I work with some great people here, and I'm not just talking about at KFBK. We have several other radio stations in our building, and lots of other departments that help us do what we do. So I was thinking the other day I should introduce you to a few of these people each week.
Dog and Joe host their Sho (yup, that's how they spell it) on 93.7 The River, down the hall and around the corner from our studio. First of all, I love the music they play (classic rock). Secondly, in the short time I've known them, I've found them to be two of the nicest and funniest guys I've met in the business (along with super cool producer Dana).
These guys are characters (Joe wears a bathrobe to work everyday). What you hear on the radio is sort of what you get when they're walking down the hall. Both are naturally funny, and unlike so many people I've worked with in this business, really seem to take an interest in what's going on my life.
I think they've become my wife's favorite new morning show. She'll text me in the morning to tell me what's they're doing, or how Joe's latest date went, or why Dog hates Chinese food (how can ANYONE hate Chinese food). If I wasn't on the air doing my own show in the morning, I'd be listening to these guys.
Then there's Joron Bourque. Joron really is the heart and soul of the KFBK Morning News. He "directs" us. He pushes the buttons, makes sure we're on time, let's us know when our interviews are ready to go, and saves our butts a dozen times a day. If we sound good, it's because he makes us sound better than we are.
The funny thing about Joron is that he's funny. That's not the first impression I had when I started here. He was very quiet, and kept to himself. But the more I got to know him, the more I realized what a family man he is, how creative he can be (he makes the world's best Halloween costumes each year), he does stand up comedy on the side, and most importantly, he's genuinely a really nice guy.
You can ask him to do just about anything for you, and he will... and I've seldom heard him complain (which is rare in our business). Even on days when I don't feel like being at work, I look across the room, and see him behind the control board, and I know we're going to be OK.