10 Questions with ... Doc Love
July 14, 2015
BRIEF CAREER SYNOPSIS:
- 90-97 KMJM -Mixshow / On-Air Personality, St. Louis
- 97-99 KATZ 100.3 The Beat-Mixshow/ On- Air Personality, St. Louis
- 99-03 WKKV V100-APD/ On- Air Personality, Milwaukee
- 03-06 WKKV V100-PD/ On- Air Personality, Milwaukee
- 2006 WJZE Hot 97.3-APD/On -Air Personality, Toledo, OH
- 07- current 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?
I'm keeping active by attending networking events, seminars, and increasing my personal development.
3) What's the best way to get your foot in the door?
The best way to get your foot in the door is through internship.
4) What is the next job you'd like to obtain?
Promotions Director, Program/Music Director or announcer.
5) How are you finding the "courtesy level" at places you've applied? (Callbacks, e-mails, rejection letters, etc.)
Very few will call back or e-mail. I'm sure there's an overwhelming amount of people applying for the openings, so responding back probably isn't a priority for some.
6) 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. The combination of those skills and the desire to always learn new things.
7) What has been your biggest career accomplishment?
Holding the PD/night-show post 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.
8) What do you miss most/least about music/radio?
Entertaining and connecting with the listening audience. The least? Sometimes you get a bit burned out.
9) 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, even through the not-so-good times.
10) 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?
Yes. It will allow me the opportunity to show my value to the company and hopefully get a pay increase as a result.
Any books you can recommend to people who need something inspirational to read?
12 Pillars by Jim Rohn.