10 Questions with ... KJ Carson
July 12, 2011
BRIEF CAREER SYNOPSIS:
I started my career in Greensboro (WJMH/WQMG), then to Charlotte (WPEG), Boston (WILD), then Kansas City (KPRS/KMXV), Atlanta(Q100) and Washington, D.C. (Hot 99.5/Sirus XM 20 on 20).
1) What do you do to maintain a positive mental attitude and stay motivated?
Start the day with prayer and quiet time, then remind myself that the great ones have been here before.
2) How are you occupying your time, besides looking for a job?
Spending time with my family, and sneak in some FIFA 11 Soccer!
3) What's the longest stretch you've had on the beach?
4) What's the craziest thing you've ever done to get a job?
Well, I did have my car stolen during a job interview ... walked out with the gig, but not the car! LOL!
5) What is the next job you'd like to obtain?
Hot AC intrigues me. Top 40 I absolutely love. I started in Urban, so there's a fondness there as well.
6) How are you finding the "courtesy level" at places you've applied? (Callbacks, e-mails, rejection letters, etc.)
Everybody's been cool. Thank You!
7) With consolidation there are definitely fewer jobs. How do you separate yourself from the pack?
There are very few people who can effectively relate to audiences in four different formats.
8) What have you learned about yourself, others, or life in general in your downtime?
Me: Life is more enjoyable when you enjoy others. Others: They all have a story.
Life: You can't fit more than six pegs in any given car in that game :)
9) Having been through all you have dealt with in this biz, what advice would you give people trying to break in?
Stand strong in your faith ... God will never fail you ... this biz is a marathon not a sprint.
10) Where do you see yourself in five years? 10 years?
Making my copyrighted game show an on screen reality (but not as the host!)
Any books you can recommend to people who need something inspirational to read?
Phil Jackson "Sacred Hoops." He talks about team, roles, and how sometimes the little guy takes the game winning shot for championship! (A lot of radio-relatable material.)