New Jersey Stage 2017: Issue 5 - Page 132

I woke up one morning after 20 years of delivering in downtown Trenton with more miles on my hand truck than the actual UPS truck. I woke up one morning in January 2009, and I never made it to work. I had four herniated discs. I had blood in my spine. One of the discs pinched all my nerves and dropped me like a ton of bricks. It kept me from everything for four months. the YouTube, so it kind of came full circle. I graduated high school in 1981 and then in February of 1982, I went to broadcasting school. It was only a year-long course, but I got my FCC license and certificate. Then I applied to a couple of ra- dio stations. I was working for the ‘Wall Street Journal’ at the time. Originally, I started in the mail room as an 18-year-old kid and I was faced with having to reinvent myself, so the radio show led to the writing, which led to more gigs as a musician, which led to the YouTube, so it kind of came full circle. I finally was able to walk with a cane. They did surgery nine months later, but they waited a little too long. I still can’t feel my feet. They’re constantly on pins and needles … like they’re asleep. I was faced with having to rein- vent myself, so the radio show led to the writing, which led to more gigs as a musician, which led to NJ STAGE 2017 - Vol. 4 No. 5 then I went into software. Radio was paying less than I was mak- ing at Dow Jones, so I put it on the shelf until 2009 when I got hurt. I saw an ad on Craig’s List about radio show ideas. So I went down to a station in Burlington County and pitched an idea, and they bought it, and ‘Rock on Radio’ was born. That was WIFI 1460-AM. INDEX NEXT ARTICLE 132