Man, I can’t believe it. Another year has passed for me at WRIF. Yes, I started at 2 am, on November 1st, 1995. I was hired to do the graveyard shift, 2 am-5:30. Over time I was moved to midnight to 5:30, then 7 pm-mid, and in 2009 3-7 pm, where I am now. Following a legend like Arthur Penhallow was daunting at first. It took me a couple of years to really settle in, and realize it was my shift and to make it mine.
Through the years I’ve had the fortune to see and experience some amazing things while working for the mighty WRIF. The people I’ve been able to meet, and some befriend, I’m very appreciative of. It’s even mind-boggling for a kid who literally grew up with a cornfield outside my back window, to think I’d be on one of the biggest rock radio stations in America for so long. I’ll be honest, there’s not a day I don’t look forward to going into work. Between the challenges of interviewing rock stars, creating stories for the website, to playing the music I love for all of you. It’s really true when they say find something you love to do and you’ll never work a day in your life.
If you had told the 15-year-old me, who was watching an Alice Cooper Halloween concert from Detroit on MTV, that I would spend over half my life in the Motor City, I wouldn’t have believed it.
As always, I’d just like to say Thank You to everyone with whom I’ve had the pleasure of crossing paths over these last 28 years. Thank you to everyone I’ve had the great opportunity to work with over the years. I’ve learned from all of them. It’s truly an honor to take to the air every day on the one and only, RIFF!