10 Questions with ... Doc Love
December 6, 2011
BRIEF CAREER SYNOPSIS:
- 90-97 KMJM Majic 108-Mixshow / On-Air Personality, St. Louis, MO
- 97-99 KATZ 100.3 The Beat-Mixshow/ On- Air Personality, St. Louis, MO
- 99-03 WKKV V100-APD/ On- Air Personality, Milwaukee, WI
- 03-06 WKKV V100-PD/ On- Air Personality, Milwaukee, WI
- WJZE Hot 97.3-APD/On -Air Personality, Toledo, OH
- 07- Doc Love Mobile DJ's-Owner/Operator, Midwest
1) What do you do to maintain a positive mental attitude and stay motivated?
I'm an avid reader and listener to motivational speakers. Tony Robbins, Les Brown, Jim Rohn and Deepak Chopra are a few of my favorites.
2) How are you occupying your time, besides looking for a job?
Keeping active by attending networking events, keeping updated on the Arbitron webinars, and increasing my personal development.
3) Do you plan on sticking with radio?
I would like to stick to radio, it's a passion.
4) What's the best way to get your foot in the door?
I always felt the best way to get your foot in the door is through internship.
5) What has been your best resource for finding out about job openings?
My best resource for finding job openings has been through friends that are in the radio and record business.
6) What is the next job you'd like to obtain?
I am versatile, so I'm interested in on-air position, programming, or both.
7) How are you finding the "courtesy level" at places you've applied? (Callbacks, e-mails, rejection letters, etc.)
For the most part, very few will call back or e-mail. I'm sure there are an overwhelming amount of people applying for the openings, so they may not have time respond back.
8) With consolidation there are definitely fewer jobs. How do you separate yourself from the pack?
I have successful experience in programming, production, promotions, announcing, mixing and sales. These skills, with the combination of always willing to learn new things, sets me apart.
9) What has been your biggest career accomplishment?
Becoming PD/night-show personality for WKKV/V100. I not only held the station as the #1 music station in Milwaukee, but also the #1 night show in all demos for the entire duration of my time there.
10) What have you learned about yourself, others, or life in general in your downtime?
It humbled me, which made me a better person. I've also learned that true friends are there for you no matter what, so it's important to nurture those relationships.
Any books you can recommend to people who need something inspirational to read?
12 Pillars by Jim Rohn.