Joel

My name is Joel and I am currently working towards a double major in Communications and Media Arts at Boise State University. I have a huge passion for radio and it’s something I’ve come to enjoy more over the past few years. Some things that I enjoy doing in my spare time are snowboarding, playing soccer, and of course video games!

Best Party Foods

Alright, you are already stressed about having to host this years big party, let alone the idea of needing to have the best food for everyone. It can be a challenge trying to have the best food when you need to accommodate everyone from your brother in laws peanut allergy to your nieces vegan diet.…

Are The Olympics Losing Viewers?

Is it just me or does it feel like the popularity of the Olympic Games are on the downfall? Don’t just take my word for it though, Forbes.com shows that the prime time broadcast viewing from the 2016 Rio de Janeiro dropped from 25.8 million viewers to 15.1 million viewers in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic…

Resolution Flop

One month into the new year, how’s that resolution coming? A lot of us often make new year resolutions that are not actually attainable, and that can be for a variety of reasons. Maybe it’s because you didn’t set a plan to follow, maybe you gave yourself too many cheat days and lost motivation, or…

The Christmas Talk

Some conversations with children can be tough and there are also talks than can sometimes even be awkward. During the Christmas season, eventually there are some questions that may arise that you may not be quite sure how to handle as a parent. While I have not yet reached that stage in my life, I’m…

Winter Driving Tips with Corporal Wills

Winter Driving Tips with Corporal Wills

It’s that time of year again! Winter driving in Idaho. If you’re new to the Treasure Valley or need some gentle reminders of how to drive prepared. Check out our new video!

Christmas Shopping Struggles

Is it just me or does it feel like Christmas shopping is an absolute nightmare! I know I can’t be the only one who feels stressed out during the holiday season. Not only is there pressure of buying the perfect gift for everyone but there is also the giant reminder that Im single! If you…

“Safe” Holiday Gift Guide

“Safe” Holiday Gift Guide

For many of us holiday shopping is in full swing.  If you’re still thinking of what to buy those hard to shop for people on your list, the Boise Police Department has a few ideas.  Ed Fritz with BPD’s Crime Prevention Unit joins us with some safety minded gift ideas. 

Treasure Valley Christmas Lights

One of the best things about the Holliday season is the Christmas lights! While they might be super nice to look at, it isn’t as fun when you are the one hanging them all up by yourself. The fear of falling off the roof top of a house is enough to make anyone a little…

It’s time to have the “talk!”

It’s time to have the “talk!”

No, not that kind of talk that we have with our kids but rather it’s talking about technology scams. The Boise Police Department is launching an initiative to help us talk to our loved ones about this serious problem.

Thanksgiving Favorites!

With everything that is involved in the month of November, its surprising to think that November isn’t one of the more popular months of the year. Sports, Fall weather, Hollidays, its got it all. Not to mention Thanksgiving, is absolutely an underrated Holliday. There is more than enough ideas to bring to the Thanksgiving table,…

Free Extra Money!!

If you are someone like me who never seems to make enough money, you might be interested in this special activity that could get you an extra $800 dollars a month! Who wouldn’t want that? Did someone say extra income towards my next vacation? Maybe its extra money you can use to catch up on…

Fall Date Ideas

If you are someone who loves the season of Fall, you might just be chomping at the bit to go out and do some Fall themed dates to set experience the sweater weather love. As some might say, its cuffing season, and in case you are unsure of any Fall date ideas, maybe this list…

Halloween Costumes!

If you are someone who takes the Halloween costume contests very seriously then here might be some ideas to avoid. Google has done some research to determine what might be the most popular costumes this year based on online searches. No matter if you want to be just another player from Squid Game, or the…

Vacation Fatigue

This past week, I had the pleasure to take a vacation to Playa del Carmen, Mexico. I have to say it was nice finally being able to have some time off from a super busy last few months. While vacation is super nice, there is definitely something I call vacation fatigue that hits heavy once…

Pumpkin Spice Season!

The Treasure Valley has been flirting with fall weather long enough to the point where I’d say we can officially declare it PSL (Pumpkin Spice Latte) season. Now if you are like me and have never tried a pumpkin spice latte before, we aren’t sure what all the hype is about. I mean, is it…

Boise State Football Is Back!!

For the first time in almost 2 years, was Boise State able to host fans in the stadium for fall football and it couldn’t have been a better home opening game as the Boise State Broncos waltzed on the blue turf past UTEP beating them 54-13.   For a long time it felt as if…

Boise’s Beautiful Balloons

There are so many things that makes the Treasure Valley unique. There are so many secrets to be discovered, so many small things that really bring Boise and the rest of Idaho to life! While we might be small compared to some other states, there is not shortage of things that makes Boise one of…

The Average American Wastes 70k On This!

How much money do you think you spend when it comes to online shopping? How much of that do you think is actually worth the investment? With the world becoming more digital and online shopping becoming more prevalent every day, its not hard to believe that a lot of that money being spent for online…

Treasure Valley’s Unhealthy Air Quality

It has reached the point where it burns my nose to breath outside, I can’t even drive with the windows down without my eyes tearing up. I know we are all excited to be out of confinement but at what point do we call it and go back inside for unhealthy work conditions? Where is…

Top Restaurants in the Treasure Valley

If you are like me we often find ourselves in the exact same restaurant every time we go out, and we end up ordering the exact same thing every time. Why wouldn’t we if we already know it tastes amazing! However, things can get pretty repetitive and boring if you only choose to go out…

Idaho’s Favorite Easter Treat

What is your favorite Easter Treat? I have always believed that I was apart of the “Normal People” group and firmly believed that chocolate bunnies were the #1 way to go for Easter treats. However, living in Idaho I guess that is not the case. Somehow, we have derailed in the sense that Idaho’s have…

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