10 Questions with ... Greg Street
November 4, 2014
1) How do you see your role as a radio personality?
I work hard everyday to be the best in the game.
2) You have been in Atlanta for a long time; how have you seen the music scene change?
Music changes and grows everyday. Sounds, production nand the diversification of Hip-Hop, Rap and R&B, not to mention the tremendous growth of Urban AC. Listeners 60-and-under now have grown up on Hip-Hop.
3) What are the keys to doing an entertainment show such as your?
Show prep, knowing your market and what your audience likes.
4) So what does the future hold for you?
I can always do mornings or afternoons (or overnights). I've always looked at it as not having to be in a hurry. I kinda revolutionized evening radio, being consistently # 1in all demos (even PPM) since 1988.
5) I know there is a list, but who are some of the people who have influenced and mentored your career?
Harvey Knight, Rob Neal, Tony Brown, Greg Mack, Guy Black, Micheal J Alexander, Al Love, Arlene Terry, Tom Joyner, Barry Richards, Bobby OJ, Larry Jones, Doc Kilgore and more.
6) Can you tell us about your K104 years in Dallas?
K-104 being the only independently-owned major-market station in the country and having an owner like Hymen Childs makes the difference. The market is amazing as well, just a lot of territory to cover if you really do work in the community. It's like four or five cities in one. I love the Triple D.
7) How do you see the future for radio? Name what you see as problems and how they could be addressed.
Radio will always constantly grow and evolve. I don't really give out trade secrets. My ideas are too next level to just talk about in open forums.
8) What advice do you have for those just starting out in broadcasting?
Read and study the industry (not the game ... this is not a game). It's bigger than most can see from the surface and it's not about being considered a celebrity.
9) You have seen a lot; could you share some of the funnier moments in your career?
Funny ... it may be too personal. Don't wanna throw anybody under the gossip blog bus.
10) You have branded yourself well; can you share some of the things you do and have done?
Being an extension of your personal passions is very important when branding yourself.
Would you please tell us about your car, motorcycle, and sneaker collection?
It's been said by some very reputable sources that I have one of the best and most diverse sneaker collections in the world (I don't just collect Jordans or Nike).
I have a few cars and a few Harleys (2003 100th Anniversary Springer Heritage Classic, 2003 100th Anniversary Electra Glide Classic, 2008 105th Anniversary Softail Springer CVO/Screaming Eagle, 2013 110 Anniversary Road Glide Custom CVO/Screaming Eagle, 2013 110th Anniversary Road King CVO/Screaming Eagle, Martin Bros Chopper/The Destroyer.
Cars, I have a few of those. The Chevy Volt is the greatest car out right now, Bentley Arnage, Mercedes G500 (best SUV), Ford F-150 Harley Davidson Truck, SS Imapala, SS Chevelle, Ford Pinto.
What would people be surprised to learn about you?
I live my work and really do work hard. When you make your job look easy, people don't really see it.
Could you share some of the most important lessons you have learned along your career path?
People think you can help everybody and that's not really fair or realistic.