10 Questions with ... Logan
May 22, 2012
BRIEF CAREER SYNOPSIS:
Started as an intern in St. Cloud, MN where I "assisted with remotes" (dressed up as various fruits and had listeners throw water balloons at me). Moved on to do weekends at KQIC, then late nights at KCLD and now nights at Electric 94.9.
1) How would you describe your first radio gig?
I worked crazy, constantly changing hours, skipped sleep some nights, never knew what my schedule was gonna be or what I was gonna be doing ... and loved every second of it cuz I was on the radio!
2) What is your favorite part of the job?
The creativity. I'm a Top 40 jock, I play the same songs over and over every night, so my job is to find a way to make every show -- and every segue into an Adele record - different ... and that's what makes the job fun and keeps it exciting.
3) What artist would we be surprised to find on your iPod?
I'm still a huge fan of "I Try" by Macy Gray and "Candy" by Mandy Moore. Every time we do a throwback weekend, I try to get Jason Reed to schedule those songs in my show ... then he makes fun of me, but I insert them in anyway.
4) Could you give us a little insight into your on-air staff?
Love braggin' about them! Jinger and Izzy have more name recognition in this market than any jock or show I've ever seen ... it's crazy the amount of love they get. I've never heard our midday girl Jessica mess up a break ... and trust me, I've sat in the studio and tried all the tricks to throw her off. She's solid. Our afternoon guy/PD Jason Reed is in my top 3 list for best deliveries I've ever heard. Hip, energetic and fun ... not just sayin' that cuz I'm hopin' to get this Saturday off ... for real, he sounds great. And I do want this Saturday off.
5) Who is your favorite air personality not on your staff and why do you like them?
Jackson Blue. You'll never hear that guy just "go through the motions." He puts effort and creativity into every single break. Oh, and he's crazy talented, too. I used to spend hours listening to the audio he had up on his MySpace page. I probably still would if I had any idea what my MySpace credentials were.
6) Do you have a favorite hobby outside of radio?
Even though I suck, I'm a huge golf fan. Although with how much courses have jacked up greens fees lately, I'm having to do a lot more remotes to support that now.
7) What music do you listen to when you're not working?
I know it's a pretty generic answer, but everything, really. Even started warming up to some Country music since I've moved down south! Got "Somethin Bout A Truck" on repeat in my fuel-efficient Toyota Camry right now.
8) What is it about our industry that keeps you wanting to do it for a living?
It's FUN. Your pay may not be great, your hours might not be ideal, but waking up everyday excited to go to work is worth a lot.
9) What is the one truth that has held constant throughout your career?
There will always be someone smarter, more experienced and more talented than you. So if you leave all ego aside and TAKE ADVICE from anyone willing to give it, you'll be in good shape.
10) What advice would you give people new to the business?
Get good at the phrase, "Is there anything I can do to help?" Be the person that's always around tryin' to get your hands on anything you can, and don't ever think you're above doing something. If you love radio, that'll come natural for you.
What was your last non-industry job?
Telemarketing. No joke, I lasted three hours and then sneaked out when the boss went to lunch. I was a 16-year-old kid who hadn't hit puberty yet, cold-calling people to get their social security number over the phone so I could sell them a new mortgage. You can imagine the reactions I got.