I’ve always loved pop culture and had a special interest in music fueled by rushing home from school to watch TRL (Total Request Live) on MTV. The concept of a “VJ” fascinated me, and I did the morning announcements in high school (shout-out to Bolts Broadcasting Corp at Cranston High School East!). When I was a student at the University of Rhode Island, I studied journalism and communications and participated in two radio internships, one of which being with the WPRO newsroom, which is how I got my foot in the door. It took one rush of turning the “on air” light on and I was hooked! I’ve had several mentors who have helped me along the way as well.
Like most Rhode Islanders, I grew up listening to 92 PRO FM. I even called in once to the morning show in 2004 to talk about the finale of Friends! I’ve known both Gio and Jay Buff my entire radio career, but we are just now getting to work together closely. Getting to know them in a different way and collaborating daily has been really fun. It’s never lost on me that this is an iconic brand and show. If you told 12-year-old Bekah, who was probably taping songs on cassette like “Bye Bye Bye” and “Hit Me Baby (One More Time)” on PRO FM, that she would be working here, she definitely wouldn’t have believed you. I also want to acknowledge how much I respect those who have come before me.
I love seeing shows at PPAC. I’m always in awe of how majestic that theater is. Like any good Rhode Islander, I love visiting and dining on Federal Hill and catching a WaterFire for a date night with my husband, Tony. My kids (two daughters Arielle, 4 and Iris, 2) enjoy going to Roger Williams Park Zoo. My friends and I recently had such a good time on the Comedy Bus. Speaking of, I always recommend taking in a show at The Comedy Connection or heading to any Rhode Island beach, which is my happy place.
My “basic girl fall” comes alive during this time! Every year we have a few traditions: apple picking at Jaswell’s Farm in Smithfield, pumpkin picking at Adam’s Farm in Cumberland, and then indulge in apple cider donuts and maybe an adult beverage back at home by the firepit! Listen to Berger, weekdays 6-10am on 92 PRO-FM, 92PROFM.com
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