10 Questions with ... "Creepy" Pete McNair
January 29, 2013
BRIEF CAREER SYNOPSIS:
Started radio at a small community station KXCI here in Tucson back in '99-'00. After about three years there, heard KFMA was hiring applied and got the job. Now I'm just about 10 years in at KFMA.
1. How did you first become interested in radio?
I always remember driving with my dad when I was young. He would always listen to sports talk and talk radio shows, I didn't enjoy them then but looking back I have some fond memories of those voices. Especially Paul Harvey.
2. What stands out the most from 10 year at KFMA?
Might be corny but it's the people and friends I've made. Seeing the people that were and are a big part of my success at KFMA has made me successful in and out of radio.
3. What part of your job do you like best?
I'm enjoying air-checks, scheduling music is kinda tedious, but that comes with the territory I guess.
4. What is your biggest challenge taking over as Music Director?
Filling Chris The Ego's shoes. He will not shut up about his best mid-market MD award...
5. What is most important to you when championing new music for the station?
Knowing our city and our listeners.
6. Tell us about The Test Department on KFMA?
The Test. Dept was a lot of fun. It's our specialty show that has been handed down for generations at KFMA. It was a chance to step outside the regular playlist and have some creative direction with the show. R.I.P. The Pit and The Postal Hour.
7. How are you using Social Media?
We want to be an outlet for listeners to stay informed, find new music or get news that speaks to them and of course telling them to listen ALL the time.
8. Fill in the blank: I can't make it through the day without _________?
I'm kind of hooked on Instagram right now.
9. What do you like best about living in Tucson?
Not to small, not to big, still a good sense of community.
10. What would surprise people most about you?
I'm taller then I sound on the air.
Last non-industry job?
Cook. The restaurant industry is where I got the name "Creepy Pete". I had a lot of fun.
First record ever purchased?
Public Enemy greatest misses. Thanks Columbia House!
311, Pharcyde, Cypress Hill at the TCC.