After 37 years in the radio business, my dad still says "when you gonna get a real job?" I understand that sentiment coming from a lifelong carpenter. I got a taste of that early in life, thank you very much, and wasn't very good at it.
As Bill Cosby said many years ago, "I started out as a child." And I really did....high school radio in Corinth, MS...the only high school operated radio station in the entire state at the time. And at 15 years of age, I was hooked for life.
I've worked at radio stations from Texas to Florida and every state in between, but keep coming home to Mississippi. In Florida, I was called the "Mississippi Hippie." In Texas I was "The Anglo." There are some other names I was called that can't be printed here :)=
But the real question I get asked is "Why?" And the answer is simple: I still get a chill down my back when I hear a great song for first time and can't wait to share it. And that's what radio is to me....sharing great music every day. Thank you for letting me do that on US 96.3 Country!