Friday, September 5, 2008

B104 RADIO ALLENTOWN plus 2 years

Holy Schmoley ! I can't believe TODAY is two years to the day since I last Hosted the B104 morning show in Allentown PA. I remember it for a variety of reasons...among them... it was my wife's birthday, I was leaving for vacation, and I hadn't expected to be "let go" at the time. It's part of the Radio /TV biz...however I had hosted the show for 15 years and at the time of my departure the morning show's and B104's ratings were very strong. That being said, it was the 10th radio station I had worked for in the 8th state I have lived in. My wife and I now call PA 17 years is the longest I've ever lived we chose to start our family in Center Valley.
Our youngest son is 4 , our oldest will be 7 next month.

I had no idea the past two years would be so enjoyable, challenging and rewarding.

Here's why:

I pretty much knew who my friends were (are)....... these past 24 months just confirmed it.

I knew my wife of 18 years was understanding and supportive.....these past 24 months just confirmed it.

Starting my own business was /is a blast and some of the mistakes I am making are too FUNNY.(but they make for great speech topics)

The handfull of successes are Sweet...some of the failures...just as sweet.

I've seen more of my sons in the past two years than I did for the first 60 % of their lives. That's incredible stuff. Breakfast conversation with my boys is priceless. Most parents know this. I didn't...because for 22+ years I got up at 3:30 am to go to work...and I went to bed before they did.

Writing a book will drive you crazy- but it's coming along.

I've had a chance to listen to a lot of Radio Stations(as a listener) watch a lot more TV and read more newspapers.
I can see why Radio and Newspapers are losing audience and Cable TV is still packed full of quality programming....if I didn't have a family I would be a COUCH POTATO .......reading books all day and watching TV all night!
I continue Emceeing and Speaking: 610 838-KENM(5366) Youth, Corporate, and other EVENTS.

I'm also partnering with an exciting new magazine called ValleySocial Magazine
as host & executive producer of the ONLINE VIDEO counterpart:

I TEACH THEREFORE I LEARN...... as a college adjunct Teacher and this Fall you might run into me substituting in your school district(it's cool, I've been cleared) I'll be dressed like Jim Belushi.

I enjoy being on the air(past & present). Radio & TV. No audience has ever been nicer to me than the Lehigh Valley listeners/viewers and that continues- I've run into at least 7 of my 9 former listeners since 2006...a few have even hired me. I miss the B104 radio audience but continue to run into more and more of you.

See you around the Lehigh Valley

Be well,



vanillajedi said...

It's seemed like longer than 2 years to me.

Ken Matthews said...

Vanilla j

my accountant said the same thing

Lisa said...

I haven't listened to B104 ever since !