I remember as a 9-year old, how I would sit in front of my boom box and record all of my favorite songs right off of the radio onto cassette. I must have had hundreds of cassettes in my bedroom. Then around 13 years old, it dawned on me…there are people who play music AS THEIR JOB! I grew up in Brooklyn, New York and listened to so many legendary DJ’s along the way. The first time I heard my voice on the radio as a phone caller, I knew this was what I had to do for work and I’d do whatever it took to get there. I could listen to music all day and talk to people? AND they’d actually listen to me? Sign me up.
So, I started the journey to getting on the air by graduating with a degree in Communications from St. Francis College in Brooklyn. While there, I landed an internship at “Jammin’ 105” in New York City and impressed a few people enough to get a part-time job after my internship was over. I made lots of demos and spent months fine-tuning my sound. I managed to make connections and score a weekend shift here in New Jersey, which 6 months later turned into a full-time night show in March of 2000. That’s when “Kid Knight” was born.
Well, I’m not a “Kid” anymore but 17 years (and a few New Jersey radio stations) later, I’m thrilled to be here every afternoon playing Jersey’s Greatest Hits on 100.1 WJRZ! Without you listening, I wouldn’t be here. So for anyone who ever spent a few minutes here and there listening to me on the air, I thank you. You’re why we all do what we do here at ‘JRZ…otherwise, we’re all just talking into a microphone at ourselves.
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