TODAY IS NATIONAL D.J. DAY! A day to celebrate people like me the voice on the radio!

I love what I do and most of the time I don’t call it a job, I will say “I am going to play radio”.  That is the great thing about what I do I get to have fun every morning.  But sometime that fun isn’t as fun.

This morning I am getting ready to go on the air and at exactly I glance at my computer to see a warning that the program was shutting down.   CRASH!  Did I panic?  You bet your (insert your favorite word here).

Not to bore you but I was on the phone and trying to keep us on the air and streaming for the next hour.  So the start to my National DJ day was interesting to say the least.

So I thought today I would tell you a little about how I got into this thing called radio.

First I love listening to the radio and grew up listening to radio legends like Dewy Phillips, George Klien and Rick Dee’s.  Yep the Disco Duck Rick Dee’s.

In the 7th grade I won a radio contest for having the craziest laugh in Memphis.  I remember when my name was announced as the winner I jumped over the coffee table in celebration!

Forward to my senior year in high school, the school I went to was part of a program where students could take a radio class.  I signed up and started to learn how to be a DJ.  I will brag on myself, I was the first, first year student who had there on air shift.

One thing I had to do was to learn how to talk, I had a southern accent, and worked hard to lessen the accent but once a redneck always a redneck I can slip into a southern accent that would make Jeff Foxworthy sound like he was British royalty.

That was the start of my radio life.  A life that has taken me on a wild ride.  I have worked in Tennessee, Missouri, Idaho, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Salt Lake City and on February 28th on 2020 I will have been on the airwaves in Cache Valley 25 years.

I have had the chance to meet and interview several celebrities and participate in some amazing events.  But I still think what I like best is being able to talk to you on the phone at events or just meeting you around.  It is a real blessing in my life to do what I love to do.  I have had many ups and a few downs.I wouldn’t have it any other way….. Well maybe not waking up at 4:30 every morning but as they say “Early to bed, early to rise makes a man healthy wealthy and wise.”   They forgot one thing “Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man damn tired!

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