Busy Day For Locker Begins At KJR-AM
For many Washington student-athletes, it's not too nerve-racking to jump on the phone and do a quick interview with a local radio station. But taking over as the actual host of the program? Well, that's an altogether different challenge.
This was how Huskies quarterback Jake Locker spent his Wednesday morning - in the chair of the "Mitch in the Morning Show" on KJR-AM. Together with host Mitch Levy, Locker discussed the upcoming football season, his trip east to ESPN and even took a few calls from Husky fans.
Notably, Locker was at the waterfront KJR studios on Elliott Bay in Seattle to discuss a new venture that's of particular importance to him - Touchdowns for Kids. The charity provides financial support for Seattle Children's Hospital for every touchdown the Huskies score during the upcoming season. A portion of the gift will be matched, thanks to generous sponsors. For fans who want to make a pledge, please visit www.uwtouchdownforkids.com.
At the tail end of the show, Levy attempted to coerce Locker into singing the Garth Brooks hit "Friends in Low Places," which the host successfully accomplished during a radio interview last month. But this time, Locker politely declined to stretch out his vocal chords.
The day was part of a full slate of interviews for Locker, who also met with many of the beat writers who cover the Huskies on a full-time basis.
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