Before my days in the mobile DJ industry, I spent time behind a microphone doing music, news, sports and production work. I caught the bug while listening to Dick Biondi, John “Records” Landecker, Bob Sirott, Larry Lujack, Jeff ‘N Jer, Steve Dahl, Jonathon Brandmeier, Kevin Matthews and all the great music jocks at the stations I was actually fortunate enough to work at when I was in my early 20’s. I switched to being my own boss after realizing I would need to leave my Chicago Suburban life and home to become a big fish in a smaller pond, to have a chance at stardom. I fondly remember my days in radio, and occasionally reminisce with my old friends.
This is a list of places my voice and/or production talents were heard over the years, starting at my high school studios. I was broadcasting only in the halls, doing the morning announcements in my first attempt after my voice dropped an octave or two.
WNHS-CC-Wheaton (morning announcements for Wheaton North High School) 1983-1985
WETN-FM-Wheaton (broadcasting my high school football and basketball games back to the Wheaton College studios.) 1984
WFYR-FM-Chicago (board operator for Larry King Show, worked with a neighbor who was an on-air staff member and helped produce his air-checks) 1985
WDCB-FM-Glen Ellyn (production and traffic at College of DuPage.) 1986-1987
WONC-FM-Naperville (on-air for music, news and live sports broadcasting of baseball games at North Central College.) 1987
WKKD-AM/FM-Aurora (on-air intern and production/copywriting) 1987
WBBM-AM/FM-Chicago (production news intern) 1987
WLUP-AM/FM-Chicago (producer for Kevin Matthews) 1987
WRRG-FM-River Grove (instructor for Radio Production course at Triton College) 1988
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