10 Questions with ... Billy Sexauer
February 3, 2015
BRIEF CAREER SYNOPSIS:
I started at KHTT/Tulsa in 1998 with stops in Joplin, Atlanta, Dothan, AL and now Biloxi!
1) How would you describe your first radio gig?
I started at KHTT as an intern in 1998, working overnight weekends on carts and CDs. I had to aircheck my music segs and have a meeting with SP about my board work.
2) What led you to a career in radio?
Remember those old red mics you could tune to 88.3 or something like that and you could talk through your parent's stereo? That is how it started for me!
3) How would you describe the radio landscape in your market?
Competitive is putting it lightly. Not only is there a Top 40 battle, but a Country war with three stations going at it!
4) Are you wearing more "hats" than you have in the past?
Everyone is! My daily routine includes on-air, programming, promotions, imaging and production. And that is before lunch!
5) What artist would we be surprised to find on your iPod?
I am a huge Florida Georgia Line fan ... and I missed their concert here because of a flat tire and weather.
6) What's one thing that would surprise many people to learn about you?
I have a slight speech impediment.
7) If you could add one full-time position to your budget right now, what would it be?
I would like to be live 24/7!
8) Who were your mentors? Who would you say has influenced your career the most?
I have a few who have taught me along the way. Tod Tucker was the one who gave me a chance with full-time and MD stripes. I loved every minute at KHTT. Maverick at WGMY... he and I worked together at WBTS in Atlanta. I always looked up to that guy. Mike Kannon, because he will always call it the way he sees it, and will tell you if something is wrong or just stupid!
9) Do you have a favorite hobby outside of radio?
Cars ... some would call me a collector.
10) What is the one truth that has held constant throughout your career?
Hold your ground and only fight the battles that are worth fighting.
What was your last non-industry job?
A cook at Hooters.