10 Questions with ... Buster Satterfield
May 1, 2012
1) Some people get discouraged or enlightened with the business when they actually step out of it for a while. Tell us your observations from the outside.
Hopefully I'm not out for long enough to have my views on the business change too drastically, but I think you get a chance to view/hear the industry from an ordinary listener's POV, which is always a good refresher.
2) Do you plan on sticking with radio?
Now that you bring it up, I have been toying with the idea of being a brain surgeon.
3) What's the best way to get your foot in the door?
If you're new, the answer is always "yes."
If you've been around for a minute, contact everybody you've met along the way... somebody will have a lead.
4) What's the craziest thing you've ever done to get a job?
Blog a Greyhound bus trip from Detroit to Fresno. Three-and-a-half days.
5) What is the next job you'd like to obtain?
It would be nice to settle in with a market that allows me to make a real connection with the listeners. I like to do personality radio. I'd hope my next gig allows me to have some fun on the air.
6) With consolidation there are definitely fewer jobs. How do you separate yourself from the pack?
Having a unique selling factor through all mediums (on-air, online, and on the streets.)
7) What has been your biggest career accomplishment?
Getting a promotion to Assistant MDto add onto my late-night show hosting duties at 92.3 Now. Pretty cool to have that title in NY at a young age. It's even cooler to help pick the music that would eventually reflect the country.
8) What do you miss most about music/radio? The least?
I just miss talking to the people every night. I don't really miss the music because it hasn't really left my life. If I want to hear a Rihanna song, I think I can figure it out.
9) If you were offered a similar position to what you were doing for considerably less money, would you seriously consider taking the job just to stay in the biz?
It all depends on the situation. Where would it be? Would I be happy?
10) How will this experience change you when you get back to work?
It's like when a running car has been idling for a sec, you can tell it's ready to drive and blow out some exhaust t... that's me right now.
Uh oh ... now you're on your own for getting new music. If applicable, name your three most recent purchases since leaving the biz.
You know me well, Mr. Questionare!
The Dayton Family - "What's On My Mind" #Classic
And I downloaded the new Wiz Khalifa mixtape.