My Exit: Kate Welshofer

Kate welshofer.jpgHappy Monday.

Let's start the week off with a little music, shall we?

The first new My Exit show of 2013 is hosted by YNN's Kate Welshofer -- she of No Teleprompter, No Mercy. There's a sample after the jump and the whole show airs tonight at 8 pm on Exit 97.7.

You'll laugh. You'll cry. It will be better than Cats.

Who?
Hi, I'm Kate Welshofer. I work at YNN as the evening anchorlady. I also write for my blog No Teleprompter, No Mercy. This is my first My Exit and actually, it was my first time on the radio. I had a ball!

How would you describe your tastes in music?
I usually hate this question because I have trouble giving a straight answer. I guess that's because my taste is all over the place. It's always been that way. I got my first 45s, the first music I ever really asked for and wanted, for Christmas when I was about six years old: "Another One Bites the Dust" by Queen and "Upside Down" by Diana Ross. I just like what I like and when something catches my ear, it usually becomes the soundtrack of my life at least for the moment.

A few songs from Kate's My Exit playlist:

"Grazing in the Grass" - Friends of Distinction
Admittedly, I had to include this song as a nod to Anchorman. I don't think you can hear the opening notes on those horns and not start smiling. It really is a gas. Can you dig it?

"The Doors Sing Reading Rainbow" - Jimmy Fallon
I love Jimmy Fallon and I love his show. This song is unreal. It is -- exactly what the title says it is. It's a funny, clever idea, executed flawlessly and in the end, the song is actually really awesome.

"Day in--Day Out" - Nat "King" Cole (Mixed by Cut Chemist)
Sometimes I feel like I was born in the wrong era. I love a lot of old movies, old music, vintage fashion. That's why this song really appeals to me. It's a cool mix of yesterday with today.

"Stolen" - Dashboard Confessional
You know it happens when it happens and that's why I love this song. What do you want from me? I'm a hopeless romantic. Which brings us to....


"I Believe (When I Fall in Love it Will Be Forever)"
- Stevie Wonder
Coming up with a playlist of favorites reminded me of one of my favorite movies, High Fidelity. This song is featured in that movie. If you've never seen it, and you love you music, you should absolutely check it out. I love this song for always being that optimistic reminder to never give up.

You can hear Kate's My Exit show Monday night at 8 pm on 97.7 or at exit977.org.

Here's how to schedule your own My Exit show on WEXT.

Say Something!

We'd really like you to take part in the conversation here at All Over Albany. But we do have a few rules here. Don't worry, they're easy. The first: be kind. The second: treat everyone else with the same respect you'd like to see in return. Cool? Great, post away. Comments are moderated so it might take a little while for your comment to show up. Thanks for being patient.

The Scoop

Ever wish you had a smart, savvy friend with the inside line on what's happening around the Capital Region? You know, the kind of stuff that makes your life just a little bit better? Yeah, we do, too. That's why we created All Over Albany. Find out more.

Recently on All Over Albany

Thinking about Capital Region commuter rail

The topic of bringing rail transit to the Capital District is one that comes up regularly every few years. Certainly, there are a good number... (more)

Freedom Park 2016 concert series lineup

The schedule for this summer's series of free concerts at Freedom Park in Scotia is out. And, as usual, it's big -- really big --... (more)

House Hunters Saratoga

Noted: The popular HGTV show House Hunters -- "the most unstoppable juggernaut on TV" -- is shooting (and eating ice cream) in Saratoga Springs this... (more)

Buffalo wings from 20 North Broadway Tavern

"Can we try Buffalo wings sometime?" Finally. My youngest child is now a true Upstater. A kindergartener in public school, it was only a matter... (more)

Two local brewery anniversary parties this week

One of the interesting aspects of the local food scene in recent years has been the opening of a handful of new craft breweries/distilleries/cideries. And... (more)

Recent Comments

This is awesome. Projects like this, the mural on the side of the Spectrum, and Living Walls make Albany more beautiful and more interesting, hope they keep coming.

Thinking about Capital Region commuter rail

...has 1 comment, most recently from BS

In the park for Go Skateboarding Day

...has 7 comments, most recently from Scott Ceremuga

Buffalo wings from 20 North Broadway Tavern

...has 3 comments, most recently from Mike Lieman

16-7

...has 4 comments, most recently from Howz

Ben & Jerry's open again in Lark Street neighborhood

...has 4 comments, most recently from jpea