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I was born in Cleveland, Ohio and lived in a suburb called Independence.  It was a nice small town about 10 minutes from Downtown Cleveland by the B-R-T. (Brecksville Road Transit).  We lived in three houses over the years I was growing up.  “The Barn” was a converted farm house barn that had huge rooms and a killer porch that overlooked a stream.  Then we moved to Evergreen Drive, and eventually to Buskirk Blvd.  I graduated from Independence High School in 1972 and went to The Defiance College for 2 years.  D.C. was basically a liberal arts “teachers school” but it allowed me to get the core courses under my belt, and learned the “wonders” of college life.  I also got my first taste of the radio business by working at the college station WDCW.  While at D.C., my Mom passed away from cancer…she smoked…a lot!  I miss her.  In my Junior year I transferred to Kent State University where I really got hooked on radio, and eventually ran the WKSU AM & FM News Department while freelancing at the local commercial radio station WKNT AM & FM, now WNIR.  Once I graduated from K.S.U., I got a full time gig as Afternoon Announcer and bottle washer.  I stayed at WKNT for almost 10 years.  The station changed format and I was let go…ended up working at a Canton TV station for a while, which actually was very cool.  Then I moved to North Carolina, and been here ever since working for Curtis Media Group either in programming radio stations or as Director of Digital Operations (I crunch HTML code).  So that’s my life in a nutshell…up to now.  Who knows what the future holds. 

Stuff I Like…

  • PET: My Two cats T.C. and Colby. I’d love a Golden Retriever.
  • SPORTS: Cleveland Browns & Indians…and since I’ve lived in NC so long, I guess I have to pull for UNC.
  • RADIO STATION: The True Oldies Channel, Funny 570, and RadioCoast.com (I own it)
  • MUSIC: Contemporary Jazz, New & Classic Rock, Techno, Classical…pretty bizarre mix, huh?
  • COLOR: Royal Blue…since I’m red/green color blind (thanks Mom) its my favorite.
  • FOOD: Anything Italian…Mary Kitchen’s Roast Beef Hash.
  • FAST FOOD: Wendy’s Chili or Taco Bell Taco Supreme.
  • SANDWICH: Mr. Hero Mini-Romanburger.
  • JUNK FOOD: Ruffles w/ French Onion Dip and Brown Sugar Pop-Tarts (untoasted).
  • DESERT: NY Cheesecake, Hot Fudge Sundae, or Frosty.
  • ICE CREAM: Ben & Jerry’s Rainforest Chunk which I hear they no longer make 🙁
  • TV: 24, Six Feet Under, Sopranos, Oz, The Real World, That 70’s Show, West Wing, Sex In The City
  • CLASSIC TV: Hogans Heros, Outer Limits, All Star Treks.
  • TV CARTOON: Road Runner. (Beep-beep)
  • TV NETWORK: HBO, Fox, Weather Channel, Showtime.
    TV NEWS: Fox News…”We report, you decide” – What a concept!
  • NEWSPAPER: USA Today, but I now use the iPad version.  Great app!
  • NEWSPAPER CARTOON: Ziggy, Dilbert
  • MAGAZINES: EW, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, some others that I shouldn’t list here  🙂
  • COMEDIAN: Dennis Miller, Drew Carey, Denis Leary, Gallagher.
  • ACTORS: Colin Farrell, Vin Diesel, Nicholas Cage, Andy Garcia, Christian Slayter
  • ACTRESS: Sandra Bolluck, Demi Moore.
  • CLASSIC CAR: Lotus Europa, Avanti, ’57 Chevy, ’63 Mustang.
  • RADIO TALK SHOWS: Rush Limbaugh, Scott Ferrell (Ferrell On The Bench)
  • TV TALK SHOW: David Letterman.
  • ADULT BEVERAGE: Beam & Coke and/or Bud Light, Coors Light
  • REGULAR BEVERAGE: Sweet Iced Tea (Raspberry for a twist) 
  • COMPUTER: 5 of em…WTF?  Love my Dell’s though…they just run!
  • GADGET: 1963 AMI Continental jukebox and my collection of Seeburg 1000 gear
  • RESIDENCE: I gave up home ownership (I’m too lazy) and live in a Martha Stewart townhome.
  • STEREO: Sony Surround Sound System
  • VIDEO: TIVO, Samsung HDTV & DSS Receiver, DVD Player.
  • WWW: My Bookmark list is WAY too big.
  • CLASSIC MOVIES: Animal House, Blues Brothers, Rocky Horror, Bird Cage.
  • VACATION: My favorite getaway spot is South Beach, Florida…its a party 24/7!
  • STORE: Sharper Image, Brookstone, Spencer Gifts.
  • FRAGRANCE: cK be or Cool Water.
  • SEASON: Spring…a new start.
  • HOLIDAY: Christmas…the neighbors hate me…too many lights and crap…LOL
  • FAVORITE CLUB:  Can’t tell ya, I’d have to kill ya.

Stuff That Piss Me Off:

  • People that talk, take calls or text during movies…shut the $#@& up!
  • Cell phones…I don’t want to play games or take pictures, I just want to make a call and be able to understand the other person…is that so hard to ask?
  • Infomercials
  • Junk mail
  • Junk e-mail – SPAM !!!!!
  • Junk phone calls 
  • Stupid drivers…damn Yankee drivers
  • Foods with tons-o-fat
  • Bugs
  • My lack of temper control
  • People cashing in on welfare, but don’t deserve it.
  • Photo-copiers that jam.
  • AIDS & Cancer
  • Overpaid crybaby athletes
  • Smokers that smoke in No Smoking areas
  • Rap Music..what ARE they saying?
  • Winter & Summer…too cold & too hot
  • Politicians…they all lie, so why bother?