As a career radio broadcaster, I have been a disc jockey, talk-show host, producer and writer.
I am probably best known as the creator and host of the nationally syndicated radio program and podcast “Something You Should Know” which has been on the air for over 20 years and a podcast since 2009. The program has won several industry awards.
To date I have interviewed over 8,000 people on the air – and counting. And I still love what I do.
In addition I have hosted and/or produced network radio programs for ABC, Westwood One, CBS and others. I have also been a voice-over artist for many clients over the years.
When podcasting first began, I, like many broadcasters, was skeptical. There were two problems:
The technology hadn’t really caught up to the idea. It wasn’t easy to listen to or subscribe to podcasts. Consequently it was hard to attract audiences.
There was no money in it. Traditional advertisers had no interest.
Both of those problems have started to disappear. There is still a ways to go but I think now is a great time to enter podcasting – particularly with the Internet connected car now a reality.
Podcasting is just another method of delivering audio content. That is something radio has been doing for 100 years. I believe much of what we know in radio about how to attract and grow and audience could be helpful to podcasters.
But to date, little of that knowledge has made its way over. I want to help change that and make podcasting more professional and more mainstream.
Podcasting is just another method of delivering audio content. That’s what radio has been doing for over 100 years.
In addition to my professional life, I am blessed to be married to a wonderful woman, Kristy who is an ICU nurse at Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles. We have a son Owen who is 10 and a foster son Angelo who is 5. We live in southern California.
19 Random Things About Me
1. I’m left-handed and really wish I wasn’t.
2. I grew up in Connecticut.
3. I lived in England for a year when I was 12.
4. The book that has influenced me the most is “The Mayo Clinic’s Guide to Stress Free Living” by Dr. Amit Sood. I highly recommend it.
5. I believe in God.
6. I went to college at USC in Los Angeles.
7. I am a pretty good cook and really enjoy it.
8. Just when I think I have a favorite movie, I change my mind.
9. My favorite place to visit is Vermont in the fall.
10. I had my first radio job when I was 15.
11. Being a husband and a dad are the 2 best things I have ever done.
12. I believe giving back – or paying it forward – feels better than just about anything else.
13. I’ve driven across the country 6 times.
14. Because I have heard my recorded voice so many times, it no longer sounds different to me.
15. I have 3 brothers and 1 sister.
16. I’ve had money and I’ve been broke. Money is better.
17. The British Royal Family fascinates me. I do not know why.
18. When I was a kid, I attended a NY Yankees Old Timer’s Day. I got to meet and get my program autographed by Mickey Mantle, Roger Maris, Whitey Ford, Yogi Berra, Tom Tresh – the whole gang. I still have it.
19. I’ve met and shaken hands with one Beatle. Ringo.