After graduating from the University of Minnesota back in the days before smartphones and the internet, I got myself involved in local radio broadcasting. Sure, it was an AM 500-watt day-timer playing morning drive country music I wasn’t familiar with, and the boss was a rockhead and the pay was lousy, but I was on the air and I was having fun! Even got to join AFTRA (okay, they made me join).
Always had fun at KTCR AM 690, but life moves on and children start growing so I moved into the high-tech world of computer programming. These were the days of screaming fast 1200 baud modems, where you would scream at the bulky terminal as it scrawled a single line at a time down the warm humming tube. Some of the bosses were still rockheads but others were mildly enlightened, though the pay was still pretty lousy, but better.
Yet the call of the radio wild remained, and in 2006 I found life again at a local community station, KFAI-FM. I joined as a volunteer so the pay, being non-existent, was still lousy, but the people were (and are) great. I had a weekday morning show for seven years that introduced me to some wonderful and talented personalities, and along the way I started recording audiobooks for Audible.
Now with more audiobooks to work on and grandchildren to play with and read to, I’m having more fun than ever before. Thanks for visiting!
Here’s a link to my narrator’s audiobook page on Audible.Com: