Born and raised in the Sacramento area, I am an average guy in my early 20's looking to make a mark in the radio industry. Now that I've gotten a little taste of what it's like to be in radio, I'm starting to regret my decision. There is no glamour to the job whatsoever, except for the fact that you can show up smelling like sex and alcohol everyday and you won't get fired as long as you get the job done.
I grew up in the foothills of Northern California, in a drive-thru town called Georgetown. Those of you who are familiar of this place are probably just as shameful of even having any association with it at all! Nothing good has come from Georgetown, except for a shitty band called Tesla and a potentially competent radio producer. I spent most of my youth playing in a few bands and working for some community radio stations. Just waiting for the day to escape that shit hole and move to Sacramento. Not much of a step-up, but enough to get a taste of what civilization outside of the farm land is really like.
I got an internship at KRXQ 98 Rock in Sacramento working as a promotions bitch, hanging banners and passing out stickers. My experience landed me a job in the promotions department and I was upgraded to hanging banners, passing out stickers, and driving the van! OOOOooo! It was a small taste of a rockstar lifestyle for a couple of years. I picked up a lot of experience working with everyone around the radio station. And when word got out that the Rob, Arnie and Dawn show was looking for a new producer, I immediately jumped at the opportunity. I had grown up listening to the show, and I also had attended their infamous live events. My familiarity with the show gave me that extra drive to be apart of an amazing group of professionals and even better human beings. Even though RAD are great people to work with, the constant verbal abuse still continues on and off of the air. Little do they know, their identities are no longer safe and their bank accounts will soon be liquidated of all funds and I will be living in Mexico running a taco stand on the beach. Thanks guys!
When I'm not spending my mornings being berated by the sound of a spatula hitting my studio window, I still write music and perform once in a while in the Sacramento area. My adventures in radio have spawned new ventures which include a production company in internet media.
With the rigorous hours and rediculous workload this job has given me, I can walk away knowing that I have benefited by working with these amazing professionals. I'm looking forward to continue growing up and steeling all of your identities in the process