I’ve Been Back On The Blaze For A Year?! Thank You, Missoula!
I can't believe it's already been one year since my return to 96.3 The Blaze. I just wanted to say a quick thank you to some of the most amazing rock radio fans out there.
I've always wanted to do radio. I mean some kids want to grow up to be pro athletes, rescue workers, celebrities, etc. Not me. Every night I went to bed as a kid I had that radio turned on quietly under my covers. I can remember vividly listening to the "Top 9 at 9 on KBOZ in Bozeman with Kurt Cruiser". I thought radio DJs were the second coolest people on the planet next to the actual rock stars.
Over 20 years ago rumors swirled that Montana was going to get an actual heavy rock station in Missoula, and I knew I had to be a part of it. At the time I was just a punk kid that wanted to do radio, but as it turns out you can't just walk into the studio and grab a microphone (trust me, I called Angel and asked). Alas, I was determined to make this station my home.
Fast forward to over a decade, and after attending Broadcasting School, and working for a few stations in Washington, I got my chance at my own show, Rockstar Radio, on the Blaze.
Throughout the years I've worked for some of the biggest Rock stations in some amazing markets, but Missoula, 96.3 The Blaze, and its listeners are where I always fit in and felt truly accepted. K.C., Angel, and I have always been able to just be ourselves with you cats. Through my years on and off with the Blaze from full-time to fill-in, I've always been welcomed on the airwaves with open arms (no, that's not a Creed joke). You've let us try out new and up-and-coming bands that have gone on to the top of the Rock world. Take our Blaze Backyard BBQ for example. 96.3 The Blaze was a top station that helped launch the careers of both Volbeat and Halestorm! Check out some of my the past interviews with our BBQ headliners below.
Now that it's officially been one year since my return to the Missoula airwaves, It's been nothing but an absolutely outstanding experience. I just wanted to say thank you to Missoula, and anyone, anywhere else that tunes into my absolute chaos of a radio show. Long live Rock, and long live The Blaze!