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THE FRIENDZY

with Melissa Carter & Jenn Hobby

The Friendzy is changing the conversation around age, so that women can celebrate all their years rather than lie about them. It’s an honest and humorous take on what it means to claim your real age while rejoicing in it! 

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Meet Your Hosts

Melissa Carter

As a member of morning radio shows for nearly 20 years, Melissa could be heard on 99X, Q100 and B98.5 in Atlanta. She also served as a Co-Host on Westwood One’s “Radio with a Twist,” the first syndicated terrestrial radio show geared toward the LGBT+ community, which could be heard in cities across the U.S. For these media efforts, Melissa was awarded the Atlanta Dream/SunTrust Inspiring Woman Award.

Melissa was the first openly-gay full-time morning show personality in Atlanta, and one of the first in the country. She is a Featured Columnist for The GA Voice, and has written for Huffington Post and 

Melissa Carter

As a member of morning radio shows for nearly 20 years, Melissa could be heard on 99X, Q100 and B98.5 in Atlanta. She also served as a Co-Host on Westwood One’s “Radio with a Twist,” the first syndicated terrestrial radio show geared toward the LGBT+ community, which could be heard in cities across the U.S. For these media efforts, Melissa was awarded the Atlanta Dream/SunTrust Inspiring Woman Award.

Melissa was the first openly-gay full-time morning show personality in Atlanta, and one of the first in the country. She is a Featured Columnist for The GA Voice, and has written for Huffington Post and

As a member of morning radio shows for nearly 20 years, Melissa could be heard on 99X, Q100 and B98.5 in Atlanta. She also served as a Co-Host on Westwood One’s “Radio with a Twist,” the first syndicated terrestrial radio show geared toward the LGBT+ community, which could be heard in cities across the U.S. For these media efforts, Melissa was awarded the Atlanta Dream/SunTrust Inspiring Woman Award.

Melissa was the first openly-gay full-time morning show personality in Atlanta, and one of the first in the country. She is a Featured Columnist for The GA Voice, and has written for Huffington Post and  Curve Magazine about her experience as a lesbian. Melissa served on the Atlanta Police Department’s LGBT Advisory Board and currently serves on Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms’s LGBT Advisory Board. For her efforts in sharing her life publicly and mentoring LGBT+ youth, Melissa received the HRC Community Leadership Award and the CHRIS Kids Kyle Anderson Service to Youth Award. 

A graduate of the University of Tennessee, Melissa established the Melissa Carter Leadership Fund in Knoxville to help current and future UT students achieve their goals.

Curve Magazine about her experience as a lesbian. Melissa served on the Atlanta Police Department’s LGBT Advisory Board and currently serves on Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms’s LGBT Advisory Board. For her efforts in sharing her life publicly and mentoring LGBT+ youth, Melissa received the HRC Community Leadership Award and the CHRIS Kids Kyle Anderson Service to Youth Award. 

A graduate of the University of Tennessee, Melissa established the Melissa Carter Leadership Fund in Knoxville to help current and future UT students achieve their goals.

Jenn Hobby

Jenn Hobby is a well-known Atlanta personality featured on radio and television for more than 18 years. She is currently on the air at WSTR-FM (Star 94.) Her radio career has included WBTS-FM (95.5 The Beat), WWWQ-FM (Q100), and WKHX-FM (Kicks 101.5). 

Jenn’s work in television includes HLN, CNN, The CW (Falcons Playback), GPB, Atlanta Eats TV, and Fox5 Atlanta. Jenn has earned a Gracie Award for her work in radio and an Emmy for her work in TV at Georgia Public Broadcasting.  In 2010, Jenn was selected to be a guest host with Regis Philbin on “Live! with Regis and Kelly” on ABC. 

She was most recently honored at the Georgia State Capitol as a “Sophisticated Woman of Radio” in 2019 for her philanthropic efforts to support pediatric cancer research. Jenn hosted her first TedX Talk in 2020. Jenn Hobby is a graduate of Florida State University. Jenn is married to Grant Rivera, superintendent of Marietta City Schools, and they have two daughters. After their younger daughter beat cancer, Jenn and Grant have become advocates for childhood cancer research, raising over $157K through Reese’s MaGIC Fund at the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

Jenn Hobby

Jenn Hobby is a well-known Atlanta personality featured on radio and television for more than 18 years. She is currently on the air at WSTR-FM (Star 94.) Her radio career has included WBTS-FM (95.5 The Beat), WWWQ-FM (Q100), and WKHX-FM (Kicks 101.5). 

Jenn’s work in television includes HLN, CNN, The CW (Falcons Playback), GPB, Atlanta Eats TV, and Fox5 Atlanta. Jenn has earned a Gracie Award for her work in radio and an Emmy for her work in TV at Georgia Public Broadcasting.  In 2010, Jenn was selected to be a guest host with Regis Philbin on “Live! with Regis and Kelly” on ABC. 

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Years in the Making

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