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
BCS game football announcers turn lustful leches! Just 30 seconds on camera last night was all it took for Alabama’s QB AJ McCarron’s GF to steal the show. Oh….and they played a football game too. Funny video. Oh….and for the record, she is a former Miss Alabama! Please watch the video - then take our Poll O' The Day:
Okay....now, what do YOU think? Is it inappropriate for a professional football announcer....much less a 73 year old football announcer to gush over a young girl that way? Or was it all in good fun? Please vote below:
Could it be true that Harry Styles and Taylor Swift are no longer a couple?
The New York Post is reporting that it is believe the pair are no both running solo after Taylor was photographed alone as she left the Virgin Islands which they both flew to together, meanwhile... Harry Styled was photographed parting with Richard Branson of Virgin Records Fame before he departed back to the United Kingdom and the two are currently seperated.
Mens Fashion Week has arrived in London and it is one of the strangest sites that have ever taken place during it's running. The world of Modeling is well known for it's strange attire, this however has no logical explanation.
Even more Bizarre news comes in the form of Cats now having their own Social Media Platform online which rivals the likes of Pinterest and Facebook.
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Yesterday I shared some information with you in regards to the latest invention of a stomach pump which lets the user eat as much food as possible and then suck it out via a pump before it is digested.
Today I would like to share an alternative with you, The HAPIfork which runs for $99.00 is a "smart" fork which that lights up to alert the user that they are eating too fast.
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