On-Air: Saturday — 10am-3pm and wherever else I’m needed.
Birthday: March 18th
Hometown: Weirton, WV. Yes, I graduated from Weir High and I’ve heard all the jokes.
Family: Married to my best friend Kimberly with three kids, including a set of twins.
Education: BA in Speech-Broadcasting from Marshall University. WE ARE…..MARSHALL!
Your sign: Pieces. Which makes sense. I grew up in the Pittsburgh area and in the movie The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh the fictional basketball team called the “Pittsburgh Pythons” were awful. After consulting an astrologist, they end up changing their name to “The Pittsburgh Pieces” and…SPOILER ALERT…they end up winning a championship! Ahhh, the 70’s!
Favorite sports teams: If you read any of the above, then you know I cheer for The Steelers and The Thundering Herd! I’ve also adopted The Nats and thanks to my basketball playing daughter, the Mystics.
What Dee calls me: “Mr. Khaki Pants” and “The Little Boss”.
ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS FROM LISTENERS AND MY FELLOW B101.5 PERSONALITIES (THIS SHOULD BE INTERESTING)…
Hobbies? What do you like to do when you’re not working? With three kids all active in multiple sports, most of my free time is a a soccer, softball, baseball or basketball venue in the area. My wife and I also enjoy visiting wineries and dining at restaurants run by famous chefs. We’ve been to numerous restaurants owned by Top Chef contestants and judges all over the country.
As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? My mom says my obsession with radio began when I got my hand stuck in an 8-track player when I was 3. By age 5, I was spinning records on my Fisher-Price record player. By age 7, I was doing Foghorn Leghorn and Top Cat impressions for a fake radio show I recorded on a cassette recorder. At age 10, I published a local newsletter to people on my street. By 7th grade, I went to a local TV station to watch a show taping and knew media was my future. In high school, I got my first part-time job in radio. So essentially…this is it. Radio is what I was destined to do.
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor? Daiquiri Ice (Baskin-Robbins)
Favorite Song? Probably whatever is in heavy rotation on the B right now!
Favorite Movie? Dead Poets Society – My Dad was nothing like Kurtwood Smith’s character, but this was when the world realized Robin Williams had so much more depth of character than Mork from Ork.
Favorite Book? One of the funniest books I’ve ever read was Braindroppings by George Carlin. It includes a lot of his stand-up material, but I love how it skewers the mechanics of the English language. I still read this aloud and laugh so hard tears streak down my face.
What are you reading now? Tom Wood’s “Victor The Assassin” series, anything from Karin Slaughter, and Camilla Lackberg are all phenomenal.
Favorite vacation spot? Our family seems to have trouble staying put. In the last few years we’ve visited Paris; London; Brussels; Savannah, GA; Toronto and Niagara Falls, Canada; Myrtle Beach, OBX, and most recently Chicago and the 2018 NCAA Women’s Final Four and Championship games in Columbus, OH.
What is your guilty musical pleasure (ie. what artist/song would you usually not admit you love)? I have a very diverse taste in music, but I admit, I have and enjoy albums from Yanni (who I’ve seen in concert), David Arkenstone, The Rippingtons, Falco (remember “Rock Me Amadeus?), Thomas Dolby and Howard Jones.
Do you play an instrument? I have a MIDI keyboard I use with Reason software, so I can play hundreds of instruments without needing all the storage space! Ain’t technology grand? But honestly, I took guitar lessons as a kid and some of that has stuck with me.