How long have you been in your market?
I have been here 9 ½ years currently... but
off and on in this market for about 14 years.
The other guy that I was put with wasn't very
good... and Ken was the program director and jumped in.
Ken is the PD of the station... and has been
the whole time ...
There are not many challenges ... I get to do
what I want (for the most part) in mornings.
Right now, our producer is the only other
person we have working on the show... she is also 21 and female ... so that
helps relate to the demo.
She has helped us be "hipper" and
lets us know about things that are important to that gender and age.
Jeff-n-Jer... Kraddick (although, I
haven't heard him in awhile)... 99X with Jimmy Baron... Ace and TJ... are a few
of many. I actually love listening to anyone... and ... everyone I can.
I have great respect for guys that have done it for a long time and are not just
riding a wave of popularity.
We are slowly playing less and less. We
are down to about 5-6 songs an hour.
It's probably "nicer"... even
though we were pretty mild BEFORE 9-11. 9-11 STILL gets referenced every
morning on the show.
It's a shrinking business for guys like me.
I like the market I'm in... and I know that someday syndication will rule
everywhere. I've added a local talk show in addition to the morning show
that helps my stability... and standing within the company... and market.
It's my own way of syndicating without actually leaving the market.
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