From 1990-95, I played DJ in whole slew of small-medium markets (Reading PA, Lancaster PA, Harrisburg PA, Easton PA, Wilkes-Barre PA, Atlantic City NJ, Greenville SC, Charlotte NC, Wilmington DE & Roanoke VA). Then, in 1995, while doing afternoons at K92 inRoanoke, I got the call to come up to the bigs. I was taking over middays back home at Q102 in Philadelphia! This was a station I listened to all through high school. WHAT A THRILL! I was 20 when I took the gig. At that time, it was rare for a 20 year old to be hired in (then) market #4. Nowadays, it’s the norm. Was I in over my head? Probably. But, it sure was a LOT of fun! It was also a LOT of hair – as these pictures will prove. In 1997, I came off the air to be imaging director. I thought it’s what I wanted, but it wasn’t. I grew to miss being a deejay, and needed to get back on the air. I left Q102 in 1/98.
I’m pretty sure this was the first pic ever taken of me in the Q102 studios. Nice hat.
Here I am with Donna Storm, doing the “12 Noon Workout.” This girl was on a tour. Nice sweater.
No hats or sweaters for my Q102 publicity shot. This hung in the lobby! Nice mullet.
Q102 is where I started my long career as an alcoholic. Here’s a celebrity bartender gig with Glenn Kalina.
Remember this dude? JON SECADA! Oh…nice tie.
I celebrated my 21st birthday on-air at Q102! SO young…
Mummers Day Parade was a blast! Here’s a VERY youthful me, Joe Mamma, and Miss Philly.
Another shot of the lounge lizards at the parade.
Wow, hot girls NEVER visited us in Reading! Me and Samantha Cole. Nice goatee.
Max-A-Million – along with me, Chio, DeDe McGuire, & Joe Mamma.
I was FOREVER at a gig. This is some run on the parkway that I can’t recall. Nice shoes.
YAY! It’s Wendy McClure. She was a board-op at Q and went on to be a morning DJ.
A LOT of time was spent in nightclubs. (Mamma, me, Jessie, Jamie and Rich the Freak up front)
Yeah, I made the big bucks in Philly. (OK, OK…the car wasn’t mine. Shut up!)
There’s Billy Hammond and I with Lil Suzy and her thug dancers. Nice ti—–nevermind.
Denine and Adam Marano, along with Donna Storm, Diego, Steve Bartell, & Joe Mamma (sans his signature mustache)!
It took me an hour to remember this was Real McCoy. Too many Q staffers in here to name.
My X-mas party date couldn’t bear to look at me, so she kept her eyes closed.
Scary, but I actually won some awards! Here’s the 97 AIR Awards. Ken Matz from NBC-10 gave me and Lucy St. James of Y100 our awards.
After “leaving” Q102, I went across the street to Star 104.5. I also played with stuffed animals. Nice pussy.
Obviously, the HIGHLIGHT of my Philly career. Those lovable Hansons. Plus, random Q freaks.
Here’s a pic taken almost 20 years later at a Q Reunion! (Me, Diego Ramos, Bob Burke, Glenn Kalina, Steve Bartell and Howard the Duck)