ON AIR PERSONALITIES
Robbie Knight (6a-10a Eastern)
I'm a lifetime NRA member and I donate to Greenpeace. The way I grew up, that's not contradictory. Dad was a game warden. I was an avid backpacker and mountain biker for years, but I'm a SPAZ and I've got lots of injuries so now I car camp. I take care of myself and I enjoy Chinese exercises like Qigong (Taekwondo got me hurt, Ju Jitzu hurt even more). I hate jam bands (except for the old school ones). Allman Brothers, “yes”, String Cheese, “no”. My Mom raised me on classical music (mostly the Germans) and she knew everything about the great composers, so I got hooked on reading rock trivia. Rock and roll saves teen lives, it sure did that for me.
Ed Barella (10a-3p Eastern)at
Eddie is a huge music fan, with an eclectic taste for everything that is rock; from metal to classic rock, to indie hipster rock and alternative. When he's not on air, you'll find him avoiding his parole officer, looking for the next big thing on Spotify, watching too many hours of TV on Netflix, enjoying a local concert, or pretending to be in shape, while awkwardly working out at the gym.
In addition to his on air and janitorial duties, Ed maintains a continuous stream of web wackiness at http://facebook.com/edbarrshow
and on Twitter as @EdBarrShow
Alan Ayo (3p-8p Eastern)
I love rock and roll radio. I used to listen to it when I was a kid, while sitting on the floor building huge Rebel Bases with Legos and Star Wars figures. I stumbled into it in college, thinking I'd never be more than a behind-the-scenes guy taking care of the music library. That's when I was 18. I'm still trying to figure out how in the world I got here, but what a ride I've had so far. My misadventures in radio have had me broadcasting from Georgia, Texas, California and special one-off occasions from The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.I'm just a guy. I love collecting and playing rock music. I'm obsessed with the story of Bonnie and Clyde, and will talk your ear off about it. I love animals, and working with rescues. I love being underwater in the ocean. I love cooking. I love being a Dad. I love sleep! Mostly, I love sleep.
Marconi (8p-1a Eastern)
He died doing what he loved. Eating pancakes... I'd probably leave the house more often if I could shoot fireballs at everybody and collect a bunch of coins... Every time my phone dies, I die a little inside… If only I could make a career out of sweaty feet… Somewhere, somebody just discovered there isn't room to stick any more needles into their voodoo doll of me… Life is a drinking game and I'm kickin' some serious ass… I never got any gold stars as a kid. That's why I'm here…Prove to me that the ocean isn't made of fish tears. You can't… I take the extra out of extraordinary… Too bored to stay home, too lazy to go out… Just discovered this old timey internet called a "library"… My only goal in life is to die at some point… Take my advice, don't take my advice… Why are you reading my bio? I mean this is the second time today! It still says the same thing it did when you first read it!
If you knew a never‑married, childless man with two cats, you might be inclined to make some assumptions. But Tom Fry defies every stereotype. He’s a native Detroit rocker and sports fanatic hell bent on squeezing every last ounce of freedom out of adulthood. Tom graduated from Indiana University which explains his Hoosier basketball passion. When he’s not jamming on his Fender Telecaster he’s planted in front of a flat screen watching the Lions, Tigers or Pistons. You might enjoy hanging out with Tom and now you can, late nights on the station. Just leave a few cold ones in his fridge before you go.
McKenzie is easy to hang out with, which helps explain how she’s met legends like Ozzy, Dio, George Thorogood, Bon Jovi, Skid Row, Kip Winger, Heart, Tommy Shaw and even Mr. T...You can catch McKenzie during the midday. She looks forward to the music and taking your calls. Don’t let the hot ‘girl next door’ look fool ya, she’s really a mouse that roars! [Just ask anyone at the radio station!] She looks forward to a Mt. Dew every morning and donuts on Fridays. After entertaining on air, she's off to spend the rest of the day with the love of her life, her daughter Samantha and all of her exotic critters. If she has any spare time left, she’s out spending money and looking for her new Mr. Right.
Whoever your favorite rock star is you can bet that Tony Scott has interviewed them, met them or done both. Those are some of the perks of a lifetime in rock and roll for a guy who makes being a DJ sound effortless. When Tony isn’t working the phones on the air or giving away a ridiculously huge grand prize, you’ll often find him at the concert by the artist that he played earlier that day. Tony’s passions include raising champion Golden Retrievers. He's also an admitted Broncomaniac who continues to put his doctorate in mixology to good use at tailgate parties. When it's time to unwind Tony heads for the slopes where he still believes he missed his calling as an Olympic downhill skier...oh well...we all still dream of what might have been !!
When Lu Valentino isn’t making new fans on the radio, chances are she is pampering her two tiny Yorkshire Terriers, LuVee and Cherish. She’d be a crazy cat lady too, if she weren’t allergic. When you meet Lu you’ll realize she’s a hot, tough East Coast chick (mob wife, not The Ramones). Because she’s lonely and single, Lu spends inordinate amounts of time on social networks (The Lu Valentino Show on Facebook and @LuValentino on Twitter). Her extensive background in comedy and improv has helped her make some famous friends and enemies. It’s just one of the things that makes her something totally different in the evening. Check out What a Mouth every Friday night too, as Lu is joined by comedienne Jill Bryan (who just happens to be Jimmy Kimmel’s sister). Get to know Lu on Facebook at “The Lu Valentino Show” and on Twitter: @LuValentino.