Friday, July 10, 2009

Steve York Interacts

Steve York, middays on “generations 102.3, the music for your generation,” grew up in the Shenandoah Valley. His two greatest loves are music and hearing it on the radio.

Steve has been on the radio for much of his life, and he has traveled around the country doing it. But he says there is nothing like coming home and getting to be with family and friends. When he is not on the radio, he loves watching movies, sports on TV, traveling, and basically having fun and enjoying living in Charlottesville.

Steve also hosts the Interactive Request Show on Friday and Saturday nights from 10:00pm to 12:00 midnight on TOM@107.5. Let TOM and Steve know what you want to hear:

On the request line: (434) 964-1075

Facebook: (search in groups) Tom@1075

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Meet Our Personalities: Tom Morgan

Tom Morgan, “Your Wake – Up Call” on WCYK (along with Pam Garrison), started his career in radio at WJBC in Knoxville (if you want to call college radio the start of your career). He served as Program Director there for two years. Prior to graduation, he was awarded the Media Communication Award for Excellence at WJBC. During his junior year in college, he worked Saturday mornings at WOKI, "The River." This position later turned into weekends/swing, to nights, and then finally, afternoon drive. During this time, he also worked at CMA Award winning WIVK, where he got his country radio start.

After a year of full-fledged country in East Tennessee, he finally came home to Virginia at WCYK, where he did afternoons from November 2006, until a few months ago. His life-long dreams are to tour Europe, interview Bono, and have a spot on VH1's "I love the 80's.” Tom is also actively involved with St. Jude Children's Hospital, the Red Cross, and the Muscular Dystrophy Association. At one point, he was even "arrested" to raise money for the MDA and Jerry's Kids.

Tom owns “three cats, three dogs, and three monkeys” (completely un-true; his apartment complex does not allow pets). He enjoys playing video games, meeting country music stars, traveling, talking radio, and fishing with his old man on the James River. Wake up with Tom and Pam on WCYK every weekday morning, 5am – 10am.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Steve Walker Fascinated With His Voice

Steve Walker hosts mornings at “generations 102.3, the music for your generation.” He tells me that he has been fascinated by his own voice since he was a teenager. He found talking to his two children and wife at home just wasn’t enough to satisfy his urge to hear his voice, so he took to being on the radio, bothering thousands at a time. Steve has been waking folks up on the radio since 1978, and the only downside he proclaims is getting up at 3:30am. We’re glad that he does!

Steve’s other passions, besides family, include motorcycles, shooting, hunting, cutting firewood, and work. Look for him on that motorcycle on sunny days.

Steve also has a love for helping out charities. One of his favorites is giving blood. A motorcycle accident causing him to need four pints of blood to stay alive got him focused on blood donation. Steve has since repaid his debt ten-fold.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

PJ Idolizes Charlottesville

PJ Styles hosts afternoons and is Program Director at Hot 101.9. He was born and raised in Richmond, VA, and lived in Chicago for awhile (this is how we do it in "the Chi!"). PJ is a JMU alum and a big Duke Football fan! He bleeds UVA orange and blue, and pulls for the Cubbies, saying, “Shut up, I know about the World Series streak.” And did you see him on TV every week during the American Idol season?

You’ll find PJ at watering holes in Cville (St. Martens, Timberwood Grill, Shebeen, Wild Wing Cafe, and yes, TGI Fridays!). In his spare time, PJ enjoys weight lifting, tennis, kickball (it rocks!), and watching crappy reality shows on TV.

Outside of Cville; he likes anywhere there's a beach, especially the Bahamas and the Outer Banks. Give him sand and surf and he’s a happy camper.

In the pet department there is one who has his heart: His Boston Terrier, Wrigley. Wrigley likes anything he can chew, including shoelaces, remotes, tissues, hands, and hair. PJ says,”His motor never stops, trust me.”

PJ’s favorite music NOT on Hot 101.9 includes Beastie Boys, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rage Against the Machine, and pretty much all hip hop from the 90s.

PJ clams to have recently cleaned up his diet, and is now eating healthy most of the time. With that being said, pizza is his favorite, although he doesn’t get to eat it often anymore. Ah, the sacrifices we make to stay in shape!

PJ’s pet peeves include people who drive in the rain without their headlights on (it's a law damn it!), people who don't give him "the wave" when he lets them cross the street in front of his car (acknowledge his generosity with a courtesy wave!), people who chew ice (he hates that sound), and his main pet peeve is people who bring their babies to restaurants, sit in the smoking section, and puff away. His question is, “Maybe your 9 month old doesn't want a cigarette, did you think of that??”

I am proud to know PJ and thrilled that he makes Monticello Media his home base. Email PJ at: