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My broadcasting career started long before I actually got on the radio, as I'm sure is the case with many in the biz. I started doing the announcements in High School, followed by the "Attention Shoppers" stuff for Shop-Rite in North Jersey. As soon as I graduated from Connecticut School of Broadcasting in 1988, I started sending tapes out.

In February of 1989, I was hired as Sunday morning producer, and an afternoon shift two days during the week. The Sunday production consisted of a few church programs, a Hungarian music half-hour, a three-hour Polka Show (aarrggh!) and a two-hour Irish show hosted by the Mayor of Elizabeth, Tom Dunn. The afternoon shift would start at 6pm, and go til dark, so the first few months, the show was an hour and 15 minutes! I left after the summer, then moved down south in 1991 when KOOL 98.3 came calling.

I had the pleasure of working with Jeff Rafter and Lauren Pressley, both who taught me a lot about the business. I still see them at the yearly NJBA convention in Atlantic City.


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