Morgan was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Polish and German parents. Morgan attended 12 years of Catholic school and was the first in her family to attend college.\n', '
While studying communications at Northern Illinois University, Morgan played records on the radio. A commercial station in town wanted her to report the news for them, as well, so a slight deception was needed. She used the name Cindy Morgan, taken from a story she read about Morgan le Fay when she was 12 years old.\n', '
After graduation, Morgan gave all the latest meteorological news on a television station in Rockford, Illinois. She also kept her hand in radio by working the graveyard shift at a local rock station. Then she returned to Chicago and deejayed on WSDM (now WCKL-FM). During a labor dispute at the station, she literally quit on the air and walked out with a record still spinning on the turntable.\n', '