Sunday, February 11, 2018

Episode #057

Jonathan Drake, OM - The Illini Media Group

Jonathan Drake is proof positive that a career in radio and having a life CAN coexist! 

Claiming he was drawn to a radio career mostly because of the free concert tickets and the form-fitting uniforms he gets to wear that nobody ever sees (because, hey, it’s radio!), he’s also put family first, by avoiding the ‘radio nomad’ trail that has plagued so many of us.

After working around the Midwest with stops in exotic locales like Joliet, Bloomington and the well-kept secret that is Des Moines, Jonathan was transferred to the Champaign-Urbana market by Saga Communications, where he has settled in as Operations Manager of their Illini Radio Group.

In addition to his management duties, Jonathan has accompanied Champaign-Urbana radio listeners from the workplace through traffic for well over a decade as afternoon drive host on Mix 94.5.

Jonathan is not the only one married to the market! Spouse Laura heads the Champaign-Urbana Chamber of Commerce as the ‘better half” of 'thee' power couple of “CHUR-bana”! 


Sunday, February 4, 2018

Episode #056:

Ross Brittain

Ross Brittain has been a mainstay morning drive time on-air personality since music radio transitioned from AM to FM. He’s worked in major market stations nationwide including Atlanta, Cleveland, Philadelphia and New York City. 

His vast experience ranges from stints at 77WABC to ‘CBS-FM in New York. His “Z Morning Zoo” and “Breakfast Club” shows have entertained audiences waking up for nearly four decades.  His talents not only include radio, but he has made numerous TV appearances on ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN & Fox. 

Previously, Ross did the evening news in Atlanta, hosted a talk show, a game show and even had a nightclub act entertaining people. He has also hosted several syndicated radio programs.

He was named Philadelphia Morning Personality of the Year for two consecutive years and was twice named the Major Market Air Personality of the Year. He’s hosted several syndicated radio programs currently is the editor and publisher of the popular prep service, “The Ross Brittain Report” and works on-air for WCBS-FM in New York City. 

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