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!!
Sammy Hagar – Your Love Is Driving Me Crazy From my favorite Sammy Hagar album, ‘Three Lock Box’, came Sammy’s ONLY Top 20 solo hit! “Your Love Is Driving Me Crazy” peaked at #13 on the Hot 100 and did well enough to make the 1983 Year End Top 100 chart, hitting #79!read more »
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Atlanta Rhythm Section – Imaginary Lover From the album, ‘Champagne Jam’, ARS released a song about loving ones self when they don’t have an actual partner. Not kidding. It also mentions that sometimes having the “Imaginary Lover” is better than the real thing as there’s no commitments, hassles, arguments, or getting bored of them over…read more »
‘Live 1985″ was originally released on VHS, Laserdisc, Betamax and was taped March 30, 1985 in Syracuse, NY. This was the band at it’s absolute peak, following the release of Purple Rain and the soundtrack which sent the band on a very successful world tour. I have the VHS and burned it to DVD and then, the…read more »
Is he correct? Will live performances eventually die out and we’ll just go online to watch a “live” concert on demand?read more »