Mistress Carrie


Mistress Carrie

Mistress Carrie’s affiliation with legendary Boston radio station WAAF had already begun when she arrived at Framingham State in the early ‘90s to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Communication Arts.

“I had an unpaid internship for the morning show on WAAF, so I’d be up at 3:30 to be at the station from 5 to 10, and then I’d drive to Framingham to take classes all afternoon,” says Carrie. “When I got home I worked at a bakery to make money to pay for my car and I was also a DJ at the campus radio station. I ran myself into the ground during that time, but there were all these opportunities that I couldn’t afford to pass up.”

Her efforts paid off, as she landed a promotions gig at WAAF shortly after graduating from FSU in 1994. A few years later, Carrie was offered the opportunity to host her own show during the weekends and she has never looked back. Today, Carrie still rocks the airwaves on WAAF, where she is currently music director and host of her own show in the coveted afternoon drive spot. In an industry known for its turnover and instability, she has been a consistent presence on the Boston radio scene for nearly 20 years.

“We aim to be live and local, so it behooves the station to hire and keep people who grew up and live here,” she says. “We’re invested not only as employees, but as listeners.”

Carrie is a proud military wife and her career highlights include becoming the first “non-news” journalist embedded in the Middle East with the U.S. Military in Iraq in 2006 and Afghanistan in 2011. Her support of the military and affiliation with several military charities has earned her several honors, including the Commanders Award for Public Service twice by the Army. She is also a licensed skydiver, a motorcycle rider, and an amateur marksman.