I’ve taken a number of jobs in my short radio career.
Having gone from station to station, format to format, time slot to time slot and market to market, I’ve had more than one occasion in my life where I’ve had to say something along the lines of “hi, I’m the new guy.”
In this case, I’m grateful because I don’t feel as though that will be necessary this time.
As you may have heard Thursday morning on “The Morning Reaction” with Drew Forrester and Luke Jones or read in Nestor Aparicio’s column today at WNST.net, there’s a change in my life.
After more than three years of getting up early and hanging out with Drew, I’ve been rewarded with an opportunity to sleep in a bit.
I have taken over as the afternoon show host (2-6pm) on Sports Talk 1570 WNST.
I’m incredibly excited.
As I’ve shared multiple times, I was a WNST listener when I was younger. Before I realized “Nasty” Nestor Aparicio was the father of one of my classmates (and friends) at Perry Hall High School, I had been handed a “Get Nasty” sign and was familiar with Charm City’s most well known sports talk host.
My familiarity as a WNST listener made my decision to leave KDUS in Phoenix much easier a few years back.
This is the next step for me, and I’m looking forward to it. I’m grateful for the time I’ve been able to spend with Drew every morning for the last few years, and for everyone else in the WNST family (and the numerous others I’ve worked with during my time) for everything they’ve taught me.
As my headline would indicate, the fact that I’ve been able to get to know you guys means I don’t think you need to know much more about me.
I listen to a lot of O.A.R. & Robert Randolph. I’m much too defensive about Roberto Alomar & Gary Williams. I’ve never met a fruit-flavored craft beer I didn’t at least try if not immediately add to the collection. I’m probably going to get banned from Chick-Fil-A Nottingham Square at some point soon because I spend more time there than I do my own home.
You probably knew all of that.
I have plenty of other thoughts that I’ll be looking forward to share moving forward.
I have a few simple thoughts about local sports radio.