Magic Personalities 

Candy O'Terry
Co-Host Morning MAGIC
 
Born in New York City and raised in Connecticut, Candy O came to Boston to dive for Boston College where she received an honors degree in English and won the silver medal in one meter diving at the Boston Intercollegiate swimming and diving championships.   In 1990 she attended the Connecticut School of Broadcasting and accepted a temporary job as secretary to the program director at Magic 106.7.  For the past 22 years, Candy O has been a fixture on the station, both on and off the air, rising through the ranks to be the Assistant Program Director from 2001-2013.  In March, 2013, she was tapped to be the new co-host of MORNING MAGIC and is the co-founder & president of Boston Women in Media & Entertainment  www.bwme.org.  
 
The creator and co-host of Magic 106.7’s Exceptional Women program, Candy teamed up with longtime Boston radio personality Sue Tabb in June 2013 to produce the weekly show which has won 36 local and national awards since it’s inception in 1993.  She also co-hosts the station’s new Exceptional Women Entrepreneur  series.

A singer since childhood, Candy O has recorded and released five songs for national airplay, including a duet with rocker Charlie Farren.  The single debuted at #34 on the AC charts in 2009 (check out the video for the song below).   She serves as a judge on the Emmy Award winning TV talent show, Community Auditions and has performed at Symphony Hall with the Boston Pops, at Jordan Hall, the Shubert, Wilbur and Majestic Theatres and the Agganis Arena and TD Garden.  In July, 2013 Candy became a member of the singing group Voices of Hope.

In 2010, she knocked another item off her bucket list when she accepted a small role in the feature film CO2, her second film Luke Eleven is in post- production.  She will play the role of news anchor Pamela Fontaine in Lazarus Rising starring Eric Roberts and Lenny Clark…filming is set to begin in the Boston area this summer.   

After spending 15 years as a single mom, Candy finally found her true love in 2006.  She and her husband Tom have a blended family that includes 5 grown children.   Her son Christopher is serving our country as a Green Beret and her daughter Colleen is an account supervisor at Mullen Advertising.  

When she’s not on the air, Candy O risks turning her blonde hair green by swimming every day and runs a swimming program every summer at the Meadowbrook Day Camp in Weston.     



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Candy has recorded and released two Jim Brickman songs, "The Gift" with David Corey and  "Valentine."  This Christmas she released Silent Night with jazz prodigy Grace Kelly. Check out the video for her single with Charlie Farren, YOU ARE THE ONLY ONE below .
 
 

 

Candy O'Terry and Grace Kelly perform "Silent Night" at the Boston Common Tree Lighting 

 

When did you start at MAGIC?  November 1990.

Favorite type of food?  Anything that has to do with potatoes:  baked, french fried, chips…and a new favorite:  sweet potato fries.  YUM!

Favorite MAGIC artist?  Bruno Mars, Taylor Swift, Jennifer Lopez, Michael Buble.

Favorite new TV show?  Well, I'm addicted to HG TV…and it's getting in the way of other shows.  

American Idol or The Voice?  I was a diehard Idol fan for years, but I’m on strike since the elimination of Beverly's Angie Miller.  So…THE VOICE!

Favorite drink?  Lemon Perrier when I’m being a good girl.  Pinot Grigio in a big wine glass when I'm not.

Favorite thing to cook?  I'm not allowed to cook…but I’m a very good cleaner-upper.

Favorite place to vacation?  I have three favorites:  Palm Springs, California, The Connecticut Farmington Valley, and Turks & Caicos.

What would your alternate career be if you didn’t work at MAGIC?  I’m a lifelong swim instructor with certification as an American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor and Lifeguard Trainer.  Every summer I run a swimming program at the Meadowbrook Day Camp in Weston.  If I weren't on the air, I'd give private lessons to children all year long.  No adults, though…they're too stubborn!

What’s the worst job you ever had?  Locker room duty at the Mill Pond Pool in Newington, CT.   I can't even tell you how boring…and smelly that was, especially on a hot summer day.

Who is your celebrity crush?  Tom Brady (we have the same birthday) and George Clooney.  My husband had dinner with him a few years ago and conveniently forgot to invite me!

Dogs or Cats, or Neither?  Dogs…love, love, love them.  My children were raised with a liver & white springer spaniel named "Abbey."  We also had a yellow lab named "Maverick."  I was raised with a dalmation named "Chessy."

Favorite place to take your tourist friends when they visit Boston?  Top of the Hub at sunset…just a stunning panoramic view of our beautiful city.



Candy hosting the Miss Boston Pageant February 20th at the Omni Parker House