10 Questions with ... Fishboy
May 29, 2012
BRIEF CAREER SYNOPSIS:
Started at sister station WILK-A (News/Talk) in 2000, made the move down the hall to WKRZ in 2002 till present.
1) How would you describe your first radio gig?
Overnight weekend board op for "Coast To Coast AM with Art Bell;" I was allowed to do the weather for 30 seconds an hour. You have to start somewhere.
2) What led you to a career in radio?
It was always a dream of mine to be in radio. I actually started in elementary school reading the lunch menu and announcements. K.I.D.S Radio Wish. I had an aircheck of that.
3) Are you wearing more "hats" than you have in the past?
Yes, I would say I have. In the last few years I have expanded on not only my imaging duties, but have learned to become an Assistant MD, learning Selector, scheduling music and taking part in weekly music meetings.
4) What artist would we be surprised to find on your iPod?
Being a big fan of Hip-Hop and Dance, halfway through you would find Eddie Money's Greatest Hits! Love me a little Money!
5) What's one thing that would surprise many people to learn about you?
I'm a small percentage of Native American.
6) Could you give us a little insight into your on-air staff?
One word: heritage. Between our morning show and afternoon show, there is almost 50+ years of experience.
7) What was your favorite station to listen to when you were a kid?
The one I work for. I grew up listening to both our morning show, Rocky and Sue, and our afternoon guy, Jumpin' Jeff Walker. It was an amazing honor and a dream come true to be a part of this heritage and winning staff!
8) Do you have a favorite hobby outside of radio?
I love to spin and emcee in clubs!
9) What is it about our industry that keeps you wanting to do it for a living?
Always a different challenge and the landscape is continuously changing, forcing you to always be learning different things. I hate when things are monotonous.
10) What advice you would give people new to the business?
Learn everything you can. The more hats you can wear, the more valuable you will be.
What's the biggest gaffe you've made on-air?
I gave out someone's actual phone number when I thought it was a fake (this was before unlimited cell phone minutes). That was an interesting conversation with my GM.