1995: I heard a story on career day from a radio guy who drank beer with Meatloaf. It’s not that I’m such a HUGE fan of Meatloaf (the singer, I AM a huge fan of the delicious comfort food) but I am a fan of hanging out with rock stars. Later that summer I applied as an intern at that radio station and eventually moved to part-time running the board for the syndicated Art Bell Show learning about chupacabras.
1996: Took a long shot chance and applied for my favorite radio station, 97X WXLP in Davenport, Iowa. For some reason they hired me and I moved to the Quad Cities where I attended college and got my “radio diploma” which has not served me at all because I’ve been at the same radio station ever since.
Today: My passion for radio has merged with my love of voice over and helped me get on a handful of great stations.
In my tenure, I’ve worked on the air, in production, with clients, with sales and produced some really cool imaging with some super talented VO guys.
I know first hand what it’s like when you send out the copy and hope you:
a) get it back in a timely fashion
b) have it read correctly
If you’re lucky you get a dash of secret sauce and a bit of improv. Whether those bits make the final revision or hit the cutting room floor it’s still great to hear that personality from the disembodied voice you may have never met before.