10 Questions with ... Broadway Quay
August 6, 2013
BRIEF CAREER SYNOPSIS:
Started from the bottom, now I'm here...
- Started as an intern at Gold Coast Broadcasting in 2000
- 2001-2002 Morning show sidekick KCAQ
- 2002-2006 Night show jock KCAQ
- 2006-2010 Clubhouse morning show KCAQ/MD
- 2010-2011 Afternoons KCAQ/MD
- 2011-2012 Nights KCAQ/MD
- 2012-2013 Middays/APD WHHH (Indianapolis)
- 2013-Present Assistant VP-Programming/PD KFYV
1) What led you to a career in radio?
Honest answer: I thought I was going to the NFL, so I never planned for anything else until I tore my ACL and saw my dreams go down the drain. I was forced to re-evaluate things. I stumbled onto radio in college and fell in love with it.
2) How would you describe the radio landscape in your market?
It's like a Cumulonimbus cloud... beautiful to look at but inside it's real! Here in the beach town of Ventura, it's a beautiful place but a competitive place for radio. There are two Cumulus stations sharing our playlist, L.A. stations bleeding into the area, and we're trying to be a complement to our big brother, Q1047. It's all about balance and I'm making it work.
3) Are you wearing more "hats" than you have in the past?
Multiple hats are a must now in this industry ... it's the new fashion trend. I'm the PD for KFYV, handling all the responsibilities that come with it. I also program KCAQ and assist with the management of our other markets.
4) What are you doing social media-wise?
Everybody loves videos right now, so we're making video interviews with artists and their fans. You tweet us your questions and we take it to the artist. We produce it by taking a screen shot of your tweet and the artist answering it. It's kind of scary how deep fans can get with the questions, but in the same way that shows how loyal they are to the artist and how loyal they will be to your brand for giving them the opportunity to interact with their favorite artist.
5) What is the most challenging part of the job?
Getting staff to understand that there's no formula to the product that we are distributing. Don't get me wrong; we talk on the mic, we play music, we entertain, and that will never change, but the execution has to change, or we will be stuck in complacency.
6) What's the coolest promotion you've EVER been involved with?
For pure selfish reasons the coolest promotion I was a part of was a Big Game Pre-Party we did at Q1047. Big Game party ... pretty generic, right? Wrong! So we decided we'd party with listeners before the game. That way we didn't have to bother the family during the game. So the winner won a TV and food then we took it to the next level. We brought a 50-member band, 20 cheerleaders and one person to sing The National Anthem. I was excited ... I thought I was playing in the game (Al Bundy moment.)
7) What's one thing that would surprise many people to learn about you?
I'm a Ninja 3rd Degree Brown Belt American Kenpo and a Blue Belt Jiu Jitsu.
8) Do you have a favorite hobby outside of radio?
Cross-fitting: Defined as that which optimizes fitness constantly, varied functional movements, performed at relatively high intensity. (Not my words.)
9) What music do you listen to when you're not working?
Anything Pharrell, I'm part of definitely. After that I try to keep the mind open to all, from Toro Y Moi to Migos.
10) What is the one truth that has held constant throughout your career?
Radio will always be relevant.
What did you want to be when you were growing up?
I thought I was going to be a meteorologist.