April 29, 2016

What philosophy in life has guided you well both personally and professionally?
John Ivey, KIIS/ iHeartMedia LA: I have two: “Hard work pays off,” and “Be concerned about things you can change and not those you can’t.”

Tommy Chuck, WIHT: No amount of success in the office can justify failure in the home.

Jonathan Shuford, WRVW: How you handle adversity is more important than how you create success. Also, don't drink and text!

Toby Knapp, WIHT: I’ve not always been perfect at following this, but it’s in the DNA of my heart… Matthew 7:12.

Albie Dee, WOCQ: My Dad once said, "Never Say I Should Have - I Could Have - I Would Have... Always say I DID!

Zac Davis, WKSS/ WKCI: Be humble and never forget those who took you under their wing. Pay it forward and do the same thing when you have the opportunity.

Jared Banks, KUDD: Optimism and honesty! Keep positive and build relationships that bring positivity into your life. Honesty, brutal and awkward is the way to go, with labels, the sales staff and on the air. You have to be honest with yourself and everyone around you! Hasn't done me wrong yet!

Eric Chase, WVKS: Great spirits have always faced violent opposition from mediocre minds -Einstein. Keep pushing through and believe in your ideas! -me.

Heather Deluca, WSJO: Pick your battles. Not everything needs to be debated or fretted over.

Mike “OD” O’Donnell, WKRZ: Be patient and think things through before you act.

Matt Johnson, KUDD: Tomorrow isn't a promise.

Sassy, WKXJ: “If a record is crap, it’s crap,” Rich Davis; “Go kick ass,” Rod Phillips; “My favorite team is the Royals,” Brian Mack; “Think different,” Tony Coles; “Haters gonna hate, potatoes gonna potate,” Carl Anderson.

Derrick Cole, WLAN: You Only Live Once! I would use it before YOLO was even a thing, but in all seriousness live life because we don't know if this is it or not.

Mark Adams, KYLD/KIOI: “Throw a stick, and the servile dog wheezes and pants and stumbles to bring it to you. Do the same before a cat, and he will eye you with coolly polite and somewhat bored amusement. And just as inferior people prefer the inferior animal which scampers excitedly because someone else wants something, so do superior people respect the superior animal which lives its own life and knows that the puerile stick-throwings of alien bipeds are none of its business and beneath its notice. The dog barks and begs and tumbles to amuse you when you crack the whip. That pleases a meekness-loving peasant who relishes a stimulus to his self-importance. The cat, on the other hand, charms you into playing for its benefit when it wishes to be amused; making you rush about the room with a paper on a string when it feels like exercise, but refusing all your attempts to make it play when it is not in the humour. That is personality and individuality and self-respect -- the calm mastery of a being whose life is its own and not yours -- and the superior person recognizes and appreciates this because he too is a free soul whose position is assured, and whose only law is his own heritage and aesthetic sense.” -H.P. Lovecraft
Brian Mack, WXXL: Integrity and consistency, if your word means nothing to people then what have you got?

Chad Rufer, KZZO: It’s a tie. The only way to predict your future is to create it yourself and be Brilliant at the Basics.

Mike McVay, Cumulus Media: There are so many rules I try to live by. The Golden Rule is #1 both personally and professionally. If you live by that rule, then everything else falls into place. Regarding business; take care of your priority projects first. Don’t wait to address tough decisions. Never lie. Never yell. Be collaborative. Always be humble. It’s a job. The era of lords and serfs is long gone.

Erik Bradley, B96: The minute you think you're somebody is when you become a nobody. Treat everyone as you want to be treated.

Alex Tear, Y100/iHeartMedia Miami: Treat others like you would like to be treated. Along with, your attitude determines your altitude, and be better than you were the day before.

Jonathan Reed, WAEV: Knowing that everything in life is temporary. When it's time to get new cheese...you go get new cheese.

Kobi, WNRW/WLGX: Patience is a virtue. And I learned early on that my wife is always right!

Mike Miller, WHKF: If Toby Knapp touched it…don’t go near it.

