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Living the dream for 25 years and counting. Even when I look at that statement I still can’t believe I’ve been in radio for 25 years. It all started at KFMQ (Q-102) in July of 1992. I was given the Sunday 7-12m shift for the CD 6 Pack show. The program featured 6 full cd’s/records played back to back. Sometimes it was cool. Other times, when I had to play Meatloaf “Bat out of Hell” followed by George Harrison & Eric Clapton LIVE it became not cool. There’s a lot of time between records so I roamed around the building. I will never forget reading Animals bio. He had already been in radio of 7 years. WOW 7 years!! I wish I could be that lucky. At time the Blaze had been on the air for 4 months and kicked the Q’s butt in the ratings. So the management of Q 102 made the switch to a country format. I had only been at KFMQ for about 3 months when they flipped to the country format. I was not a fan of country music so I lasted another 3 months. It was the best 6 months of my life.

I stayed in touch with Animal so when he called to offer me a job at the Blaze, I jumped on it. I was back on Sunday night’s 7-12m. After about a year of Sunday’s, I was given Saturday nights as well. After another year or so, Animal decided he need a change and left to program another station out of state. The morning show gig was open and fortunately Tim picked me to be his morning show partner. When Animal came back to the station after about a year, I moved to Afternoon Drive. I stayed there for several years then switched to Mid Days 10-3. I spent several years doing that shift before moving back to Afternoon Drive again. That brings us to today. I’ve meet a lot of bands and a lot of great listeners along the way. If it wasn’t for YOU I wouldn’t be able to live this dream for the past 25 years. Thank you for all of your support.

I love almost all 80’s music but my band is Motley Crue. I can tell you for certain that I have the biggest collection of Motley Crue memorabilia anywhere!! Other than Motley Crue I can’t say I have another favorite band. I like many bands and many styles of music. I still do NOT like Country music. My other passions include riding my Harley, spending time with my family and friends, and reading. If you see me on the street or at a show, please say hello.

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Bitcoin

At the start of the year, one bitcoin was worth less than $1,000. At 3:25 […]

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Did you hear?

As stated in my previous post, we have a TON of great shows coming to […]

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So many shows. So little time

When it rains concerts, it rains heavy. We’re just a few days away from the […]

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Bitcoin

At the start of the year, one bitcoin was worth less than $1,000. At 3:25 […]

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Did you hear?

As stated in my previous post, we have a TON of great shows coming to […]

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So many shows. So little time

When it rains concerts, it rains heavy. We’re just a few days away from the […]

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Kampout For Kids

My favorite time of the year is almost here. Kampout For Kids kicks off Friday […]

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Sparky’s Chaos Coffee

I love coffee!!  I love dark roast coffee with no additives. No sugar, not honey […]

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Music is life

Music is life. That may sound like a silly statement. but it’s true. Music makes […]

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Sparky’s Book Club

I like books. Yes I said it…I like books.  Just finishing up the Sebastian Bach […]

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Chicago Open Air Festival 2017-the interviews

2. Michael Starr-Steel Panther   3. Ben Flanagan-Black Map   4. Bishop-crobot

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Rubber bands

Today’s entry has nothing to do with music. Animal asked if I had any rubber […]

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Confessing my sins

Confessing my sins….I finally broke down and downloaded music. I know, I said I WOULD […]