From Radio to TV and Back to Radio
I first started in radio at WEGP (which is still on the air) after attending NMCC (NMVTI back then). Radio was so much different back then.
Turntables, vinyl records, commercials on things called "carts," which were similar to 8-track tapes. I know some of you (maybe a lot of you) are saying "What's an 8-track?" Ask your parents or grandparents.
I worked (actually it was more fun than work) at several radio stations in the County for the next 21 years before moving to Portland in 1994 and worked at several radio stations down there, all under the same company umbrella. I moved back to Presque Isle in 2000 and worked at Q96-1 and Big Country 96-9.
I made the switch to WAGM-TV in 2004, starting out as a newscast director, then moving to the other side of the building as a reporter and morning news anchor. I remained a news anchor until I felt the call back to my first love, radio.
I've been at Townsquare Media and 101-9 The Rock for a couple of weeks now and just started back on the air, doing 6:00-10:00 a.m..It's brought back a lot of memories and warm fuzzies. A lot has changed just in the past 10 years or so that I've been gone. Technology has advanced so much in that time. It's not JUST about radio. We have a three-pronged approach to media now. Radio (of course), digital media such as websites, Facebook, Twitter, etc, and live events. It's been a learning and re-learning process all at the same time. But, I'm enjoying it and I look forward to the journey ahead. Hope you'll take the time to check me out on 101-9 The Rock from 6:00-10:00 as well as our website, 1019therock.com.