I was born and raised in Staten Island, NY (and yes, my life is sometimes like that "True Life" episode).
After finding my connection to music, I decided to start my own college radio show at SUNY Purchase called "The Pop and Whatnot Hour". Coming from a school of hipsters and where Indie Rock ruled the airwaves, "The Pop and Whatnot Hour" showcased the latest and greatest in pop music.
After this extracurricular activity became a passion, I wanted to gain more experience in the world of radio. So, I applied for an internship at the world famous Z100 (WHTZ) with Elvis Duran and the Morning Zoo (I have to thank David Brody for offering me that amazing and fulfilling experience).
After a few months, I was hired to answer phones on the weekends. A true dream come true. I did this along with my internship and found myself at Z100 more than in my dorm. After about a month, I was promoted to Associate Producer of the Night Show with Romeo on the Radio. Now my wildest dreams came true.
Throughout my tenure at Z100, I took on DJ jobs in the tri-state area, including WDAQ in Danbury, CT and WHCY in Blairstown, NJ. I also learned all that I could at Z100 including board op-ing, audio/video editing, blogging, and most importantly, music tracking.
I eventually left Z to pursue other interests. However, once radio is in your blood, you're hooked forever. I eventually returned to radio, but in a different way. I ended up programming multiple radio stations at Goom Radio, building that company from the ground up, here in America.
I am once again out of the radio business, but my interests in music, celebrities, and pop culture has yet to be discarded. I have started my own business guiding up and coming artists in the world of music.