I live and work in Downtown Cape, and couldn’t ask for a cooler spot. I started in radio while I was still in high school, and then as life happened, took a break for twenty years while I did a whole host of other things to pay the bills. Graphic designer, reporter, tour manager, cable disconnector, copywriter, project manager, web designer, counselor, cook, random sales gigs and probably some things I forgot. Lots of fun and learned a lot; nothing as cool as radio, though.
My musical tastes vary as much as the colors in my beard. I have a long friendship with the boys in Nothing More, so they’re definitely on top of my rock playlist. Depending on the day and what I’m doing, my playlist changes. Some personal favorites are The Urge, 311, SouthFM, Sublime, Atreyu, Goldfinger, Stick Figure, In This Moment, Soulive, Vulfpeck, Amon Amarth and a bunch of others. The list is long and varied and changes more than this bio.
I’m married to the most patient woman on Earth, Carrie, who blessed me with two ultra-rad kids, Layla and Lawson. We like to hike and explore cool spots in our area, so if you have a favorite, let me know! My family still has a farm, where we raise beef cattle (yep; it’s what’s for dinner). I’m an online gamer (PC master race) and even stream some stuff now and then.
Speaking of streaming, catch my Facebook Live Morning Show on Monday and Friday from 7:30a to 8:30a Central. It was borne of COVID time, and has been a great way to connect, engage and kick off the day on the right side of the bed. Come hang out, watch live, or catch it when it works for you. Stream runs on my Facebook, Real Rock’s page and on the SDFNetwork on Facebook. It’s a Real Show!™
Outside of radio work, I run the Humans of Cape website and social media, and also play music around town as trombonist for Shades of Soul. Come get some funk in your life. I love to volunteer, and you’ll find me involved with several area organizations, including Cape West Rotary Club, where our motto is, “Service Above Self.” I serve on the board for United Way of Southeast Missouri as well. I encourage everyone to get involved in at least one thing that makes your heart happy. You’ll find that pretty soon, you just want to do more and it’ll fill your spirit!
Overall, I love music, I love people and I encourage positivity at every chance I get. Thanks for tuning in!