Where Did the Time Go? Mad Dog Celebrates 26 Years on the Air
Today, I'm celebrating 26 years on the radio.
Mad Dog's 26th Anniversary
I've been sports broadcasting for over two decades, and it feels so surreal that I'm celebrating 26 years today.
My broadcasting career has taken me to so many places, and it began in a very interesting way. I first became interested in sports radio nearly 30 years ago, back in the early '90s. I listened to Papa Joe Chevailer Sport Buffett program out of Las Vegas. I used to fax (if faxing doesn't date how long my career has been, I don't know what will) that show every day and made a name for myself. It was from then on that I knew I wanted to be a sports radio host and personality. And I worked hard to make my dreams come true.
It was a long road, with me mostly learning on the fly. We don't need to travel down that whole path together, but what I will say is that it wasn't always the easiest path to walk down. I had help from Randy Plaunt, Jeff Hager, Jack Robbins, Tim Staudt, Jim Jensen, and many others. But, I still had to put in the hours and the work, the sweat and the tears. I have worked for multiple radio groups over my 26-year broadcasting career and have had over 20 producers too.
I've had the pleasure of interviewing some of the largest names in sports; coaches, players, and more. I have enjoyed this wild ride for the most part but of course, every rose has its thorn, and there have been rough patches, just like any other job. For the past few years, I have worked for Townsquaremedia from the East Coast. I had to take on sales responsibilities many years ago to combine with my broadcasting job. I love sales and it was a multi-tasking situation I was up to and have thrived on. I have been fortunate to be involved in a sports radio position and combine that with cutting-edge sales in the digital era too. I also sell regular radio and websites also.
But, today it's 26 years on the radio. I’m not got to hold back I’m pretty proud of this accomplishment. I want to thank all my bosses, co-workers, producers, and the public listening audience for the past 26 years on the radio. It's winding down, too! Listen today at 3 pm. Thank You!
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