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‘Real World’ star hits the airwaves in Boston

Ashlee Feldman

As one of the most pro­lific scorers to ever don the red and black for the women’s bas­ket­ball team, Ashlee Feldman is no stranger to atten­tion. The Collingswood, N.J. native was recruited in 2005 on a full bas­ket­ball schol­ar­ship and was quick to make a name for her­self. In her fourth year as a guard, Feldman made the record books, by becoming the 14th player in Husky his­tory to reach 1,000 career points.

“I tell everyone that going to North­eastern was prob­ably the best deci­sion I’ve ever made,” said Feldman, who grad­u­ated in 2009 with a bach­elor of arts in com­mu­ni­ca­tion studies.

But being cap­tain of a Divi­sion 1 bas­ket­ball team and 11th on the all-​​time leading scorers list at North­eastern was not enough for Feldman. Between games and around-​​the-​​clock training, she became a com­men­tator for men’s bas­ket­ball, which intro­duced her to radio broad­casting. “It was awe­some because I got some real radio expe­ri­ence that helped me in turn get my job when I was on TV,” Feldman said.

Shortly after grad­u­a­tion, she packed her bags for New Orleans and joined the 24th cast of MTV’s hit reality TV show The Real World. While living in The Big Easy, Feldman pur­sued her career goals and approached local radio sta­tion, WWOZ, which gave her a job.

But the tall bas­ket­ball girl from Boston, as she was warmly known in New Orleans, never let the pop­u­larity get to her head.

Of the expe­ri­ence as a whole, Feldman is hum­bled. “I never thought that going on the show was going to make me an instant celebrity,” said Feldman. “I knew in the back of my brain where I wanted to end up and “Real World” was a step­ping stone. I was lucky and blessed with this oppor­tu­nity, and I couldn’t wait to take advan­tage of it.”

After a stint at KFNS in St. Louis, Feldman recently made her return to Boston to co-​​host JAM’N 94.5 FM’s morning show, “Ramiro’s House,” which airs from 6–10 a.m. She strives to be the quin­tes­sen­tial female voice of the radio show and quickly learned that no topic is off limits, from wed­ding rings to Tiger Woods. “If it’s top­ical and fresh, we like to talk about it,” she said.

As for now, Feldman is here to stay. “I couldn’t be hap­pier with the guys I work with,” she said. “I’m really happy with where I am right now and I would love to make JAM’N my home for a long time.”