10 Questions with ... Albie Dee
March 12, 2013
BRIEF CAREER SYNOPSIS:
Currently: WPGC, Pulse 87, WKQR-WKQB, WIBT, WWMX (on-air personality); WLLD/New York, KMFK/Kansas, KBHI/Missouri, SFM Sports (imaging voice)
- WPGC/Washington, D.C.
- WIHT/Washington, D.C.
- WARW-WTGB/Washington, D.C.
- Pulse 87/NYC (Internet)
- WKQR-WKQB/Beckley-Bluefield-Princeton, WV
- WIBT/Indianola, MS
1) You're heard on five stations in five different formats ... does this make you the king of broadcasting diversity, or what?
Not really ... it's all about world-radio domination. I'm going to change my nickname from The DON OF DC to The DON OF RADIO ... LOL. The formats I am currently doing as an on-air personality are Top 40, Top 40/Rhythmic, Hip-Hop and R&B and Hot AC. And I am the imaging voice for Rock, Classic Rock and Sports.
2) Run down your average workday. What gets done when?
My average day begins with getting music logs, then doing show prep designed specifically for each station I voicetrack for. I cut the tracks, produce each track and upload to each radio station. If I am live on-air either at WPGC or WWMX, I adjust my recording schedule. Then, if any of my imaging clients need updates, my day gets REAL crazy.
3) What are your favorite show prep sources?
I am currently using SheetHappensPrep.com. I really like the layout and the ease to navigate through the site
4) What led you to a career in radio?
Well I became a DJ at my hometown roller skating rink, and once I saw the "power" a DJ has ... well the rest is history
5) What are you doing, social media-wise?
You name it, I am doing it. I'm glad I have an app that I just have to input just once and it populates on all my social media sites.
6) What is your favorite part of the job?
Getting the chance to entertain in multiple markets.
7) What is the most challenging part of the job?
Trying to stay current for five stations -- five cities -- five formats and trying not to get into a rut using "crutch phrases."
8) What's the coolest promotion you've EVER been involved with?
When I was doing mornings in Baltimore, I had the opportunity to do my show from the Winter Olympics in Japan.
9) What's one thing that would surprise many people to learn about you?
I'm an avid scuba diver. I've had over 220 logged dives and I am a certified rescue diver.
10) What advice you would give people new to the business?
You must be able to do multiple formats and have multiple off air skills.
What was your last non-industry job?
For the past three years, I have worked as an actor for Halloween at Six Flags. It's so cool to get paid to scare the crap out of people.