10 Questions with ... Daron "Snacks" Harris
September 16, 2014
BRIEF CAREER SYNOPSIS:
In 2006, I started my radio career in Joplin, MO at KSYN under a family-owned company Zimmer Radio Inc. I started out as an intern and worked my way up the ladder to host the #1 night show for three years. In July 2013, I was blessed with a new position as MD/afternoons at KLLY/Bakersfield, CA.
1) What led you to a career in radio?
The radio personalities on-air at the time when I was growing up in the city of St. Louis. The jocks made it sound like the best job ever!
2) What is your favorite part of the job?
I have the chance to entertain a variety of people and they actually trust me with information. Every day I have the chance to change someone's day around, and I love it.
3) What's the coolest promotion you've ever been involved with?
Sleep in it to win it. Chosen listeners had to sleep in their current car to win a new one. Whoever stayed in their car the longest won a brand new car.
4) What's one thing that would surprise many people to learn about you?
That I'm a real chill, laid-back dude and I'm not the typical radio horn ball that most women think I am. Hate groupies!
5) Who is your favorite air personality not on your staff and why do you like them?
Charlamenge from Power 105.1. Simply because he doesn't bite his tongue; he knows his facts and he's compelling to the listener.
6) Who would be a "dream guest" to have on your show?
I always wanted to interview Lauryn Hill ever since Sister Act. But she is too intelligent for me so I would get lost in my own interview.
7) What was your favorite station to listen to when you were a kid?
100.3 The Beat or Q95.5 back in St. Louis.
8) Do you have a favorite hobby outside of radio?
I love to sit at a piano and just play! It's a getaway and it calms me.
9) What advice you would give people new to the business?
Always be yourself and create a lane no one else has created. Don't be afraid to be different and tell the truth in this business. These things will gain your respect in this industry. Last but not least, stay humble.
10) What was your last non-industry job?
I worked on the cook line at Outback Steakhouse. I made the best salads EVER.