This is my first blog post in about four years. Since leaving Radio One I had the honor of returning to where my career started when I was 18 years old, 99.5 WZPL-FM. After a successful stint back there I decided to do a morning show on a county radio station just outside of Indianapolis. To say the least it wasn’t a good fit for me.
The last eleven months I have had time to reflect on my career and think about what I want to do next. Never say, never. But now is not the time for me to return to radio. I hope that one day I will. I have mastered the art of talking up songs and being witty. I feel that now in this moment I need to take my gift in a more meaningful direction with purpose and intent. My intent here is not to sway you with my point of view or to make you believe one thing or another. It’s simply a dialog with myself and with you.
To be continued…
JJ’s Band on the ‘Awardless Award Show’ on IMC-TV. (JJ and Deacon Onair)
Over the last ten years I have I been blessed to be on the radio in my home town and I have also had the opportunity to host a television show on (WDNI-TV) IMC – Indy’s Music Channel. It is with great sadness that today will be my last show on IMC. Due to budget issues and lack of advertising dollars it is time to say goodbye.
I can’t even begin to express what a fun and exciting journey it has been to not only host several shows on IMC (Instant Access and The Tease) but it has been a dream come true to be the Music Director for this television station.
As my General Manager said, “As one door closes, another one opens.” Very true, but still very sad. I always believed we could make it work. In some instances it did.
The laughs we had when we did the ‘IMC Awardless Award Show’ and the drama we had when we gave away a wedding. True TV magic! Nothing like this had ever been done locally in Indianapolis. So for me to say I was a part of IMC is an unbelievable honor.
Thank you so much for all the support and love that you all have shown over the last ten years. I can only hope and pray I will return in some manner on Indianapolis Television.
A special that you to Dan McNeal my Program Director who believed in me; Lisa my Producer for her diligence and love; Steve for putting up with me and making sure all the music videos were in every week; David who always had an idea and made it happen; Jennifer for her passion and making the sound perfect; Doug for making me mad and laugh with his stupid jokes. And last but not least thanks to Deon. If it wasn’t for him IMC would have never come to life.