My Zone Radio story is a little different than most. I was introduced to it when an ex-friend asked me to compile the music for a new online Radio Station’s Jazz show called The Jazz Zone. I jumped at the opportunity, as music, and playing music for people, has always been part of my DNA. I had gone from regular DJ to karaoke DJ and now music compiler for a radio show, wow! This was absolute bliss for me, especially since I would be in the background (Perfect Face for Radio)
One of Zone Radio’s promises, was an offer to train anyone, with the passion to be a radio presenter, something NO other radio station, until Zone Radio, has ever offered, and at no cost then. While not promising a slot on a radio show, potential presenters were trained to be the best presenters they could be.
After almost 3 years of compiling for the Jazz Zone, and maybe 1 or 2 cameo lines on air, I was honoured with the opportunity, to be trained, to present a different show through the most unconventional of circumstances. While those circumstances were not pleasant, the opportunity that arose because of it, got me out of being in the background, to presenting a radio show for the first time.
There are not enough words to show my appreciation to Zone Radio and especially its owner, Richard Griggs (“The Unicorn”), who tirelessly sacrifices his personal time to train potential presenters, and as the show evolved, so did our friendship, which stands strong and above everything else today. Zone Radio and the people who run it are family today.
Life constantly throws you curve balls however, the curve ball that led to where I am today, at Zone Radio, I would welcome over and over again. To the man who made it all happen, I would never be able to thank him enough for taking that chance on me.