Friday, December 25, 2009

Looking out for Fellow Radio Friends! 4 GREAT RESUMES ATTACHED!!

Please take a moment and look through these resumes if you are looking to hire now or in the new year! As we allknow it's been a tough year for us in Broadcast Radio and we have to look out for eachother. With all the changes,cutbacks and shrinking budgets it could be any of us looking for a job and any time. Here are Resumes for JR Gonzalez, Rex McNeill aka TeeRex, Ross Block and Andy Waits. These men are all high quality talent, passionate about Radio, tons of integrity, experinece and would be an asset to your organization!! In addition, I read this really great artilce and free ebook from Chris Brogan about using social media to find work: Check it out...there are a lot of great ideas in there. If you would like some tips and pointers for using Social Media for self promotion while you are looking for a job I would be happy to be of service and give you some ideas!
Always happy to lend a hand to my fellow Radio Brothers and Sisters! Email me at

Best Wishes and Happy Holidays!

Jessica Northey (and Chuck Geiger)

J.R. ‘Gonzo’ Gonzalez
P.O. Box 1944
Houston, TX 77347
(281) 973-9262

OBJECTIVE: To be a part of an organization that is willing to use my talent, creativeness, and years of experience as part of my growth into a management position.

SUMMARY:  #1 18-34 and #2 25-44 females at every station worked, passionate, driven, dedicated, loyal, hard working, and able to connect with listeners in every aspect.

9/08 - 9/09 KWIN - Stockton Nights

1/07 - 9/08 KKHH - Houston Afternoons

6/05 - 1/08 KMXV-Kansas City Nights/APD/MD

12/01 - 5/05 KDGS - Wichita Afternoons/APD/MD

3/98 - 11/01 KPLX - Dallas Nights/MD

8/93 - 2/98 KBTE - Corpus Christi Mornings/APD

SKILLS: Production, imaging, beat mixing, video editing and website maintenance.
SOFTWARE: Word, Excel, Selector, Scott Studios, Next Gen, Promo Suite, Vox Pro,  360, Cool Edit Pro, Photo Shop, Adobe Audio & Video Editing.  


Rex McNeill    TEE REX     (916) 904-6847
Professional Experience
2007 until present KKFS,KTKZ Salem Radio Sacramento
Promotions Director / Interim  Morning Show.
Produced NTR Events, including movie premieres, Christmas Angel promotion, Lift Ticket Tuesday and Family Fun Month. Air talent on 103.9 The Fish and Community Today show.
Station reached Highest ratings in History .Top 10 25-54.
Format: Christian AC
April 2008 until September 2008 KZZO 100.5 The Zone CBS Radio Sacramento
Weekends / Fill ins      Format: Hot AC
April 2002 until September 2008 KUIC 95.3 Vacaville/ San Francisco
Weekends/Night show / Morning Relief     Format: AC
2005 until  2006 KZBR 95.7 MAXFM San Francisco Bonneville
Afternoon Show. Co – Host. Traffic Anchor      Format: Variety Hits
2004 until 2005 KMJE Sunny 101.5 Yuba City/Chico
Morning Show 5AM-9AM , Handled all Promotions
Tripled ratings in Chico Book     Format: AC
2002 until 2004 KXCL Cool104 Yuba City/ Sacramento 
Format:  Hot AC              
Produced on Air Promotions
With No Budget.
 1997 until 2001 KHYL-FM,Cool101.1/Y92.5 Sacramento, CA     
Format: Oldies / Jamming Oldies/AC

Morning Show Sidekick
Overnights/ Saturday night request show 7 PM – 12 AM
July ’96 until March ‘97 KRUZ- FM, Los Angeles/Santa Barbara, CA
Format: Modern AC

Middays / Production Director
January ’95 until November ’95 KHYL-FM, Sacramento
 Format: Oldies

December ’89 untilOctober ’91 KXXX(X100),KFRC-FM San Francisco, CA
Format: CHR/Oldies

Nights, Overnights. Was Involved in Startup for KFRC-FM
First Jock on Air. 

Ross A. Block

4683 Berwyn Court                     Phone: (727) 940-5186
Palm Harbor, FL 34685-2617                                                                Email:

Summary of Qualifications                                                                                                                                
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Results oriented professional manager with proven experiences in brand development, project administration, marketing, advertising and team building. Skills include preparation and execution of annual budget process, scheduling, supervising and developing staff, detailed knowledge of web site methods and procedures. In addition, a strong understanding of contract law, and thorough familiarity with key business software applications. Outstanding leadership skills leading to retention of talented employees and extraordinary staff loyalty. Performance characteristics supporting personal reputation include honesty, integrity, high work standards, and bottom line accountability.  
Your browser may not support display of this image. Selected Accomplishments 
  • Conceived and launched three new radio stations. WNGS in West Palm Beach, KRWM in Seattle, and WSJT in Tampa Bay, from ground up. Hired air staff, conceived music format, designed initial marketing campaign.
  • Negotiated WNGS national representation contract with Eastman. While still serving as operations director, functioned as station’s national sales manager. Improved annual national sales from $35,000 to almost $300,000 during tenure.
  • Expanded music logging department at Research Group, adding 10 new stations in 6 months.
  • WSJT was for 13 years one of the top rated adult stations in Tampa Bay, consistently in the Top 10 and frequently in the Top 5. WSJT was also always among the Top 10 billing stations in the market.

