I'm often mistaken for Brad Pitt. Oh, I'm sorry, I meant Kelsey Grammer.
My paychecks have been coming from radio since long before we ever heard the word ‘embedded' from foreign correspondents. I remember Program Directors who actually used to tell the air personalities to smile into the mic. Oh, wait…some still do. I also remember being allowed to smoke in the studio and dropping brownie crumbs all over the console was a job requirement. Engineers loved me for that.
I'm from a little town in the Midwest called Chicago, so I adore my lovable, if not amusing Cubbies. I'm also passionate about my five felines and beer. Oh, I'm sorry, my wife, Michele, too. Sorry, sweetheart.
I'm a Navy veteran who resisted the urge to get a tattoo of an anchor on my bicep, opting instead for a mop on my buttocks. Yes, alcohol was involved.
If you want to butter me up for concert tickets or a car wash, baked mac and cheese is the key to my heart. If you want to annoy me, talk to me at length about your kids' homework or keep referring to yourself in the 3 rd person. Either one.
I allow politicians to put campaign signs on my front yard with the understanding they must come down thirty minutes after the polls close or the meter's running!
If I wasn't doing this for a living, I would probably have been a veterinarian, but that would have required actually going to school, so…..
A world- class napper, I can cuddle up with a cat at anytime of the day and I'm good for an hour.
One more thing: When you hear Dead Skunk in The Middle of the Road on the radio, you'll know your listening to me on 92.9 WBPM. Hey, stop that. Don't make fun of my wedding song!
Is this where I get to self-promote? Okay, then – here goes.
I love it here in the Hudson Valley. I was born and raised in Rhinebeck, and between then and now I’ve lived exclusively in Ulster and Dutchess counties. And I’ve been lucky enough to transform my information-junkie tendencies into something I can do for a living, and something I can pass along to you for a few minutes each morning on WBPM, both over the airwaves and anywhere else we exist in the social-media universe.
The idea behind my little piece of Miller’s show is that when you finish each morning with us you will be significantly more informed and intelligent than the non-WBPM listeners around you. Yes, there are some among us who have yet to experience the transcendent wonderfulness of WBPM. Have some compassion for these poor souls and invite them to join the experience, won’t you? Within a month of being exposed to WBPM newscasts, I guarantee you they’ll be walking upright and no longer dragging their knuckles.
Welcome to WBPM. Now go forth and listen.
The best thing about working for WBPM:
The free coffee. The LIFETIME SUPPLY of free coffee
Most embarrassing moment in radio:
Make an off color joke about a celebrity to another celebrity and being called out on it during the interview. OOPS
Three things I could not live without:
Three things I could live without:
traffic on route 9, long lines in the store and excessive heat.
Best concert experience:
Billy Joel, Nassau Coliseum.
On the street I’m usually mistaken for:
Angelina Jolies bodyguard.
Reality TV show I’d most like to participate in and why:
ABC Makeover Home Edition. That is if I could have the house.
Person I’d most like to meet and why:
Billy Joel or Don Mattingly. Two people that have meant much to me growing up.
Here’s something no one knew about me… until now: I like Pina Coladas and getting caught in the rain.
Greetings, neighbors, I'm Randy Turner, “The Ran-Man”. I'm proud to say that I've had a career in radio for 26 years and I've worked many formats from country to rock, oldies and adult contemporary, Top 40. Hey, in this business, you've got to be adaptable.
Probably the biggest highlight of my career has been creating the format for 92.9 WBPM and getting the station out on the road. We present a unique rock based classic hits format and we're all really pleased with the overwhelming positive response we've received to the station since its launch on Feburary 1st, 2007.
I'm very passionate about radio; it's gotta be “in your blood” if you're going to succeed in this business. In addition to my on-air work over the years, I've designed, engineered and hosted numerous long form programs and special features. One that I'm really proud of is my annual “Celebration Of The Season” which features Christmas parody songs, novelty holiday tunes and clips from great Christmas Movies and TV specials.
I'm not into sports at all; never was. I was an AV Geek in school and I think I turned out OK.
I'm a big British TV fan. I love shows like Top Gear, Doctor Who, Absolutely Fabulous, Coupling, Fawlty Towers , French and Saunders, Footballer's Wives, Hustle, Little Britain, Mile High, Mr. Bean, The Vicar Of Dibley and especially the British version of Big Brother (so much fun). You can get many of them on DVD or find the episodes online. That's how I get to see the new episodes of all my favorite shows from across the pond. Recently, a series called “MI-5” (which they call “Spooks” for the American DVD market) came to an end after a 10 year run. It's an incredibly well made show and I highly recommend it.
There are American shows I enjoy too including Amazing Race, Friends, Home Improvement, Las Vegas , Mad About You, NewsRadio, Northern Exposure, Seinfeld, Spin City , Sports Night, Survivor, That 70's Show and the all-time classic WKRP In Cincinatti.
I'm always listening to different types of music. I enjoy ‘happy classical' music (not the somber slow stuff), I have a pretty big library of concert performances and I'm a huge fan of Canadian singer Avril Lavigne.
During nicer weather, you may find me riding my bike on one of the many rail trails of our area. If a guy rolls past you with headphones on and singing a song … that's probably me.
Thanks for listening to 92.9 WBPM and I'll be looking for you around town!
The best thing about working for WBPM :
What else….the music!
Most embarrassing moment in radio :
When a colleague mooned me while I was on the air…It's near impossible to recover from that!
Three things I could not live without :
Music, my wife, and my dogs
Three things I could live without :
Snow, snow…and SNOW!
