The Cocktail Hour
‘Mo & Sally Morning Show’ Co-Host Talks About How She Keeps It Real On The Show
WHO: Co-host of the KOOL 105.5 “Mo & Sally Morning Show”; radio personality Sally Sevareid.
WHAT: Buty Winery: The Beast Wildebeest Cabernet Sauvignon paired with The Forman's Smoked Salmon Salad with mixed greens, hard-cooked egg, red onion, caper, crème fraiche with mustard dill dressing. The grilled lamb chops with confit fingerling potatoes, yellow wax beans, pesto and fresh mint. The cheese and meats board with two-year Proscuitto di Parma with fresh melon, Pont l'Eveque with fresh berries, rabbit pate with prunes and brandy, two-year aged organic Hacienda Zorita Manchego with organic fig jam and toasted baguette. Dessert: chocolate ganache tartlette with Valrhona Chocolate, balsamic reduction and strawberry.
WHERE: Wine Scene, 501 Fern St., Ste. 104, West Palm Beach / 561.632.4906 / Wine-ScenePB.com
1) Co-hosting a live radio show with my husband means: you can't be afraid to put it all out there. Sometimes we'll have an argument in our real life, and one of us will say, “This is so going to be on the show tomorrow!” The show truly is a slice of our life.
2) Something that most people don't realize about hosting a morning drive-time radio show is: that I'm not a morning person. I try to go to bed by 11 p.m., and I wake up at 3:45 a.m. But mostly what people don't realize is that my day does not end at 10 a.m. when the show does. The hardest part of my workday happens after 10 a.m. Doing the show is actually the fun part of my workday.
3) A time in which our show got a little too real was: during the hurricanes of 2004. We were on the air all day, and we were able to make a difference for a lot of people during a difficult time. Years later, people will still tell us how nice it was to have a calming, familiar voice on their radio.
4) One song that I've always hated having to play is: “Red Red Wine” by UB40, but only because I've heard it my entire career. Wherever I worked it was always in heavy rotation. It's so ironic because in real life I love red wine so much.
5) Someone I never imagined I would get to know but did because of radio is: Chris Evert. I grew up a big tennis fan, and a big fan of hers. I remember seeing her on “The Merv Griffin Show” when I was a little girl. We're media partners with her annual charity tennis weekend. We've actually talked about that Merv Griffin appearance.
6) Of all the charities and events that we're involved with, the one that is most special to me is: impossible to say. We love them all so much, but my favorite broadcast for charity is for the Susan G. Komen “Race For The Cure.” We broadcast on that Saturday morning beginning at 5:30 a.m., and it's just so inspirational and filled with so much positive energy. It's an amazing event just to be a part of.
Sally Sevareid's career in broadcasting began her sophomore year at Virginia Tech when she was hired by country music station WKEX in Blacksburg, Virginia as “Wacky Bird,” the station's mascot. Following a series of stints in radio and television in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; Richmond, Virginia; and Cleveland, Sevareid arrived at WXLK-FM in Roanoke, Virginia, where she was paired with future husband and co-host Monty “Mo” Foster. The duo relocated to South Florida in 1999, before bringing their popular “Mo & Sally Show” to KOOL 105.5 in 2004. Their show airs live weekdays from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. in South Florida, as well as weekdays from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on SUNNY 93.5 FM in Roanoke. They're also active with charities including Big Dog Ranch Rescue, Share Our Strength-No Kid Hungry, Loggerhead Marine Life Center and Toys for Tots. The couple resides in Palm Beach Gardens.
ABOUT THE WINE:
Buty Winery: The Beast Wildebeest
Columbia Valley, Washington vintage 2011
74 percent Syrah, 26 percent Cabernet Sauvignon