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the wakeup call
April 17, 2018
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One thing about this case that has bugged me is the wakeup call made by Amy. When I was stuck with those ridiculous hours, I employed a two alarm system (a Fail Safe system) that was effective. I had two alarms: one was electrical and hummed at the given hour, the other was a travel alarm in a leather case that set off high pitched bells. Both were set to the minute I wanted to arise. The mechanical alarm was the backup in case a summer thunderstorm would knock out the electricity. Not once did this system fail me. I was wondering why Jodi would rely on a phone call. Wouldn’t she be the target of people wanting to party with her in the middle of the night? A poster gal like her would certainly be on my call list if I were among friends and had maybe a little too much to drink. Why would Jodi have her ringer on? She was certainly more popular than I would have ever expected to be. That phone should be ringing off the hook. I turned the ringer off, why wouldn’t she? She could listen to any messages left to her in the morning. It just doesn’t add up. 

p.s.  why would Jodi ask, "what time is it?" when she had a clock at her bedside? She should have known the time. 

May 12, 2018
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Never trusted her and never will.

May 16, 2018
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I agree. I think she may know more than she says. Has Amy ever taken a polygraph?

August 12, 2018
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Linds said
I agree. I think she may know more than she says. Has Amy ever taken a polygraph?  

Amy has said she’s never taken a polygraph.

September 4, 2018
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One thing about this case that has bugged me is the wakeup call made by Amy. When I was stuck with those ridiculous hours, I employed a two alarm system (a Fail Safe system) that was effective. I had two alarms: one was electrical and hummed at the given hour, the other was a travel alarm in a leather case that set off high pitched bells. Both were set to the minute I wanted to arise. The mechanical alarm was the backup in case a summer thunderstorm would knock out the electricity. Not once did this system fail me. I was wondering why Jodi would rely on a phone call. Wouldn’t she be the target of people wanting to party with her in the middle of the night? A poster gal like her would certainly be on my call list if I were among friends and had maybe a little too much to drink. Why would Jodi have her ringer on? She was certainly more popular than I would have ever expected to be. That phone should be ringing off the hook. I turned the ringer off, why wouldn’t she? She could listen to any messages left to her in the morning. It just doesn’t add up. 

p.s.  why would Jodi ask, "what time is it?" when she had a clock at her bedside? She should have known the time.   

Back in the 90s I had an alarm clock with a battery backup in case of a power outage.  Jodi may have had something like this and didn't need a second alarm clock.  Maybe she was prone to turn off the alarm and not even wake up.  That's happened to me in the past.  A call from Amy doesn't surprise me.  

Turning off the ringer wouldn't be an option for Jodi.  I imagine someone in journalism would need to be reachable at all hours.  As for asking Amy the time, it's not unbelievable that the phone ringing wakes her up and she answers it without first looking at the clock. 

December 16, 2018
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OKAY PEOPLE...slow your roll a bit here.

First, let me tell you about the life of someone who "wakes you up" for a living!  How do I know?  I was him.  In fact, I was opposite Jodi IN Mason City, but I was on the radio while she was on TV.  I went on the air every morning at 5:30 but got up every morning at 2:45 and had the overnight guy at the radio station call me at 4 just to make sure I was leaving the house if I hadn't called him first.  That was a STANDING wake-up call.

WHY?  Because as the morning personality, especially when you are #1 in a market or in a smaller market like Northern Iowa everyone knows you and you are not only the "voice" of the radio station (in my case) but the FACE of the radio station, and therefore had to be at the station by about 4:15 to finish my prep that I started at home, then after I got off the air I would have to record commercials for *most* of our big $ advertisers because I was "the morning guy" and then I would have lunch and come back to start my *other* job as Program Director where I would interface with sales, traffic (which is not what it sounds like), engineering (we were putting in the 4th in history all digital broadcast system),upper management, and then do the part-time scheduling and listen to the air-check tapes for all of the other DJ's from the past 24 hours.  Then I would answer listener and sponsor complaint calls, probably go out and do a charity function or promotion and then most likely get out into the public doing a remote broadcast.

If I was lucky, I'd get home for dinner!  My bedtime was 10pm, except on Thursdays (remember this is Central time) when I would stay up until 11, because I had to know what had happened on E.R. for my morning show the next day or I was a dead man! LOL.  SO...I had a wife, and STILL I had two alarm clocks, both with snooze buttons, a wife, *AND* a wake-up call.

Now, do you understand what the life of the "on air morning personality" is really like?

There is some insight.

Chuck Breuninger a.k.a. Rick Charles

Former Program Director/Morning show Host KIA "The Country Moose" Mason City

December 17, 2018
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Was there a kimt channel 3

satellite station in Albert Lea, MN at the time of disappearance?

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