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2000

FMU alumna Kellie Rasberry to co-host "Live with Regis"

FLORENCE, S.C. – Francis Marion University alumna Kellie Rasberry, a radio personality in Texas, has been selected to co-host the Friday, Oct. 27 episode of “Live with Regis.”

 Rasberry, a radio personality at KHKS 106.1 “KISS” FM in Denton, Texas, received a bachelor’s degree in English from FMU in 1993. She will appear on “Live” as part of the show’s “Women of Radio” week. Ten finalists were selected from thousands of women disc jockeys from around the country. “Live” viewers then chose Rasberry and four others from the finalists.

 “Knowing that I have to appear before a national TV audience might prove to be the motivation I need to lose those darned 20 pounds,” Rasberry said. “And as an added bonus, I’ll look like a big shot at my high school reunion in November.”

 Rasberry is co-host and news director of the “Kidd Kraddick in the Morning Show” on KISS FM. She began her radio career at the age of 19 imitating character voices for WJMX FM in Florence. She was quickly promoted to news director of that station, and at the age of 25, she was hosting her own morning show as well as serving as promotion coordinator for two stations. During that time, Rasberry also worked at WBTW-TV as the weekend weather forecaster.

 In 1994, she moved to Dallas to take a job with 106.1 KISS FM. In addition to her duties on the morning show, Rasberry also produces the station’s community service program titled “KISS Klose Up with Kellie Rasberry.” She enjoys working with “Kidd’s Kids,” the station’s in-house charity organization that takes chronically and terminally ill children on all-expenses-paid trips to Walt Disney World each year. She is also a Big Sister for the Big Brothers and Big Sisters organization. Rasberry also participates in the “Adopt-A-Caseworker” program with Northwest Family Outreach.

 In her spare time, she auditions for television and commercial work. She played the role of “Theresa” in Leann Rimes’ television movie, “Holiday in Your Heart.” Rasberry resides in Richardson, Texas.

 “Live with Regis” airs on WFXB FOX 43 in Florence at 9 a.m.

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Last Published: February 15, 2006 10:50 AM
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