Before I was screaming "Big D Hartford's HIT music authority,"
I was heard on WRCQ (91Q). Weeks prior to Charlie Parker contacting
me, Ken Griffin
auditioned me on the air at 91Q. I think they were looking for part
a Saturday night shift. And at the time the station had a thick
reverb on the air. The first time I dry tracked, I stopped mid sentence
and listened to my voice trail off into the reverberation. I don't
know why, hearing my voice come back at me through the reverb just
surprised me. I did that one shift and wasn't invited back.
one more story:
at WDRC, I was auditioned for PM Magazine on WFSB-TV. Charlie Parker
encouraged me to do so - realizing full well that it would be great
exposure for his PM drive guy to be seen on television every night.
the audition miserably. In part due to nervousness and the fact
that I'd never been in front of the camera.
producer was brutally honest and said, "You'll never make it