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About me: Born and raised back east in southeastern Pennsylvania (in and around Amish country). That explains why, to this day, I remain a huge Phillies fan. It also explains my fondness for cheesesteaks, soft pretzels, and Tastykakes. Seeing horse-pulled buggies on a daily basis is really neat…following one going two miles an hour (they have speedometers) when you’re late for work…not so much. Anyway, after high school worked a few different jobs, but nothing caught my fancy as a possible career. So, one day I picked up the phone book, found the number for US Army Recruiting, and then spent six plus years wearing camoflage for Uncle Sam…four of which were lived over in Germany (I could tell you some amazing stories…most of which involve the phrase “en grosse bier bitte”!). Anyway, when I got out of the Army (ETS’d to all you non-civies), I decided that I really liked it here in northeast Kansas, so I stayed. Started my radio career over in Junction City…and now, here I am in Manhattan…on-air here at B1047 since 1988 (wow that’s a lot of years!) What a cool job! Seriously, they PAY me to play music and chat. I also go to most of the K-State football games (I roadtrip as part of the crew for Powercat Gameday). Oh, and I’m the Traffic Director here at Manattan Broadcasting since last May…that means I’ll schedule the commercials, and unfortunately has nothing at all to do with a helicopter. When I’m not here at the station, I like to travel. I play a little golf…but not very well. I love my job…and I enjoy meeting you out at station events and remotes.
Top 5 albums:
Garth Brooks “No Fences”, Alan Jackson “Under The Influence”, Alabama “Mountain Music”, Tim McGraw “Everywhere”, and anything by George Strait
Top 5 movies:
“Caddyshack”, “Road Trip”, “Private Parts”, “Major League”, “Fast Times At Ridgemont High”.
First album you owned:
Garth Brooks “No Fences”
If you weren’t a DJ, what would your dream job be?
The guy who holds the cord for Coach Snyder’s headset…’cause he hears it ALL!
If you could hang out with one famous dead person, who?
Elvis…that is if he’s ready dead.
The latest! June 17: The countdown continues…
First and foremost…hope all the dads out there had a great Father’s Day. I spoke to my step-dad last night…he got taken out for dinner to one of his favorite places…Applebees! And he really enjoyed his steak!
As I write this…ten days and counting until the biggest party of the summer…the 2013 Kicker Country Stampede. Once again, Hot Country B1047 will be THE station to listen to…get yourself hooked up with tickets, meet-n-greet passes, and even FRONT ROW VIP! And get ready for an awesome lineup that includes Jason Aldean, Trace Adkins, Miranda Lambert, and Little Big Town…just to name a few!
So, you wanna score FREE Stampede tickets?? Well, here’s what you need to do. First off, we’d like to invite you to become one of our “B.I.P.”s! You can do that online at www.b1047.com/bip/…or simply text “B104″ to #88474. Once you’re a B.I.P., you’ll have tons of chances to win Stampede tickets…or go backstage to meet your favorite star! Heck, we might even hook you up with VIP tickets…you’ll be so close to the stage they might as well give you a microphone!
Tonight’s the big finale for the 4th season of “The Voice”…Danielle and The Swon Brothers (Team Blake) or Michelle (Team Usher). And wouldn’t it be wild if the Swon Brothers won it all?
Have a great week!