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Heather’s Hit List- I Love Fall!
Heather’s Hit List- I Love Fall!

I love fall! I’m aware that summer isn’t officially over for a few more weeks, but it’s after Labor Day and as far as I’m concerned, it’s time to look forward to everything that’s awesome about the season that follows my all-time favorite season, Summer. Plus Christmas decorations are due in stores in the next 5 minutes so we need to rejoice in fall before Santa Claus sweats through his crush velvet suit and pushes everything out of the way.

Ahhh……there’s nothing like cracking a beer in public at 8 in the morning but hey, no one’s judging you because we’re tailgating! Fall means football season. Smell the charcoal starter and brats sizzling on the grill, as the sounds of the marching band playing the fight song ring in the air while excited fans make their way into the stadium…and OH MY GOD why can’t we stop anyone on third down?? If they need 8 yards we give up 9. Come on Cyclones!!! (but I digress)

Fall also means the start of the NFL season. Fantasy players will finally see if all those hours pouring over stats and tracking preseason injuries pays off. I mean, I’ve seen military operations with simpler attack plans than one guy heading into his all-day fantasy draft party. And for me, once the season starts it’s all about da Bears! Nothing beats the optimism of a season that hasn’t started yet, just thinking about all those talented receivers Jay Cutler has to throw the ball to…until he comes down with some 19th century plague his unvaccinated children brought home from daycare and he’s sidelined for the rest of the season with small pox or whooping cough. Whoop whoop, indeed.

Fall days are warm enough to get warmth and sun during the day but grab a sweatshirt when it cools off at night. The days get shorter, the nights longer, the leaves start falling….into the gutter, which means another terrifying hour on a ladder, afraid of heights, cleaning the downspouts one last time before ice dams threaten to collapse my whole house. Next thing you know it’s snowing on Beggar’s Night and we’ll all be wishing for 85 degree tailgating weather. See why I want to celebrate fall NOW, and for as long as possible??


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About Maxwell Maxwell is celebrating 34 years in radio with more than 25 years "On-The-Air" in Des Moines! His familiar voice & face grace local, regional and national radio and TV advertising, and his passion for theater has been displayed as both actor and director at Stagewest Theater Company and the Playhouse in Des Moines, where he was honored with a 2012 Playhouse "Legend" Award. He is an avid hockey fan, manning the microphone for 18 seasons as P.A. announcer for the Des Moines Buccaneers. Email Maxwell

About Pam Pam Dixon has been a familiar voice to central Iowans for over 30 years. A Beaverdale native & Hoover High graduate, Pam has to pinch herself that she’s working for the radio station she grew up listening to in Des Moines! Pam was formerly heard on KRNQ (Q-102) and KLYF in the 80’s and 90’s before being lured back to the biz by KIOA! As a breast cancer survivor, Pam is active with the Susan G. Komen Iowa Foundation and Bras for the Cause. Email Pam

About Heather Heather Burnside's quest to be on every radio & TV station in Des Moines has (hopefully!) come to an end with her latest stop at KIOA. Heather started at WHO-TV as a sportscaster, moved on to ESPN as an associate producer, and got into radio when she moved back to Iowa after two years of stalking celebrities and athletes on the East Coast. She doesn't want to talk about how she’s old enough to have a 20 year broadcasting career, instead preferring to believe she’s managed to cram all of that excitement & a 13 year radio career into one decade. Heather is very glad Pam is back, she’s like the big sister she never had. After discovering Max is a nice guy who can cook, sing, play guitar, & hit a golf ball a mile, she figures it’ll take that long to find something he isn't good at. Email Heather