Staff Favorites

If it weren’t obvious already, the Warm 106.9 staff loves the holidays! Here’s some of our favorite holiday movies and music from our favorite time of the year:

On-Air Talent:

Ashley Ryan
Mornings with Allan & Ashley

  • Favorite Christmas song: Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays – ‘NSYNC
  • Favorite Christmas movie: It’s A Wonderful Life
  • Favorite thing about Christmas: The lights, decorations, and the cozy feeling you get around the holidays. I love the look of amazement in my daughter’s eyes when the Christmas tree lights up.

Allan Fee
The other guy on the morning show

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  • Favorite Christmas song: White Christmas – Bing Crosby (I’m a traditionalist)
  • Favorite Christmas movie: A Christmas Story
  • Favorite thing about Christmas: I love the positivity of Christmas. There’s a good energy and vibe. It’s a celebration of all things good.

AJ Battalio
Afternoon Host (2pm-7pm)

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  • Favorite Christmas song: I Want A Hippo For Christmas
  • Favorite Christmas movie: Christmas Vacation
  • Favorite thing about Christmas: Quality time with my family and watching our toddler knock over the Christmas tree a bunch of times 🙂

Laurie Hardie
Afternoon Co-Host

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  • Favorite Christmas song: Little Drummer Boy – Pentatonix
  • Favorite Christmas movie: Elf
  • Favorite thing about Christmas: All the fun on the WARM side of the building!!!

Heather Lee
Night Host (7pm-Midnight)

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  • Favorite Christmas song: This Christmas – Eric Hutchinson
  • Favorite Christmas movie: Edward Scissorhands
  • Favorite thing about Christmas: Sending/receiving personalized, hand-written Christmas cards! (Bonus points if there’s a picture of your dog/cat in a festive sweater on the front!)

Dianna Rose
On-Air, Weekends

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  • Favorite Christmas song: The Christmas Song – Nat King Cole
  • Favorite Christmas movie: White Christmas
  • Favorite thing about Christmas: All the lights on the houses, especially during the darkest time of the year!

John Fisher 
Weekend and Fill-In Host

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  • Favorite Christmas song: Happy Christmas (War Is Over) – John Lennon, Yoko Ono
  • Favorite Christmas movie: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
  • Favorite thing about Christmas: Experiencing it through the eyes of my 5 year-old son.

Maya Kalikimaka
Airstaff

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  • Favorite Christmas song: The Christmas Song – Nat King Cole
  • Favorite Christmas movie: A Charlie Brown Christmas
  • Favorite thing about Christmas: Baking cookies by the hundreds as a family, with everyone helping. Also passing out hot cocoa, scarves, and the cookies we made to those in need for a week.

Kate Daniels
Public Affairs Host

  • Favorite Christmas song: Oh so many!! even most of them really.  But– Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire, O Holy Night, Happy Christmas (War is Over), and Silent Night are some special ones
  • Favorite Christmas movie: It’s a Wonderful Life –Jimmy Stewart  (an annual tradition!)
  • Favorite thing about Christmas: Family and traditions from midnight mass, to special foods like cabbage rolls, turkey and the trimmings, Christmas pudding, and gingerbread.  And just having days to spend together sharing stories and catching up on each other’s lives.

Production: 

Marc Kaye
Vice President/Market Manager

  • Favorite Christmas song: Hallelujah
  • Favorite Christmas movie: The Holiday
  • Favorite thing about Christmas: Family

Rockin’ Ron
Program Director

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  • Favorite Christmas song: Jingle Bells – Frank Sinatra
  • Favorite Christmas movie: How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) – Jim Carrey should’ve won an Oscar
  • Favorite thing about Christmas: “Renewal, Reset, Refrigerator”

Woody Justik
Allan & Ashley Producer

  • Favorite Christmas song: Holly Jolly Christmas
  • Favorite Christmas movie: Polar Express
  • Favorite thing about Christmas: Christmas trees and lights

Diana Clark
Director of First Impressions

  • Favorite Christmas song: White Christmas
  • Favorite Christmas movie: It’s A Wonderful Life
  • Favorite thing about Christmas: Family, Friends, Food

Dave Ratener
Chief Engineer

  • Favorite Christmas song: Silent Night
  • Favorite Christmas movie: Miracle on 34th Street
  • Favorite thing about Christmas: Opening gifts  (Yes I know, but I’m still a little kid at Christmas lol)

Steve Mills
Production Director

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  • Favorite Christmas song: All Is Well, I Want A Hippopotamus for Christmas
  • Favorite Christmas movie: It’s A Wonderful Life, A Wish For Wings That Work
  • Favorite thing about Christmas: Chance of snow, time off from work, and the chance to feel like a kid again! Oh, and hot buttered rum will always help that 😉

Gin Bryant
Helpdesk

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  • Favorite Christmas song: This Christmas
  • Favorite Christmas move: The Grinch Who Stole Christmas
  • Favorite thing about Christmas: Family, food, friends, Christmas Ships, music & fire.

