Sunday, September 12, 2010
Sunday Driving on Full Throttle County with Managing Editor Chuck Geiger!
from Jessica Northey
Welcome to the liveliest edition of Sunday Driving since, well I made it up. I am sure by now you know my partner in crime, Full Throttle Country Creator and Managing Editor CHUCK GEIGER aka UNCLE BUCK.
Chuck spent 35 years in radio programming and on air talent positions. In 1997, Chuck began his entry into Country Music Radio programming the legendary WCTO Allentown (Cat Country 96). After KZSN Wichita and KHGE Fresno, he began FTC in May of 2009.
The Country Music Radio industry should thank Chuck for the selfless information that he offers. I can't imagine what it would cost to hire a consultant who knows half as much as him and with FTC you get for FREE! FREE...can you believe it? I hope you enjoy getting to know Chuck on a more personal and playful nature! Please forgive him for sending me the questions in CAP LOCK, it's kinda his way. lol
Where are you answering these questions from right now?
AT 6A ON A SATURDAY MORNING IN THE FTC OFFICE
FRESNO STATE SHIRT AND SHORTS
How did you get started in Broadcasting?
1972 KSEA SAN DIEGO, INTERN
What are 3 items you CAN NOT live without?
BEER, RADIO AND FAMILY
Favorite item of clothing/jewelry/accessory?
SLACKS AND SPORT SHIRTS - BUSINESS CASUAL
Have you ever been in a fight?
YES - 1974 LAST TIME, AFTERNOON GUY AT MY 2ND STATION SAID
I WAS PICKING UP ON HIS GIRL AND CALLED ME OUT - HE GOT ONE IN AND SO DID I.
What is the first thing you think of when you wake up in the morning?
2008 SUZUKI BURGMAN AN-400 BIKE
Is there anything that you regret?
YES, KHGE FRESNO, NOT FOLLOWING MY OWN INSTINCTS, WE COULD HAVE WON WITH THE MORNING SHOW WE HAD AND THE DRIVE OF THE STATION. BEING A BETTER PEOPLE PERSON AS A PROGRAMMER WOULD HAVE KEPT ME OUT OF HOT WATER.
What are your fondest childhood memories? In your house? In your neighborhood or town?
ACTUALLY, GROWING UP IN SAN DIEGO AND TRAVELING THROUGH THE CENTRAL VALLEY ON VACATIONS TO THE SIERRA. I LOVE THIS AREA.
What current event has your eyes and ears? And what are you doing about it?
SAN BRUNO FIRE, OBAMA, CAL SENATE RACE
How do you use Social Media in your industry for productivity?
WE MARKET FTC ENTIRELY WITH FACEBOOK AND TWITTER. THERE HAS NEVER BEEN AN AD PLACED FOR OUR PUBLICATION. AND WE HAVE SOME GIRL WHO IS A SOCIAL MEDIA DIVA TALKING TO STATIONS ALL THE TIME ON HOW TO BETTER EMPLOY SOCIAL MEDIA. RADIO NEEDS TO USE SOCIAL MEDIA TO MARKET ALMOST EXCLUSIVELY. THE DAYS OF TV SPOTS AND OUTDOOR ARE OVER. YOU BUILD COALITIONS OFLISTENERS ON THE AIR AND COMMUNICATE WITH THEM THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA. IT'S MORE THAN TELLING US YOU HAVE ZAC BROWNTICKETS AT 5P TODAY - IT'S ABOUT THE COMPLEX COMMUNITY AND WHAT PEOPLE ARE TALKING ABOUT ON SOCIAL NETWORKS. IN CALIFORNIA IT COULD BE AID FOR THE VICTIMS OF THE SAN BRUNO GAS EXPLOSION. STATION IMAGE PROMOS, FUNNY VIDEOS AND MORNING SHOW PROMO VIDEOS SHOULD BE ON FACEBOOK AND TWITTER DAILY.
What is your favorite website?
ABLE TO MELT METAL
Which famous person do you admire?
CHARLIE DANIELS - A TRUE AMERICAN
What is your favorite movie?
THE HANGOVER - BECAUSE IT'S TRUE
JELLY BELLY BEANS
How do you balance your work with other obligations - mate, children, hobbies?
I ONLY WORK PART TIME AND THEN WORK IN THE AFTERNOONS ON FTC - SO I HAVE PLENTY OF TIME - I LOVE IT
Do you get nervous about anything?
THE REBOUND OF RADIO
Do you have a ritual before you go on the air?
HAVENT BEEN ON THE AIR SINCE MAY 4TH, 2009
If you could meet anyone in the world dead or alive who would it be, and what would say to them?
TO KRIS DANIELS, WHAT IS YOUR REAL HAIR COLOR?
What is your hobby or do you collect anything?
Do you have an animal/s?
4 POMERIANIANS AND 3 BIRDS...MONTANA, SABRINA, SAVANAH AND SAGIRA. BUDDY, JERRY AND MAX ARE THE BIRDS.
Fruits or Vegetables?
Mac or PC?
PC - BUT MY SON WORKS FOR APPLE
Ginger or Mary Ann?
MARY ANN (SHE'S NUDE IN THE MOVIE COMING OUT)
Salt or Pepper?
Craziest thing you have ever done?
I'LL DRINK THE 5TH
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