Dina McMahon

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I started my radio career at 94.7 WMAS in 1996, and after years of venturing through Western Mass doling out prizes, I turned in the keys to the prize van for a chair inside the studio with the morning crew doing Dina’s Dirt reports.  I grew up in Western Mass and get to relive my childhood all over again through my awesome kids, Morgan and Quinn, with my wonderful husband, Gary, along with our pup, the infamous Crazy Daisy. All of them still love me despite the fact I can’t cook anything worth eating. No, seriously, even the neighborhood animals won’t touch the stuff I throw out.

I’ve had a secret passion (okay, so maybe it’s a very public passion) for shoes since I was a little kid. From what my mom says, when I was a toddler, I would wake up in the middle of the night and demand a new dress, new shoes, and a new “pockey-book.” I don’t know how they ever got me back to sleep.

The number one question people ask me about my job is, “How do you get up so early?” Besides multiple alarm clocks, knowing that every day I get to come in and do something I love, connect with our longtime listeners and meet new ones, and help out in the community, makes it easier and so worth it.

I’d like to take a second here to thank you for listening and for your continued support over the years, especially those of you who have tried my cooking – and survived!

Check out the latest gossip with Dina’s Dirt Report

Email Dina: dina.mcmahon@cumulus.com

What’s in Dina’s Closet?

Foods

Pretty much anything covered in chocolate (except that which has legs), garlic, creme brulee, key lime pie. Yes, I realize those are mostly sweets….

Movies

Anything I can quote, although Dirty Dancing is high on the list, as well as Bad Moms, the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Disney’s Beauty & the Beast, White Chicks, 21 Jump Street, Sixteen Candles, and The Neverending Story.

Books

House of Night, The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, The Morganville Vampires, and Fables (Lopez got me hooked!)

TV Shows

Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, This is Us, The Handmaid’s Tale, Outlander, Younger, Grey’s Anatomy, and Vikings, however I have seen more Spongebob lately than any of my shows combined.  I never have time to watch any of my shows though (thank goodness for DVR and On Demand – I’m almost caught up on Growing Pains).

Musicians

Sting, Enrique Iglesias, Lana del Rey, Bishop Briggs, Imagine Dragons, Norah Jones, Lorde, Phil Collins, Dave Matthews…but again, I seem to have more Nickelodeon and Disney show songs memorized.  Let’s sing it together now, “Who lives in a pineapple under the sea…”

Musicals

Lion King, Phantom of the Opera, and Mamma Mia!

Celebrity Crushes

90’s Johnny Depp – all the way.  I’ve even Jedi mind-tricked my daughter to say, “He’s a really good actor.”  And rounding out my top 5, in no particular order – Channing Tatum, Ryan Reynolds, Shawn Wayans, and honestly, #5 rotates on a daily basis (today it’s Jason Momoa)!

Animals

Pepperidge Farms Goldfish and multiple dust bunnies (low maintenance pets).   My kids have beta fish whose names I don’t know (the fish, not the kids)  – and a dog, Crazy Daisy.

Activities

Sleeping (because I never get much of it), reading on the beach, and volleyball (I’m not good at it, but I have fun).

Sports

Does Zumba count as a sport?  Otherwise, we can call Closet Organizing a sport…

Ice Cream

Mint Chocolate Chip with lots of whip cream, sprinkles, and a cherry on top (this I won’t even share with my kids!).

Quotes

“In this great future, you can’t forget your past” – Bob Marley

“Always be a first-rate version of yourself and not a second-rate version of someone else” – Judy Garland

“Beauty is how you feel inside, and it reflects in your eyes. It is not something physical.” – Sophia Loren

 

Blogs

Dina’s Dirt at 8:40

Elle magazine stirred up controversy when they pulled the bait and switch with a salacious headline. They tweeted about Kim Kardashian and Kanye West splitting up with a link to what was supposed to be the detailed story. Instead, it was a link to a voter registration page. Not everyone was pleased about it. Roxane…

Dina’s Dirt at 7:40

After almost 50 years, Judy Blume’s seminal novel, “Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret” is finally getting a big-screen adaptation. James L. Brooks’ Gracie Films and Kelly Fremon Craig of “The Edge of Seventeen” fame will do the honors. The book, which was published in 1970, is a coming of age tale of a…

Dina’s Dirt at 6:40

Rihanna was in the running to headline the halftime show at the next Super Bowl, but she turned them down because she’s standing with Colin Kaepernick. “The NFL and CBS really wanted Rihanna to be next year’s performer in Atlanta,” says an insider. “They offered it to her, but she said no because of the…

Dina’s Dirt at 8:40

While touring Australia, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle broke royal protocal. While greeting fans, Harry spotted a little girl wearing a shirt that read “Girls Can Do Anything,” and he said to her, “We feel she looks a bit like you,” speaking of his wife, Meghan. So Harry called Meghan over to take a picture…