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Here Are 5 Reason My Job Doesn’t Suck

Yahoo! Finance recently published a list of 200 professions, ranked from best to worst and guess were my job of broadcasting landed? 196 out of 200!

That couldn’t be farther from the truth, at least for me. I’ve worked in this industry for 24 years and yes, at times, it’s work. It’s a job but the often perks make the “work” days better.

Let me just share with you ’5 Reasons My Job Doesn’t Suck.’


1. I GET TO HANG OUT WITH ARTISTS

What more needs to be said? It took me a while to get over the star struck side of things but now I can walk into meet and greet like I’m a member of the crew. Over my 24 years doing this, I’ve gone to the movies with Brad Paisley to see ‘Man of Steel,’ I’ve been on the tour buses of tons of artists from Rhett Akins to Drive-By Truckers to Saliva. Heck, I even spent 4 days backstage with Poison and Cinderella before the start of their ‘Welcome to Hollyweird’ tour. So far, I don’t think my job sucks.


2. I GET TO RAISE MONEY FOR ST. JUDE CHILDREN’S RESEARCH HOSPITAL

Anyone who knows me or has listened for any length of time to our yearly St. Jude Radiothon can vouch for me on this one. St. Jude is in my blood. Radio has allowed me the privilege of meeting several patients and their families and has given me an avenue to tell their stories in order to raise much needed money for research into childhood cancer and other catastrophic diseases. Over my 7 years at 95.3 The Bear, I have helped to raise over $200,000 for St. Jude.


3. FREE CONCERT TICKETS

I’ll gladly pay to go see and artist but my job has helped me to avoid the concert ticket prices mostly. I love a good live show so if I can use a little of my time, through my job, to promote these artists and then get in free… I’ll take it.


4. FREE CDs

Although I am an avid collector of vinyl albums and spend money for each one, I have not paid for a CD in years! Well, unless it was an independent artist whose show I was at. I love CDs over mp3s any day. I enjoy the artwork and will spend time reading most of the liner notes when I grab a new disc I dig.


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5. WE HAVE AWESOME LISTENERS & A GREAT STAFF

Okay, I put two in one but I have a cool job and don’t care. It’s extremely gratifying to be on a live broadcast or at a concert and have people recognize me or my voice. The chance to put a face to these voices I talk to on the air each week or the chance to meet new faces who just started listening or who grew up listening is one of the best feelings in the world!

*The original article I referenced in the beginning of this post can be found here.

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