10 Questions with ... Ed Glass
August 30, 2016
BRIEF CAREER SYNOPSIS:
I have been in radio for 36 years. I started in 1980 in New Hampshire and have primarily worked in Rock and Classic Rock formats. I have been on air in Claremont, NH at The Mountain, WMDK, Poughkeepsie, NY at WPDH, Springfield, MA.at WAQY, Providence, RI at WHJY and WWRX, Hartford, CT at WCCC, New Haven, CT at WPLR, Danbury, CT at I-95, Northapton, MA at WHMP, and my own 2 Internet stations from 1999-2008, electriceyeradio.com (Yes, we made money, and I sold it in 2008), and in 2010-2013 godsofrockradio.com, where we had over 1,000,000 listeners every month. I was PD/MD/owner of the last two. I have also been an MD and APD in Providence at WHJY from 86-88.
1) What do you do to maintain a positive mental attitude and stay motivated?
I keep thinking positively, and listen to lots of music and radio from around the world on Tune-In. I also play lots of video games to get out of my head, and plan my world domination comeback. Lol!
2) How are you occupying your time, besides looking for a job?
Working security, and I help book bands at a Rock club called the Psychedelic Ballroom, and juke joint here in Reno, and doing on-call production and board op work at KZTQ, 93.7 BOB-FM. They haven't had any on air openings there in three years, which sucks. I play video games, go on long walks, go to movies, dinner w/friends, watch TV, go to Reno Aces baseball games, concerts ... just typical stuff. I listen to a lot of music on Spotify, both new and classic, and a lot of radio on my Tune-In app.
3) Do you plan on sticking with radio?
Yes, it's what I love, and really the only thing I'm good at. I miss being on-air in particular.
4) What's the longest stretch you've had on the beach?
This. Three years, from 2013-2016.
5) What has been your best resource for finding out about job openings?
6) What is the next job you'd like to obtain?
Either afternoons, or middays. I would do nights. And I would love a shot at programming, or music directing, but if on-air is what my future holds, then I'll be more than happy with that.
7) How are you finding the "courtesy level" at places you've applied? (Callbacks, emails, rejection letters, etc.)
Horrible. No one returns calls, e-mails, or anything. I find out months later. That sucks. I would rather know right away. When I ran my two stations I made sure I got back to everyone. A little common courtesy goes a long way.
8) Are you finding salaries/benefits lower than you ever thought, about the same, or have you seen some pleasant surprises?
About the same.
9) What's the most unbelievable question you've ever been asked in an interview?
Are you really that age? Wow, I would have thought you were at least 10 years younger. You may be too old to work here. I heard that hear in Reno about years ago.
10) What has been your biggest career accomplishment?
An interview with wrestler Scott Hall in 2010, my 1st month in afternoons at godsofrockradio.com. We had over 960,000 listeners, including some ESPN staffers who called us afterward, and they did a feature on Scott on ESPN later that year. The interview included a story about Scott killing a man in self defense when he was body guarding at a club, how he got his start in the wrestling business, his addictions, and more. It was the most riveting interview I've ever done.
Seen any great movies?
Superman vs. Batman, the new Purge movie, and the new Avengers movie. I loved all 3.