10 Questions with ... Henry Green
July 5, 2016
BRIEF CAREER SYNOPSIS:
A veteran of many formats and stations in Florence/Muscle Shoals, Alabama area (a music mecca), I have interviewed many artists in different genres of music, been around legends (the late Sam Phillips, George Jones, etc). I have worked with great songwriters in radio (Bobby Tomberline, Mark Narmore, etc.), and created my own brand called "Radio Therapy."
1) What do you do to maintain a positive mental attitude and stay motivated?
I know I have a gift and a passion for radio, which makes me know I'm gonna win.
2) Do you plan on sticking with radio?
I would love to. It is a gift and a passion.
3) What's the longest stretch you've had on the beach?
4) What's the best way to get your foot in the door?
Be persistent ... show a PD or OM you really want to work at their station.
5) What has been your best resource for finding out about job openings?
Networking, All Access, trade shows.
6) What's the craziest thing you've ever done to get a job?
Stayed outside an owner's door until he talked to me. (I got the job).
7) What is the next job you'd like to obtain?
Mornings or afternoons in any market.
8) How are you finding the "courtesy level" at places you've applied? (Callbacks, e-mails, rejection letters, etc.)
Good. I know PDs are busy and taking time out to answer an e-mail is not #1 on the to-do list.
9) Are you finding salaries/benefits lower than you ever thought, about the same, or have you seen some pleasant surprises?
10) With consolidation there are definitely fewer jobs. How do you separate yourself from the pack?
My experience, my passion for radio (you can hear it in my voice), my ability to communicate with my listener.
Any books you can recommend to people who need something inspirational to read?
"The Purpose Driven Life" by Rick Warren.