All Access Exclusive: Rick Dees And Jimmy Steal Interview
September 25, 2006 at 6:14 AM (PT)
DATELINE SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2006 -- It’s the day before legendary LOS ANGELES morning star RICK DEES rides again! He should be "chillaxing" before his debut on EMMIS Rhythmic AC KMVN (MOVIN 93.9), but DEES kindly took time to answer some exclusive questions for ALL ACCESS.
Also, giving up his time on SUNDAY was EMMIS VP/Programming JIMMY STEAL. Involved in the flip of Country KZLA to MOVIN 93.9, he’s doing a hands-on job as its PD, and he's been PD at sister Top 40/Rhythmic KPWR (POWER 106) and its highly rated BIG BOY’s NEIGHBORHOOD morning show. Our thanks to them both for their personal time and candid responses. Here's just a small taste of what both had to say.
First, RICK DEES:
What’s gone through your mind during this absence from live, morning radio?
Simple! I couldn’t wait to get back on the radio. In fact I even went over to the studio today for a while. No one was at the station. I sat alone at the microphone for about a half hour and just thought over and over "I am ready. I just can’t wait."
Now, JIMMY STEAL:
How important is DEES' success to the station itself?
RICK is very important. The ability to launch with an ambassador as potent as RICK DEES is such a huge blessing for us all!