It’s that time of year again, and I’d love to know what you’re giving, and hoping to get, this holiday season. With all the gadgets out there, are you looking for accessories for what you have, or upgrades to something new? Are you excited about new game consoles and phones? How much tech do you buy for yourself and others for the holidays?
Now that I’m a college student, I see what other students bring to school, and more interestingly, what they do and don’t use. How much of your buying is just for fun and how much is with an eye toward usability? Do you give tech-related gift cards for the holidays? I look forward to hearing all about your tech buying and gift giving habits in the comments section.
You can watch my interviews from the 2013 International CES here. Stay tuned for my report from CES in January!
This contest is easy as 1-2-3!
1.) Follow me on Twitter (@jen_smart).
2.) Re-tweet ANY of my tweets about this contest.
3.) You’re entered to win a copy of the Teen Beach Movie soundtrack!
The best thing is, this CD was SIGNED by Ross and Maia!
Rules: Contest is open to residents of the US only. Shipping is paid by JENNiRADIO to US locations and APO/FPO addresses only. One entry per Twitter account. Each account entering MUST be following @jen_smart when the contest ends at 11:59pm PT on October 15th, 2013. Winners will be notified via Twitter and asked to Direct Message a mailing address, which will NOT be kept by JENNiRADIO after prize is shipped. Only the first name, city and state of winners will be disclosed on this web site. Prizes and rules are subject to change. Any such changes will be posted on this web site.
[This contest is now closed and winners have been notified. Thank you for all your entries. We hope our winners enjoy the show!] Re-tweet this post on Twitter as many times as you can for a chance to win a pair of tickets to this event! I am @jen_smart on Twitter. Look for the post by following me at Twitter.com/jen_smart and then re-tweet away! I will re-post several times, so you don’t have to re-tweet the original, but you must re-tweet multiple times to qualify. The top two who re-tweet this post the most times by 11:59pm PT Thursday May 2nd win two tickets each! (This contest is for tickets to the event only. Winner is responsible for transportation, parking and all other costs of attending the event.) More info about the event:
CINCO! The Biggest Live Concert in LA with More Than 30 Acts: Social media stars and young celebrity guests include Keenan Cahill, Dylan Sprayberry of Man of Steel and many more!
KLiK Events presents CINCO!, a huge concert and young celebrity red carpet event at The Avalon in Hollywood, CA, Sunday, May 5th 2013 from 2-7 p.m. PT.
There will be more than 30 acts on one stage, including special celebrity guest hosts from TV and film. Social Media (YouTube, Twitter, Instagram) and LA artists performing LIVE at CINCO! are:
Kenton Duty (From Disney’s SHAKE IT UP)
Josh Metzler (from X Factor)
Boyband Project w/ Zac Mann
Ochoa Boyz w/ Ryan Ochoa
Jillian Jensen (From The X Factor)
Special Guest VIP hosts from social media and stage & screen include:
Andrea Russett (CoHost)
Will Vought (CoHost) (Star of Disneyland’s live ALADDIN Show)
Dylan Sprayberry (Young Clark Kent From MAN OF STEEL)
Jadin Gould (Young Lana Lang From MAN OF STEEL)
Ellery Sprayberry (Star of The 2012 movie THE BUTTERFLY ROOM)
Sam Pottorff and Kian Lawley
Jack Griffo (Star of the new Nickelodeon show The THUNDERMANS)
Nick Cooper (Vocal Coach to the stars)
DJ John Lock from GLEE
As a very special treat, all those purchasing presale CINCO! tickets will be put in a drawing for a two-hour recording session with renowned creative director, and “vocal coach to the stars” Nick Cooper, who has worked with talents such as Nicki Minaj, Jennifer Lopez, Ryan Beatty and Zendaya Coleman.
For all details and to purchase tickets, visit klikevents.net.
(Special thanks to John Michael Ferrari for that thumbnail photo!)
As a veteran interviewer, I greatly appreciate the time and effort others in the media put into their work – especially when I am the subject! Here are some upcoming and recent interviews/articles where I am answering the questions, rather than asking them.
I was a guest on Business Rockstars, hosted by Ken Rutkowski, on KFWB.
Mike Stern included me in his billboard Top 40 article called The Wisdom of Youth.
Radio Magazine features my Albuquerque studio online and in their January physical issue (including the cover).
I was on Actors E Chat, hosted by the incomparable Bretty Walkow.
