Before I was online, I was on-air.  But then I let the dream job go.

Working on-air as a radio DJ for 7 years was an amazing experience.  So many people to thank for the wonderful opportunity.

I met famous musicians and artists.  Went backstage untold times.  Enjoyed the best parties.

Radio even played a large part in me and my wife’s relationship.  One of the radio station’s concerts was our first date. We’ve now been married for twelve years this month.

I took some time off in 2006 to plan my wedding.  Then starting SEO National in 2007, I never looked back.

While radio is the dream job of many, at some point I decided it wasn’t for me.

Why?  Largely because I didn’t like the instability that I saw others go through.

If your ratings aren’t cutting it you can be gone at a moment’s notice.  And if you’re let go you’re nearly 99% required to move.

There are only so many radio positions available within a market (city).  If you could stay, there are even fewer genres of radio stations that you may care to work for within that city.

With all the odds leaning towards a life of constantly relocating, a long-term career in radio just wasn’t for me.  And that’s ok.  The point is that other people’s dreams don’t have to be your dreams.

I have an eternal appreciation for the radio industry and for all the memories that it afforded me.  I worked side-by-side with amazing people that I still consider life-long friends today.  And despite how good it was to enjoy experiences that others would dream about…  It’s ok to let go of good to pursue great.

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