July 31, 2014
What is the one thing you covet most at your radio station and why is this so important to you?
Frankie V, KHTS: I covet a signed Iyaz plaque. You may wonder why I care so much about that... It was signed "VBROS RULE"! It was the first reference to myself and my younger bro (Mikey V on Kiss 108) as the VBROS!


R Dub! Z90:
I am going to sound like a major butt-kisser…but besides the obvious answer of “my team,” really, it is our GM. Props to Local Media of San Diego’s Market Manager Gregg Wolfson, who is the best leader I’ve ever been blessed to work for in my 25 years in the business. Anyone who’s worked for Gregg knows what a fantastic boss, manager and coach he is. It’s the reason we have such an amazing team, attitude, and work ethic here in the building; trickle-down effect that starts with Gregg.

John Mayer, WRVW: The staff as a whole, from the interns to the morning show and everyone in between. The personal relationships are where it’s at.

Eric Chase, WVKS: My pay being properly deposited into my account. This needs no explanation, I'm no volunteer.

Alex Tear, Y100: Team Y100 is my pride along with our entire cluster. Amazing talent depth, we have nine terrestrial brands here in Miami in addition to digital assets so it’s busy! We are a tight group, lean and mean. We must trust and rely on each other by delivering every day. It’s an amazing group.

Scott Lowe, WBSX: I don’t know where this mannequin bust came from, but it’s my favorite thing at the station.

 

Jeff Hurley, Clear Channel/PA: I’ve always coveted a strong environment for sharing across stations and shows. I moved the entire programming department to a common area in our building so we’d have a programming “bullpen” area where ideas can flow.

Mike “OD” O’Donnell, WKRZ: It’s absolutely our personalities. We have heritage personalities in this building and these are people that when they open the mic, our listeners respect them, they go out and meet them, they’ve grown up with them. It makes all the difference in the world for us and it’s what separates us so distinctly in the market.

Rich Davis, KDWB: My staff at KDWB and Cities97. I couldn’t do it without them.

 

 

Tommy Chuck, WFLZ: The bottle of champagne I have sitting on the shelf in my office. We will open it when all of our hard work pays off and our current competitor flips format.

Jimmy Steal, Power 106: The creative vibe we cultivate, since all of our innovation and success comes from it.

Jared Banks, KUDD: My big, fat, fuzzy Pop filter! I spray it down with Lysol every week and every since I started using one, I don’t get sick like a used to. The plague doesn’t get passed around the station to me like it did before. I put it on the mic when I walk in and take it off when I walk out. It’s the one thing I cannot do a show without.

Sean Stewart, WDOD: The mic, so I can spew my nonsense to the people of Chattanooga.

Lenny Diana, WAQY/WLZX: The people. If I have to explain why to anyone, you are a part of the problem.

Gina Gray, WERO: Hollywood, my Program Director! We are like a married couple and we finish each other's sentences! We laugh and make the stressful days much easier to get through!

Chris “Hollywood” Mann, WERO: It has to be, by all means, the people and the camaraderie that we have throughout our cluster.”

Max Volume, KOZZ: My show! Mon- Fri 3-7p!

Chris Payne, KRZQ: Insight. The reason why, sometimes jumping on a record before everyone else does, may not mean the best outcome for us.

Jammer, WEZB: Trust from our company and management.

 

 

 

Brody, WLDI: I would say our producers at the station that multi-task doing social and helping out in programming and promotions. Personally, my business relationships and one’s that have turned into friendships.

Skywalker, WSPK: My headphones. I can’t have a good shift without them.

Mase, WKZQ: I'd have to say my job. I have a thing about not having money for groceries.

Derrick Cole, WLAN: Engineer! He is the man to get stuff done. Advice I was told when I first started programming was to befriend the engineer because your stuff will get addressed faster if they like you.

Brian Ram, WMRQ: Community involvement.

Randi West, WFLZ/WMTX: I have a Top 3: my sanity, the tower, and the IT guy.

Valentine, Y100: The family/team feel. I've worked at some great places, but the family here is something you can put into words. Our "big papa" is a one of a kind leader and it shows in the vibe of the building.

Sean "The Rabbi" Tyszler, WMMR: By far it is our loyal listeners who stick with us through thick and thin.

 

Chris Michaels, WMC: It’s the culture and the vibe in the building which are real good here. Everyone gets along great and it makes it easy to come to work every day when you have such a good team.

Mike Rossi, WSTW: The new office space that’s just now being built.

Next Week's Question Of The Week:
Your morning show is on vacation...
what recording artist, entertainment or sports personalities would you choose to fill in for the week?
e-Mail your responses to: jodorisio@fmqb.com or bburke@fmqb.com

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Tommy Chuck, PD
WFLZ/WMTX, Tampa

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