Michael Rock Shares How He Got His Start in Radio [VIDEO]
I do interviews almost every day, but it's not every day that I am the one getting interviewed.
I had the pleasure of being invited into the TV studio last week to record a show with Jim Marshall.
I worked with Jim when I first began on Fun 107 back in 1995. The news director at WBSM, Jim went on to be a press secretary for Senator Mark Montigny, an assignment editor at ABC6, and eventually the Station Manager at New Bedford Cable Access. He's been running the show there for the past 10 years and invited me down to the studio to hang out.
A lot of Jim's questions were about how I got started in my career and the people who helped me break into an industry that is very tough to break into.
We talked about the importance of established people in an industry giving back to the young who may be interested in their field. I firmly believe that no one arrived at their dream job by themselves. For every person that succeeds, there are a number of people who helped him or her get there. Don't get me wrong, it usually requires a whole lot of individual work and drive, but there have been many who helped me along the way.
We talked about how I grew up loving the radio and music and got into specifics about how dramatically mass media has changed and continues to change.
Jim and the staff at New Bedford Cable access did a terrific job editing the show.
I'd love for you to check it out if you are interested in my background: