Kelly Danek - May 2013 Spotlight

By Joe Nelson
   The May 2013 edition of the SanDiegoRadio Spotlight is on Kelly Danek, who just recently moved over to the Lincoln Financial Media building with Smooth 98.1, FM 94/9 & KSON 97.3. Kelly is a multi-talented individual whose hard work is really paying dividends now.
And now, on to the interview...
Joe Nelson: Hello, Kelly, thanks for taking the time for SanDiegoRadio's Spotlight.. featuring YOU! Kelly, what is your current *new* position?
Kelly Danek: KIFM, KBZT & KSON, A.M. & P.M. Drive (some may call it split shift; I call it a 6 hour lunch break). I am doing traffic for the three stations, plus news in the morning on KIFM with Greg Cook. Then a jock shift on KIFM on Saturdays from 3-7PM.
JN: What are your favorite parts of the job?
KD: Mornings with Greg Cook on KIFM, I also love my new Lincoln Financial Media family.

JN: Who are your all time favorite musical artists?
KD: Steely Dan, Bobby Caldwell, and Pat Metheny
JN: And your current favorite?
KD: Snow Patrol
JN: Tell me about your personal side, Kelly
KD: I have been married to my architect husband for almost 25 years. We have 5 dogs. We live in a remodeled (by my husband) 1924 California Bungalow in Hillcrest.

JN: What are your favorite restaurants?
KD: Cowboy Ciao in Scottsdale, AZ. RK Sushi, Cucina Urbana, Beau Bo, Po Pazzo, The Fish Market Downtown, Old Town Mexican Cafe, and Brazen BBQ
JN: What are your movie interests?
KD: The Descendants, Something's Gotta Give, The Fisher King, Silence of the Lambs, Steel Magnolias, Thelma and Louise, He's Just Not That Into You, Almost Famous, The Breakfast Club, The Big Chill, Fatal Attraction, 9 1/2 Weeks, Gone with the Wind, -and my Holiday season is not complete without It's a Wonderful Life, Christmas Story, Charlie Brown Christmas & A Christmas Carol (with Alastair Sim)

JN: Do you have any hobbies?
KD: I'm a magazine junkie- I subscribe to about 10, most of which have to do with food. That said, I love cooking & entertaining. I enjoy yard sales and antiquing. Computer games are a guilty pleasure. I also do some writing, but not consistently. I have participated in 2 consecutive "40 Days of Writing" projects, all of which can be found here:

JN: What are your favorite parts of the city?
KD: My Hillcrest neighborhood, San Diego Bay & Little Italy
JN: Is there anything else you'd like to share?
KD: I've been Broadcasting for almost 14 years, and have been a Voiceover Artist (both straight and characters) since 1990. One of my favorite things to do is hang out with friends on my front terrace, enjoying cocktail & appetizers/antipasti. I try and avoid toxic people, choosing instead to surround myself with people who not only make me feel good, but that are good for me.

Thanks Kelly, that was very informative, and fun!
You can catch Kelly right HERE at Smooth FM

See you next month for the June Spotlight edition. Here are some more photos of Kelly.


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