Nicknames: Dj Beers, Austin.
Where did you graduate high school? Warrensburg Jr/Sr High School.
Back in your high school days, what groups, organizations, or teams did you belong to? BSA (Boy Scouts of America), WSCD Soccer Team, 4-H Hunters, Bolton Lifeguards.
Who were your radio influences? Lee Pecue, Dan Minor, John Pratt, Sean McMaster, Richie Phillips, and Kevin Ankey.
How did you get into the radio business? I worked doing my own show with SUNY ACC’s WGFR radio club. At night, I started board oping local sports for high school and hockey games on Hits and WWSC. I still help with both WGFR and WCQL.
What would you be doing of you weren’t in radio? I would be doing all Information Technology.
How long have you been with WCKM/HITS/WWSC? Since September 2014!
What was your favorite concert at the CIA/GFCC? Alan Jackson (twice).
What do you like to do on your day off? Game on my build desktop, Program of a Raspberry Pi, R&R with Google Play Movies.
What’s been the best moment you’ve had while on air? Every time I hear the Thunder Win while I’m boarding the game.
If there was a movie about your life, who would you want to play you? Robert Downey Jr.
What are your least favorite foods? Anything with olives or coconut.
If you could pick where you could go locally on vacation, where would you go? Bolton Landing.
If you could be someone else on staff for a day, who would you be and why? Dan because I like his sense of humor. You could be having the worst day, and I’m always laughing at his joke.
Name three of your ‘must watch’ movies. Planes, Trains, Automobiles, Hear No Evil See No Evil, and I’ll Be Home Before Christmas.
What is your karaoke song? American Pie by Don McLean.
Do you have any pets? Daisy, a Boston Terrier.
What is something not a lot of people know about you? I’ve always wanted to either star as a lead role in a movie or own my own restaurant.
Where is your favorite local place to go? O’Toole’s and Regal Cinemas.
If you won the lottery, what would be your first purchase? A brand new house and pay off my car.
What is your favorite thing about the community? How it takes care of itself when something goes wrong. Everyone is there working together to help each other.
What advice do you have for aspiring DJs? Stick to you dream and don’t be afraid to climb your own ladder other highest point you can. Take it and don’t let that highest point be it. If you truly want to make it, even if its not radio, don’t let anything stand in your way especially not tomorrow. Act as if tomorrow isn’t coming