Jimmy Steele, iHeartMedia-Salisbury/Ocean City: Always be kind and humble. Don’t take shortcuts, don’t lie. Recognize when you stumble and fall. Recognize that you will. If you can’t get back up, ask for help.

R Dub! Z90: So I was just 15 years old with dreams of being a radio DJ when there was an ad in the paper from a company looking for a mobile DJ. My mom suggested I call and when I refused to (from fear of rejection), she went behind my back and called and arranged for an interview. I was so embarrassed and was really mad at her for doing that. I begrudgingly showed up for the interview, thinking there would be no way in hell that I'd get the job - being so young and inexperienced, etc. I did indeed get the job, my career into the industry starting at just 15. It was the very beginning of what would be a very exciting and rewarding journey. From this experience, I learned so early in life to always go for it, and never be afraid of no. Go out and get it!!!

Roxy Myzal, HardDrive: Be kind, rewind. And Think Like A Fan! Make everyone a Star!

Kevin Kash, WWEG: Be real, be cool. Treat people the way that you want to be treated.

Terry Stevens, WOZZ: As told to me by my Uncle Larry (RIP), "Don't lose your head, or your ass will surely follow."

Java Joel, WAKS: In the words of Billy Ocean, "When the going gets tough... the tough get going!"

Brodie, KCHZ: Two things: 1) Have fun 2) Do your best and bust your ass everyday! Your hard work will eventually pay off!

Skywalker, WSPK: Work hard...play harder!

Pat Paxton, Entercom: To put everything I’ve got into everything I do. Leave nothing on the field and you’ll succeed at almost everything you do.

Jon Zellner, iHeartMedia: I have three: People don’t care what you know until they know you care; Arrogance is a sign of insecurity, be humble; Be the person who you needed when you were younger.

Rob Roberts, Q100: Don’t cheat, don’t steal, don’t lie, and treat other people like you would like to be treated.

Kobe, WWHT: Programming wise I go by the “golden rule” of people don’t know what they like but they like what they know; and personally, it’s easier to beg for forgiveness than ask for permission.

Rick Cummings, Emmis Communications: People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care. Or depending on the circumstances…This is not a democracy, it’s a benevolent dictatorship.

Joey Brooks, WMIA: Lead by example and work hard. The rest will work itself out.

Chris Michaels, FM 100
: You always learn something new. You can learn something from everyone you know and work with.

Tony Waitekus, WHTQ: Be nice to the people who are paid to be nice to you. (Bill Gavin)

Bill Shane, Eastlan Ratings: "Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, battered and bloody, totally worn out and shouting, ‘Holy crap! What a ride!'" Thank you 45 years of broadcasting.

John Laurenti, WGIR/WHEB: I will always heed the words of one Ben Stern (Howard’s Dad) - "Don't be stupid, you moron!" And have passed that gem on to my son.

Sean "Rabbi" Tyszler, WMMR: "Always be your best."

Dom Theodore, Radio Animal Media Strategies & The Blaze Radio Network: Follow your gut, it's right 99% of the time, and those are pretty good odds.

Valentine, Y100: Let go of what you can't control!

Big Rob, KSME: Leadership by example. Easy and meaningful.

Chuck Damico, WMMR/WBEN: Keep your conscience clean, do more than is expected of you and be the best person you can be even when no one is watching.

Terrie Carr, WDHR: Stop whining and kick ass….

Twisted Todd, WTPT: Be honest and genuine. People will either love or hate you for it but they will love or hate you for the person you are not who you are not.

Max Volume, KOZZ: The "Utilitarian Principle" (John Stuart Mill) "The Greatest Good, For The Greatest Number"

Wes Styles, WQLZ: "Do what you have to do to keep doing what you want to do until you can't do it anymore" "Provehito In Altum" (meaning Reach For The Heights or Launch Forth Into The Deep)
Next Week's Question Of The Week:
What aspects about your job do you like the most and what makes them so appealing to you?
e-Mail your responses to: jodorisio@fmqb.com or bburke@fmqb.com


Nick Petropoulos
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