I was born in Buffalo, NY, but moved to Florida at a young age so I'm technically a "Florida Cracker." I grew up in Sarasota (go Pine View Pythons!), went to college in Gainesville (go Gators!), and settled into the Port Charlotte area about 20 years ago (what do we cheer for here anyway?).
When my dreams of becoming a Calvin Klien underwear model fell through (I know...look at me! How could they turn me down?) I fell back on the only thing I've ever been any good at - radio broadcasting (how sad is that??). I joined KIX Country 19 years ago and I've seen a lot of things change in that time. The community around me has changed a lot, and the radio business has changed more than I ever thought possible.
Many locals remember I used to have a radio partner, Bob Alexander. Sadly the shrinking economy forced many businesses, including ours, to downsize and now I'm flying solo. That's one of the changes I could really have done without, honestly. I'm probably not supposed to even say that - but I've always been an open book on the radio and I'm too old and stubborn to stop now. Besides, the boss never reads these things anyway. Really! Watch me thumb my nose at the establishment: hey boss - I've been stealing used coffee filters for years! Wow...getting that off my chest was a thrill.
One of the more positive changes in the radio business has been the opportunity for a little town "deejay" to broadcast to a much larger audience, now that we're "nationwide" on I Heart Radio. Be sure to download the app for your smart-phone or tablet today (Sorry, they make me say that). But it's always a blast to hear from people listening in other parts of the country. Even if most of the time they're contacting me just to let me know how stupid my latest opinion was.
Nowadays I call Deep Creek in Charlotte County home, along with my incredible wife Stephane and our baby-boy (of the furry variety) Tooie - an eight pound Pomeranian.
All in all it's been a crazy ride over the last couple of decades - anyone here during Hurricane Charlie can attest to that! I'm hoping that I'll be able to celebrate my 20th anniversary with this station (in November of 2013), but that largely will depend on the local economy. If things get bettter - I'll still be here, so please go out and buy all the new cars, furniture and mattresses you can afford! The more YOU spend, the more likely there will be a need for me to stay put. So, by all means, run up a butt-load of debt and let's make this thing happen!
Seriously, thank you for a long and rewarding gig so far. And by rewarding I mean mentally, emotionally and even spiritually - but certainly NOT financially. Not a complaint, just a clarification!
Good Morning Kix Country
Notha Chance Lotto Numbers
3 - 16 - 19 - 35 - 36 - 42
A very sincere thank you goes to the Port Charlotte Florist who sent this visually stunning bouquet this morning to my family and I as a surprise for Thanksgiving.
The Port Charlotte Florist does a fantastic job with all of their arrangements, I would like to invite any of our birthday prize package winners to send me photos of the flower arrangments they recieve and I will post them on the website.
Food is the hottest commodity(no pun intended) and the most anticipated part of Thanksgiving, I will be sharing some of my favorite recipes with you that just may make it to your dinner table on this upcoming Thursday.
Some of these recipes are universal and can be used all season long such as the Chocolate Mocha Eggnog which is a crowd pleasing favorite among friends and family of mine.
Clinton Did What?
The last decade has been tumoltous for Bill Clinton in terms of health issues plaging his wellbeing, he underwent quadruple bypass surgery eight years ago and then stent surgery two years ago. The former president has decided to undergo a strict regimen of allowing no meat, dairy, or chicken in his diet and this is the result. He actually looks pretty good and hopefully his health will continue to improve as time goes on.
Duality always makes it's way into the headline... Man loses 27 pounds in this story eating only junk food for two months.
Mark Haub who is a professor of Human Nutrition at Kansas State U ran his life on a conveniance store diet for two months straight in which he ingested junk food by the likes of Twinkies, Doritos, and Snack Cakes like the infamous Twinkie which is up in a state of limbo right now due to the fire sale. He did this to demonstrate that the method of getting calories is mostly irrelavent, what really matters is the amount of calories ingested.
The result ended in a loss of 27 pounds and a rise in HDL which is good cholesterol. We are not advocating any try this diet here at the station, just stating what is going on this planet of ours.
Best Heat and Eat Appetizers?
Mozzerella Sticks, Mini Tacos, or Spanikopita?
Check out this list of favorites which have been voted on as to who takes the crown and which brand delivers best. Good information here for the upcoming holiday season in addition to knowing for the rest of the year as well as they always come in handy during parties, celebrations, for general snacking, or like this past year... on the campaign trail.