Your browser may not support display of this image. Professional Experience 
Broadcast Architecture, Sherman Oaks, California                                                                      2009 
Director of Content  
Programmed music for Smooth Jazz Network and for client stations
Maintained and updated four company web sites
Wrote and supervised news content for company sites and RSS feed 
CBS Radio, Tampa Bay, Florida             1995 - 2008 
Program Director WSJT (1995-2008)
Operations Manager – WLLD/WRBQ/WSJT (2001-2008)  
As program director functioned as the brand manager in charge of all aspects of a radio station’s image, on air sound and reputation. Specific tasks included: 
  • Strategic planning and execution for station’s brand development and on air presentation
  • Selection of all music heard on-air
  • Development and coaching of staff
  • Spearheaded research strategies to react to ever changing marketplace
  • Developed revenue generating opportunities with sales department
  • Planned and executed station marketing
  • Primary contact with consumers, developed consumer feedback strategies
  • Oversaw web strategy and execution, supervised customer loyalty database and email marketing 
As operations manager responsible for additional administrative functions of primary station and two other stations. These other tasks included:
  • Formulated annual budget of over $1 million and monitored spending monthly
  • Directed outside production and imaging talent
  • Supervised creative for web and on air
  • Negotiated contracts with suppliers and staff of over 30 employees
  • Liaison with engineering and IT personnel on equipment, network and staff issues

The Research Group, Seattle, Washington                                                                             1995 
Director of A/C and Smooth Jazz Programming 
Brown Broadcasting, Seattle, Washington                                                                  1992 – 1995 
Program Director KRWM 
Pearl Broadcasting, West Palm Beach, Florida        1982 – 1992 
Vice-President/Director of Operations WNGS (1982-1992)
National Sales Manager (1986-1989)  
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University of Miami                    Coral Gables, Florida
Bachelor of Music

Graduated with Honors 
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  • Nominated for Smooth Jazz Program Director of the Year in 2008 by Radio and Records newspaper
  • Named one of America’s Best Large Market Program Directors by Radio Ink Magazine in 1998
  • Recognized by Paxson Communications for “Best Start-Up” station in company in 1996
  • Won 1991 West Palm Beach Program Director of Year from American Women in Radio & Television
 Andy Waits
1504 East 2375 North,  Layton, UT  84040
(615) 477-7284

       Westwood One "Hot Country" / Los Angeles
Morning Air Personality
Host Specials, Celebrity Interviews, Write Positioning Liners, Special Mixes
Affiliates nationwide
1996 - 2007

       KTPI-FM/Lancaster-Palmdale, CA (Country)
Morning Show Host, self-produced
Show Promotions, Remotes & Events, Produced Bits, Production
1995 - 1997

       KAVC-FM/Lancaster-Palmdale, CA (Christian Talk)
Operations Manager, Talk Show Host
Devised & Executed Promotions, Production
1993 - 1995

       KKXX-FM/Bakersfield, CA (CHR)
Morning Show Host,    #5 CHR in the Country
Show Promotions, Remotes & Events, Production
1992 - 1993

       KODS-FM/Reno (Oldies)
Production, Remotes, "Road-Shows"
1990 – 1992

       KSXY-FM/Reno (CHR)
Morning Host, Self-Produced
Show Promotions, Remotes & Events, Produced Bits, Production

       WNNK-FM/Harrisburg (CHR)
7 to midnight,    #2 Station in the Country
Remotes & Appearances, Production
1987 – 88

       KLRZ-FM/Salt Lake City (CHR)
Production Director

       KJQ-AM & FM/Salt Lake City (CHR-FM, AC-AM)
Noon to 6 PM, 7 days a week (tracked on AM)
Promotions, Remotes, Write/Produce Spots
1985 – 1986

       KRIG-AM/Odessa, TX (CHR)
7 to midnight
Production, Remotes
1982 – 1983


KJZZ-TV/Salt Lake City
Anchor / Co-Managing Editor
2007 – 2008

Time-Warner of SoCal
Weatherman / Reporter
2005 – 2007

News Writer / Researcher
2005 – 2007


“I would recommend Andy for any position on the air or in programming
as I have seen and heard his creativity and his passion for the
Charlie Cook
Sr. Director of Programming, KKGO-KGIL-XSUR/Los Angeles

“Andy has a wonderful ability to encourage the personal and
professional growth of every team member, not just in the programming
department.  Much of that comes from his desire to be the best and
expect the best.  He is a man who leads by example.”
Dan Craig
GM, Salem/San Francisco

“Andy was always the consummate professional in all aspects of his
career….  The best thing about Andy is that he is smart, clever and in
command of the language without ever talking down to the audience.”
Jim Hays
Former PD, Westwood One Radio Networks

“He is, above all, one of the most ethical people I’ve ever met.”
Gary Thompson
Former PD, KDBN/Dallas

“He is a true professional and would make a tremendous addition to any
broadcast team.”
David Felker
VP/Programming, Dial-Global Digital 24/7 Formats

“You’d be hard pressed to find a nicer, harder working and more
talented guy to have on your staff.”
David Evjen
Founder, Bitman Comedy and Show Prep Service


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