Hi, I’m Krystina!  As you can see, my name is spelled in a very odd way, so needless to say I never got one of those key chains with your name on it when I was a kid.  [womp womp]

I’m originally from a small (but beautiful) town in northeastern Tennessee, in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains.  I grew up thinking that I never wanted to leave that area because we were safe from mother nature:  no tornados, no hurricanes, and no earthquakes.  Then, the summer before I started college, I went to Atlanta to watch a Braves baseball game.  I was awe-struck by the big city, and ever since then, I’ve been obsessed with city life.  I know it sounds weird, but I love big buildings and traffic!  (Ok, I don’t really love traffic, but I love what it represents – a city!)

After college I moved to West Palm Beach, Florida to get a job in my field of major – graphic design.  I started working for an advertising agency but quickly found myself falling out of love with it.  At the same time, I was falling in love with a local morning radio show.  One day I heard that the show was looking for interns, so I applied.  After interning for them for a full year, I knew radio was my true calling, and I decided to make the big move to the city of bright lights: Los Angeles.

I worked in radio in L.A. for 4 years, doing everything from promotions to podcasting, nights to mornings, and even hosted my own web show for FOX Sports Radio.  I moved back to Tennessee for a brief stint as a morning show host when the opportunity at KRBE fell into my lap.  After being unhappy back in the small-town life, I visited Houston looking for 3 things: diversity, forward thinking, and an appreciation for the arts.  Boy, did Houston blow me away!  Not to mention, once I met the family at KRBE, I knew this was a place where I could be truly happy!  Luckily, they must have liked something about me too, because here I am!

Every day I realize how blessed I am to be a part of The Roula & Ryan Show and KRBE!  I can’t wait to explore Houston, to meet you, and to create some truly awesome radio!  Hit me up!

Krystina and the interns get their turn on the mic after The Roula & Ryan Show! You can email, here, with any questions or concerns regarding The Side Dish!



ACCES HTX vol. 13

ACCES HTX vol. 13

Back to School doesn’t have to mean “Back to Business as Usual” … check out some of this end of summer fun inside #AccessHTX   STREETS OF HTX  LONG LIVE THE ARTS  HOUSTON FOOD FEST 

Aretha Franklin, dead at 76

Aretha Franklin, dead at 76

The world has lost another music legend. The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, has died at the age of 76 at her home in Detroit on Thursday morning. Earlier this week, she was said to be very ill.  Per many outlets, the star was surrounded by family and close friends in her final days. Read the…