I have proven that anyone can take a character flaw and turn it into a partially successful radio career. It all started at a 250 watt radio station in Macon, Missouri at the top end of the dial, spinning hits and reading the news.
After about 6 months I came back to Iowa. My wife, Deb, and I moved to Perry where I was with KDLS until 1975. I then moved to Ames to work with KLFM.
In 1977 we packed up the Pacer (we're actually Gypsies) and moved to Mason City where I had a mid-day show on KGLO until 1989. I moved back to Ames to be the Operations Manager of KEZT (formerly KLFM, KLTI).
I came to WHO in 1994 to take over the Tradio duties upon Dave Campbell's move up to mornings on 100.3. Between 1989 and 1994 I had several part-time announcing positions; one at KDMG; one at a Jefferson station on 98.9 and yet another announcing blue light specials at an area box store.
I know what you're thinking now.Â Poor guy can't hold a job.
I'm an amateur radio operator, and although I'm not the greatest electrical tech, I have a nice collection of pocket protectors.
I also play bass guitar in four musical groups: Murphy's Law, The Brewer Project, the Frank McLane Blues Band and the Praise Band at the Methodist church in Nevada. Trouble is, I forget what songs belong in which band!
My day begins at 2:30am. So that would make me a 2:30'er and I'm jealous of those 4:59ers that get to sleep in.
When I was a kid on the farm near Gilman, my dad asked me what I wanted to do when I grew up. I told him I wanted to be a radio announcer. He said, "Kid, you're going to have to decide one or the other; you can't do both! Even back in 3rd Grade I told my teacher I wanted to be a big time radio announcer. Mrs. Rocquet made me stand in the corner and re-think that.
- No cars or trucks that you can currently drive down the road
- No guns. Antique guns are allowed
- Be sure NOT to ask for an Elvis song from Bob Quinn
- 3 items only
- No real estate
- Have your information ready to deliver on the air. It's just like show prep. If I have to do it, so should you.
- Please give your phone number slowly and clearly so I can copy it down onto our official Radio Tradio Phone Log. I get extra points for neatness.
- No passing allowed. No. Wait. That's the WHO Radio Tractor Ride. Never mind.
- Employees, please remember to wash your hands before going to the bathroom.
- Ask about our soup of the day!
- If you're wearing your baseball cap backwards, turn it around so the bill of the cap can do what it is designed to do: block the sun. While you're at it, pull up your pants. Good Grief!
- More fashion hints coming soon to this web page.