I’ve loved radio ever since I was a young kid. I grew up listening to ‘Spike at the Mic’ on the old KIIK 104 and Larry Lujack on WLS and they made radio sound so much fun. I got my first job in radio while still in high school and have been doing it ever since. I can’t imagine myself doing anything else. I love it just as much today as I did when I first started. Most of you know about my family, my wonderful wife and two great kids Cody and Kaylynn. But here’s a few things about me that you may or may not know:
I once flew a plane. No I’m not a pilot, but during the Stearman Fly-In one year I decided to take a plane ride (not one of the Stearman). While in the air, the pilot asked me if I’d like to take over the controls. I took a lap around Galesburg before the took over to land it.
I’m an amateur storm chaser. I haven’t done it as much now that I’ve got kids, but before I was married I would always hit the road when severe weather hit. On one particular day, I along with others acted as the “eyes” for a local TV station whose radar had gone out. We would call in from various locations to give them updates. It was on this day that I saw small tornadoes touch down less than a mile from me.
I like to cook. I couldn’t open a restaurant because there’s not a lot that I can cook, but I do enjoy it. My specialties are lasagna and meatloaf. There’s usually not a lot left over on the nights I make those dishes.
I’m a die-hard Cubs fan. I’m a fan of the Bears, Bulls and Blackhawks, but the Chicago Cubs are by far my favorite team. One time, while at Wrigley field, I was chosen to particiapate in a contest for a chance to win a duffle bag full of Cubs goodies. Needless to say, I didn’t win. (If I would have went with my gut instinct I would have.) At least I got to hear my voice over the ballpark’s PA system. And FINALLY, after years of heartache, they are the 2016 World Series Champions!
Ministry. My faith is very important to me. Everything that I have, everything that I am is because of what God has given to me. I’m thankful that He has allowed me to do a job that I enjoy. I’m very active in my church by teaching Sunday School and preaching monthly at the Galesburg Rescue Mission.