I got my start in radio 13 years ago as an intern. I was hired on as a part time promo tech working with our 4 station cluster. From there, I was offered a full time position as the promotions assistant for our 4 station cluster. I spent a couple of years doing that while starting to learn programming. I started off doing weekend shifts, moved to overnights and eventually nights. From there, I got more and more involved in programming and was eventually offered the APD position with 95X. I spent two years as APD until my PD left. I then took over as PD, which is my current position.
For your station website: I am born and raised in Syracuse, NY where I have lived all my life. I've been married for 8 years and have a daughter who's 5 going on 25. We own a home in a suburb of Syracuse 2 miles from where I grew up. Growing up I played sports and always loved music. As I got older, I stopped the sports and focused more on music. I taught myself to play bass and eventually guitar, which lead me to get a degree in music performance. I've played in locals bands and even spent a couple of years touring. I became friends with Joey Belladonna of Anthrax and he asked me to play bass in is solo band, Belladonna. That was one hell of an experience! I got to see a lot of the country and I met some cool people along the way. I currently play in a local cover band with some friends. I'm a huge NFL and Tampa Bay Bucs fan. I also love heavy metal and I like to fish when I can find the time.
My entertainment career started in the Minneapolis clubs, armed with turntables, my wicked imagination, and something to say. I landed my dream job at the 'evil rock station' in town and have been rockin' 93X (KXXR-FM) for over 18 years! Afternoons On-Air, Music Director & Assistant Program Director are among the many hats I wear. At night and on weekends, you will often find me entertaining the masses hosting most of the rock events, festivals, bar gigs and concerts for 93X.
For your station website: I'm just an Irish kid who wants it all (who doesn't?!) and is willing to work my ass off for it! I love to travel, learn, watch films, get lost on my Harley, discover unique artists who inspire me, and drink lots of WINE (and the occasional rye whiskey!). I can get down with all kinds of music from metal to classical piano, but rock will always have my heart. The perfect ending to any day is when I get to relax with my red dog at my feet and drink in hand, whether it be on a beach or in my own little piece of paradise I call home. Cheers!
I started my career in radio as a part-time jock on 93X (KXXR) in 2011 and have worked my way to becoming the Evening Host at 93X and the Production Director for the Cumulus Minneapolis cluster (KQRS/KXXR/WGVX). In that time, I’ve been a host on WGVX in two formats, and I’m now produces imaging for the station’s latest incarnation, too. I also do commercial voice over work independently, providing his pipes for the likes of Red Wing shoes, Purina, and Old El Paso. Now, I’m very excited to be the new evening host for Rock 2.0.
For your station website: What up, fam, I’m Woody! A little about me… I’m from Southern California but I’ve lived all over… in Houston, Tulsa, Minneapolis and I spent a short stint in Florida too. I’m married. I love my wife and basketball (in that order) and I love taking her to games and rock shows. My favorite bands are Deftones, Queens of the Stone Age and Deftones again.
I began interning at 100.5 The Buzz, WHHZ, in Gainesville, Florida in 2008. I was quickly invited on to do weekends, and eventually began doing mid-days. In 2013 I began at 98 ROCK , WXTB, in Tampa Florida doing weekends, and hosting the Saturday night specialty metal show, 'The Pit', before eventually doing nights. In September 2014 I moved to Salt Lake City, Utah to do mornings at ALT 94.9. KHTB, and moved to mid-days in January, and that's where I'm at now.
I'm more than thrilled to add New Rock 2.0 to the resume!
For your station website: I grew up in Tampa and New Orleans, as my whole family is from the latter and we spent any time off from school in New Orleans. I'm the middle of three girls, and daughter to parents who've been married for almost 45 years. I became an aunt to my precious nephew in March, and my immediate family is in Florida.
I am extremely passionate about animals and their well-being. I became vegetarian in 2007 and vegan in 2011. I've adopted and fostered (I currently have two rescued cats and another foster), and if I could I'd have every animal.
I love hiking, running, horseback riding, yoga, skiing--anything involving nature and being active. I'm learning guitar and I've begun painting. I absolutely LOVE music--of all kinds--but if I had to choose I'd pick (active) rock. I live for live shows. I love wordplay/puns, craft beer, and I have PLENTY of tattoos and piercings.
I was turned on to Led Zeppelin, the Beatles, Grand Funk and the gamut of classic rock bands by my older sister and parents. In 1977 I saw Kiss and my life changed forever!! My friend Ted gave me Van Halen 1 for my birthday in '78 and my life changed again. I was a Judas Priest, Iron Maiden kind of kid and then my friend Bruce turned me on to Metallica in '82 and my life changed again! In the late 80's I found my favorite band of all time, Pantera!!!! Born back east, raised in Texas and have been in radio since '83 working in Lubbock, Denver, San Francisco, Salt Lake, Houston, San Diego and now here. Devil Horns baby!! I have a ton of stories to share and I've been sober since 2005. I'm married to a great and beautiful woman and I am a father to three. I love Hockey, football and snowboarding.
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It's pretty ironic that Lynne Ryan has lived in Denver for most of her adult life and until recently never worked here. Oh, she worked at Westwood One in L.A., but not Denver! Lynne has tons of Mile High experience stretching back to The Peak, The Hawk, Alice, KBPI and Indie. She also rocked Southern California's hellhole on San Bernadino's X103.9. You can see Lynne doing traffic on Fox 31 and when she's not making snarky comments about the weather and fashion, she's spending time with kids (not her own).
When I was a kid growing up in the early 90's I always listened to rap and hip-hop. My buddy Max who lived across the alley from me hated hip-hop and loved rock music. I remember it was the summer of 92 and we were swimming and all he would listen to is rock or alternative music. The first song I remember jamming to was Red Hot Chili Peppers- Under the Bridge. They must have played that song every hour that summer. It made me realize there's more than just hip-hop and Top 40 music. That was my initial experience into Rock music and I got into radio in the late 90's. I felt like it was the peak of radio because I got to see shows, there was great content and good money. Today radio is something I genuinely enjoy; I'm good at it. I feel like people search their whole lives to find something like this. I enjoy being able to connect with people, something I think can be done better on the radio than say TV or movies. I'm not married, no kids, so my 2 brothers, mom, and dad are the biggest supporters that I have and I'd do anything for them.