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, and Fables (Lopez got me hooked!)

TV Shows

Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, This is Us, Once Upon a Time, Outlander, 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, Adele, Enrique Iglesias, Lana del Rey, 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

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!

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

Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, faced criticism before she married Prince Harry, and she still does even now. People have criticized her on her legs, her outfit choices, and her hair. Case in point, on Thursday, June 14th, during a trip to northern England with Queen Elizabeth, Meghan’s hair was photographed blowing in the wind…

Dina’s Dirt at 7:40

Time for some “Real Housewives” updates; – “Real Housewives of New Jersey” stars Teresa and Joe Giudice can come up for some air knowing that their bankruptcy case has been dismissed as of Friday. Though this part of their struggles are over, the couple still owes plenty of money to the IRS and the New…

Dina’s Dirt at 6:40

Chris Hardwick is the latest actor to be accused of sexual impropriety. His ex-girlfriend, Chloe Dykstra, posted a scathing online essay accusing him of sexual assault, controlling behavior, and career sabotage during their three-year relationship. While Chris vehemently denied Chloe’s claims of sexual assault, that didn’t stop several companies from distancing themselves from him. So…

Dina’s Dirt at 8:40

Have you ever noticed that Queen Elizabeth dresses in very colorful outfits? It is intentional. The Queen always wears bright outfits so royal fans can easily spot her in a crowd. The Queen’s daughter-in-law, Sophie, Countess of Wessex, said, “She needs to stand out for people to be able to say ‘I saw the Queen.’…