OLESEN came up with the idea of a radio
show FOR moms and BY moms in the middle of the night, many years ago, while patting her baby back to sleep. She
has three kids.
Nanci is an independent radio producer based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She is a member of AIR, Association of Independents
in Radio, and her programs can be accessed on the Public Radio
For 11 years, MOMbo
was a weekly half hour show, first at KFAI (Minneapolis) and then on the Pacifica Radio Network. Nanci has produced
four hour long MOMbo specials for Public Radio International, featuring her blend of mom attitude, music, commentaries,
interviews, and sound collage. Nanci won a Golden Reel Award from the National Federation of Community Broadcasters
Nanci works as a mom, a waitress, a performer/musician, a radio commentator and reporter and a freelance writer. Some of Nanci's written work can be found here.