Jamie “The Big Dog” McKibbin
So I just celebrated my 16th year on air at K-105.3 and my 37th Birthday. A few facts about me are: I know everyone in Jackson and Hillsdale County by first name, I was expelled from school the first day of Kindergarten for TP’ing the boys bathroom, I actually should have been a professional Archery Shooter, My favorite movie is Dumb and Dumber, and someday I dream to own a small market radio station or 4. For now I live, work, and play in Jackson MI. I am married to my beautiful, smart, funny, brilliant, (did I say beautiful) wife Katina and we have a 7 ½ year old son Walker. I also enjoy (ok am obsessed with) Hunting and Great Lakes Fishing. Check me out of FB, I take quanity and not quality friends.
She may be small, but she sure packs a punch! It is either fate or an incredible stoke of luck that lead Corrina to her long career in radio – the jury is still out, but she knows her friend and longtime radio guy Jim Johnson is to blame. “Come do a voice over!” he said. “It’ll be fuuun!” he said. She did the commercial on a Tuesday and was asked to interview that Friday. They decided they liked her so much, that by Monday she was on air. She’s as surprised as anyone else they are still letting her talk into a mic after all this time. With a career that spans over a dozen years of being an on air personality and programmer, Corrina Van Hamlin has earned her stripes on commercial and public radio throughout Michigan and has been on literally every shift possible from mornings and middays to nights and weekends. She has also sat atop many a roof for charity. As host and producer of a prime time specialty show for Michigan State University, where she also served as the Training Director during her tenure, she was part of the team that earned the elite honor of being the Michigan Association of Broadcaster’s Station of the Year for a solid decade. Now she earns her stripes every morning from 6am – 9am by sitting across the console from Jamie “Big Dog” McKibbin right here in Jackson! She has too much fun to stop there, so she sticks around through the All Request Lunch Hour and straight through to 3pm every day! In addition to her radio addiction, she has an insatiable love of coffee and kitsch, microbrews and comic books, and rarely leaves home without her camera. You can find her at any of the usual social media watering holes. Feel free to follow her, and she’ll follow you back in a totally non-creepy way. We promise.
Hello and thanks for taking the time to find out more about meeeeeeeeeee!!! First name J……. Last name Rod…… Don’t believe me? Look it up in the phonebook, I’m listed…. Who the heck still uses a phonebook?!!! Anyways my name is J-Rod and I do the afternoons here at K-105.3, plus a bunch of other stuff too.. And don’t forget about the Drive at 5. WHOO WHOO!!! That’s the 5’oclock work whistle. If you’re lucky you’ll get to blow it and win a prize Monday through Friday. I graduated from Northwest High School in 1998… Then Spec’s Howard in October of 99, and I’ve been rolling with the K-crew since December of 99.. I love my wife and kids… Comic books, pro wrestling and craft beer. Hit me up sometime, firstname.lastname@example.org and like me on facebook.
I was born and raised in Jackson and I’m a graduate of Michigan center high school. After high school I earned an associate of arts from Jackson community college and attended the Specs Howard School of Broadcast arts. I’m proud to be a part of the Jackson community. My country music favorites are Garth Brooks, George Strait, and Clint Black. I’m a big sports fan and love the tigers, lions, wolverines! I’ve been at Jackson radio works for several years and it’s great to be a part of a company that serves Jackson so well.