10 Questions with ... Tap Money
September 17, 2013
BRIEF CAREER SYNOPSIS:
I graduated from Winston-Salem State University in May 1995 with by BA in mass communications. I worked at WSNC while I was in school.
I came to WJMH in 1995 and worked in the promotions department as street coordinator. I did parttime doing mix shows and overnights.
I went to WJWJ with consultant Michael Newman and PD D-Rock in 1999 to 2000.
In 2000 I did nights at WJMH and then I moved to MD/afternoons in 2001 and got my APD stripes in 2007.
1. What got you into radio?
I grew up listening to Ken Spider Web, Mr Magic ,Red Alert, Frankie Crocker and Bugsy, just to name a few and was thinking to myself, "Man, they got the life; play great music and get to talk to all the cool stars." I want in!
2. When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
First and foremost, very, very rich. (lol) But then I saw myself in law enforcement because of all the cool cops shows back in the day like Starsky and Hutch.
3. WJMH has been a consistently successful station, navigating the transition from Arbitron's diary to PPM methodology. Is there a simple key to that success?
If you ask me, it's finding a way to reinvent yourself and keeping the mindset of forward momentum. Take out the BS and relate and give the audience what really matters.
4. You're not a North Carolina native but you've lived in Greensboro for quite awhile now. Bleeding Carolina Blue yet?
Yeah love it here but I'm still a Jersey guy to the end. Like I tell people all the time " EXIT 9 TILL I DIE" That's my exit off the NJ Turnpike.
5. What's the strength of your game as a Programmer?
Trying to always look for ways what is the next big thing or it thing we need to embrace as a station. Being able I think to take sound advice from other programmers and staff that will help move my department forward.
6. What about as an air personality?
Not to take myself too seriously. I often share my life stories to let them know, "Hey, I'm just like you but I happen to be on the radio.
7. I recently saw an online bank security question, "Who is your favorite person in history?". Who would be yours?
There are few...Dr. Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela and Muhammad Ali.
8. Your mother has had some recent health challenges. How's your mom doing?
She is a fighter. I had to have her be put on life support back in July. I am happy to say she has since been discharged from the hospital. She's now in a nursing rehab facility and she just had her 68th Birthday. God is awesome.
9. Your prediction for your New York Giants this season? I
Don't know, man. We're 0-2 but we'll pull it together and hopefully make the wild card spot in the playoffs. You know that once we're in the post season, it's BIG BLUE TIME! LOL!
10. When it's time to plan a vacation, what's your first destination choice?
The liquor store or the neighbor hood bar! I love the Bahamas and South Beach. Anywhere that it's tropical is cool with me.
When you feel the need for a special meal, where do you go in Greensboro?
I've got a few spots that's I like that are not chain restaurants.
- Alexander Devereux
- Harlem Bistro
What from New Jersey could Greensboro use more of?
Just more diversity and a punch in the arm in the nightlife. I must say, they do know how to party here in Greensboro!