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Heather’s Hit List-St. Patrick’s Day
Heather’s Hit List-St. Patrick’s Day

Ahhh…we’ve gotten a taste of sweet spring. The air is warmer, the sun seems brighter, the birds chirp louder….and is that a guy wearing a kilt and flashing a woman holding a beer at 9 in the morning?? Yes, here in the DSM one of the rites of spring is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, where the beer is green, spirits are high (and in a shot glass), and no one cares if you’re actually Irish. Just Iowa-ish, as your Raygun t-shirt would say.

For one day everyone is Irish, united in our desire to eat corn beef and cabbage with a Guinness chaser for breakfast, celebrate at the city’s biggest, longest and possibly most inebriated parade at noon, and drink green beer until the sun goes down.

The way we celebrate can be summed up in a few ECards:

This is the one holiday where our full-blown alcoholism could possibly go undetected

Remember not to ruin your St. Patrick’s Day by reading or watching anything to related to the history of Ireland

May Siri be able to decipher your slurred requests for bar locations

AND…I wish drinking green beer wasn’t the closest you’ll come this year to eating a vegetable

But it’s all fun and games…until the party is over. The horror of a dutch oven caused by corn beef and cabbage farts is beyond description. Drinking enough green beer that your tongue and lips have a sickly tinge to them is a sure tip off you have a little too much Irish spirit. Needing to consult your 12 wristbands and hand stamps to put the day back together isn’t a good sign either. And having to call in “sick” on Tuesday means you’ve gone too far. Let’s all unite to celebrate St. Patty’ Day in a reasonable, adult fashion….until 2017, when it’s on a Friday again. Then it’s game ON!! Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone!


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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