Why/how did you choose a career in radio?
It’s funny – I never pursued a career in radio. I wanted to become a journalist, travel the world, tell the stories about people that no one was telling. I got distracted from that goal when I went to my college radio station to become a reporter for the news department. I walked in, and the Program Director ran up to me and said, “I’m late for class – if I show you how to run the board and mix the music, would you cover an hour until the next jock comes in?”
29 years later, and I’m still behind the board!!
What do you like best about your job?
People, man, it’s all about the people! I love meeting listeners, hearing their stories, reaching out and connecting with them as they make my air shift a part of their everyday lives. Sounds too simple, but without listeners, there is no radio. You’d be amazed at how many folks who work in radio forget that.
Why Cape Cod?
My wife and I lived here in the mid-80’s for three summers, when I was a club DJ at Summersault’s in South Yarmouth and a chef at the Old Jailhouse Tavern in Orleans. While we summered and B&B’d every year since then, we returned permanently in 2001 to raise our son in the greatest place a kid can grow up. We absolutely adore living here, and are very grateful to be considered a part of the Cape Cod community.
What are some of your favorite activities?
Listening to music or reading about something I normally wouldn’t listen to or read, viewing independent film and art, staring up at the stars and wondering “what if?”, and spending as much time as possible with my family. Few things are more important than that.
When not at work, where would you be most likely found?
A favorite restaurant with family and friends, enjoying a tasty banana shake with my wife at Four Seas Ice Cream, watching any Cape League baseball game with my kid, sitting on the lawn listening to a Mets game on the radio, and anywhere there’s a BBQ – if I smell it, I coming over!
Words of wisdom:
It is a good life, and not a good living, to which the wise aspire.
”The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good” – Samuel Johnson, 1775
Or if I’m in a particularly good mood: “a little roller up along first… behind the bag! It gets through Buckner! Here comes Knight, and the Mets win it!”