Cathy Wegner

CathyIt continues to be a new and interesting broadcasting ride for Cathy, that has come full circle here at Easy 101/Country 107-3.

Born and raised in Ingersoll in a big family among 5 brothers, Cathy landed her first full-time radio job here as fledgling news reporter.

It wasn't long before Cathy's career forayed into television, where she worked for more than 15 years as a successful anchor, host, reporter and producer. Her stops include tv stations in Wingham, Pembroke, Edmonton , Ottawa and Hamilton . Most recently, Cathy could be seen co-hosting CHCH Hamilton's Morning Live.

Finally saying a fond goodbye to broadcast news and moving back to our area to be closer to family and home, Cathy accepted an opportunity to add a new dimension to her broadcasting career as an on air personality with us. Cathy can be heard on both Country 107.3 and Easy 101. She is really enjoying this new role. She says her listeners are like friends "Its great to just talk and share with them."

In her spare time, Cathy loves spending time with her husband and her dog, traveling, watching movies, trying new cookie recipes, painting, skiing and catching live music.


Calgon, take me away!

Wednesday, 11 October 2017 15:10 Cathy Wegner
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Thinking about travel? Whether you actually get to take off somewhere in a plane, train or automobile, or you just like to dream about exotic locations, here's a list of the top travel destinations in the world, as determined by users of TripAdvisor.com.

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Bali, Indonesia
London, England
Paris, France
Rome, Italy
New York, New York
Crete, Greece
Barcelona, Spain
Siem Reap, Cambodia
Prague, Czechoslovakia
Phuket, Thailand

 

 

 

Celebrities who worked a desk job...

Wednesday, 04 October 2017 17:09 Cathy Wegner
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Ever switched careers? You might be surprised at the number of glamorous celebrites who worked desk jobs. Notice how many in the legal field. All those forms they had to fill out in tripilicate was just autograph practice!

Celebrities
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Andrea Bocelli previously worked as an attorney.

Gerard Butler worked as an attorney.

Elvis Costello began his professional career as a computer programmer.

Ellen DeGeneres once worked a desk job as a paralegal.

Jennifer Lopez worked as a secretary in a law office.

 

 

 

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 04 October 2017 17:25 )
 

Looking for better conversations with the kids?

Monday, 25 September 2017 18:07 Cathy Wegner
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Now that the school year is in full swing, how are you enjoying the bright conversation with the kids in your life about what goes on in their day? Not everyone does. Sometimes they shut you down from the start with "not much", or "nothing". Where do you go from there without adding pressure and sounding like you're prying? If that's the case, try a different approach. Inexperienced in the art of conversation, kids don't tend to get into specifics so you'll need to draw it out. Also, ask factual questions. And avoid a negative slant in your question, which can bring everything to a screeching halt. Instead speak and ask with a positive bent to encourage kids to speak, and from hopefully, voice any concerns. Finally, avoid questions that can be answered in a "yes" or "no" response, opting instead, for questions that are open-ended.

Kids Conversation
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Ideas from The National Center for Learning Disabilities:

Don't ask: What did you do at school today?
Do ask: What was the most interesting thing you did in ____ class today? (Fill in the blank with your child's favorite class or the one he or she struggles in. Change the class you ask about each day.)

Don't ask: How was school?
Do ask: Tell me one thing that happened today that was the most interesting to you.

Don't ask: Did you have fun at school?
Do ask: What was the best thing you did at school today?

Don't ask: How was lunch?
Do ask: Tell me the names of the four kids who sat closest to you at lunch today.

Don't ask: Was your teacher nice today?
p>Do ask: What was the most interesting thing your teacher said today?

 

 

Ken's Salsa Verde. Ole

Saturday, 16 September 2017 18:02 Cathy Wegner
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My cousins Lucy and Ken have me hooked on tomatillos (Mexican husk tomatoes) and a wonderful salsa you can make with them called Salsa Verde. We've even started growing tomatillos in our back yard. Ken was kind enough to let me share his recipe with you. I've been making this, and freezing some for use this winter, as Ken has described below. Enjoy!

tomatillo salsa verde

Cousin Ken's Salsa Verde:

24 oz. tomatillos, stem and paper removed, rinsed (easiest way is to float them in a sink of water)
1 to 2 jalapenos (jalapeno heat varies wildly, so can start with one and adjust afterwards with hot sauce or dried pepper of choice)
12-16 stems of cilantro, leaves and stems (tough bottoms removed)
1 or 2 garlic cloves, roughly chopped, or 1 small head of roasted garlic
1/2 teaspoon salt or smoked salt
1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
3/4 cup yellow or white onion, finely diced (red onion makes the salsa look brownish)

Preheat oven broiler or gas grill or barbeque
Grill tomatillos and jalapenos (they can explode and spurt boiling juices so Ken does them on an outdoor gas grill and wears safety glasses)
Grill until charring a bitk then turn over and grill until softened and a bit charred (about 5 to 8 minutes per side)
Allow to cool
Halve the jalapenos and remove stringy bits and seeds

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Put tomatillos, jalapenos, cilantro, garlic, cumin and salt in blender and puree lightly.
Put in a bowl, and stir in the diced onion.
It sometimes tends to be a thin salsa, so can be strained in a seive for a few minutes, if desired (I don't bother straining it).

Chill in fridge, and it lasts several days. Serve at room temp.

Before serving, adjust hotness and salt (could add lime juice if desired, but not needed).

Serve with tortilla chips, or as a salsa with fish, chicken or fajitas.

NOTE: the roasted tomatillos can be bagged and frozen for several months. To make a nice salsa verde in winter, simply thaw them and carry on with the recipe. The grilled jalapenos can also be seeded then frozen in the same bag if desired.

 

 

Last Updated ( Saturday, 16 September 2017 18:07 )
 

Here Yoplait! Come give us a kiss...

Friday, 08 September 2017 14:15 Cathy Wegner
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Cathy Wegner
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Having pets has many benefits to us humans, including being good for our gut health. Animals carry different bacteria, and some of it can have a positive probiotic effect on us. It's spread through contact with our pets. Dogs especially carry lots of different strains of beneficial microorganisms because they spend so much time outside and getting their noses in to different environments. In doing so they take in new bacteria that when tranferred to us can improve our micorbiome function. In addition to beneits to your digestion, some of the other positive effects include easing of allergies and respiratory issues, and even anxiety. So next time you forget to pick up yogurt, no worries. Your furry friend is just waiting to lick your face.

 

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