It started as a hobby. This broadcasting thing, that is. Though the seeds of broadcasting were planted in my youth, it wasn’t until 2002 that I began my career, if you will, as a radio broadcaster.
That youth I mentioned? Those seeds? Planted in my brain in the backyard of my parents house while playing wiffle ball with my brother. What young boy could resist calling out a shot that sails over the split rail fence that marked the outfield wall of the backyard wiffle ball stadium? I say few, my friends. very few.
From those days of announcing every Redsox player that played in the pros from 1975 to 1983 as if they stepped up to bat in front of the peach colored shed that doubled as the backstop of our stadium, to the day I fired up my first Fancast broadcast in October of 2002, I never had a clue I’d make the impact as I have.
Joining TalkRadioX in 2006, I have gone from broadcasting fantasy sports on the week ends to a full fledged daily talk show and a weekend “club” atmosphere show with music and callers. I was just happy I could do what I have fun doing.
Yet, what I am most proud of out of all this? Being one of the 50 most influential net based broadcasters (along with my fellow compatriots at TRX) for the third year in a row. Damn skippy.