I was born in De Witt, IA. My parents are big music fans and musicians, themselves. I’ve been listening to music as long as I can remember. Dad is also a collector, as I am. We love vinyl! It’s THE best way to really enjoy listening to music. We both have lots of records. I also collect CDs, reels, cassettes, 78s, etc. If it has music on it, I want it!
I became interested in music as a kid. Listened to Spike At the Mike on, what was then, KIIK 104 FM, in Davenport. He went on to greatness and became a broadcasting legend at the big WGN in Chicago. When I found him on Facebook, I “friended” him and told him that he was my inspiration to become a broadcaster. He then, politely, apologized for doing so.
I worked my first gigs in the Quad Cities. Top 40 morning show, overnights and weekends at a rock station, briefly on an Adult CHR, then to a Classic Hits format. I got out of radio in 1996 after my first child, a daughter, was born.
While being in retail management for about 10 years, I was still listening to radio. Iowa, Arizona, Minnesota stations. I always heard myself saying, “I can still do that! I’m better than that guy!” Well, whether I was or not, I still loved radio for what it was. The history, the sound, the music – everything.
After having 3 kids ( 1 girl and 2 boys), and then starting another relationship, I married my best friend. We dated 11 years earlier and lost touch for ten years. Fate played it’s hand and we had another child, a boy.
I decided to try getting back into radio broadcasting in 2008, while living in Marion. I sent in my info and air-checks and was offered a position here, on 105-7 KOKZ! I’ve been here ever since doing any and all shifts and loving every minute of it! My life is pretty great now! Great wife, kids and career!
Thanks for listening along! I appreciate it!!
Steve Perry – Foolish Heart Steve Perry’s fourth single from his first solo album, ‘Street Talk” made it to the #18 on the Billboard Hot 100 but peaked higher on the Adult Contemporary chart at #2 in February 1985. The video is a one-shot camera filmed without any cuts. Steve enters a stage and sings…read more »
Paul’s newest album reaches heights his albums haven’t seen since 1982! Paul McCartney’s newest album, ‘Egypt Station’ is his first number one debut on the Billboard 200 in 36 years, when he hit the same spot with the 1982 album, ‘Tug Of War’. The title and cover come from one of Paul’s paintings. Paul has…read more »
Rolling Stones – Ain’t Too Proud To Beg Originally recorded and released in 1966 by The Temptations, The Rolling Stones added this R&B favorite to the ‘It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll’ Album. This is a killer cover and while the original is great, this is gritty and very “Rolling Stones”. Billy Preston plays piano of…read more »
Real Life – Send Me An Angel Real Life is a band from Australia that is still going! “Send Me An Angel” came from their debut album ‘Heartland’ and was released in 1983. At that time, it peaked at #29 on the Billboard Hot 100. however, it’s biggest success was when it was re-released in…read more »
Horrible parents kick poor 31 year old son out of their house for sponging off of them for too long.
You may have heard that a judge ordered a 30-year-old man to move out of his parent’s home when he had mooched for too long after being fired from his job. Well, he’s still fighting the legal system, this time by filing three different petitions to the Supreme Court. His latest will reportedly be seen…read more »
In 2010, the world’s oldest drinkable beer was found on a Baltic Sea shipwreck. The ship is believed to have sailed over 200 years ago. Beer – It ages well! Backpocket Newbo Citra Pilsner Backpocket Brewery in Coralville is the Brewery of the Month! I recently had a bottle of their Dunkel in my fridge…read more »