“Growing up in Atlanta, Georgia I was exposed to tons of great morning shows. My love for communicating and connecting on the radio started then. After working at my high school’s radio station and being the manager for my college radio station at Georgia Southern University, it was time to jump into professional radio in Savannah, Georgia. I worked weekends/swing at 97-3 KISSFM and produced the morning show and was the traffic reporter on NewsRadio 1290 WTKS.
I moved to Panama City Beach, Florida in July 2008 to Produce and Co-host “That Guy” Kramer in the Morning on Island 106. After three years in PCB, Kramer, Holly, and myself got the call to head down to Tampa, Florida to be the new morning show on Play 98.7. After about a year on the station they decided to switch formats. I went back to Panama City Beach where they allowed me to grow and learn how to host my very own morning show...thus The Miguel Show was born. After two years in the Spring Break capitol of the world, the powers that be at HOT 101.5 have allowed Holly O’Connor and I to wake up Tampa-St.Pete-Clearwater every morning for almost four years.
During my off times you’ll find me at my Crossfit gym, at Publix trying to make the next great meal, at the movie theaters or in Downtown St. Pete enjoying Sunday Funday.”
“Hi! I’m Holly. I never knew being a “radio personality” was a legitimate career choice, so I didn’t realize it was my calling until college. I started off at the college radio station, loved it IMMEDIATELY, and never looked back! After college I hosted middays on a country station and became the Promotions Director of that cluster as well. A few years in, I decided I wanted to try morning radio (which would give me a chance to spread my wings by creating more on-air content.) I moved to Panama City Beach, FL, to embark on a morning show adventure with Steve Kramer, host of “That Guy” Kramer in the morning. That’s also where I met Miguel Fuller, who would become my closest friend and radio soulmate. After a few years of back and forth between cities with the Kramer show, Miguel and I reconnected for our own show and moved to Tampa Bay’s Hot 101.5. It felt like a dream come true! I love making people smile. This career allows me to make a personal connection with the people in my city, and hopefully make at least one person’s day brighter.
When I’m not on the air, you can catch me trying to wrangle my time 6-year-old, starting a ton of projects around the house and never finishing them, and watching shows like The Handmaid’s Tale. I’m also really good at giving relationship advice—just not following it myself 😊”
A product of Tampa’s public schools, Jackie graduated from Gaither High School and was awarded an academic engineering scholarship to the University of South Florida from the Latino Scholarship program. In 2000, she received her degree in Civil Engineering from USF and wanted to stay in Tampa so she could help give back to our community that has given her so much. In 2011, she became the first scholarship recipient to establish a scholarship at USF to help and mentor a Latino student.
After graduating, Jackie became a Licensed Professional Engineer and worked on several transportation plans in the Tampa Bay area, including master plans for the University of South Florida and Hillsborough Community College, as well as Hillsborough County’s Long Range Transportation Plan, the Florida Aviation Systems, and the 2012 Olympic bid process. Recognized professionally as a Professional Traffic Operations Engineer (PTOE) and the recipient of the 2002 Florida State Institute of Transportation Engineer of the Year, she has made great strides in her field and has a unique perspective on solving Tampa’s infrastructure and transportation challenges. Today, she works at NUE Urban Concepts.
In Jackie’s first legislative term, she has worked tirelessly for the people of Hillsborough County, advocating for conservative policies. In her first term, she was Deputy Majority Whip, Co-Chair of the Women’s Caucus and currently serves on several committees. During 2017, Jackie received the Legislative Champion Award from Northside Mental Health Center and the Florida Bicycle Association named her as the Elected Official Champion of the Year.
Jackie continues to stay active in the Tampa community through her church and local nonprofit organizations. Though she takes great pride in her professional successes and community involvement, her biggest joy is raising her five children.
Bridgette Bello, CEO and Publisher of Tampa Bay Business & Wealth, was the former president and publisher of the Tampa Bay Business Journal for nearly 11 years. She is a longtime media professional with more than 25 years of experience and was the first woman publisher in the newspaper’s 40-year history. She has worked in almost every aspect of the media business from writing for a daily newspaper to buying advertising as a media buyer for ad agencies, and everything in between. Bridgette has run successful sales departments in both print and broadcast positions, as well as award-winning news teams across both platforms. Bridgette is on the Executive Committee for the Tampa Hillsborough EDC, a Governor Appointed Trustee for St. Petersburg College, Board of Fellows – University of Tampa, Board of Directors emeritus for The Spring of Tampa Bay, past Chair of the American Diabetes Association Step Out Walk to stop diabetes, and a CEO’S Against Cancer, Florida Chapter Member. She was the St. Petersburg Chamber “Business Woman of the Year” for 2011, and Best Mom’s of the Bay for 2012. She is mom to 3 beautiful 23-year-old children, who all attended Florida colleges, and is proud to be a Florida Gator! She is a breast cancer survivor turned non-smoker!
Allison Kropff was born and raised near Buffalo, New York. She graduated from St. Bonaventure University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and Mass Communications. She’s worked in Beckley and Charleston, West Virginia and Knoxville, Tennessee before making her way to Tampa Bay. Allison anchors the Noon and 5:00 shows at 10News.
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