A Music City native, I caught the radio bug early in life at the tender age of 14. I carried my new love forward into college radio, serving as both Program Director and Station Manager of Vanderbilt University’s WRVU where I earned a B.S. degree in Business Administration and Mathematics. Later, I enrolled in Tennessee State University’s Executive M.B.A. program in Marketing. I’m also a 2004 alum of the Nashville music industry's professional Leadership Music program.
Being a radio industry veteran for over 35 years, I spent nine years at Nashville's Country WKDA and the Album-Oriented-Rocker (AOR) WKDF in various on-air and operational capacities, rising to Program Director/Music Director in 1980. I was also part of the original Alternative "Rebel 100″ air staff in the late 80s.
Later, I managed Radio Account Operations at Jefferson-Pilot Communications in Charlotte, NC and was an on-air personality at Classic Rock KCFX/Kansas City. While in K.C., I co-founded a national advertising agency before returning to my Music City roots in 1992 as the Production Manager for WRLT/Nashville ("Lightning 100"), an independent Adult Alternative FM station. In 1995, I became Director of Operations for the station’s parent group (Tuned In Broadcasting, Inc.) and was named General Manager for the group’s five Nashville stations (WRLT, WRLG, WYYB, WDBL-AM & FM) in 1998.
I've served on Leadership Music’s Board of Directors, the Tennessee Association of Broadcasters’ Board of Directors, and the March of Dimes’ Achievements in Radio Awards Board of Governors. I’m also a member of the Country Music Association, the Americana Music Association, and the American Advertising Federation of Nashville.
In addition to my long on-air history in Nashville, I produced and hosted WRLT’s popular “Retro Lightning” program every Saturday morning for over 19 years, debuting the show back in 1993.
"Retro Album Rock" on Live365 is a reincarnation of Lightning 100's most-popular and Nashville's longest-running specialty show! I hope you enjoy it!