SYRACUSE — They haven’t crossed paths in roughly 25 years, when one was replacing the other on the morning show at Y94FM (WYYY). But thanks to social media, these former Syracuse radio personalities were finally able to catch up with each other at last month’s Iron Girl triathlon.
At left, that’s Dee Perkins — formerly Dee Collins — standing next to Marti Casper, both holding their official Iron Girl finisher medals after completing the 600-meter swim, 30km bike and 5km run on August 5 at Oneida Shores Park in Brewerton.
Dee tells CNYRadio.com, “Marti and I met in 1987 when I took her place on Big Mike’s show. I had not seen her since, but thanks to the magic of Facebook, we both knew we would be at the Iron Girl. 25 years later, here we are, rocking our medals!”
Today, Marti’s still working in radio, doing mornings at Fickle 93.3 in Rochester. Dee tells us she’s working for national radio syndicator Dial Global.
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