Diane Ducey is a Tolono native who graduated as a Unity Rocket in the mid 80's then graduated from EIU and landed a gig at K-104 in 1989 as her first paying gig as a DJ. She's worked on various stations here in the C-U area and in Lafayette, LA where her daughter Gabrielle was born towards the end of the 90's. She came back to Illinois to do radio in Chicago at The Eighties Channel until it went to a Latin format of Viva 103.1 and was hired by Stevie Jay to be on the air as that hometown girl done good, always smiling.
Diane met Mike Anderson and fell in love, marrying in September 2001 with their honeymoon in NYC. The happy couple was do to fly out on 9/11, which proved to be challenging. Daughter Anna came in 2002 and their son Aidan in 2003. Having a couple of dogs and rabbits fill her home with fun adventures and laughter. Diane serves on many committees as an active parent in Unit 7 and volunteers frequently at St Patrick's Parish in Tolono as well as the festival called "Tolono Fun Day" the last Saturday in June. With kids involved in sports, dancing, scouts, show choir, acting and the park district programs, Diane and Mike love to see them in action. You'll often see her working the microphone at various events with charities asking her to emcee various events and benefits like 5K runs or walks.
When Diane graduated from college she started to DJ at clubs and got her own mobile DJ equipment for parties, weddings and reunions. She loves to keep the those attending in a good mood with great music choices for all. Music has always been part of her life, especially seeing LIVE shows like The Eagles, Eric Clapton and Michael Jackson! Going to see sporting events is another passion in case you see her at a game, yell out "Duce!" As the youngest of 6 kids, when everyone gathers for a family affair, there's 27 present.