Have you ever tuned into your favorite radio station and listened to the warm and welcoming tones of the on-air personality? Perhaps it was someone you admired so much, you followed them from station to station, much like a sports fan follows an athlete from team to team.
For this podcast, I chose 30+ year radio veteran John Biggs as my guest.
Some excerpts from our interview:
On his upbringing: “I was a navy brat, with an accent that sounded strange to the people around me.”
On playing in a successful rock band: “When you’re in a band, you always practice at the drummer’s place because you don’t want to have to move all that crap.”
On low-lights: “Radio moves you, sometimes against your will.”
On talking to guests: “I love interviewing artists, authors, directors, playwrights, actors. I rarely make a list of questions. My rule of thumb is to just respond to what the guest just said.”
On high-lights: “When you interview someone with a lot of brainpower and they say ‘THAT’S a really good question’, it feels very good!”
On society: “I’ll quote Jack Layton said “Love is better than anger, Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we’ll change the world.”
You can reach John firstname.lastname@example.org