10 Questions with ... Tim "Timinem" Goodson
August 9, 2011
BRIEF CAREER SYNOPSIS:
I stared off as a Street Team Member and did everything from weekends, overnights, nights, helped in promotions, helped in production and everything I could possible do. This month marks my eighth year at Buckley Broadcasting.
1. What got you interested in Radio?
Like a lot of kids I loved music. At about age eight or nine use to record myself and act like I was a radio personality. When I got a little older, I would record the station I work at now. Those guys were huge stars to me. I never stopped wanting to be like them. It's stayed on my mind always. I still have a tape somewhere of my boss, Rene Roberts' show.
2. Your story in radio is like others in the biz. You've worked your way up from an entry level gig to APD. Got any quick advice for someone who might be at that entry level now?
Never give up! If you really want it make it your full focus. Learn as much as you can. Don't just focus on being on-air. Learn production, promotions and imaging. That way when things start to open up you will be ready for anything.
3. How can you tell if your boss, Rene Roberts, is in a bad mood?
HAHAHA! Rene is one of those of those people where you can just read it on his face. It's like ZERO EXPRESSION! When you see that, just put your head down and walk past his office.
4. Sadly, Buckley Radio just lost their leader with the passing of Rick Buckley. What made working for Mr. Buckley great?
Mr Buckley's passing has been so tough for everyone with the company. He was a great man. He always treated everyone on the staff like his family. When he came to visit he was all smiles and talked to everyone on the staff. You could tell he really loved his stations and all his staff.
5. What do you like to do with your down time?
I have two kids. A five year-old son and a two year-old daughter. My down time is very small. When I do get time I really love to cook.
6. Did you ever get really discouraged about a career in radio?
Yeah, a few times. Every time I was just about ready to give up there always seemed to be a friend in the industry around to give me advice like David J or Double J who once told me "If you give up on this I am going to slap you." As funny as that sounds I think he meant it and it really seemed to help.
7. Who do you consider to be your mentor(s)?
The guys I look up to the most and really try to watch the things they have done are guys like JoJo Lopez (KWWV), Rudy Palominos (KWNZ), J Reed (KISV/KKXX) and Rene Roberts (KHTN/KUBB). They are all great PDs who came from Buckley Broadcasting. They are people who were in the same spot I am now. They have always made me realize I can make it in this industry and do what they did.
8. When did you get your first tattoo?
I got my first tattoo on my 18th birthday. I asked for the Japanese symbol that meant family. I later found out that's not what the symbol means...
9. Would you rather be in a production studio or on-air studio?
If I was asked this a year ago I wouldn't even hesitate I would say on-air. But since I became Production Director it has to be the production studio. I get new ideas all the time on how to make my commercials different. I can look at a script now and a ton of ideas come to mind.
10. If you were to leave Radio today and you could choose any other occupation, what would it be?
I would like to be a Chef. I see people like Rachael Ray and Bobby Flay on TV and I think...I like fire...I like knives. I can do this.
If you were going to roll with an artist on tour, who would you want that artist to be?
Nicki Minaj. I don't really think that answer needs an explanation.
If you could be on any reality TV show, which would you want to be on?
Jersey Shore. I would need to get in a lot better shape and a little worse at acting and I would fit right in.