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Q100's Jeff Dauler engaged to Callie Riggs

By RODNEY HO/ rho@ajc.com, originally Sunday, July 12, 2015

Bert Show cast member Jeff Dauler proposed to his now fiance Callie Riggs while on vacation on Saturday. She said yes. He posted the happy news on Instagram on Sunday.

He posted another shot Monday morning:

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Dauler divorced Jessica Dauler in 2011 after 12 years together and nearly a decade of marriage.

As he noted in 2011, despite being a public figure, he chose not to talk about his divorce on air after a single announcement.

He has been dating Callie, who is in artist management for the likes of HLN's Robin Meade and the band Styx, for awhile.

Dauler has been with Bert Weiss and the Bert Show since it launched in 2001. Besides Weiss, he is the last remaining original member of the team. His engagement happens just a few months after Weiss announced his pending divorce to his wife Stacey .

He has been pursuing a stand-up career as well.

UPDATE: Dauler texted me a quote from Riggs: "You're nobody till your boobs are on ajc.com!"

UPDATE: On air Monday, he got teary-eyed when talked about the great news. On Tuesday, Callie showed up in studio to show off the ring. "He did good," she said.

He proposed during a sunset cruise on a lake. "He started talking about forever and he had never talked about marriage before ever," she said. After he asked, "we cried a lot." She screamed, "We're engaged!" and called their parents.

The weather looked iffy but he didn't care. "The clouds started to move. It turned out to be the most breathtaking sunset I've ever seen on that lake," Jeff said.

He did ultimately catch her by surprise.

Here was a bit that aired awhile ago where he gave Callie a closet in his home, a milestone in their relationship. He had no clue it was a big deal.

The syndicated Bert Show, heard locally and based at Q100 studios, has 16 affiliates, including stations in Dallas, Nashville and Charleston, S.C. The show has been in Indianapolis and D.C. in the past.

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

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