November 25, 2015
In honor of Thanksgiving, what are you most thankful for
and who gets your Turkey of the Year award?
Tommy Chuck, WIHT: I'm thankful for my family at home as well as my iHeartMedia family at work. I've been blessed beyond belief.

John Mayer, WFLZ: Most thankful for my wife who lets me wake up every day and do something I love to do even when that involves moving her all over the country. I’m also very thankful for the staff here in Tampa who have made my transition to Florida one of the easiest of my career!

Dom Theodore, Radio Animal Media Strategies & The Blaze Radio Network: I am most thankful for my family and friends…over the last few years I've come to know who they really are. I'll give the turkey award to those who I thought were my friends but turned out to be turkeys. They know who they are.

Gina Gray, WERO: My faith, my family and my health and a job. Turkey Of The Year goes to *&#! I'll never tell! LOL

Jeremy Rice, WBLI: My family. Turkey is Tom Brady.

Kobe, WWHT: I’m thankful to be happy and work in a place surrounded by great people. Turkey is Donald Trump.

Chase Murphy, KXXM: I don’t know about turkeys, but plenty of people I would like to give the bird to!

Mark Adams, KYLD & KIOI: I’m thankful for the “Hoyle resonance” of carbon 12. It is an excited state of carbon that allows it to be produced in stars from helium collisions. Hoyle realized that this is the only way that the carbon we are all made of could be produced, and so reasoned the fact that he (a human, made of 18% carbon) was around to puzzle over the problem was a prediction of the existence of this state. The resonance was later discovered by nuclear physicists, with exactly the properties he said it should have. Turkey of the Year: Donald Trump.

Tony Waitekus, WHTQ: I’m most thankful for family and friends. The man upstairs has really looked out for me. Turkey of the Year: The Butterball that will end up in my stomach!!
Brian Mack, WXXL: Family and friends. Turkey is the Kansas City Royals for stealing my dream this year.

Jonathan Shuford, WRVW: I’m thankful to be able to come to work every day and do something that I love, with people that are passionate about what we do, in a city that’s (IMO) the best one in America.

Matt Johnson, KUDD: I am most thankful for Steve Johnson (Market President/GM) and Dell Loy Hansen (owner) here at Broadway Media. We get to do a lot of fun things here, and I’m thankful for that. My turkey of the year is absolutely Chip Kelly, current head coach (for right now) of the Philadelphia Eagles.

Java Joel, WAKS: I'm most thankful for my family. They are, quite simply, the only thing that truly matters. Happy Thanksgiving! Turkey Of The Year goes to any CHR/Mainstream programmer that still thinks it's okay to cut the rap parts out of top 10 Pop hits (see: "Good For You" et al) OR any CHR programmer that exclusively plays the dance mix of Adele's "Hello." Stop over-thinking it. You're pissing your P1s off!

Jonathan Reed, WAEV: Thankful for everything I have: family, friends, job, the experiences of #roadtriplikemofo15, etc. Turkey of the Year award? I know an “A-hole of the Year” but I won’t comment further on that.

Toby Knapp, WIHT: I'm thankful for life! The turkeys of the year would be the Philadelphia Eagles lol!

Sean “Rabbi” Tyszler, WMMR: The obvious answer my friends and family. Turkey of the year for me is anything Kosher.

Otis, WDJX: I’m most thankful for my loving family that support me in this crazy business! My Turkey of the Year goes to Miley Cyrus, ‘cause judging by her Instagram she’s probably been stuffed the most this year.
Pat Paxton, Entercom: Being able to do something every day that I love to do. Turkey...I’ll never tell.

Chris Michaels, FM 100: I am most thankful for my wife and two kids. The turkey of the year award goes to Chase Daniels.

Erik Bradley, B96: Most thankful for my spouse Matthew, as well as family, friends, good health and my job. Turkey of the Year: The Duke Blue Devils, just because!

Rick Cummings, Emmis Communications: Most thankful for my family. Turkey goes to Donald Trump.

Jared Banks, KUDD: I’m most thankful for a family that supports all that it takes to do what we do in our industry. It’s not a 9-5 job and it can really be tough on a relationship. My wife and kids are AMAZING!!! The people I work with are really fantastic about creating room for that balance. I get to be so creative and involved in our process at KUDD. To be able to shut it down at the end of the day and really focus on family is an amazing gift!

R. Dub! Z90: So many things to be thankful for. Obviously health, family, freedom.  I'm also thankful everyday that I don't have to keep a "real" job.  Being able to "play" radio everyday and get paid, still to this day, blows my mind!  Turkey of the Year Award goes to my IT guy who can't seem to keep Bob Burke's emails out of the spam folder!

Big Rob, KSME: I'm thankful for the amazing opportunities that have come my way this year. I'm also thankful for a happy and healthy family. If I put my Turkey on blast, the feathers may fly LOL…Gobble gobble!

Roxy Myzal, Hard Drive: Thankful I am still doing what I do with the great people around me, and Turkey Award goes to all the people who call themselves professional who can't return a call or email. Just sayin'! Hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving with family and friends!
Next Week's Question Of The Week:
If you could program any other format outside of the one you work in,
which would it be and what appeals to you the most about it?
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Manny Simon
VP/Adult Formats,
Republic Records


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