John is from Southern California, and knew from an early age that being on the radio is what he wanted to do with his life. Listening to legendary radio station KMET in Los Angeles, and equally legendary DJ Jim Ladd (the guy who Tom Petty’s “The Last DJ” is about) as a youngster instilled in him a love of radio and a deep respect for the connection with the listener that the best radio stations and DJ’s were able to foster. Simply walking through the door of such a radio station was like walking into the magic place where the music lived, and the people you heard every day playing that music seemed bigger than life.
After graduating from Broadcasting School in southern California, John began a career that over the last two decades has taken him from the ski slopes of Lake Tahoe, to the high deserts of Nevada. From the mountains of east Tennessee to the city of Chattanooga, and finally, to the Gulf Coast of the Florida panhandle, where he finally put down roots and declared “this is the place I want to stay”. There is nothing he would rather do than be on the radio playing great music for the people of Cat Country, and he believes that no truer words were ever spoken than “find something you love to do, and you will never work a day in your life”.
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