Published on Saturday, 21 January 2012 14:35
Former WKQX-FM/Q101 midday personality Electra, who has been off the air since her radio station was forced to flip formats as part of an exchange in ownership last July, has found new work, at least for this weekend. Electra, using her real name of Christine Pawlak, is an online reporter this weekend, working live from the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, NV.
She working for the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo 2012, doing interviews and reporting from the site of the annual adult film event. She is speaking with the adult film entertainers who are visiting at the Fan Shows, trades show and tonight's big Adult Video Awards ceremony. Her segments can only be seen on the Adult Entertainment Expo website
. (Adults only. Registration required.) For those who have missed her reports from this weekend, they will be archived and available on demand for 60 days on the site.
She is also tweeting often from the event on her personal Twitter account
to her fans.
Electra points out that this is just a one-time temporary job at this time. She has not joined the AVN organization and is not going into the Adult Film business. She also wanted to make clear via her Twitter account that she is "not PART of the event," but instead is only "helping REPORT from the event."
Christine/Electra was known as being quite possibly the best DJ on WKQX-FM, connecting with listeners with her upbeat personality, "girl next door" charm, and knowledge of music. She was part of Chicago's Q101 from May 2005 until its demise in July 2011. Since then, she, along with most of the on-air staff from the modern rock station, have been "on the beach" and seeking new opportunities.
Christine Pawlak also made national headlines as the author of an incredibly popular piece for the Slate.com website in mid-November
on the "sad, unwarranted decline of rock music on FM radio."