Amanda was born in Havre de Grace and raised in Peach Bottom, PA. Growing up, Amanda says she was taught to appreciate all genres of music, but credits her Poppaw and Mom for her love and passion of country and bluegrass music. Amanda adds: “Yes, I’d like to take this moment to interject that I know my name sounds like “a mandolin” – and yes, my parents did that on purpose!”
After high school, Amanda moved to Tennessee and went to college at Bethel University, a small school in West Tennessee, where she studied Music Business. While attending Bethel, she toured most of the east coast and mid-west as the bassist for the Renaissance Bluegrass Band, and was also given the incredible opportunity to work for the International Bluegrass Music Association (the IBMA) as part of her college experience.
After school, Amanda returned to Peach Bottom and looked for a career to use her Music Business degree in. She wandered in to the country station she’d listened to her whole life, 103.7 WXCY, and asked if there were any positions open. A quick tour of the traffic studio later, and she was hooked. Six years later, she still loves sharing music and meeting fellow WXCY listeners all across the Delmarva region. She says, “the #1 radio slot in every car my family ever owned has always been set to 103.7. To say that I love my job in a complete understatement!” Amanda hopes to continue sharing the music she loves with others, and meeting people by way of doing it.
When Amanda isn’t in the studio, she can still be found in the WXCY building, creating graphics for the website and social sites. Any given weekend she can also be found trying a new local brewery with her fiancé Anthony, tapping her toes to some live music with Mama Judy, on a stage playing bass with either of her two bands, “The Speakeasy Drifters” or “Fierce”, or simply hanging out at home with her two “doodles”, Husdon and Sadie.