10 Questions with ... Jeff "Slash" Moore
May 28, 2013
BRIEF CAREER SYNOPSIS:
I started my radio career at The Academy of Radio and TV Broadcasting in Huntington Beach at school. I was on KBCH, where I was on-air and led in preparation for and announcing of newscasst, copy writing, producing commercial announcements, editing, voiceovers and production. Upon graduation I did a couple intern jobs, then finally landed my first paid board operator job in Hawaii at KONI. I board -opped the health and syndicated golf shows, engineered the live Filipino show, assisted with production, and ripped music and other shows into the system. I also coordinated remote set-ups. My next radio gig took some time to get, but it landed me at KOGO. Starting as the overnight director, I quickly became the "go-to"' guy to run any live or syndicated show any part of the day. Shortly after that I was LaDona Harvey's producer/director/phone screener/interview booker/videographer/designated driver/bodyguard. Where do I want to go next? I want to be a co-host! Then eventually get my own show.
1) What do you do to maintain a positive mental attitude and stay motivated?
I worry about what I have control over and that is my actions and my attitude. That is it. If I worry about everything else then my life is more stressed than it needs to be.
2) How are you occupying your time, besides looking for a job?
I have been doing some side work MCing events, and also networking with everyone under the sun, trying to break in again.
3) Do you plan on sticking with radio?
I do plan on sticking with radio. It has been a dream of mine since I was 12 years old to have my own show. I believe my next step of obtaining this goal is to be a co-host
4) What's the longest stretch you've had on the beach?
Longest stretch on the beach? HA HA HA. I was raised in Maui and I've been in San Diego for six years so I would say that I have spent many, many hours on the beach -- and I play volleyball every Sunday,
5) Is there anything specific that you regret doing while you were still working?
I regret not saving my production work and making a better demo.
6) What is the next job you'd like to obtain?
The next job I want is a co-host position! I know how to produce a show and can still do that and be a phenomenal sidekick/co-host. I will even relocate myself if I have to
7) How are you finding the "courtesy level" at places you've applied? (Callbacks, emails, rejection letters, etc.)
Out of the 300 applications I have filled out and sent my stuff to I have gotten maybe 20 responses ... 10 of them said "we filled the position," and the others were just out-of-the-office replies. I have received two letters in the mail saying they received my info and if they are interested that they will call me.
8) Are you spending as much time listening to radio as you used to?
I have listened to a lot of the prospective stations that are hiring to get a feel for what they do, to be prepared to jump in should the opportunity present itself.
9) Are you able to slow down and enjoy free time doing things with your family and friends that you probably did not have time to do while you were working?
I have been able to catch up on everything that I wasn't able to do. I visit my Mum and family and take a couple trips and actually enjoy my time off. But I get stir crazy easy, so it is time for a job.
10) What have you learned about yourself, others, or life in general in your downtime?
I have learned that I am persistent, patient and positive. That's how I live. I call it the 3 P's.
My favorite new diversion is ...
Riding my motorcycle.