Local resident gaining following on Detroit radio show

 

 

By RTT Staff

 

A local woman is gaining a following on a Detroit radio show, to the point where people from as far as New York are asking for her recipes.

Josie Adam of Amherstburg has been a regular caller to the “Ask Your Neighbour” radio show hosted by Bob and Rob Allison on WNKZ radio (AM 690) out of Southfield, Michigan. Bob Allison’s broadcast history dates back over 50 years and Adam came across him one day after having listened to a Polish mass on that station the day before.

“She’s known as the recipe queen in the local area. There are a number of people across Michigan who call in and want Josie’s recipes,” said husband Luke. “It’s phenomenal.”

Josie Adam of Amherstburg is gaining notoriety for her recipes thanks to her input to a Detroit-based radio show.

Josie Adam of Amherstburg is gaining notoriety for her recipes thanks to her input to a Detroit-based radio show.

Luke said a caller from New York recently phoned in looking for one of Josie’s recipes.

“It all started two-and-a-half years ago when I called in my first recipe,” said Josie. “Someone requested a different take on pumpkin pie.”

After battling depression for the last two years, she started calling in again when Luke was hospitalized after leg surgery.

“I had to find a way to fill my time and take my mind off my problems,” she said. “When Luke was in the hospital, I started listening every day. I get a lot of tips from them.”

The show has gained a North American audience, she said. It can also be streamed at www.askyourneighbor.com.

Josie Adam’s calls have become a regular occurrance on the “Ask Your Neighbour” show.

Josie Adam’s calls have become a regular occurrance on the “Ask Your Neighbour” show.

“I was shocked when a lady from New York complimented me on my recipe,” she said. “All of a sudden, I became famous.”

Known on the show as “Josie from Amherstburg, Ontario,” she takes many of her recipes from a 56-year-old cookbook that contains her recipes as well as recipes passed down from her mother, mother-in-law and grandmother. The recipes she has called in have included everything from cream cheese and pumpkin pie to “Luke’s Whatever’s in the Fridge” salad.

The show is broadcast Monday through Friday from 9-11 a.m.

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