Without a doubt, listening to KISW in the late 70’s and 80’s was my biggest influence. “Those Dudes” Langan and West, Gary Crow and Bob Hovaines, and Steve Slaton . . . The things they were getting away with on the radio sounded like a helluva party. A party that I wanted an invitation to. Amazingly, after an internship at crosstown KZOK, and a typical “First Gig” in Palm Springs, I somehow convinced Beau Phillips and Jon Robbins to not only let me in the door, but put me on the air – giving me the chance to work with a lot of my idols. It was ridiculously hard not to totally geek out the first few months. Moving around, I’ve worked directly with, and learned from, some amazing people . . . Sky Daniels, the great Steve Young, Dan Persigehl, Bob Neumann, Buddy Rizer, Joe Bevilaqua, Dan Michaels, Bill Cahill . . . all have influenced me in ways I can’t begin to describe, and I often find myself telling my staff the same things that they told me. Dammit! I’m turning into my “Radio Dads.”
- KISW / Seattle: 1987 – 1997 (Pretty much everything – started dong weekend overnights, finished in PM Drive)
KZZP / Phoenix: 1997 – 1998 (Mornings)
DC101 / Washington, DC: 1998 – 2006 (PM Drive)
WBIG / Washington, DC: 2006 – 2010 (Mornings)
WVRK / Columbus, GA: 2011 – 2013 (PD / PM Drive)
KKBZ / Fresno, CA: 2013 – Present (PD / PM Drive)I also wrote and performed comedy for the ABC Comedy Network in the 90s, before leaving Seattle.