KDGE's Jessie Jessup Goes 'Full Circle' With Drowning Pool; Lineup for 'Edgefest 17'
March 7, 2008 at 3:36 PM (PT)
CLEAR CHANNEL Alternative KDGE (102.1 THE EDGE)/DALLAS afternooner JESSIE JESSUP had a "stunning" skydiving opportunity that brought her career "full circle" yesterday (3/6). It all began three years ago when JESSIE went to KUWAIT with DROWNING POOL for a USO tour.
THE EDGE afternoon diva explains to ALL ACCESS, "The soldiers at the U.S. ARMY RECRUITING BATTALION here in DALLAS are big fans of my show. They sent me a letter last week saying they had nominated me for a spot with their elite GOLDEN KNIGHTS paratroop team. They gave me a uniform and took me up to 13,500 feet so I could leap out of it with them.
"The GOLDEN KNIGHTs took DROWNING POOL skydiving last year and yesterday they took me. They produced a video of it for me and I was floored when I watched it, because the music they set it to was 'Soldiers.'"
Edgefest 17 Announced
In other station news, the lineup for "EDGEFEST 17" on APRIL 27th at PIZZA HUT PARK has been announced. The all-day fest includes: 3 DOORS DOWN, MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE, BLUE OCTOBER, CHEVELLE, SEETHER, PUDDLE OF MUDD, ATREYU, FINGER ELEVEN, 10 YEARS, FILTER, STORY OF THE YEAR, MISER, SICK PUPPIES, BILLY TALENT, FAIR TO MIDLAND, ELECTRIC, DRIVE A, SPOONFED TRIBE, THEORY OF A DEADMAN, and DRIVE BY.