My first experience in broadcasting came while I was in high school when I
worked as a volunteer at a station in Willoughby, Ohio. I then attended Ohio
University in Athens, Ohio. While there I both volunteered and worked for the
college's two public radio stations. Before leaving Athens I also worked briefly for one the city's commercial FM stations. When I returned to
Northeast Ohio I worked part time at WBKC in Painesville for several years in
the 1980s. Following this I took several years off from radio before coming
back as a part timer at WKKY.