I've been involved in broadcasting since my first year at Lewis University in Romeoville, IL in 1987. I took to the airwaves at WLRA-FM and started a radio career that continues today.
From there I have worked in markets as large as Chicago and as small as Merced, CA. I programmed New Zealand's Provincial Station of the Year - 89FM - in 1994 and 1995.
Since 2011 I have been a member of the broadcasting faculty at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, MI, both as an adjunct and as a visiting assistant professor. I am the faculty advisor to the University's student radio station, WCKS The Whale, and the student television station, GVTV.
PhD, Journalism, Michigan State University (April 2016)
My research is focused on broadcast history. I am also a research assistant under the supervision of Dr. Michael Stamm on the Radio Preservation Task Force, a project of the National Recording Preservation Board, Library of Congress.
MS, Communications, Grand Valley State University (2011)
My masters project was entitled "A History of Radio in Grand Rapids 1924-1974."
BES, Radio and Television Broadcasting, Lewis University (2004)
I served as program director of the University's student radio station, WLRA-FM.