Valerie Kattz knew she wanted to be in radio when she was a little girl growing up in Louisiana. Little Valerie would carry her Fisher Price radio around with her everywhere she went and she would try to convince friends and family to "play radio" with her. These days Valerie has over 21 years radio experience.
Valerie began her radio career in Brawley, CA in 1992. She hosted the midday show, voiced commercials and worked in the News Department. In 1993 Valerie moved to Palm Springs to work for RR Broadcasting. She has worked on air for over 21 years and has also held the titles of Assistant Production Director, Promotions Director, Account Executive and Marketing Manager.
Valerie is a certified R.M.P. (Radio Marketing Professional) who also writes commercial copy, radio jingles and has voiced over 3,000 radio and TV commercials and she is an MC for many local events and concerts.
Valerie’s television experience includes two years as the host of a popular local TV show, “The Hot 5 Video Countdown.” She also had a regular segment for 2 years on Patty Daly Caruso’s TV show “Valley Views.” Valerie’s segment was called “The Star of the Week” and featured local people who contributed in a positive way to the community, usually through community service. Valerie has also worked as an extra in movies and television.
Valerie is an animal lover who has two Boston Terriers, one of which is blind the other is a deaf cancer survivor. Being an animal lover lead Valerie to host her own weekly radio talk show “Pet Chat." She was also a contributing writer for a local online Pet Column. Valerie is a volunteer with Loving All Animals and regularly donates her time to animal related charities and events.
In her spare time Valerie enjoys spending time with her dogs, painting (usually dog paintings), traveling, live music shows, scrapbooking.
As a Louisiana native Valerie has a strong love for crawfish, New Orleans Saints and LSU Tiger football. She is also a basketball fan with her favorite team being the Los Angeles Lakers.
Valerie can be heard on mid-days on MIX 100.5 from 10am - 2pm and every Saturday night, 7pm – Midnight.
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