I’m partnering up with Orangetheory Fitness (OTF) Houston as they host their 4th Annual Torture the Trainer event – an event that fulfills the wishes of Make-A-Wish kids! Help support this great cause and fulfill wishes by making a donation today! You can also join me at the OTF Midtown studio studio Saturday, December 15th where I’ll be hosting the official Torture The Trainer watch party. Get more info here!
A little bit about me?? Well, I was born and raised right here in Houston, Texas! My family is Greek and it is BIG! I am the fourth of five kids and my parents moved to Houston from Tripoli, Greece in the 50’s. I am fluent in Greek and can also read and write it too…need a translator anyone?? I went to school for ALL of my 13 years at St. Thomas Episcopal in Meyerland. Then I went on to SMU in Dallas for my freshman year of college. Seeing that my family owns the oldest restaurant in Houston, (Christie’s Seafood & Steaks— 88 years and counting baby!!) I decided I would return to H-Town to finish my degree in business. As I was working my way through school waiting tables and generally managing Christie’s with my family, fate dropped an opportunity to discover radio right in my lap! I delivered food to a radio station back in 1995 and was invited into the studio to watch the DJ work. His name was Paul “Cubby” Bryant and he single-handedly turned the fire for radio on in my heart! After that night, I knew that radio was the career path I wanted to take.
I ended up switching my major to radio-television and getting a job at KRBE. There I began my radio career. Two years into being “the phone girl”, I had the chance to get on the air and I never looked back. In 2000, after five amazing years at KRBE, I was offered a job at Q102 Radio in Philadelphia for the morning position. There, my name was changed to “Christie”—don’t even get me started on THAT mistake– and I spent another three amazing years in radio with Q102’s morning show. Living in Philly was quite an experience and I had a great time while it lasted. In 2003, a “local radio station” came calling for this Houston girl to come back home so I accepted the offer and never looked back. Ryan and I had only met briefly back in 1996 at a diner in New York City of all places! We decided to go for it and see how well two Houston kids can work on a Houston show together. Producer Eric came to us from Dallas shortly after and the rest is history…well actually, it is PRESENTLY. 🙂
Ok, so here comes the sappy part of my note: I really do love what I do every morning. The hours are early yeah, yeah…and I am always sleep deprived, sure… but there is nothing better than to work in the same city where you were raised your whole life and help wake people up with smiles on their faces!! Thank you for listening to the show and have a great day!