Best concert experience :
On the street I'm usually mistaken for :
Can I say that on the radio? I'll check with the Ran-man!
Reality TV show I'd most like to participate in and why :
Dancing with the stars. Maybe I'd finally learn how to dance!
Person I'd most like to meet and why :
Tough one, I'll get back to you! Here's something no one knew about me… until now : I own a DJ company that provides entertainment for all occasions. I can't seem to get away from music!
Hey how's it goin? Trent Michaels here! I'm so proud to have been born and raised here in the Hudson Valley! I never lived through the 60's or 70's, but I still grew up on the great tunes from those decades. My dad is big Beatles and Clapton fan, while my mother is a big Stones and Pink Floyd fan. I had a great variety of music growing up, just like I do now with Classic Hits 92.9! ( Perfect fit right?)
Frankenberry here, weekends and mornings for Bob Miller when gets suspended…again. When I was in High School there was a night once where I woke and tripped over my nightstand in the dark trying to avoid Sixpence the family Cat who had woken with me and jumped off the bed directly to the floor beneath my feet proudly performing one of the duties of a cat. Justly proud he was as, well, being under foot is a big one in the instinctive Cat Handbook of Life. I fell into my dresser and hit my head soundly on my radio. I do radio and have two cats.
It started at Waynesburg College close to Pittsburgh in 1982, continued in the Grad School days at West Virginia University also close to Pittsburgh and made me money for the first time at WDVE and WXDX in Pittsburgh, even closer to Pittsburgh. This portion of the radio tour also included a Pittsburgh Pirates press for the 1993 season, the year after they made it to the National League Championship Series for the third season in a row. Then they really began to suck…really suck. For 20 years. Sorry. They’re better now though.
There was one other radio stop after that, in Dayton Ohio, before I took a break from radio doing a wide range of things from tending bar, to checking in guests, to wearing tights and a big ass plastic head that afforded quite the cleavage view at a beach resort, selling books, baking cookies and scones, pawning a great portion of my CD collection and a job I considered but thought better of the consequence of jail time.
Once back in radio which was here in Hudson Valley, the place I was when I tripped on an under foot cat in the dark, I’ve stayed and have been around for 13 years. You might know me. If not. Frankenberry here.
I GREW UP IN THE HUDSON VALLEY DURING MY TEEN YEARS, GRADUATING FROM ONTEORA HIGH SCHOOL AND CONTINUING AT SUNY ULSTER IN STONE RIDGE.
ONE OF MY FIRST JOBS WAS AT WKNY IN KINGSTON AND FROM THERE I WENT TO RADIO STATIONS IN POUGHKEEPSIE, NEW LONDON,CT, SPRINGFIELD,MA, HARTFORD, CT, NEW YORK, NY AND BACK HERE TO THE HUDSON VALLEY.
ONE OF THE THINGS THAT SPARKED MY INTEREST IN GETTING INTO TO RADIO WAS MY HOBBY OF KEEPING TRACK OF THE TOP SONGS EACH WEEK THAT WERE PLAYED ON THE RADIO (ESPECIALLY 77 WABC). TO THIS DAY I KEEP TRACK OF THE TOP SONGS WHICH AMAZES MY KIDS THAT I ACTUALLY KNOW THE SONGS THEY LISTEN TO ON THEIR FAVORITE STATION WHICH IS ONE OF WBPM'S SISTER STATIONS, K-104.
IN ADDITION TO MUSIC I'M INTO FOLLOWING SPORTS, ESPECIALLY FOOTBALL AND BASEBALL. MY TEAMS ARE THE YANKEES, NEW YORK FOOTBALL GIANTS, THE KNICKS, NY RANGERS AND NOTRE DAME AND ARMY FOOTBALL TEAMS. THERE IS NOTHING LATE SUNDAY AFTERNOONS IN THE FALL WHEN THE NFL IS ALIVE AND KICKING AND I LOVE THE BASEBALL PLAYOFFS IN OCTOBER AS WELL. BY THE WAY I START EACH AND EVERY DAY WITH A FOUR MILE RUN (OK, MAYBE I DON'T RUN ON CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR'S DAY).
WORKING AT 92.9 WBPM ON THE WEEKENDS LETS ME REMINISCE ALONG WITH YOU THE GREAT DECADES OF POP MUSIC ESPECIALLY DURING OUR SPECIAL WEEKENDS. CATCH ME SUNDAYS FROM 8AM-1PM AND I PROMISE TO PLAY THE GREATEST HITS OF ALL TIME WITH A FACT HERE AND THERE THAT YOU MAY OR MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT.
Well...first off, thanks for listening to 92.9 WBPM! I have been working in radio for over 15 years, so you can tell that it has a BIG part in my heart. I have had the opportunity to do every format... BUT I can honestly say that WBPM is my absolute favorite. My love of music and sharing it with you is also the reason why my wife and I have owned and operated our own DJ company for over 18 years. We just absolutely love to put smiles on every ones faces and music does just that!
When my wife and I are not working (which is very rarely), we love to swim, go on cruise vacations and take in an occasional baseball game. We are also HUGE fans of TV shows such as Bar Rescue, games shows like Family Feud, and can't forget about our favorite show, Law & Order: SVU (oh yes, for the record, I'm in love with Mariska Hargitay and yes, my wife knows it LOL).
You can hear me blast the Biggest Hits of all time here on 92.9 WBPM every Sunday from 1pm to 6pm and whenever I get the call from the "Big" guy (that would be the boss Randy Turner) to fill in for him or JJ Carter during your weekday.
Thanks for listening to 92.9 WBPM and I'll be looking for you around town!