A Note from Mary-Lynn
I’m so lucky that my parents listened to WGN-AM radio out of Chicago when I was growing up. That’s how I decided on my profession, and credit that to Bob Collins, “Uncle Bobby”.
He was such an amazing broadcaster…smart, funny, creative, caring, and everybody loved him. He inspired me to get into radio, and to find ways to have a meaningful impact on others lives.
I’ve spent over thirty years as a radio broadcaster, moving from city to city while climbing to the prime time shift of hosting morning radio, and hosting a popular talk radio show. Then I jumped into the world of news broadcasting, serving as a morning news anchor for radio stations across the country. I’m honored to currently be the morning news anchor for radio stations in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois.
I’ve been recognized by the Illinois Broadcasters Association for my radio shows over the years. I also won several awards for my radio commercial production.
In the mid-2000’s, I started noticing people talk about things like iPod, Twitter, blogging, and podcasting. I’d always had the bug to try to build a brand of my very own, focused on empowering people to achieve their dreams. I thought these new tools offered an opportunity to do that.
In 2007 I took a leap of faith, stopped doing radio full-time, and started BIGG Success!
The best part, is that my partner in this company is my best friend and husband, George Krueger. As a first-time entrepreneur, I’ve appreciated getting to learn the ropes from George, an experienced business owner, who also teaches entrepreneurship at the University of Illinois.
I’m thankful for this entrepreneurial journey with George where we will continue to grow our business by helping others find focus and grow, so together, we can change our world for good!