Today is the day that Mega 106.3 has been switched to 106.3 The Groove.
While I'm aware of the reasons the decision was made, due to contractual obligations I can't say much about the switch. I'm obviously not involved anymore and it wouldn't really be appropriate to do so. The one thing that I will say is that its remarkably similar to what it was yesterday (after listening for a couple of hours).
As far as my lack of involvement, I'm reminded of a few people I've worked with or heard about during my career. They had been let go due to station format changes or other reasons outside of their control. They trashed their former employers in the media, left being bitter human beings, or even have been as crazy as attempting to erase whole music libraries before they walked out the door.
I'm not that kind of person.
I have always believed its much better to be well thought of. The world is getting smaller every day. You never know who knows who and thanks to the internet its getting smaller all the time. I left my last job knowing I did my best and tried as hard as I could with what I was given to work with. I have always believed that if I did that I'd always have a chance. The final radio ratings proved the work I did still had an audience. I'll also admit I made mistakes. I took on every work task that was suggested. I thought it would make me more valuable. Maybe it did but in the end it wasn't enough to keep me employed there. I'll always be disappointed I didn't leave on my own terms but life isn't always fair.
Opportunities are created and chance is left to lotteries and drawings. Its also true that working harder than most people pays off. I learned that from my dad. He worked really hard and I admired that about him. I got my work ethic from him. He worked harder than anybody I've ever encountered in my lifetime. He's always been my hero. I've known that hard work isn't enough so one thing I've added is a creative side. Its been a combination that has worked for me.
I wish the best to 106.3 The Groove.
As I embark on the next chapter of my career starting Wednesday at Fox 11, I'm hoping they enjoy and appreciate what I do, who I am, and my work ethic.
Here's to success for everybody!