10 Questions with ... Randy Frawley
April 30, 2013
BRIEF CAREER SYNOPSIS:
I went to college to play baseball and wound up in the radio program there. I spent the next 33 years learning my craft from some very talented people and working for some of the best radio stations in the Southeast. Just to name a few ... WQEN/Gadsden, AL; WZYP/Huntsville, AL; WRBA/ Panama City Beach, FL; WMJJ/Birmingham, AL; WGAD/Gadsden, AL; WSB/Atlanta; WVNN/Huntsville, AL; and finally, WCSN/Gulf Shores, AL. And I can't wait to find my NEW radio home!
1) How are you occupying your time, besides looking for a job?
I have my grandfather's 1966 Mustang that he bought brand new. I keep it up and show it.
2) Do you plan on sticking with radio?
Radio has been in my blood since I was 19. I don't see it getting out any time soon. Well, maybe when I'm dead.
3) What has been your best resource for finding out about job openings?
All Access and State Broadcast websites.
4) What is the next job you'd like to obtain?
PD or OM ... anywhere on the beach or in the mountains.
5) What's the most unbelievable question you've ever been asked in an interview?
Early on in my radio career, I went to a radio station for a job interview. The general manager called and said he was too drunk to come to the interview. He also asked that I come to his house since he was too drunk to drive, and pick up a case of beer on the way there. When I got there, he was in his underwear.
6) With consolidation, there are definitely fewer jobs. How do you separate yourself from the pack?
One station owner called me a freak because I can program many music formats as well as News/Talk/Sports.
7) Are you spending as much time listening to radio as you used to?
Yes, and it reminds me how much I love it and how much I want to get back into it.
8) What has been your biggest career accomplishment?
I played baseball in high school and even in a senior men's league. Getting to work for the Atlanta Braves Radio Network at WSB in Atlanta was a dream come true.
9) Having been through all you have dealt with in this biz, what advice would you give people trying to break in?
Get in on the engineering side. It's simple supply and demand. I wish I had done this when I got into radio.
10) Where do you see yourself in five years? Ten years?
Hopefully, programming or being the OM of a locally owned radio group.
Seen any great movies lately?
Skyfall ... maybe the best Bond flick ever.