Q. Whatever happened to Georgia Friedrichsen, who used to host the "Georgia on Q" show on TV for many years? — Reader

A. We contacted Georgia (Friedrichsen) McCartney, who now lives in Boca Raton, Florida. Her husband, Roger McCartney, provided the following information:

"Georgia began her television career by doing an exercise segment on the popular, "Especially For You," TV show with George Sontag on the former WOC-TV6 in Davenport. When her husband returned to the University of Iowa for graduate school, she hosted the "Home Fare Show" on WMT-TV in Cedar Rapids. Upon returning to the Quad-Cities, she hosted the "Georgia on Q" talk show on WQAD-TV8 in Moline.

"After Georgia went off the air with her TV show, "Georgia on Q," she took over duties at Downtown Davenport Association for the city of Davenport.

In 1977, Georgia married her current husband, Roger McCartney. They left Davenport in 1978 and moved to southern California. She and her new husband settled in Newport Beach, California. Through some personal contacts, Georgia went to work for Columbia Studios, raising money for major motion pictures and television game shows. Because of the job with the studios, they relocated to Marina Del Rey. Because of the social unrest and the financial situation of the state, they decided to relocate to Fort Lauderdale in 1998. Georgia lost her son, Scott Friedrichsen, of Alpha-1 lung disease (AO) in 2009. She and her husband currently reside in Boca Raton, Florida.

"Staying active has been the driving force for Georgia. She has always been very active physically and socially. She still does fast walking for three to five miles five days a week along with weight training. They continue to play golf and have a very active social life. They spend two weeks every year in the U.S. Virgin Islands and continue to travel throughout the United States.

"She just wanted to wish all of her viewers the best and let them know she is doing well."

If you would like to contact Georgia McCartney, her email address is georgiamccartney@aol.com.

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Georgia said she was on the former WOC-TV6 from 1959-64. She was on the "Home Fare Show" at WMT-TV, Cedar Rapids, from 1964-65. She was on WQAD-TV8, Moline, from 1970-74.

Follow-up file:

Q. Earlier this year, several Ask the Times readers asked about Julie Sisk, WQAD-TV8. Where has she been? What is she doing now?

A. An article on WQAD-TV8's website posted on Nov. 23, 2016, said Sisk had left WQAD-TV8 after more than 16 years with the station. According to information on her LinkedIn profile, she was with WQAD-TV8 from August 2000 until November 2016, including "Good Morning Quad-Cities." I recently received a business card from Sisk announcing that she is now a licensed Realtor in Iowa with Mel Foster Co., Davenport.

If you would like to contact Sisk, you can reach out to her through Facebook, LinkedIn or by email at jsisk@melfosterco.com.

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