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I’m not sure where to begin on this one.

Yunno what? Let’s start at the beginning. It was August 1, 2007. I was living in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Everything was new: the city (a college town that was slow to evolve because of local traditions), the state (running the gamut from the bad: ‘Wait, the state runs the liquor stores and I can’t buy a six-pack at the gas station?’ to the good: ‘Sheetz! Wawa!’) and of course the job.

Probably one of the most frequently asked questions I field, followed by “Who was your favorite celebrity to interview?” and “Which celebrity was a jerk?” is, “Why would you move to Wilkes-Barre for a Top 40 radio show?”

First, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton metro is a top 80 market for radio and top 50 for television. Second, the cost of living is low. Third, there’s a venue in the area to host almost any size show. Fourth, you’re pretty close to both New York and Philadelphia.

And so in the summer of 2007, a kid fresh out of Syracuse University with a fake tan, curly afro and questionable soul patch packed up his Kia Rav 4 and drove with his father to Wilkes-Barre. My Dad bought me new furniture and helped me find a studio apartment in downtown (excuse me, Center City) Wilkes-Barre, right by a new movie theater that the locals seemed pretty excited about.

I could have never imagined what would transpire over the following 10 years, and I wouldn’t change it for anything.

Look, 10 years at any company let alone the first one you work for out of college, is a long time. But 10 years at the same media company… on the same radio station? That’s practically an eternity.

So a few weeks ago, I returned to Scranton and spent a weekend celebrating the accomplishment: a decade on 97.1/95.7 BHT and 10 years with Cumulus Media.

It’s been an incredible journey. Here’s to it not ending anytime soon.


the salary is irrelevant when job perks include free krispy kreme donuts…
who says late night trips to sheetz can’t be rewarding?
and for the record, marino and i did not steal this. the fluffy pastries of sacredness were given to us.
seriously though, have you even warmed one up in the microwave for :08? it’ll cause all distractions and worries to immediately vanish.
the salary is irrelevant when job perks include free krispy kreme donuts…
who says late night trips to sheetz can’t be rewarding?
and for the record, marino and i did not steal this. the fluffy pastries of sacredness were given to us.
seriously though, have you even warmed one up in the microwave for :08? it’ll cause all distractions and worries to immediately vanish.

no, the title isn’t a new breakfast sandwich at sheetz, although my schmagel this morning was deelish. just feels like a really lazy monday here in the nepa.

i went to bed a little after 6 am this morning, and woke up before 4 pm. weird doesn’t even begin to explain my internal clock and sleeping patterns. but despite the amount of sleep i received, i still feel a little groggy at 6:52. a lack of caffeine could be the issue, and i’ll fix that during my first hour of the show with a trip to the coffee machine outside the studio.

of course, many believe monday is simply an extension of the weekend. the past couple days have been spent eating in, drinking out, and napping throughout the day. the gf came to wilkes barre to visit – and after the week each of us had – we decided to just take it easy and enjoy the finer things in life… rest, light beer, red robin burgers, januzzi’s pizza, and a mix of boston college, yankees, and bills games on the television.

speaking of which – how amazing was this last night?

what? you missed it because you wanted to see ryan seacrest host the emmy’s? boo.

and speaking of the emmy’s, how funny was this?

anywho, lots of fun stuff to give away on tonight’s show. off i go, with more updates to come throughout the night.

no, the title isn’t a new breakfast sandwich at sheetz, although my schmagel this morning was deelish. just feels like a really lazy monday here in the nepa.

i went to bed a little after 6 am this morning, and woke up before 4 pm. weird doesn’t even begin to explain my internal clock and sleeping patterns. but despite the amount of sleep i received, i still feel a little groggy at 6:52. a lack of caffeine could be the issue, and i’ll fix that during my first hour of the show with a trip to the coffee machine outside the studio.

of course, many believe monday is simply an extension of the weekend. the past couple days have been spent eating in, drinking out, and napping throughout the day. the gf came to wilkes barre to visit – and after the week each of us had – we decided to just take it easy and enjoy the finer things in life… rest, light beer, red robin burgers, januzzi’s pizza, and a mix of boston college, yankees, and bills games on the television.

speaking of which – how amazing was this last night?

what? you missed it because you wanted to see ryan seacrest host the emmy’s? boo.

and speaking of the emmy’s, how funny was this?

anywho, lots of fun stuff to give away on tonight’s show. off i go, with more updates to come throughout the night.