10 Questions with ... Brad B.
August 5, 2014
1) Please give us a brief career synopsis...
I started my first tour at KJ103 in 1998 as a weekender. In 2001 I started nights a KIXY/San Angelo, then by 2002 I heated up the airwaves in Lansing, MI at Z101.7 WHZZ as the afternoon-drive host. In 2005 I returned to KJ103 to host highly-rated KJ103 Slow Jams, which I still host to this day. In 2010 I started filling in for 96.7 KISS-FM and 102.7 BEAT in Austin TX. Currently I have a night show team and host the #1 night show in Oklahoma City on KJ103.
2) How would you describe your first radio gig?
My first gig in radio was interning for Scholar Brad in 1998, who was the night jock at KJ103. I would answer the phones and dub commercials to carts and pull CDs and get coffee and two cups of water for him.
3) How would you describe the radio landscape in your market?
Oklahoma City is a Top 40 town, with three Top 40 stations in the market. KJ103 remains #1 by a landslide.
4) What are you doing social media-wise?
We interact wherever our listeners are, so the obvious Facebook, Instagram Twitter, KIK, MySpace, Xanga ... Remember that? Recently we gave away the ultimate senior field trip to Cancun on Instagram just on my night show!
5) What is your favorite part of the job?
Hosting a party on the radio. And working with my co host Darsha every day. We both live pretty interesting lives and in most cases what we do on the late-nights and weekends becomes my show prep.
6) What is the most challenging part of the job?
My co-host Darsha has to bring her dogs everywhere she goes, including the studio, and they won't shut up sometimes.
7) What's one thing that would surprise many people to learn about you?
Me and my co-host Darsha will go out undercover and drive with Uber and Lyft and meet our listeners and get great stories and meet awesome people who listen to our show. Nothing more fun than picking up drunk people from the bar at 2a.
8) Who is your favorite air personality not on your staff and why do you like them?
The Fitz, cause he keeps it real ... sometimes too real, but he is dedicated to his morning show and his wonderful wife Bethany and all his kids. He knows how to maintain a balance with radio and family.
9) Who would be a "dream guest" to have on your show?
10) What is the one truth that has held constant throughout your career?
Work hard, play even harder. Be persistent on your goals and dreams and they will happen.
For someone vacationing in your market, what one thing would you say they "must see?"
The Oklahoma River and Bricktown.