For 15 years I have been behind the mic at radio stations working in various positions, eventually becoming a GM…. but at some point I out-climbed my passion for creating a show.
My family and I moved to Springfield MO in 2010 to pursue my passion for a great radio show. Deneé joined me in 2011 and we quickly realized that even though we come from very different experiences, we had a lot of similarities to explore right along with our audience.
In addition to radio, I review movies for our local NBC affiliate, KY3. I am a part of the BFCA and cast my ballot for the Critics Choice Awards each year, as well as post reviews on YouTube and my website www.yourmoviefriend.com.
Me? So.. let’s see. Most people want to know how I got mixed up in this whole “radio / podcast / video” world. I blame a few key people. I blame my Dad for always telling me I’d be great on radio, especially talk radio. (he is SO proud of me. ? you Dad) I blame my Mom for giving me no sense of personal doubt. She’s my biggest fan and would go to the ends of the earth to show her support of me. Then I blame Peter Lloyd, who called to book a hotel reservation and got me of all the thousands that worked for Hotels.com at the time. He told me I’d be great on radio after I helped him book his vacation…he then called the very station I would eventually walk into and tried to connect me to the GM. Wherever you are Peter, thank you. Finally I blame Rana Jones, my massage client who pushed me over the edge and said I should call the very same station and connect with the new GM. She gave me his name… I stewed over it for a few weeks and then one day…
TLDR: many people told me that I would be talented in radio so eventually my stubbornness gave way and I went to my local station and landed a career. totally crazy.