The lovely Rachael Hunter (no, not the supermodel, though she qualifies) handles news and traffic on the Dr. Don Show…and keeps the boys from getting too carried away. Rachael graduated from the Connecticut School of Broadcasting in 1988 and immediately began working as an airborne traffic reporter for WTIC. While there, she also served on the Public Relations and Employee Relations board for Triple-A Hartford and was the Vice President/Secretary of the Hartford Chapter of Women in Communications.
Rachel married her husband, Jay, in 1993 and was immediately on her way to her way to Michigan, were she was born and adopted. Her country radio career includes stops at WSAQ in Port Huron and WWWW in Detroit, where Rachael had the honor of co-hosting a radio show with country music star Holly Dunn.
Rachael, her husband and their teenage daughter are fixtures at country concerts all around the Motor City. She’s good friends with many country stars and crossover stars. Case in point: Rachael worked for the radio station that was one of the first to play Jessica Simpson’s pop music. Rachael now works for the station that is one of the first to play Jessica’s country music. Jessica hasn’t forgotten that. But there’s more: During the CMA Music Fest, you’ll frequently find Rachael in Phil Vasser’s swimming pool! Or having lunch with Luke Bryan’s mother. This closeness with today’s country music stars plays well into Rachael’s Daily Entertainment News report, which covers what’s happening in their lives, both professionally and personally.
In between the concerts and the radio show, one is likely to find Rachael attending her daughter’s soccer games and dance recitals or taking a turn as a “lunch mom” at her daughter’s school.
Rachael’s very active in the community, frequently attending or hosting City Council events. Her husband Jay is a Parks & Recreation Commissioner. This Spring, Rachael put her vast experience on display during Career Day at her daughter’s school. The students learned about careers in country radio and flipped over a hand-written note addressed to the class by Taylor Swift.
Rachael lost her father to cancer in 1988 so she is involved in local cancer charities, and most recently hosted the Opening Ceremony for Relay for Life in Canton, Michigan. Every year Rachael hosts the annual Fallen Heroes Fundraiser. In the past, she’s co-hosted the annual MDA Telethon, the annual Humane Society Telethon and produced a yearly CD to benefit the Homeless in Detroit.