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!!
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Saigon Kick – Love Is On The Way Saigon Kick’s second release is still their most popular and most widely known album. ‘The Lizard’ is an excellent power rock/post-glam metal album with incredible harmonies and thoughtful songs. The first single would be the band’s biggest hit. “Love Is On The Way” was all over MTV…read more »
Michael Jackson/Paul McCartney – The Girl Is Mine Recorded mostly live in studio, Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney, had a lot of fun with this one. Michael even says, “One of my favorite songs to record, of all my recordings as a solo artist, is probably “The Girl Is Mine”, because working with Paul McCartney…read more »
George Harrison – Crackerbox Palace George Harrison’s seventh studio album, Thirty-three & 1/3 (33 1/3), was released in 1977 and had critical acclaim as one of his best, up until that time. The second single released after “This Song”, “Crackerbox Palace” hit the charts and made it up to the #19 spot on the Hot…read more »
Prince – Thieves In The Temple The last song recorded for the soundtrack and movie ‘Grafitti Bridge’ it was added at the last minute. A stand-out track from a so-so soundtrack, “Thieves In The Temple” is a highlight in the movie, for sure. Prince, dancing in shadow at first and then with a troupe. The…read more »