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The things that excite you are not random. They are connected to your purpose. Follow them. ~Ruben Chavez

The great Oprah once told me to make a career out of my passion and I’d never “work” another day. Well, she was quite right. I found a way to do it based on my love for radio.

As a little kid, I listened to my hero, Casey Kasem, as he hosted American Top 40 every weekend. I’d feverishly write down every single song title and artist, then grab my beloved Mr. Microphone and do my own version of the countdown, long distance dedications and all!

Broadcasting school and an internship at my favorite local station led me to my start in the radio biz! It’s hard to believe that was 21 years ago.

I remember wondering early on in my career, “What will define my personality? Who will I be on the air? What story will I have to tell?” I had no idea in that moment that I was at just the beginning of a long and very winding road.

Family dysfunction, toxic relationships, anxiety, finding real healthy love, marriage, infertility, motherhood, the loss of my sister’s husband in a tragic car accident, the loss of my brother to a drug/alcohol overdose, a surgery-gone-wrong that led me to (temporary) ostomy life; life isn’t all butterflies and rainbows.

I’ve always shared about my good stuff. But I started talking about the yuck, too. I was amazed by the response. People connected and felt less alone. Then, I felt less alone. Then, I started thinking. Isn’t that what we all really want and need? To know we’re not the only ones going through something? I think it’s so important in this world in which we are inundated with perfection on social media to just get real.

That’s why I’m beyond excited to share my brand-new website with you,! It’s a place where you’ll get the good, the bad and the downright ugly as I journey my way through this thing called life! 

I hope you’ll follow along with my podcast, Real Life with Jenny Matthews, blog and socials as I keep it real about life, motherhood, pop culture and everything in between!

Written by: Mix 93.3 Personality Jenny Matthews

Jenny Matthews is the host of Mix 93.3’s ‘Jenny Matthews Show’, 10am -3pm, Monday – Friday. Check out Jenny’s podcast ‘Real Life with Jenny Matthews,’ follow along with her blog and connect at