A Salina radio personality will make her national television debut next Friday night.
Morning personality Roxanne from Salina Media Group radio station Y 93.7 will be part of panel discussion on the ABC Television news magazine “20/20”.
Roxanne tells KSAL News that she was invited to New York City to tape a segment on “20/20” featuring author Jill Smokler’s website www.scarymommy.com, and her latest book “Motherhood Comes Naturally & Other Vicious Lies”.
Roxanne is a member of scarymommy.com, and shared a confession post on the site that the producers of the show noticed.
The confession was her very first one. She wrote about about having a favorite child. At the time her favorite was her middle, because she was the “easy one”. Her 13-year-old daughter was not easy, and her 8-month-old was still not sleeping through the night.
Her trip to the Big Apple began on Wednesday, April 10th. Beginning with the car ride, the trip was an adventure. Kansas was in the midst of a wintry mix of weather. As the car cruised down Interstate 135, ice flew off two different semis, two different times, striking the windshield and scaring the both of them.
All of her flights that day were delayed, and one was cancelled. She was stranded in Chicago the night before the “20/20” taping.
She lost her drivers license twice, and shattered the screen of her phone.
When she finally arrived in New York City, she had about an hour to get herself camera ready for taping with Elizabeth Vargas.
Roxanne says the taping “went really well”. She says “Elizabeth was very down-to-earth, and had her own Scary Mommy moments that she shared with me and the other moms that were there. I never got nervous, because it was such a relaxed atmosphere”.
Roxanne was to leave New York that same day. But since her travels were such a nightmare and she had just gotten in that morning, ABC offered to let her stay an extra night.
She ended up exploring the city by herself, including walking around Times Square and taking a subway to see Ground Zero and the 9/11 Memorial.
The “20/20” segment was originally scheduled last Friday, but was pre-empted by coverage of the Boston Marathon bombing. It is rescheduled to air this Friday night but was again per-empted. It is currently scheduled to air next Friday on ABC Television, cable channel 10 in Salina.