I grew up in Greenville, Rhode Island, a small New England village located 10 miles north of Providence. When I was 13, I was bitten by the radio bug and decided to pursue a career in broadcasting.
Although I was majoring in business management, then marketing and then history at Northeastern University in Boston, I spent most of my time at the campus radio station (WNEU) trying to learn my craft. When offered a job as the overnight board operator (on-air production engineer) at Boston’s #1 Top 40 station, WRKO-AM (“The Big 68”), I left academia behind.
During my career, I’ve worked as an on-air personality in Providence (WICE-AM), Washington DC (WMOD-FM), Chicago (WGLD-FM), Pittsburgh (WPEZ-FM, 13Q [WKTQ-AM], KDKA-AM) and New York (WNBC-FM, WYNY-FM).
My communications management experience includes positions for companies such as Sonderling Broadcasting, NBC, SFX, AM/FM, Capstar and Regent Communications at WGLD-FM/Chicago, WPEZ-FM/Pittsburgh, WNBC-AM/New York, in Albany at WGY-AM, WGFM, WYJB-FM,WPTR-AM, WROW-AM, WGNA-AM/FM, WTRY AM/FM, WABT-FM, and WTMM-AM/FM. From 1981-1985, I served as a member
of the original management team for MTV-Music Television as Director-Video Music Programming.
While working in New York at WNBC-AM, WYNY-FM and MTV:Music Television, I was flattered when invited to teach a communications course at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts where I served for four years. Some of my students included Martha Quinn (of MTV and Sirius/XM fame), Stuart Halperin (CEO, The Ultimate Movie Site) Tony Garcia (Asst. VP/Syndication for The LINK Radio Network), Sal Locurto (Programming Consultant,MSG Media’s Fuse TV), Liz White (award-winning former ABC Radio Network news anchor and co-founder of www.KidsWriteNow.com) and Dominick Milano (Triton Media Group). I continued my academic work at Siena College in Albany where I spent five years as a faculty adviser for the college’s award-winning campus radio station, WVCR-FM. Since March 2009, I’ve been a member of the faculty at Albany’s New School Of Radio & Television.
In 2007, I left the day-to-day business of radio programming and launched Brindle Media as an umbrella company for my various interests including marketing, public relations, teaching/coaching, voice overs and sales. I’m intrigued by the possibilities and challenges of New Media. My focus is on applying the skills I’ve developed during my career to internet radio and podcasting along with acquiring new knowledge and skills as the media landscape evolves and grows.