SCANStar: Lori Brooks from WASH-FM
You’ve probably listened to the voice of Lori Brooks while sitting in morning traffic or driving the kids to school. One half of the popular Loo & Lori morning show on WASH-FM, Lori has now also offered her voice to support SCAN’s work to prevent child abuse and neglect in our community. Lori recently taped 3 new Podcasts for Parents — on Positive Communication, Self Care and Divorce — that are available on our website as well as our iTunes channel.
We chatted with Lori about her new connection with SCAN, and are just delighted to share some insight and childhood memories from a favorite local celebrity…
BuildingBlocks: How did you find out about SCAN?
Lori: Clear Channel has been working with SCAN for many years and as a Public Affairs Director at WASH-FM, I thought SCAN’s programs would be something our listeners would benefit from and could spread the word about.
BB: Why did you decide to support SCAN as a volunteer?
Lori: Volunteering is a way to make the world a better place, like SCAN does. In my job I get lots of opportunities to volunteer with great organizations.
BB: Has anything about working as a SCAN volunteer surprised you?
Lori: How streamlined everything is. SCAN has something for everyone and they’ve really thought out what they teach and provide and made it easy for people to use their services.
BB: When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? What do you do now?
Lori: Growing up I always thought I would be an attorney or a veterinarian! Now, I have been doing radio for more than 30 years, currently on the air with Loo Katz, as Loo and Lori, mornings at WASH-FM, 97.1.
BB: What is your favorite childhood memory?
Lori: My mother would whistle when she would do housework, like dusting, and I loved it! That and getting my Swingy doll in third grade.
BB: What was your favorite movie when you were a child?
Lori: Without a doubt, it was National Velvet!
BB: If you were given a free flight anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Lori: Wherever I could do the most good being there.
BB: If you had to eat one food for the rest of your life, what would you choose?
Lori: Nuts, all kinds of nuts!
BB: What is something most people wouldn’t know about you?
Lori: I had a pair of Black Vultures (not Turkey Vultures) that had two chicks in my old dilapidated barn shed last year. They’re gone now, but I really miss them! It was so fun watching the babies learn to fly.
We’re thrilled to produce our new Podcasts for Parents thanks to a grant from AT&T and support from local celebrities like WASH-FM’s Lori Brooks and NBC4’s Leon Harris (you can read his BuildingBlocks interview here.) Learn more about (and subscribe to) our podcasts here!