Well, I guess my family knew I wanted to be in broadcasting from the age of 3, when I would go around interviewing everybody, using a clothes pin as a microphone.
Fast-forward to the summer of 1970. Genesee Valley Mall had just opened and WFDF has a studio in the center court. I'd just sit there and watch the person on the air spinning records. As a young teenager, that just blew me away. I thought...what a cool job!! That's for me. That pretty much got me hooked on radio for good. And I've been doing it now for just over 32 years.
I graduated from Swartz Creek High School, have an Associate's Degree from Mott Community College, and a Bachelor's Degree from Michigan State. (GO GREEN!!!)
I worked in Lansing and Saginaw before making my way home to Flint and CARS 108 in 1988. (Trivia question here...Who is the only person who's been on CARS 108 longer than me??? Answer: J. Patrick.) Did the all-night show for years. Remember 3 O' Clock Rock??? It was the third shift version of the Cars Classic Lunch. Boy, that was a fun time..playing the music I grew up with. And the show had quite a following...for being in the middle of the night. I've also been an assistant recreation coordinator for a local non-profit and a production worker down thru the years.
I have been married to my wife Connie for just over 11 years. I have two grown step-children, Kate and Karl. Karl is serving our country in the U.S. Navy. I also have four grandchildren...Brayden, Gordie, Hailey, and Lila. Just trying now to be a good husband, step-father, and grandpa.
I tend not to take myself too seriously, both on and off air. Hey...if we can't make fun of ourselves, who can we make fun of, huh??