Mercedes in the Morning 1000th Show

An Open Love Letter to 'Mercedes in the Morning' - Jocelyn

A love letter to the members and listeners on Valentine's Day

February 14, 2020

Hello, It's me... *Adele Voice*

I used to do blog posts and stuff for the morning show (what even are those since 2020 started? -- Sorry guys), so I figured I would do something special considering it is not only my last day on Mercedes in the Morning, but also Valentine's Day. I'm hoping this comes off as lovable and genuine and not barf town over the top ridiculous. So in true Jocelyn's Producer's Notes fashion... here is an open love letter from me to you. (Oh gosh, I feel the tears)


To Mercedes in the Morning (the actual physical show, not the people on it.): Thank you for teaching me how to grow up... You were my first real job right out of college. And you were the dream job I never knew was my dream until it was literally staring me in the face. I was 21 years old and the possibility of working not just in radio, but for the morning show I listened to EVERY MORNING on the way to school was ridiculous-- in the best way possible. Genuinely, my first true love. I would do and give everything I could for this show and radio station. Literal blood, sweat and tears and I wouldn't change a thing. Thank you for showing me what having passion for what you do looks and feels like. It's a really hard goodbye, but you will always hold a huge piece of my heart. I learned and grew so much in radio, but really in life. And I'm happy I got to share it with everyone. 

To the Listeners: Thank you for allowing me into your cars, homes, jobs and hearts (CHEEZY!!!) But truly... You are all like family to me. You don't know how happy my heart feels whenever you say 'Thanks Jocelyn' even when I'm telling you that you are NOT caller 20 for our contests. Because you know me. It's pretty crazy to be lumped in with Mercedes and JC (and now Steph) sometimes, but literally the smallest acknowledgement THOUGH NOT NEEDED means so much to me. You've heard and seen me grow up-- from little Intern Jocelyn to wild child party girl Producer Jocelyn. Every picture at an event or remote, every email or message on social media, or on the off chance some of you come into the Raider Image and say hello and that you listen-- you make my heart smile. I'm so lucky to have a family like you. Thank you for listening. 

To Mercedes: This one I'll probably cry the most writing... but it'll be okay. We all know I'm the crybaby of the show. Lol! Mercedes (*whispers in Spanish*) -- To say that in my lifetime I got the chance to work for THE MERCEDES at Mix 94.1 in Las Vegas is and will literally forever be one of the greatest honors. You took me under your wing and showed me the ropes. You are a seasoned veteran (you are YOUNG, lol) in this industry and have been such an amazing role model for not only myself or other women in media, but young women in general. I will always cherish the times we spent together on AND OFF the show. I will miss looking at the back of your head from my studio and laughing belly aching laughs with you at some of the stupidest things. I love you like a mom/sister/friend and though I will never truly get the chance to thank you for EVERYTHING you've done... I hope you know how much I appreciate you and will continue to forever. I love you so so so much. 

To JC: I probably won't cry during this one, but I will definitely laugh. EVEN THOUGH you think I stole your jacket from Life is Beautiful (we have to start with that because it always gets a pop-- still funny) and you also almost scared me half to death and made me quit on the spot with your demon dirt prank... I love you like a big brother. From putting together the podcast to making promos for the show, you helped fine tune my ear and helped make me a pretty darn good producer if I do say so myself. Watching you and your attention to detail and the care and hard work you put into producing the show made me better in radio on and off air, but also helped develop my drive and work ethic in general. Booking guests for the show or chasing down celebrities in the middle of hotels/casinos was always a challenge for me (because YOU were SO GOOD at it) but whenever it happened for me, you reminded me to celebrate the small victories. A lesson I will take with me forever. Love you brother. Please wipe up the crumbs in your studio for whoever the next lucky intern/assistant producer will be.

To Steph: Wassup girl... I know you have only been part of the show for less than a year... but GOD am I glad you came. I don't know where I would be without you. Producing the #1 morning show in Las Vegas is a pretty hefty task to do alone and sometimes even with help... but YOU... Having you by my side has made the lifetime of a difference on and off the air. You were the missing piece of the puzzle 'Mercedes in the Morning' needed. You're witty, quick on your feet, literally one of the hardest working people I know and still one of the most loving and carefree human beings to walk the earth. The energy you brought into the show and also into my personal life can be felt and seen by all and I truly don't know how I did it for so long without you. I know we'll still have drunk stories on the weekend for you to share, but I love you so much. We don't really look that much alike like everyone says we do... but you my right hand. Shots of tequila to celebrate a new chapter and the gratitude I have for you (AND JAMES) in my life not only as a co-worker, but as a big sister. STEPHALYN FOREVER!!! 


And that's it... I hope you cried and laughed as much as I did. I will still be around, and these guys (Mercedes, JC and Steph) know I'm only a phone call or text message away. I'll still be on air Sunday nights from 8p-12a (9p-10p is AREA 941-- local artists send me your music.) I'll also be running around Mix events as the new Promotions Coordinator (I get an OFFICE! Lol) Stop by and say hi if you see me... maybe not if I'm running, but you get it. I love you all so much and thank you for some of the best years of my life.