You might say I am "bi-coastal." For the past three years I've been in Sourthern California! Good God, between the lifestyle, the weather and the topography, its damn near perfect! And New York, New York... I feel about that city like I do about radio: If it's in your blood, you are hooked for life.
Radio, the teenage years: Soldering iron in hand, built a 100 watt pirate station in Dix Hills, New York. A FCC visit to my parent’s house ended the fun 3 months later.
For 20 years (almost to the day) I was WBAB/Long Island's VP/Programming and Morning DJ. Favorite moment: The WBAB No-Skin, No-Win Tanning Contest. And beating all those pesky New York City stations in the ratings.
The next decade was spent as Program Director and DJ at WAXQ, Q104.3 New York. Favorite moment: When the legendary WNEW-FM declared that rock was dead and that they were changing formats. We jumped in and went, over time, to #1 Adults in New York.
KLOS/Los Angeles has been my baby for the last three years. It started rocking more than 40 years ago, in 1969. This is no flash in the pan, band-wagon jumping radio station! One mission over 4 decades: to rock! You can count the number of stations in America who share that with KLOS on one hand. Very remarkable. Support of rock on the radio in Southern California and a terrific operations team brought KLOS to the top of the Arbitron Ratings, as you can see by my thoughts in the masthead above.