Ed Ryan interviewed me for Radio Ink Magazine and then included me in 40 of Radio’s Rising Stars in their August 27, 2012 issue and as part of a panel of four Rising Stars of Radio at the Radio Show in Dallas in September.
I offer a heartfelt thanks to all of these wonderful authors/hosts, for believing in me and sharing me with their audiences!
This Saturday, join us for our special 2012 wrap up of the JENNi20 Countdown, from Universal Studios Hollywood! These are the songs you voted for all year – find out which songs were tops for 2012. We also collected votes for your favorite Rising Stars, Box of Random and Honor Roll for the whole year, and here’s where you’ll find them!
Here’s how you can watch or listen…
If you’re in Albuquerque, tune to uTV, Comcast channel 26, from 4-6pm MT on Saturday, December 29th and Saturday, January 5th. They’ll also be re-broadcasting during the week.
Everywhere else – tune in to USTREAM from 3-5pm PT on Saturday, December 29th ONLY.
If you miss it, you can download the podcast at JENNi20.com or from iTunes starting Sunday, December 30th.
Tune to 91.9 FM in Grants, NM or JENNiRADIO.com from 4-6pm MT (3-5pm PT) on both Saturdays – December 29th and January 5th.
Enjoy our biggest and best show ever, and Happy New Year!
Are you dreaming about the gadgets you’ll find under your tree this year? Check out my report from the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show to see items you might be clamoring for this holiday season. I’ll be heading to CES again in January, bringing you the latest technology products that may be in store for your holidays next year. Feel free to drop me a note if there are specific products you’re interested in, and I’ll look for them. In the meantime, answer our poll question about what sugarplums are dancing in your head – and by sugarplums, of course I mean gadgets that will make your life easier and/or more exciting. Enjoy the holiday season!
This year I selected the Rising Star, Honor Roll and Box of Random videos that appeared on the JENNi20 Countdown each week. Now it’s YOUR turn to pick who will be featured in our special year-end show. This time, the tables are turned. WE tally up the rankings for the overall JENNi20 Countdown for 2012, but YOU decide which Rising Star, Honor Roll and Box of Random we feature. Which were your favorites from this year?
Click here to vote by 10pm PT on December 10th and tune in December 29th to see which were the favorites in each category.
I wanted to do something special to celebrate my 16th birthday, and what better way than to throw a party for the Jennifer Smart Foundation? We’re also celebrating bringing the Find Your Voice program to a new home in Southern California. This star-filled event, featuring costumes and young music performers, will help us raise money to build our new center, and we hope you’ll join us.
You’re invited to “Show Your Character” on October 27th from 1-5pm in Van Nuys, CA. This event benefits the Jennifer Smart Foundation’s Find Your Voice program, which works to improve communication skills and self esteem in sick, healthy and disadvantaged kids.
This fun afternoon, hosted by Disney XD’s Ryan Ochoa and spotlighting several young artists, includes a special performance by Tim Urban of American Idol.
You can purchase tickets and get more information at http://www.indiegogo.com/ShowYourCharacter
We appreciate your support, whether or not you can attend. Please share this information with everyone you know!
Hope you’ll rock out with us at “Show Your Character” on the 27th!
Actress and singer Claudia Lee will perform “Take My Hand,” one of her songs, on tonight’s episode of “Hart of Dixie.” Claudia plays Magnolia on the CW Network show. “Hart of Dixie” airs at 8e/7c. You can catch a preview of Claudia’s performance here.
Two of Claudia’s other songs, “Hollywood Sunset” and “3 Leaf Clover,” can be heard on JENNiRADIO.
[This contest is now closed. Thank you to all who entered.] Do you LOVE the Disney Channel Show, Austin & Ally? JENNiRADIO is giving you the chance to win your very own SIGNED CD, which features so many great songs – Heard It on the Radio, A Billion Hits, Not a Love Song, and all your other favorite hits from the show, sung by Ross Lynch.
The best thing is, this CD was SIGNED by Ross!
To enter, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 11:59pm PST on October 29th to enter. Winners will be notified later that week.
(Kids under 13 must obtain parent’s permission before entering. One entry per household. Contest is open to residents of the US only. Shipping is paid by JENNiRADIO to US locations and APO/FPO addresses. Winners will be asked to provide a mailing address, which will not be kept by JENNiRADIO after prize is shipped. Only the first name, city and state of winners will be disclosed on this web site.)