Graduation Day

An opportunity for advancement within the Journal Broadcast Group presented itself recently and I grabbed it. My new business cards say “assistant program director” for Classic Hits 93.1 WNOX. In addition to my APD duties, I do remote broadcasts and I will voice testimonial spots for select clients.

While I was manning the WNOX booth at the Fanboy Expo, I had to explain to a few listeners that I worked for two of Journal’s radio stations.

For the past eight years, I’ve been on the Marc & Kim and Frank morning show on Star 102.1. I also do a weekend deejay shift and I fill in on other dayparts when needed. In fact, I’ve been doing the 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. shift since April when former midday host Dusti left the station.

After giving it a lot of thought, I decided to take myself off the morning show. When I informed my bosses, they asked me to stay with the show until the summer solstice. Tomorrow will be my last morning shift. On Monday, it goes back to being the Marc & Kim Show. I’ll be on after them at 10 o’clock.

My new job is keeping me busy. I’ve been going on sales calls, ordering promotional items, arranging ticket giveaways and solving technical issues. I find myself checking my radio at all hours to make sure everything is running smoothly. I was able to play a significant role in landing Sam’s Club as a local advertiser.

Because I’ll now be able to arrive at work after sunrise, I have been contemplating a new morning routine. On Monday, I plan to make coffee at home and then I will go for a swim while it’s brewing.

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