"Billy is a very bright student, but sometimes talks too much..." Such was the comment of one of my elementary school teachers on the back of one of my report cards...
At one of my high school reunions a former classmate said, "I remember you. You were pretty smart." To which I replied, "I think you have me confused with someone else." "Oh yeah", he said. "You always had somethin' smart to say..." OK, THAT I'll accept.
It seemed quite natural that I would pursue a career in broadcasting. My oldest brother Terry paved the way. Eight years older than I, I would visit him at the stations where he worked, and be amazed at how he could make everything run so smoothly. It seemed like the proverbial three ring circus to me...I got involved in the campus radio station at the University Of Richmond and got infected by the radio bug.
After an almost 40 year run, I hung up my headphones in March of 2013. Gettin' up at 3:20am for 32+ years has a way of wearin' you down....I loved the notion that everyday was the same, yet different, with new things and experiences to talk about and share...To move people. To make them laugh.
That is still in me. I want to make an impact. To move people. To make them laugh. To make them think.
Let's do this.