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I’m a radio guy.  This website is about radio--for the most part.  It has a little history, a Cincinnati hook and some stuff about me as I try to stay upright on what Fred Allen called "The Treadmill to Oblivion."  I was "bitten by the radio bug" when I was a kid but didn't serious consider a career in the business until halfway through my senior year in high school.  I love the sounds and nuances of radio.  I love the occasional pauses. I love the pictures it paints upon the canvas of the imagination—in fact, one of my radio programs is even titled Theatre of the Mind.  I love music on the radio.  I still love to DX (ask your grandpa what that means!)  I collect old radios, I research its history and even co-founded and oversee a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving its history.  I love the now-forgotten concept of "voices in the ether" and warmly remember those dark, star-filled nights when distant cities would come booming in on my late-grandpa's old Zenith console and wonder how amazing it must have been for a 1932-era farmer, tied to his farm during the depression, must’ve felt to hear that same distant city over his farm-battery set.  I’ve worked in radio for nearly 25-years.  I’ve won some awards, done some cool things, made lots of friends and interviewed some famous people along the way.  Thanks to radio and some understanding family and friends, I’ve had a blast so far.  I hope it continues for awhile longer!

   So thanks for hanging out here for a few minutes and if you have any comments or questions or just want to talk "radio" (opposed to "talk radio"), drop me a line. 

For starters, here is a brief timeline of some of the events related to Cincinnati's radio and television history. How many have you read about? What memories do you have? Cincinnati Timeline This website is a work in progress. I've never done such a thing before, so excuse my unprofessionalism. Hopefully, improvements will come in time!


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