My love affair with radio started when I was kid. I grew up listening to WLKW-FM, WPRO-AM, PRO-FM, WJIB-FM, and JB105, all out of Rhode Island. I would be remiss if I also didn’t mention WJIB-FM out of MA. I listed to talk radio legends like Bruce Williams from Talk Net, Tom Snyder, WHJJ’s Sherm Strickhouser, Sally Jessy Raphael, Dr. Joy Browne, and WBZ’s David Brudnoy. I also used to love listening to Music America on public station WGBH-FM and sometimes jazz on Eric In The Evening and Blues After Hours with Mai Cramer. I also tried to catch Car Talk with the Magliozzi brothers on WBUR-FM as often as I could.
During summers while vacationing in southern RI, I was just barley able to pull in fantastic New York AM radio stations like WNBC-AM, WNEW-AM, and WINS 1010AM. WNBC-AM introduced me to shock jocks Don Imus and Howard Stern.
After interning at legendary WBCN-FM in Boston, working at college station WERS-FM as a jazz host, and earning my Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication, I began my professional career in radio broadcasting. I had the honor of working at such stations as WBACH-FM (Maine), WPRO-AM (Providence, RI), WHDH-AM (Boston, MA), WLNH-FM, WBHG-FM, and WEMJ-AM (Gilford, NH), and the Talk America Radio Network (MA), home to journalist Jack Anderson and former California Governor Jerry Brown.
After 7 years, I left radio behind and got into the consumer audio industry, working for Cambridge SoundWorks, B&W loudspeakers, Rotel, Tivoli Audio (15 years), and Como Audio (7+ years). In late 2021 I launched my own website, RecommendedStations.com, as a creative outlet to express my passion for radio, music, and audio equipment, with an occasional departure into my other passion…horror movies.
It’s just another station until it’s a Recommended Station.
Soon after, I launched my Patreon campaign to recommend Internet radio stations and unearth bizarre stations you never knew existed. With 100,000 free Internet radio stations from around the world, it was about time someone cut through the clutter and highlighted standout stations. For as little as $1 you can get my hand picked stations in your in box every month and help support my website which doesn’t accept advertising or commissions.
If you’re a former Como Audio customer, join at the Elite or Super Elite level and I’ll also answer any of your Como-related tech questions (I wrote all of Como’s manuals, blog posts, hosted their how-to videos, and managed every model they made from concept to post production), provide helpful tips, and other exclusive premium content.
Kick off your shoes, get comfortable, and stay a while as you journey with me to fun and fascinating musical destinations. Strap yourself in.