More affectionately known as “AV the PD”… the nickname was given to me by my late mid-day host Rick Beckett (RIP RB).
I was born and raised a Michigander (and yes, if you ask me where I’m from, I will point at my hand to show you). I got my start in radio over 13 years ago in Grand Rapids, MI at the heritage News/Talk station WOOD-AM. I blame give credit to my dad, Rick, and my mentor Phil Tower for encouraging me in the biz. I started answering phones and pushing buttons (the studio control room’s… and sometimes peoples), working my way up to position of Program Director in 2007.
I fell in love with North Carolina 2½ years ago when I moved to the Triad to help with the launch of Rush Radio 94.5. As cliché as it is, my favorite thing about NC has to be the weather (especially considering the winter’s where I’m from)… always perfect for running, hiking, or biking.
When I’m not making stellar radio, I volunteer my time as the Creative Director of my church, am a part of the church mission’s team, and I play piano.
The fam is still up in “The Mitten”… but they love to come visit and I think I’ve almost convinced my folks that this would be a great place for them to retire (hint, hint if you’re reading this). ;)
It's a sad day...
Andy Griffith, an icon of TV, has died... according to Andy's close friend, former UNC President Bill Friday.
Andy was 86.
(Image from Visit Mayberry)
In death, I believe it's most important to hold on to good memories... and all of the laughs. Laughter lightens the spirit and allows us to keep going when we are overwhelmed with sadness. Sadness because we loved the person who made us smile, who made us laugh. For 8 years, people across the country invited Andy into their homes. His wholesome humor allowed him to become a part of families from North Carolina across America.
From acting... to his days as a monologist... he was marvelously funny.
Andy... thank you for all of the laughs.
Album from 1958. This is a cut from Andy's first comedy album called "Just For Laughs" on the Capitol label - T 962.
Read more about Andy and his passing HERE
Impress your friends at your 4th of July cookout by spiral-cutting your hot dog!
See how... and reap the delicious benefits:
Personally... I love Oreo's... and even as an adult I still enjoy dunking em in milk til they're soggy. But I hate it when it breaks off and falls to the bottom of the glass. Then you have to get a spoon, dig it out and you're left drinking chunky Oreo milk. Drives me bonkers. True story.
How do you feel about this issue? Will you boycott Oreo? Or is it a non-issue to you and you just don't care?
Scroll down to vote in the poll... and feel free to leave a comment.
Image credit: facebook.com/oreo
America’s favorite cookie is stirring up more than milk this week after Kraft Foods posted a gay pride Oreo on the cookie’s Facebook page.
Since Monday, more than 235,000 people have “liked” the image, over 70,000 people have shared it and 40,000 have commented on it.
But while many of the comments were supportive, some Facebook users pledged to boycott the cookie because of the post.
“I’ll never buy Oreo again,” one commenter wrote.