Christine Manika is the new Morning Co-Host on KXRB with Mark Tassler! She graduated from Saint Xavier University in Chicago, Illinois with a degree in Mass Communications concentrating in News and Sports Broadcasting. Christine earned Summa Cum Laude honors as an undergraduate student. During her undergraduate career, she was the Sports Reporter for WXAV 88.3 FM, SXU-TV, and “The Xavierite” Newspaper at SXU. Christine was also a regular DJ on Friday nights for WXAV 88.3 FM. Before her senior year in college, Christine completed an internship with Fox 32 Chicago News as a Newsroom Intern. Her experience also includes her time at Saint Joseph’s College in Rensselaer, Indiana where she was also the Sports Reporter and Anchor for 93.3 The Joe: WPUM and TV6 News. Like WXAV, Christine also hosted a Friday night show on WPUM. Shortly after graduation, Christine moved to Sioux Falls in 2018 to jump-start her career as a Multimedia Journalist at a television station. She would write, edit, shoot, and report stories throughout the Sioux Empire. Christine was able to connect with public officials and community members to share their story with viewers. Christine hails from North Riverside, Illinois, a western suburb of Chicago. When she’s not cracking jokes at Mark, Christine can be found running on the bike trails or exploring her new city! She also loves spending time with her family and friends. Some fun facts about Christine: she is a twin! Christine’s twin sister Katie is studying to be an Agricultural Veterinarian at the University of Illinois! Christine is very passionate about all types of music and sports. Her favorite band is U2 and her favorite sports team is the Chicago White Sox.
Chocolate-Stuff Marshmallows? It’s A Thing!
Ever think about making a s'more with a marshmallows already filled with chocolate? Well, think no further!
“Bear” With Me…Top 10 Celebrity Bears’ Fans
I know what you're thinking...why in the world would this girl write an article about the "Bad News Bears?" Despite having an uneventful season, there are some Bears' fans who continuously support the team regardless of their performance, including celebrities.
South Dakota FFA Foundation Radio Contest in Parker!
Parker School District was full of excitement on Monday night! Roger Currier of Results Radio, Mark, and myself were honored to be part of the 2019 South Dakota FFA Foundation Competition as judges for the District Agriculture Broadcasting Career Development Event!
Hometown Tuesday: Art Moms
Are you looking for creative decorations or unique gifts this holiday season? Look no further than the Art Moms Pop-Up Shop!
$1,000 To Watch Hallmark Christmas Movies? Sign Me Up!
What's the perfect way to spend a cold, wintery night? How about indoors watching Hallmark Christmas movies?! Even better? What about earning $1,000 for watching 24 Hallmark Christmas movies?!
Motorola’s Razr Phone Is Making a Comeback
This phone from Verizon could be yours for $1,500! Will you exchange your smartphone for the new Razr?
Twinkies For Breakfast?
Do you remember when Hostess suspended Twinkie productions in 2012? Twinkie lovers did everything they could to buy every Twinkie left on stores shelves. Now, Hostess is manufacturing a cereal that will allow people to eat Twinkies bright and early.
How Do You Feel About 4-Day School Weeks?
How do you feel about four-day school weeks? Will this benefit or hinder your family's schedule?
NEW STUDY: Most Graduates See Loans As A Life Sentence
In today's society, it's crucial to receive higher education in order to achieve your career goals. But, unfortunately for most college graduates, securing your degree is like signing your life away.
My Neighboring Town Is Going Hollywood…Again!
It's not every day that a movie or a television series is filmed near your hometown. But for Riverside, Illinois, the FX cable show "Fargo" has recently been added to the list of productions filmed in that town!