Years later, in a moment of whimsy before a sorority dance at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, she asked a trivia question as a college radio station DJ and offered herself as the prize. Every phone light on the board lit up-Margie knew this radio thing could work for her!
Margie’s first job in radio was at a rock and roll station in Aspen, Colorado, where she also worked in local television. The small town with international flair offered the opportunity for interviews with a number of interesting characters. Her days were filled…news in the morning…skiing in the afternoon…waitressing (to make ends meet) at night. She quit her first news job to backpack around the world for seven months spending the most time in Southeast Asia.
Margie returned to Colorado as news director for the Rocky Mountain Radio Network…and also anchored for news/talk powerhouse KOA in Denver. There were also stints at KVON in Napa and KGO in San Francisco before Margie landed at KCBS. She has served as the President of the California-Nevada AP TV/Radio Association, and has won awards from the AP, RTNDA and the Colorado Broadcasters Association.
Margie counts covering the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia, among her top news experiences. Margie took a year hiatus from KCBS, lived down-under and did freelance work for CBS Radio Network.
Margie enjoys the outdoors…skiing, hiking and kayaking…she also enjoys a game of tennis, gardening and a good glass of wine. Traveling is limited these days, but she enjoys time in Tahoe with her husband and daughter.
Much like Ferguson, Missouri, the city of Oakland has been rocked in the past by civil unrest, both during the Occupy protests and also following the shooting of Oscar Grant. Mayor Jean Quan has her own reflections on how her city’s police department handles protests.
The deadly Isla Vista shootings last spring has prompted state lawmakers to consider an anti-gun violence restraining order. Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner’s bill is modeled after California’s domestic violence restraining order laws.
With the continuing drought and dwindling water supplies, Bay Area-water agencies continue to explore a regional desalination project.
A new mobile device app has been developed that lets people know if it is safe to go into the water at San Francisco beaches.
Members of Governor Browns’ interagency Drought Task Force came to San Francisco Monday to meet with local government officials to learn more about efforts to respond to the drought.
State Senator Presents Tesla’s CEO With ‘Golden’ Shovel; Courting Auto Maker’s Multi-Billion Dollar Battery Factory
State Sen. Ted Gaines (R-Roseville) visited Tesla Motors’ Palo Alto headquarters Friday to deliver a golden shovel to as a gift and a hint to the electric car maker’s CEO and founder, Elon Musk.
Airbnb hosts and supporters have launched the “Fair to Share” campaign aimed at helping to tax and regulate home sharing in San Francisco.
North American Tree Climbing Champ Scales Golden Gate Park Eucalyptus In Preparation For Internationals
A San Francisco tree climber prepares for an international competition next week by scaling eucalyptus in Golden Gate Park.
Oakland School District Painter Keeps Learning On Track With Over 2,000 Colors; Recognized For Job Well Done
Has anyone ever told you, you are the best at what you do? An Oakland Unified School District employee has received that compliment and was honored from non-teaching positions by the California Department of Education.
Demonstrators in San Francisco have posted neon green warning signs on the outside of some apartments where the director of the Tenants Union says people have been evicted under the Ellis Act and landlords are now renting apartments through websites like Airbnb and VRBO.