Born in 1957; I was raised in the Boise, Idaho area. I consider myself a "classic" like so many products of that year. From the timeless '57 Chevy to the unforgettable music that shaped the rock & roll era, who could ask for a better year than that?
After 7 years in Boise radio, I
took a break in 1982 and moved to Honolulu for some long needed R&R.
Shortly after hurricane Iwa (Thanksgiving eve),
I came back to the mainland and wound up at KYJC in Medford, Oregon. A
couple years later I moved 6 hours North to Portland. I joined the staff of
KISN-AM*. Hired as Music Director,
I built their oldies format from scratch. (The
original music list will be posted here soon). The year was 1987,
and something great was soon to happen! KISN has a lot of history in the
Portland market, so it wasn't a surprise that it became an overnight
success. The public embraced the return of an "old friend", and
it showed in the ratings. The success was so great that management
decided to convert the sister FM, KKLI, to KISN-FM*
and simulcast both with the winning format. I did afternoon drive
and to this day it was one of the best experiences of my career. I'm
currently writing a screenplay loosely based on that time.
In the 90's, I did a number of personal projects. First, I started a company called Format Productions. We developed custom music packages for broadcast (see "Oldies, the Next Generation"). In 1997 I started the first ever Web based DVD rental site called Magic Disc Entertainment. Some of our ideas were used and copied with a later competitor know as Netflix. In addition to small projects in broadcasting, I added 13 years of financial background to my resume.
Today, I own a Web hosting company called iVIEW Hosting, Inc. This site along with many others are hosted on high speed servers in Houston, Texas. I have a great support staff in Florida and Washington states.
Opportunities knock frequently and I'm always there to take on the challenge. "The roads are built and paved, we just have to travel them."
Other notable experience
* (legal calls are KKSN)
(This bio was taken from John's website with John's permission)
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