Celebrity Week 2012 & a Private Chicago Concert with Friends
My other job on 929 FM ESPN is programming and producing. I recently put together a "celebrity week" and had the pleasure of working with Jerry Lawler, who has done quite a few shows on 94.1, but also Chris Wallace from the Grizzlies, Dennis Philippe, the one and only Josh Pastner, and the new football coach at Memphis Justin Fuente.
Justin and I are about the same age and have had similar experiences, outside of the fact he makes a lot more money than I do coaching football! But he's traveled around the country for his job and met his wife pretty close to where I grew up (he was an Asst. Coach at Illinois State University). It was great to meet Coach Fuente and hear his story. It sounds like he has a terrific family and I look forward to watching his progress at the University of Memphis as Head Football Coach.
In other news, it's hot! 100+ for the last week and likely for the next couple. Gearing up for tomorrow night's Collierville Independence Celebration. This will be my 8th year hosting that event, and it's always terrific. Great fireworks, great food, and one of my favorite local bands "Dr. Zarr's Amazing Funk Monster". They used to play the rooftop party at the Peabody all the time when I worked for 94.1 The Buzz.
I'm starting to plan late summer/Fall Vacation time. Already looking forward to seeing family and friends, the annual pilgrimage to various BBQ events in and around the region, and then it'll be time for dove hunting in September. Wow. Before you know it, football!!!
Enjoy the tunes. This is the greatest music ever made, and we play it for you. Live and Local!
ps- A Happy 40th Anniversary to Maurice and Libby Buring! And a thank you. What a party (WITH CHICAGO!!!!) WOW.