I’m from Westchester County, New York. It’s a suburb of New York City. I started in radio back in 1997 AD, at a lowly little 250 watt AM community station. I was 16 and desperately needed to do something productive since school wasn’t that interesting at the time. A young programmer named Matt Deutsch was right out of college. He brought me in as an intern and I fell in love with radio. From there I interned at Z100 New York and KZLA in Los Angeles (now defunct). I transitioned to on air at a heritage Rock station in the Hudson Valley, WPDH. From there I went to Entercom Rochester and Entercom Denver. Between the two Entercomgigs, I discovered I geeked out in a big way with Production and Imaging. When I returned to NYC in 2007, I reconnected with Matt Deutsch at SiriusXM, where he was the Executive Producer for Sports Programming. He brought me in and introduced me to Steve Cohen, SVP Sports Programming, and Joey DiFazio, head of the Sports Imaging department. I’ve been here ever since, working up to Manager as our department has grown over the years, first with Sirius’ merger with XM and most recently Pandora.
My role functions as both a creative direction lead for sports production and I also keep tabs on weekend operations. Our seven producer team designs and actively images every sports channel on the SiriusXMservice. I manage a lot of the original designing and re-designing of channel brands. I also voice and produce most of the large-scale event promos – Super Bowl, World Series, Stanley Cup, NBA Finals, motor sports, fantasy drafts, town halls with big name players and coaches, etc. My voice is probably the most-heard Sports Imaging voice on SiriusXM and one of the three most-heard imaging voices on the entire platform. One channel I’ve been voicing for almost ten years is Fantasy Sports Radio. Matt Deutsch’s channel and brainchild. It’s a cash cow. And I don’t even play fantasy sports!
I’ve been very lucky in radio and have learned a lot from a slew of talented folks over the years, and, fortunately, I continue to.