When I was a kid I dreamed of doing radio.
When I was 8 I built a broadcast transmitter out of an old CB my grandfather let me have and would “broadcast” every afternoon after school.
When I was 14 I got an actual on-air gig board-oping and doing the weather forecast twice an hour at a 100,000 FM station in Dallas on Saturday nights 6-midnight.
When I was 19 I was producing morning drive at a 100,000 FM in Chicago. And at 21 was hosting late mornings.
At 25 I locked in to talk radio and I was done! As in a cooked goose. I never have wanted to do anything since.
At 31 I got my first full time talk gig in Market 3. The date? September 10, 2001.
I was on-the-air for 9 hours the next day.
At 33 I got called to the mound in Yankee land. Felt I literally had gone to media paradise.
Five years ago I was honored to crack the Heavy Hundred of Talk Hosts for TALKERS magazine.
I’ve been increasingly humbled to know that my toil is not in vain.
At 3:00pm EST I talk to the greatest city in the world for the early side of rush hour.
At 5:00pm EST one version of me addresses Southern California and the nation.
At 5:00pm EST the live version of me continues the breaking news and passionate pursuit of clarity in New York.
At 7pm, 8pm, 9pm, 10pm, 11pm, 12am, 2am, & 4am one version of me continues the conversation to the nation.
What’s funny is all this journey later and I’m still broadcasting in the afternoon, and hanging out on-air on Saturday nights.
Today TALKERS named me to the top 40 talk hosts in the nation for the 4th year in a row.
This year I’m proud to say I’m friends with an overwhelming number of the Heavy Hundred and very proud that 11 of my Salem colleagues made the list as well!
I love what I do! I’m grateful to get to do it!
And am truly grateful to get to work under the direction of the two most legendary NYC Radio Execs ever: Phil Boyce and Jerry Crowley.
Both of whom teach me daily how much more I yet can learn, can grow, and can become.
Thank you to every single one of you that listen and that let me into your lives.
I’m more grateful than I can even express!
And I want to keep giving you what you’re looking for: the pursuit of clarity!
Thank you so much!