tammy, Casey and John at 96.3 Star Country.

If you listened to Casey FitzRandolph on John and Tammy on 96.3 Star Country, you heard the challenge he made to John. You also heard that Casey had arthroscopic knee surgery, giving John a head start. John has been riding Bailey under the guidance of Andi Bill at Hoofer Riding Club and has been doing great.

So what’s up with Casey? Well, Casey had his surgery. All went well. He hasn’t started his lessons quite yet but is reading a copy of Hunter Seat Equitation by George Morris. He also took some time to go visit his trainer, Carrie Zander at PrairieSun Stables in New Glarus and become acquainted with his horse for Ariat Jumping with the Stars!, Sluggo. He should start his lessons soon! We’ll be sure to have all the details!

Casey, his wife, Jenn and their cute kids visit Sluggo and Carrie.