Rob GraysonHost - Morning Edition
My heroes have always been disc jockeys. I especially admired the ones who could take the canvas of the fourteen-second intro of a teeny-bopper song and paint a masterpiece. From my youth, I strove to emulate them. I had the good fortune to walk in some of their footsteps, albeit a respectful pace behind.
The Mississippi Delta in the 70's was a great place to begin a career in radio. My first after-school job was doing the afternoon shift at an easy-listening FM in my hometown of Greenville at age 14.
George Klein brought me to Memphis, and WHBQ, in 1976. Most of the ensuing time has been spent in the general Memphis radio community, and producing and engineering at Wilkerson Sound Studios.
I landed on the WKNO doorstep in 2001, and am tickled that they continue to let me show up here every morning.