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Mini Bert Show reunion on Star 94.1: Melissa Carter visits Jeff Dauler, Jenn Hobby

Posted Friday, February 16, 2018 by RODNEY HO/rho@ajc.com on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

For nearly a decade, Q100's Bert Show featured Jenn Hobby, Jeff Dauler and Melissa Carter.

For the first time since 2011, the trio were together on air this morning on Star 94.1, where Dauler and Hobby have had a morning show for the past two years.

"We are basically like siblings," Hobby said.

"I feel like we're all giddy!" Carter said. "But I haven't punched Jeff yet."

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Carter left the Bert show in 2011. Hobby followed in 2012Dauler was the last to leave in 2015. All three have remained good friends.

She updated listeners about her son she calls "Mr. Carter" on air and the end of her coupleship with Katie Joe about the time he was born. They are now successfully co-parenting. (As a lesbian couple, they used a surrogate/IVF combo.)

"The breakup was really tough on both of us," Carter admitted. "There was a sense of failure."

Mr. Carter is now three years old and the love of Carter's life. She got teary just talking about him. "He's the light in my life," she said. "I love this kid. He's the best thing that ever happened to me."

Carter worked as a morning host at B98.5 from 2013 through early 2017 with two different hosts. Unhappy, she chose to leave. A non-compete clause in her contract kept her off Atlanta AM/FM radio until this week.

Since last fall, she has been doing a podcast with Atlanta-based Progressive Voices called "She Persisted." She did it daily for a few months but cut back to weekly this year. (You can check it out here.)

And starting this week, Carter joined The Impact Partnership, an Atlanta-based company that provides services for clients creating pay-for-play radio shows, the ones you often hear on weekends. She will co-host shows typically with financial analysts and help them sound professional.

This is similar to what many former Atlanta professionals now do including both Randy Cook and Spiff Carner, formerly of Fox 97.1's Randy & Spiff show.

And since Carter never got her name in front of any radio show, Jeff and Jenn made her honorary "lead" today:

 

 

 

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Rodney Ho covers radio and television for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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