WHY RADIO? Cruise originally wanted to be the next Barbara Walters. She interned for a Fox TV station and realized that she was not cut out to be a beat reporter. This is after spending an August afternoon in a field with officers looking for an escaped prisoner and hiding in an overpass because the tornado was approaching. She earned her BA in Broadcast Journalism while working for a Country radio station in Dallas and thus began her radio career…
RADIO, BLOGGING, ACTING CAREER While in college, she began working for CBS Radio Country station KYNG in Dallas. A couple of years later, she ended up in Austin, TX working for Country radio station KLNC owned by LBJS Broadcasting, and eventually became the radio station’s Assistant Program Director & Music Director. A few years later, her husband took a job in Houston, TX and Cruise ended up at CBS Radio Country Station KIKK-FM.
A year later, her husband found another job in Austin, TX and Cruise went back to LBJS (eventually bought out by Emmis Communications) working for Mega 93, a Dance station then Hot 93, a Hip Hop Station. She later moved over to Entercom’s Beat 104.3 and Mix 94.7 in Austin, and stayed with Mix 94.7 for 9 years. She went over to Cumulus Broadcasting’s HOT 106 as APD & Music Director, but eventually landed back at Emmis Communications as the Very First Female DJ on Austin’s #1 Radio station KBPA 103.5 BOB FM. Cruise also blogged for a local beauty guide and was the namesake for an event marketing company. In 2015, her husband took a job in Kansas and the family joined him that summer. She began working on-air in Kansas City until she took over as Program Director and Afternoon Host for Great Plains Media’s 105.9 KISS FM. She also does some acting/modeling/voice over work and has agents in Texas, Kansas and Missouri.
FAMILY LIFE Cruise was born and raised in Dallas, TX. She has 2 sisters and a brother. She met her husband in Austin, TX and together they have a daughter. They moved to Kansas during the summer of 2015 and love the amazing friends they have made here! Her husband is an Ironman Triathlete and ranked as an All World Gold Athlete. He has competed in 13 Ironman races! Her daughter is your typical 15 year old and keeps the family busy with theater, choir, cheerleading, band and music.
HOBBIES Music, Shopping, Cooking, Traveling, Eating, Dancing and Karaoke!