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Lynn Doyle is host and executive producer of the CN8 program It's Your Call With Lynn Doyle. She also is political director of CN8.

Lynn Doyle

is host and executive producer of the CN8 program

It's Your Call With Lynn Doyle

. She also is political director of CN8.

Quotation to live by: "Do unto others as you would have done to you."

Books on my nightstand right now: Twins! Pregnancy, Birth and the First Year of Life, by Connie L. Agnew (I have 4-month-old twin grandsons), and Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy, by Sarah Ban Breathnach.

Favorite author, fiction: Danielle Steele.

Favorite author, nonfiction: J. Randy Taraborrelli.

Favorite poet (or poem): "The Serenity Prayer," by Reinhold Niebuhr, especially the first stanza:

God, give us grace to accept with serenity

the things that cannot be changed,

Courage to change the things

which should be changed,

and the Wisdom to distinguish

the one from the other.

Favorite beach reading: Anything by Jackie Collins.

Book or author other people praise but I never liked: Dean Koontz.

A book that influenced how I live my life: The Prophet, by Khalil Gibran.

TV show I'm not ashamed to admit I watch: Grey's Anatomy on ABC.

TV show I hate to admit I like: American Idol and Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?, both on Fox.

Favorite comic strip: Real Life, by Greg Dean.

Movies I love so much I've watched them more than twice: Forrest Gump, Walk the Line, Gone With the Wind, Honeysuckle Rose.

Web sites I visit regularly: The Today Show (

If you turned my car radio on right now, it would be tuned to: Either WXTU-FM (92.5) (country) or WSJO-FM (104.9) ("SoJo 104.9 - South Jersey's Own!")

Magazines I read regularly: People, Time, More Magazine (for women over 40), and the National Enquirer!

Favorite type of music: Country.

Last concert/performance attended: Justin Timberlake, March 27, Wachovia Center.

Recording I play when my soul needs a lift: "In My Daughter's Eyes," by Martina McBride.

Person in my field whom I most admire: Katie Couric.

Living person I'd most like to join for dinner and conversation: President Bush.

Heroes from history: Abraham Lincoln; the women of the U.S. women's suffrage movement (the "suffragettes"); and the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Each changed the course of our history.

If I had the power to order all of the Philadelphia region to read one book, it would be: The Secret, by Rhonda Byrne.

And here's why: It advocates the strength of positive action over negativity, and encourages the listener to take control of his own happiness. Its theme is this: No matter where you came from, where you've been, or what you are doing right now, you can find personal peace.

My "50 and Fabulous" words of wisdom: Embrace your age, regardless of what it is, and make the most of it! You are going to be 30, 40, 50 or whatever, regardless (unless you're dead) - so why not enjoy each day you are given? Every day you spend complaining is a day you never get back, so age with enthusiasm!

My most memorable interview: I talked with a woman who was in a building across the street from the World Trade Center and watched as people came to the windows, made the decision to jump, and then saw her and made eye contact. She stayed with them as they made this end-of-life decision, and when I asked her why, she said she didn't want them to die alone. That interview has never left me.

The most compelling story I have covered: Sept. 11, 2001: the day itself and the weeks afterward. Our world has been and never will be the same.

What my community involvement/charitable activities mean to me: The most important responsibility I have as an on-air personality is to inform and educate people about issues that affect their individual lives. If participating in events like the three-day breast cancer walk or working with suicide-prevention groups, in addition to It's Your Call programs, raises awareness of these issues, then I feel we're meeting these responsibilities. And that brings me enormous satisfaction, knowing that we may have saved lives.

What it's like to be a grandmother: Incredible!!! The best thing, next to having my own children, that has ever happened in my life! Grandchildren are life renewing itself, and nothing is more fulfilling than that. My grandsons, Drew and Zach, represent the future, the past, love and, most important, hope.