I made Buffalo my home 25 years ago. Bought a great house near Kleinhan's Music Hall and love my community. My first day on WYRK in 2003, I gave away tickets to "Jamboree in the Hills", which originated in my hometown of Wheeling, West Virginia! That's right, next to Brad Paisly's hometown of Glendale. He used to sing the Star Spangled Banner at my nieces' high school basketball games! My favorite compliment was given to me from a WYRK listener: "Jolene, if Willie Nelson and Dolly Parton had a love child, it was you." Ha! I love that. And I love talking to you and playing your requests. WYRK fans are the best audience ever.
In the Buf with Jo & Joe: Do Not Miss The Universoul Circus
We will never miss the UniverSoul Circus! Joseph and I went to The UniverSoul Circus in Buffalo's Outer Habor Sunday. WOW. The laughs and pure joy just kept growing until we were positively giddy. Man, did I neeeeed this. Oh...Joe had a blast too. Loo...
In the Buf with Jo – Conehead’s 40th Celebration is Tonight
I hope you read Brett Alan's piece on Tom "Conehead" Garot getting a beer named after him at Coca-Cola Field. If not, here you go!: "Conehead IPA" I have special props for Conehead who will be celebrated TONIGHT when The Bisons honor his 40th season as one of Buffalo's best beer vendors. The first 200... Read More ...
In the Buf with Jo – Support West Side Rowing Club!
Crew is all about teamwork. You’ll make great friends and learn to work hard & well with others.
In the Buf with Jo – Get Your Head Right & Yoga On, FREE!
Ahhh, summer in the Buf...when we shake out the cobwebs of a "long, cold, lonely winter" from our brains and our bodies and get some sunshine on our faces!
In the Buf with Jo – Celebrating the Royal Wedding
Weddings are always such joyful occasions! Everyone decked out in their finest attire celebrating nothing but love. When my sister went to England on a theatre class trip, she came home a full-fledged Anglophile and in turn, she has turned me into a lover of all things Monarchy as well. ...
In the Buf with Jo: Derby, Cinco & Nekked, oh MY!
May 5th, 2018 celebrates 3 HUGE events! Cinco de Mayo! We call it Cinco de Mayo Angelou at my house. Misha Jay has all the places you can celebrate conveniently right here!: Fiesta on Cinco de Mayo! Kentucky Derby! Now we take Derby Day pretty danged seriously in MY home. Grand ha...
In the Buf with Jo: Our Rescues. Our Furbabies
"If there are no dogs in heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went." - Will Rogers
In the Buf with Jo – WNY March for Our Lives
Everyone was respectful showing much Buffalove
In the Buf with Jo – I Love West Side Bazaar
It's like traveling the world all in one place!
In the Buf with Jo – Grassroots Gardens!
Make your corner of the world better!
In the Buf with Jo: A Good Catholic Girl
I know I told you I take my son to all kind of wonderful churches AND to a sunset on Lake Erie occasionally to worship the heavens, but I was raised seriously Catholic. Starting with St. Vincent de Paul Grade School, on, Catholic. I love their communities in Buffalo and ran into many ashy-foreheaded, kindred friends on Ash Wednesday...
In the Buf with Jo: We’re Talking Proud Game!
I am so in love with my Buffalo family. Freinds for decades now, through thick & thin, since I moved here. Most of you know I grew up in West Virginia, (same place as one Brad Douglas Paisley!) and all my dear DNA family lives there. This is my chosen family...a...