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?)