Cliff Johnson
Digital Director

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  • Favorite Christmas song: Three-way tie between Fairytale Of New York by The Pogues, Merry Christmas from the Family by Robert Earl Keen and Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24 by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra
  • Favorite Christmas movie: A Christmas Story
  • Favorite thing about Christmas: I love Christmas afternoon. You’ve opened all of your presents and gotten through all of the stressful parts of Christmas. Christmas afternoon is the perfect time to chill with your family, eat great food, listen to Christmas music and just hang out.

Janna Ramer
Digital Operations Manager

  • Favorite Christmas song: Stop the Cavalry – The Cory Band
  • Favorite Christmas movie: The Santa Clause
  • Favorite thing about Christmas: Spending time with family and “adult” hot cocoa!

Sales:

Julie Judge 
National Sales Manager

  • Favorite Christmas song: This Christmas
  • Favorite Christmas movie: The Preacher’s Wife
  • Favorite thing about Christmas: Cooking, baking, decorating and celebrating it all with family and friends

Anna D. Brown
National Sales Assistant

  • Favorite Christmas song: Christmas Wrappings – The Waitresses
  • Favorite Christmas movie: Rudolph the Rednose Reindeer
  • Favorite thing about Christmas: Everyone’s Joyful…..and Triumphant!

Karen Heric
General Sales Manager

  • Favorite Christmas song: Christmas Cannon – Trans-Siberian Orchestra
  • Favorite Christmas movie: Elf (of course!)
  • Favorite thing about Christmas: Staying home on Christmas with my kids, opening gifts, watching Christmas movies and closing off the rest of the world!

Melissa Baker
Account Manager

  • Favorite Christmas song: Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy – David Bowie/Bing Crosby
  • Favorite Christmas movie: Do I have to pick one? Elf, Year Without a Santa Claus, It’s a Wonderful Life, A Christmas Story, The Santa Clause
  • Favorite thing about Christmas: The lights and decorations…the kindness of strangers, surprised looks on Christmas Morning

Doug Frame
Account Manager

  • Favorite Christmas song: 5 Box Pound of Money – Pearl Bailey
  • Favorite Christmas movie: A Christmas Carol… starring Alastair Sim 1951
  • Favorite thing about Christmas: The Christmas Spirit people get, and the presents.

Jessica Ryan
Account Manger

  • Favorite Christmas song: Everything on Michael Buble’s Christmas Album!
  • Favorite Christmas movie: The Santa Clause
  • Favorite thing about Christmas: I LOVE Christmas. From the smell of the candles, to the decorations, to spending quality time with family and friends…Christmas is the best! There is just something so magical about it.

Erica Roney
Account Manager

  • Favorite Christmas song: Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas – Judy Garland 🙂
  • Favorite Christmas movie: A Christmas Story!
  • Favorite thing about Christmas: Spending time with friends and family!

Promotions: 

Lisa Adams
Director of Marketing & Promotion

  • Favorite Christmas song: A Holly Jolly Christmas – Burl Ives
  • Favorite Christmas movie: Christmas Vacation
  • Favorite thing about Christmas: Spending time with my three young boys as they experience the magic and wonderment of the holiday season!

Tori Dunn
Promotions Coordinator

  • Favorite Christmas song: Santa Baby – Eartha Kitt
  • Favorite Christmas movie: Eloise at Christmastime
  • Favorite thing about Christmas: Traditions and cooking

Brielle Rutledge
Promotions Assistant

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  • Favorite Christmas song: White Christmas
  • Favorite Christmas movie: Elf
  • Favorite thing about Christmas: Good food 🙂

Nicole Seven
Promotions Assistant

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  • Favorite Christmas song: All I Want For Christmas Is You – Mariah Carey
  • Favorite Christmas movie: The Night Before
  • Favorite thing about Christmas: Seeing everyone in a good mood and all the festivities during December.

Tanzi Blake
Promotions Assistant

  • Favorite Christmas song: God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman – Barenaked Ladies & Sarah McLachlan
  • Favorite Christmas movie: Christmas Vacation
  • Favorite thing about Christmas: Continuing family traditions and making new memories with my family. Seeing Christmas again through my kids’ eyes. 🙂