On Air: Saturday -- 02:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Hi, I’m Brian. As a sophomore at Maine West High School in Des Plaines, Illinois, I was failing my English class. My teacher, Ms. Pflederer, suggested I try out for the school’s radio station. One foot through the door at WMTH and I knew what I wanted to do with my life. “You mean you can get paid to listen to music and talk to people? Sign me up!” After passing sophomore English and then graduating, I followed several classmates to Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, renowned for their Radio/TV program. A more than 20-year career in broadcasting began at WHPI in Herrin and continued with stints at WTAO, CIL-FM and Big Dawg 95.1. In 1995 I was named the first station manager of WDBX Community Radio 91.1fm, a job I held until 2011. Since 2012, I have been holding down weekends on New Country Z100. I enjoy attending music festivals and concerts and am that loud fan you’ll always find at SIU Basketball games and on the Hill for Saluki Baseball.