10 Questions with ... Paul "Cubby" Bryant
July 5, 2011
BRIEF CAREER SYNOPSIS:
Started in 1988 in Virginia Beach, VA at then-Top 40 97 Star WGH; nights and MD at KRBE/Houston from 1990-1996; MD/afternoons Z100/NYC, mornings at WKTU from 2006-present (first two years with Whoopi)
1) So how's it feel to be 40?
Surprisingly good! Although I hate waking up with injuries for no reason. Where did this bruise come from?
2) Who's the coolest guest you've had on recently, and what made them great?
The listeners! They drive the show!
3) Dish some dirt on co-host Cindy Vero...
She never met a hot dog she didn't like and she is my soul mate in the studio. Truly one of the nicest people I know and great at what she does.
4) Ever miss doing afternoons on Z?
The sleeping in I miss but I had done Z for 10 years and it was the right time to move on. I hear J.J. doing his thing and I'm happy just being a fan and a listener of Z100 in the afternoons now.
5) What makes KTU unique?
The feel-good, stress-free fun of the station. And its ability to thrive while not disrupting the landscape of the other Clear Channel stations in the market. Also its dynamic on-air lineup!
6) Where are you living now? Still in Jersey?
Yep, in Bayonne now, which is an 18-minute drive to Manhattan at 4:30a.
7) What is your favorite part of the job?
Everyday being different and the happiness I get being able to say I play Lady Gaga, Rihanna and Pitbull records for a living.
8) What is the most challenging part of the job?
Now that our numbers are really performing, it seems more stressful to be that much better and tighter to keep winning
9) Do you stay in touch with Whoopi?
A text here and there, but like Pearl Jam said, "Hearts and thoughts they fade, faaaaaade away."
10) What's the coolest promotion you've been involved with recently? And the coolest promotion ever?
Our national contest was great recently, $1,000 every hour 13 times a day with lots of KTU winners!
Before national contesting when we were trying to get Z100 back on the map in 1996, I did $25,000 Thursdays. At 5p every Thursday I'd announce a song that would play that hour and caller 100 would win the money. That hour was the best hour of music ever, to showcase that Z100 was back, and it got a lot of people sampling the station again. We did it for about six weeks, if I remember correctly.
What ringtone do you have on your cell?
Men at Work, "Who Can It Be Now." LOL (true)