"The Roula & Ryan Show" - KRBE - Houston
July 27, 2011
CREATE THE SCENE:
How long have you been at your station? What tidbits can you offer an outsider, about your station, market, your listeners?
Ryan: Although we have been in the market for eight years, we have been at KRBE for five. It really is the perfect fit. KRBE and The Roula & Ryan Show are fun, funny, topical, relevant and we have the most loyal listeners anyone could ask for.
Give us brief rundown on your career.
Ryan: After graduating from SFA, I certainly made the rounds. A couple of years at KHMX, then the night DJ at KRBE where I hosted the first alternative show in Houston. Then off to Z100 NY as APD, followed by a stint at K-Rock where I got to witness the master Howard Stern and realized I wanted to be in morning radio. Made my way to The Edge in Dallas for mornings, then did a year in LA at KROQ.In 2003 I teamed up with Roula and can't imagine working with anyone else.
PREP: How much time do you spend on prep, and what types of information do you find have worked the best over the years (i.e. lifestyle, health, news).
Ryan: We have the best producer there is. Eric has Radio ER and spends hours everyday looking for water cooler topics. I get up at 3am and spend two hours every morning prepping looking for local angles. I zip into work at 5am. After the show we meet for a couple of hours. I am online pretty much all day. Life doesn't stop and I don't think prep does either!
What's the one bit or stunt you wish you had never executed?
Ryan: God knows there have been some misfires throughout the years, but nothing comes to mind as one particular that stands out.
Name your most memorable radio moment. (Good or bad!)
Ryan: Bringing bands on in front of massive crowds, interviewing celebs and musicians can be fun, but the most memorable moments are the ones that change lives. After learning about a program at Texas Children's Hospital called Radio Lollipop, I signed up and started volunteering. Every week I work at the hospital and visit 36 rooms a night. It has been one of the most rewarding experiences I have ever known.
Who leads the way in your radio family?
Ryan: It really is a three-way committee. Roula, Eric, and myself.
Quick Word Association
We'll quickly mention topical characters, from politics to entertainment, sports to music, you tell us your thoughts
Had everybody talking!
Don't really hit politics
Songs in Morning Drive
We do three.
Once again, no politics
If it is a huge event we'll mention it, but not do a whole break on it.
Not a burning issue with our audience.
INSIDE INFO: Throw us a freakin' bone. Tell us one thing about yourself that most people don't know. Be honest.
Ryan: I get bored when there is no stress in my life.
TWO CENTS: If there was one piece of advice you could give, what would it be?
Ryan: In the beginning try to be good at everything. After you have that down, try to be great at one thing!
IT'S Oh-VAH! Thanks for your help, and we'll make you look like the superstar that you are!
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