WUTC asked that I provide a bio of my 60 years in two paragraphs. Hmm; I came I saw I ate a little chicken. First of all I was never NOT in radio. My dad was teaching me electronics at age three. I was reading code at 10 words a minute at age four (sending was not pretty back then). Had a scholarship to study Journalism at Oklahoma U as I left HS. But a radio station in Kansas offered me a living wage, so I dropped out of school for money. Nixon then dared to sign the bill that reinstated the draft & my draft board took the first 32 numbers. I joined the Navy to avoid the draft (you try condensing a year that well).
Seven years, 1 day, 18 hours & 46 minutes later I left the Navy to finish college. With a wife & three kids in tow, leaving the Navy was quite a leap while Carter gave us home loans at 22% interest. For 15 years I built radio &TV studios around the nation and did an early stint as an evening talk show host on one of the nations bigger stations before the big guy from Missouri was ever heard of.
I came to Chattanooga to teach in 1994. I have taught electronics, dozens of different computer classes, research methodology, economics, statistics, money & banking. I hold an MBA in finance. I am a consultant on ADA matters, specializing on accommodation vs new construction. My day job at UTC is courtesy of the technology division. I am currently the training officer for the 4th Regiment TNSG, working out of the armory on Holtzclaw. Saturday evenings I host "An Hour For Two" at 8pm. This hour of couples music is listened to by a strong following of soldiers in nasty places, while sweet young thing listens stateside.
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