October 2013 Spotlight

By Joe Nelson

Ashlee Rock - October 2013 Spotlight

The October 2013 SanDiegoRadio Spotlight features Rock 105.3's Ashlee Rock.

What is your current position/title?  I am the assistant producer/on air for "The Show", 

mornings on Rock 105.3 6-10am.  I also host our Best Of show every Saturday, 6-

10am, and am on 10a-2p Saturdays and 1-9pm on Sundays on Rock 105.3.  You 

can also catch Sky (news girl extrodinare for "The Show") and me on the 

CW6 morning show "Wake Up San Diego" Thursday mornings in the 8am hour 

for a segment called "Out & About," where we fill you in on fun things coming up 

that weekend!   

What are your favorite parts of the job?   Everything.  This is my dream job, being able to 

entertain and uplift people, and have a platform where I can make people smile, 

inspire them, and perform, in any capacity.  This truly is my passion and I feel very

grateful to be able to call it my job. 

Who are your all time favorite musical artists?   Haha.  You are going to laugh.  I love ALL 

music, hence why I work in radio, but my all time artists definitely vary.  I would 

say Michael Jackson, Madonna, Justin Timberlake, Elton John, the Beatles, 

Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson, Tom Petty, Green Day, Tupac, Notorious 

B.I.G., Dr. Dre, Eminem, Kurt Cobain, Chris Cornell, Gwen Stefani, Fergi, Britney 

Spears...I can keep going. ;) 

And your current favorite?  Lil Wayne!  I love him so much!  Also Nicky Minaj, Big Sean,

Tyga, 2 Chainz, Drake, and any and all EDM.  Calvin Harris, Ellie Goulding, 

Zedd, Krewella, Avici, Benny Benassi, DeadMau5, Kaskade...again, I could keep 

going.  I love music!  I go through phases but am always listening, signing, and 

dancing to music!   

What are your favorite restaurants?  Oh my gosh.  Don't even get me started on food.  

And don't make me pick which one I like more, food or music!  I would say some of

my all time favs in San Diego are George's at the Cove, Blue Boheme, Urban 

Solace, any taco shop...I have probably been to them all :)  Can I just say Little 

Italy as a whole?  Also, Old Town as a whole? ;)  I also LOVE Royal India, Burger 

Lounge, Cali Comfort...there is just not enough time.  One of my favorite parts of 

San Diego is I have lived here for 12 years, and still continue to find amazing 

restaurants of all sorts.  It's outstanding.  

What are your movie interests?   I am a girl, so I love Rom Coms...I just can't help it.  I 

love to bawl my eyes out to sappy love stories that go straight to my soul.  I also 

love comedies and thrillers, though.  I can be tough!  Dimb & Dumber is hands 

down my all time fav.  Like, I know every word.  I also absolutely love The 

Notebook, Love Actually, Pretty Woman, Anchorman, Ace Ventura 1 & 2, Kill Bill 1 

& 2, True Romance,  Way of the Gun, and Grease (which I also know every word 

to). ;)

Do you have any hobbies?   Can my job be my hobby?  :)  Besides that, I love yoga, I 

have done it for the past 6 years and it has changed my life.  And gotten rid of the 

majority of my cellulite. It's amazing!  ;)  But it really does keep me centered, and 

strengthens my mind, body, and soul all at once.  I am obsessed.   

What are your favorite parts of the city?   Anywhere by the water, and I am a happy girl.  

Normally I will venture out to Pacific Beach, Ocean Beach, Del Mar, La Jolla...any 

place by the water that includes a view, a cocktail, and some delicious apps or 

perhaps a cheese plate, and I'm there!   

Is there anything else you'd like to share?   I believe everyone has a purpose in life.  And 

everyone deserves to be happy.  These are two things I strive for on a daily 

basis.  I believe God put me (and everyone) here for a reason, and there is 

nothing I would love more than to be on a big enough platform one day where I 

can truly make a difference.  I want to help others, and am super grateful to have 

been able to run the Rock & Roll half marathon the past 3 years with the 

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team in Training, raising over $51,000 total.  I 

want to bring people up, make them laugh, and spread the message that you are 

worth it!  My Mom taught me that.  She got it from Oprah.  I'm not trying to steal 

her swag or anything...just trying to continue the message. ;) 

Ashlee- Thank you so much for taking your time for this Spotlight!
Thanks for tuning in,


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