Erik Smith

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On-Air: Dishing out Time-Saver Traffic reports with Trapper weekdays 3p-7p.

Hometown (Where Did You Grow Up?): Berlin, Germany

Family: Happily married with a brand-new daughter and two attention-starved cats!

College: Campbell University

Your sign: Cancer, I think. The crab one.

Favorite sports team: San Antonio Spurs

Hobbies: Video games, basketball, watching TV/movies with my wife.


Interesting listener experience?  I have another fake name I’ve used on the radio, and it’s recognized a lot more than my own. Keep and ear out for Jay Walker

As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?  Basketball player or a cowboy.

Favorite Ice Cream Flavor?  Anything with added peanut butter.

Favorite Song?  “Green Onions” by Booker T and the MGs

Favorite Artist?  Do the Blues Brothers count?

Favorite Movie?  Definitely The Blues Brothers  

Favorite Book?  Ender’s Game

TV/Netflix Show?  This used to be Game of Thrones, now I’d say Breaking Bad or The Wire

What are you watching now?  The West Wing, New Girl, Better Call Saul, Outlander

What are you reading now?  A bunch of random internet articles.

Favorite vacation spot?  Exploring European cities.

If you could meet anyone alive today, who would it be and why?  David Robinson was my childhood hero growing up. I probably would be too nervous to say anything.

If you could meet anyone from the past, who would it be and why?  Charlie Parker, greatest saxophone player who died too young.

What is your guilty musical pleasure (ie. what artist/song would you usually not admit you love)?  “Weird” Al, but I tend to not hide it.

Do you play an instrument? Saxophone – I’m actually pretty good.

Who is your favorite superhero and why?  Hard not to choose BATMAN

If you can only choose one…Wine…Whiskey…Beer…Liquor or Water?  Water.  Yes, I know that’s boring but it’s honestly the best!

If you were on Survivor, what skill would make you valuable to the tribe?  I would not be useful.  I’d probably end up complaining constantly about being hungry.

Favorite Disney Character and Why?  Both Timon and Pumba.   Those two are just hilarious.

Favorite TV Character and Why?  President Jed Bartlett as played by Martin Sheen on The West Wing. He’s the leader we need!

If you won the lottery today…what is the first item you would buy?  A Tesla – I wanna go fast!

If you could choose your last meal…what would it be?  Schnitzel from an authentic German restaurant.

If you went to Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry, which House would the Sorting Hat place you in?  Why?  Gryffindor.  Not brainy enough for Ravenclaw and honestly there’s no appeal in Hufflepuff or Slytherin.

Favorite Candy?  Peanut Butter M&Ms.

If you auditioned on American Idol, what song would you sing?  Not a fan, but I feel like country would be my best shot since I have a deep voice, right?  Some Johnny Cash perhaps. 

Favorite quote?  “I know I’m a million times as humble as thou art.” — “Weird” Al

You might be surprised to know this about me….?  Perhaps that I’m taller than expected (6′-6″)

Favorite Crayola Crayon Color?  Vivid Tangerine is the obvious choice here.