I have worked in this building for damn near 20 years. I went from being an intern, to the promotions department to an on-air position. I could't work with better people (well other than Chris) and love that every day in the radio business brings something new. This position has given me the opportunity to meet many of you and some pretty kick ass rock stars including Slash, Vinnie Paul, Spider One, Ozzy and countless others. I am always up for a shot of tequila and Ironsnake rules my world
Rock 'n' roll is in my blood! I began my radio career as a DJ at WSOU, Seton Hall’s legendary metal station. Even though I’m from the East Coast, I always wanted to find a warmer climate to call home. Fortunately for me, I wound up in Los Angeles where the beaches are beautiful and the sushi is delicious. I’ve worked alongside some huge rock stars like Dave Navarro and Henry Rollins, and I’ve interviewed a lot of my heroes.
My obsessive love of rock didn't surface until later in life -- around the same time I began learning electric guitar and listening to artists like Jimi Hendrix. I spent the next decade learning everything I could about rock. Along the way I found myself gravitating towards against-the-grain bands like Pearl Jam, Modest Mouse and Queens of the Stone Age. I began pursuing a career in radio after realizing I would be able to talk about music all day and get free CDs and concert tix
I got my start in radio way back in 1995 while working for an oldies radio station. After knocking out a couple stations along my rock journey, I ended up at Banana 101.5 in 2001. For those that know me, know that I’m an extremely laid back person that loves to party and go to concerts. I have a son that I love to death, he is my world 100%. I love to bowl, play video games, scuba dive and hang with my friends. Here's a few things you may or may not know about me, I used to sing (terribly) in a band and performed at the Capitol Theatre in Flint in the early 90s and I appeared on ABC's Wife Swap with my ex-wife and family in 2007, I have a Bengal cat named Abraham Lincoln and a Great Dane named Hippo
I grew up in a small town called Baldwin on the west side of the state that's best known for hunting, fishing and camping. I have always been in love with music, and the only thing I ever got in trouble for in school was talking too much, so I figured why not get paid to play music and talk all day? I also work at the Machine Shop, and I adore that place! I love dogs, beer, costumes, Mexican food, hi-fives, laughing, emojis and cooking for people
My radio journey began back in April of 2004. I started as an intern for the night show of a local Top 40 station. After making my way up through the ranks there, long story short, I caught wind of a weekend opening for The Banana and jumped on it. Now, I am the Promotions Director for the greatest station in the Universe. I feel very lucky to be doing what I'm doing now. The Machine Shop has become a home away from home and I love being apart of every Banana Event out there
If this was Tinder, I’d just put up a picture and be done with it. But since this is a bio, here’s a little about me: I’m obsessed with rock music, pizza, my dog, my pj’s and a particular type of adult cinema. I love a good rock concert not just because of the kick ass music, the sense of community and the permanent damage to my hearing, but also because I get to wear clothes I would never wear in front of my dad. I’m a Cuban that moved to Miami when I was two and I definitely did not arrive via private jet…
I’ve always had mad passion for rock but had to pay my dues early in my career and got my start at an oldies radio station. After knocking out a couple of stations along my rock journey, I ended up at Banana 101.5 in Flint, Michigan in 2001. Now I have the ultimate gig as co-host of Loudwire Nights with Full Metal Jackie on radio stations around the country. Those that know me, know that I’m an extremely laid back person that loves to attend concerts and throw a few back