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Karen Gallagher

A Montana native I started my Radio career in 1984 and have always been passionate about the industry.  In my off time I enjoy spending time with my Husband Brett and our two kids, our son Triston and our daughter Bailey.  I love to read, play sports and spend time at our family cabin in the Big Horn Mountains.
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Parking Tickets in Billings Are Out of Control!

Whether you are running errands, having lunch or working, we are always hearing about how we need to encourage people to shop downtown.

Shopping downtown is great, a nice selection of stores and great places to eat and drink, however i have to complain about the incisive parking tickets

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Why Is The Death Of Trayvon Martin More Important Than Our Country In Crisis?

The news that George Zimmerman was found not guilty has rocked the airwaves and the political circle all the way up to the Attorney General and the President.  As a former prosecutor pointed out on the O'Reilly Factor last night, just because the jury found him not guilty, does not mean that he is innocent. 

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Is Politics Ruining Billings Youth Baseball Programs?

Baseball is the all American past time.  We love to watch it on TV and on our local ball fields.  When it comes to coaching, what makes a good coach and at what point did politics become a part of the game of who plays and who doesn't?

Being the mom of a avid baseball player,  who deals with the disappointment of the game, has opened my eyes. The old saying "it's not what you know it's who you know" is very true in local baseball.

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Remembering a Legend: Merlyn James Hedin

A few short days ago, the media world and the world in general lost an industry legend, husband, father, grandfather and friend.  Merlyn Hedin passed away April 7 after a long battle with cancer.  For those of us who had the distinct pleasure to ever get to meet and work with Merlyn Hedin, you know what a truly great man he was.

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Has the Bakken Boom Hit Billings?

The Bakken Oil Boom: has it already started to impact Billings?  Yes!  Drill baby drill, famous words spoken just a few years ago during the presidential campaign, and that is exactly what they are doing across most of North Dakota into Eastern Montana.

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When Country Comes To Town: Merle Haggard and Don Williams Headed to Alberta Bair Theater

Taylor Swift, Jason Aldean, The Band Perry and so many new names and faces in the music business, what has country music become?  Remember the good old days of true country music, like Hank Williams, George Jones, Loretta Lynn and Dolly Parton?  Before big stage performances and gimmicks.

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Who is your Hero? They Don’t Always Wear Tights and a Cape…

Do you have a hero that you look up to?  Someone that makes you feel like you can do anything.  Some one who sets a great example and whom you want to be like?  As a child I had many heroes, Superman and Wonder Women, Batman and Robin and let's not forget about Aqua Man, I mean how cool to have a hero who could breathe underwater. 

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“Be Great” and Support the Boys & Girls Clubs

Escorted by my handsome date, my thirteen-year-old son Triston, I will be attending the Boys and Girls Clubs of Yellowstone County's 18th Annual "Be Great Ball' at the Crown Plaza tonight to benefit the many amazing programs at the clubs.

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The Billings Gazette is In the News, and Not In a Good Way

Do you read your local newspaper?  Here in Billings and the surrounding areas, chances are that you've read the Billings Gazette.  For those of you not in the media industry, you may not be privy to the changes taking place in the media industry as a whole, not just in print.  However, this latest news of media shake up comes from the Billings Gazette.

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Facebook Etiquette

Facebook.  What a wonderful social media!  It keeps you up to date on everything that is happening with family, friends, work and other news that people think is important.  Although I'm not an avid Facebooker, I am on there, and I'd would like to share a few do's and dont's of Facebook etiquette that I try to follow as a guideline.

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