When I took the APD/afternoon job at WMZQ, I knew it wouldn’t end well. I just didn’t know WHEN that would occur. Somehow, I had never worked for Clear Channel up to this point, but had heard ALL the horror stories. I’m here to tell you they’re all true. I can also tell you it ended just shy of two years later. NEVER AGAIN! Though, as bad as any situation gets, there are some good times. Here’s photographic proof!
On my very first day, Kenny Chesney came to wish me well!
I even got my own DJ card.
I am the “and” in Brooks AND Dunn.
Dierks Bentley pulls off the backwards cap very well.
I pull off the Capitol dome…so-so.
Who’da thunk Darius Rucker would become a HUGE country star?
Our St. Jude Radiothons were SO moving. I mat Karina and many other special kids. That’s Jenni Chase on the right.
Toby Keith. THE man.
Carter’s Chord was on Toby’s label. They were adorable! Michael J…not so much 😉
Though, he made a great Santa!
After 3 years in South Florida, it was odd to wear sweaters again.
Jake Owen was not flattered when I said he looked kinda like Keith Urban. It was a compliment!!!
Here’s Keith Urban now. Do you think WE look alike? I wish!
Michael J, Kim Sauer and I having fun at some random concert. (There were TONS!)
I’ve never been more blissful than the time I hugged Sara Evans.
Remember the Lost Trailers from my Florida pics? They’re back!
And the winner is…
Damnit. Shorter than all three members of Rascal Flatts.
Jason Aldean, Tokyo’s best!
Zac Brown before he learned to manscape.
Meet Meg Stevens. She was my Program Director. I was her Claus.
Kate and Kacey were identical twins and had voices twice as good as anyone else!
Rodney Atkins played 930 Club and we had a great time before the show.
Oh, how appropriate this was.
Little Big Town. An oxymoron WITH a moron (me)!
She looks familiar. I think her name rhymes with Taylor Swift. Yep, she USED to be country!
My visit to the White House.
Chuck Wicks is now a big radio star.
My last break in the old studio.
This is what we dumped.
This is what we got in return. Not a bad deal at all!
HOLLA! It’s Trailer Choir.
Brad Paisley and some festive drawn guitars.
Eli Young Band. Now they’re a bit Eli Older.
Then there was the time I did my show live from Phil Vassar’s house in Nashville.
The gang with Rodney Atkins at WMZQfest.
Bowing to the goddesses (Kim Sauer & Deena Blake).
Did you watch “Can You Duet” on CMT? Caitlin & Will won the first season!
Jimmy Wayne was a kind soul. He had to be to hang with Brian Egan, listener Nichole and me.
Bernie Lucas, me, Ed Rodriguez, Chris Roth and Loo Katz at the WQCB (Washington Quarter Century Broadcasters) dinner.
Jessica Simpson is SO much smarter than everyone thinks! And that poor dog was kidnapped after this visit.
Rockie Lynne did one of our Christmas shows.
As did the entire staff. Ho Ho Ho!
Fisher Stevenson…not to be confused with Fisher Stevens, the actor.
Megan Mullins came in and blew us away with her fiddlin’ skills!
On vacation, I visited Cheers in Boston. NOBODY knew my name!!!
Michelle Branch and her fedora.
The very LAST picture ever taken at WMZQ. This was my LAST day…and i had no idea at the time!!!