Monday, August 31, 2009

It's finally here...the day that the network launches outside of morning drive.

Moby, the star of the Moby in the Morning show, had a dream about 5 years ago. He dreamed he could build his own syndication network so he could do the kind of radio he loves to do, without having to worry about corporate politics and whims. He set out broadcasting from a studio in rented space, and last year, he bought a building. In the past 5 years, he's built an impressive list of stations that take his show, but there was more to his dream. He wanted to build a 24-hour network, not just one for his morning show.

Today, phase two of his dream begins, and it's my dream, too.

This morning at 10 eastern, the midday show on Moby's network launches, and I am honored to be the host of it. In 30 years of radio, I always wondered how people got to be nationally syndicated, and now I know. Be in the right place at the right time at least once, impress a person or two along the way, and then be willing to be flexible when the opportunity arrives.

Thanks, Moby, for including me in your dream. Together, we're building a pretty cool network. In a few weeks, when Slam Duncan joins the fun in the afternoon, you'll be thisclose to having what you've dreamed of - a 24-hour radio network.

Today, we're starting in central Alabama on a great radio station - The Weevil. I keep giggling that it's the Weaver on the Weevil show, so don't smack me if I accidentally say that. If you want to listen live, they have a good audio stream. And if you want to call and request a song, the number is 888-662-9872.

Looking forward to being back on the radio, especially since I get to work with Moby, his wife Mary Beth, Dene Hallam and Ken Moultrie. Great bunch of people, doing great radio. I'm so pleased to be part of the fun!