I’ve been in radio a loooong time. Seriously, 30-years and counting. I tell people I am a child prodigy and started at the tender age of two. But actually, I started humbly in Christian radio right here in Detroit, in the 80’s.
I’ve also enjoyed teaching radio broadcasting to students enrolled at Specs Howard School… twice. Both times I’ve taught, it was after leaving the Christian radio station in Detroit. My intent after leaving there (WMUZ/WEXL/WRDT) the last time was to relocate and do something different, but those plans fell through (Wonder WHO had something to do with that?). So imagine my surprise that I’d end up sitting in this chair, working for Detroit’s First 24-Hour Inspiration Station Praise 102.7! And to make this even crazier… this is the same company that let me go in 2005 when the station was KISS 102.7!
When word got out that Radio One was changing 102.7 into an Inspirational format, I was excited and thought… why not? So, I sent a resume package to the company but didn’t hear anything. I was fine with that. After all, I was teaching and reporting news, traffic and weather on the weekends. But when the company finally flipped formats… well, lets just say I kept hearing from people.
I had more than one friend say they wanted me to check out the company’s job description for this slot. I had family and friends on Facebook and Twitter lobbying to hear me on the air here as well. But I kept saying to them all, “I sent a package, they didn’t call, so I’m sure they have a staff already.” Then God nudged my heart and I checked the job description and began to laugh! Ok, Lord… I’ll send another package. I did it while watch Late Night With Jimmy Fallon and said in a prayer, “Lord, if you want me to go there to work, you’ll make it happen. and I’ll dedicate each day to You.”
Radio One Detroit called me the next day and I started this chapter the beginning of 2012