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MY RUN AT CARROLL BROADCASTING, WKJC, BEGAN IN 1992. IN THE SUBSEQUENT YEARS RADIO HAS CHANGED IMMENSELY. MORE IN TERMS OF THE TECHNOLOGY, BECAUSE THE BASIC PREMISE OF RADIO IS STILL THE SAME, BRINGING YOU ENTERTAINMENT AND INFORMATION, AND ESTABLISHING RELATIONSHIPS. HOW WE DO IT, THAT IS THE PART THAT HAS CHANGED. IN MY LITTLE NICHE WHICH IS THE WORLD OF SPORTS, I HAVE HAD THE CHANCE TO COVER STATE CHAMPIONSHIP FOOTBALL AND BASKETBALL GAMES, LIVE FINISH LINE COVERAGE OF THE AU SABLE RIVER CANOE MARATHON, PLUS THE FANTASTIC PEOPLE I HAVE MET IN THE COMMUNITY, AND OF COURSE, THE PEOPLE I WORK WITH. I HAVE EVEN PICKED UP A FEW MICHIGAN ASSOCIATION OF BROADCASTER AWARDS ALONG THE WAY. EVEN MET MY WIFE MARIANN ON A LIVE REMOTE BROADCAST. IT'S BEEN A GREAT RIDE, AND I CAN PROBABLY SAY FOR CERTAIN I'M ON THE BACK SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN.
My Broadcast Career
You name it, I’ve done it. But, since 1986 it’s been radio, at least professionally. Where can you listen to music and still get paid doing it! Trust me, if that’s all I did, I’d give my paycheck back….okay, maybe not! I first got the bug back in High school, Bay City All Saints, class of “79”. I participated in Forensics, and there was a category called Radio Broadcasting. Tried it, had fun and did pretty good. Went to Delta College for a couple of years, transferred to Central Michigan University and worked at the campus radio station. Good experience, backing the day’s of turntables, records and cart’s (they looked like 8 track tapes). Got my first job at a station in Tawas City and worked there for about 4 years, then joined Carroll Broadcasting in June of 1992, and the rest is history! My biggest thrill, to this day is our High School Sports coverage. Year in and year out, Boy’s High School Footballand Basketball, Girl’s Basketball, and even an occasional Baseball game. It’s been a great ride and hopefully with no signs of stopping!
HERE ARE SOME OF MY FAVORITE LINKS
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