I’ve talked to James on a few red carpets, and he’s always been really nice! Here’s a flashback to when Big Time Rush was just starting on Nickelodeon, and then my most recent conversation with James, at the Hollywood Christmas Parade. You can hear his music (some solo and some Big Time Rush songs he co-wrote), highlighted this month on JENNiRADIO. Listen in SoCal on 101.7 FM and worldwide right here at JENNiRADIO.com and through the free JENNiRADIO iOS app.

*BONUS* Enjoy this throwback interview with all four members of Big Time Rush!

I hate doing these posts, because it’s so sad when we lose someone tragically and unexpectedly. But I feel it’s important to share how genuinely nice Kobe Bryant was, to take time out to talk with me, a kid reporter in an ocean of media. The 2007 premiere for Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End was a HUGE red carpet at Disneyland, and a lot of stars only stopped to chat with the larger outlets. After all, there WERE hundreds of press organizations there. Kobe Bryant, a big star who was just there to enjoy a day out with his family and didn’t have an entertainment project to promote, gave me a few moments of his time. And the interview was a family affair at that – his wife, Vanessa, and daughter, Natalia, are right there on camera with him.

I was 10, and he didn’t treat me like I was “just a kid.” And yet he was patient. I really appreciate that.

I finally got a chance to talk with this America Idol alum, and he’s really sweet! You can hear his music, highlighted this month on JENNiRADIO – listen in SoCal on 101.7 FM and worldwide right here at JENNiRADIO.com and through the free JENNiRADIO iOS app.

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I enjoyed speaking with Ken Stern from MetroVac on the show floor at CES 2020. They have a product we could definitely put to good use, and we’re looking forward to trying it!

Stay tuned as we add more videos from CES 2020.

This band is my absolute favorite, and I love talking to them! I’m so excited that they released a new album, Canon Eyes, just last month. You can hear their music, including songs from the new album, highlighted this month on JENNiRADIO. You can listen in SoCal on 101.7 FM and worldwide right here at JENNiRADIO.com and through the free JENNiRADIO iOS app.

Enjoy this collection of my past interviews with them, and check back soon to see my latest chat with them.

CES 2020 is just around the corner, and we’re wondering what tech items played a role in your holiday gifting. Did you give or receive wearables for any of the holidays you celebrated?

Here’s a look at some of the wearable tech we saw at CES 2019. Stay tuned for the latest trends in wearables, which we’ll highlight after our trip to CES 2020 in January.

photo by Linda Schleicher

photo by Linda Schleicher

photo by Linda Schleicher

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photo by Linda Schleicher

photo by Linda Schleicher

photo by Linda Schleicher

photo by Linda Schleicher

This is a collection of interviews with Booboo (and sisters Fivel and Sage) between 2008 and 2011. Some of them have never been seen before. It was always fun talking with Booboo and his family. Enjoy this blast from the past!

It was fun meeting JD for the first time at this year’s TJ Martell Family Day. You may know him best in the voice role of young Simba in the 2019 version of The Lion King, but he’s been an accomplished singer on his own for the past few years.

Enjoy JD’s music highlighted this month on JENNiRADIO. Listen in SoCal on KJNi-LP 101.7 FM or worldwide right here at JENNiRADIO.com and through the free JENNiRADIO iOS app.

Now that Black Friday is here, our thoughts turn to the consumer products we’re shopping for this holiday season. What kind of tech would you like under your tree this year? Send us a note about what you’re shopping or wishing for this year.

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Rocking Bed photo by Linda Schleicher

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LuxAI photo by Linda Schleicher

Our staff photographer, Linda, provided these photos from CES 2019, of things she’d like to add to her wish list.

Check back in January, to see the newest products we’ve found at CES 2020. In the meantime, enjoy this video from CES 2019.

This is Alex. He’s got his very own 3-hour radio program, where he’ll share his favorite songs and things that are important to him. Alex is one of Jennifer Smart Foundation’s Find Your Voice kids. He participated in a 3-hour group workshop and his own individual recording session, both held at the Find Your Voice center, located in the Outlets at Lake Elsinore.

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You can hear Alex’s show at these times:

- Sunday, November 17th from 6-9pm
- Wednesday, November, 20th from 4-7pm

If you’re located in Lake Elsinore, Wildomar, Menifee or Canyon Lake, you can tune in to 101.7 FM, or you can listen to Alex’s show from anywhere, right here at JENNiRADIO.com and through the free JENNiRADIO iOS app.

To register your own child – or sponsor a child – for the Find Your Voice program, visit FYVcenter.org.