Dia & Jewels

mt road trippinDia – Proud to be a native Montanan, born in Great Falls and have called the Gallatin Valley my home since 1990.  I have been in radio for as long as I have been in the Bozeman area. I graduated from MSU in 1995 with a Speech Communications degree and it has come in handy! I love to talk, possibly a little too much, just ask my husband. My life has been filled with love, memories and road trips. My fondest memories of trippin’ as a little girl are catching my first fish, panning for rubies and visiting Hughesville all in the Kings Hill Scenic Byway area. In college my best friend and I would load up the truck and leave for 3 days. No itinerary just stopping along the way meeting new friends at every chance possible. My family takes to the road every month to experience Montana, our people, the seasons and learning history.


mt road trippinJewels – I grew up in Bozeman, but never fully appreciated Montana’s beauty until I moved away. When I’d return to visit, I was drawn to the vast open spaces and large majestic mountains. Montana is known for its big sky. Only at sea have I seen a comparable starry sky. After returning to Montana in 1996, I made an effort to see new places.  I started in radio in 1998 and  graduated from MSU’s Media-Theatre-Arts, School of Photography in 2005 . As a child, I loved to visit the Lewis & Clarke Caverns and Virginia City. I’m still drawn to these places and enjoy visiting ghost towns such as Elkhorn (an old mining town) and Bannack (the first seat of government in Montana). As Montanans, we forget that we live in one of the most beautiful states in northern America. Let’s go road trippin’!