I grew up in Boston and lived in eastern Massachusetts until moving to the Springfield area about 5 years ago. I've been in radio for about 15 years, mostly as a news guy. Over the last few years I added traffic reporter to my resume. I'm married and have one son. For movies, I like comedies, action movies and sports movies. I'm partial to non fiction although I recently read some Dean Koontz that I liked. My favorite artists we play are Rob Thomas, Maroon 5 and Katy Perry. I like to golf, although I need lessons. I'm excited to be hosting 6pm-9pm Saturday nights here on WMAS.
Well, where do I start? I’ve been here at 94.7 WMAS for a little over seven years now. I do many things here at the station from setting up live remotes to changing ceiling tiles, and I also work the front desk. I guess you could say I do many things here behind the scenes. I really enjoy music a lot and I started my own DJ business back in 2003. Then my dream came true when they asked me to do an air shift. How could I say no? Thanks for listening to your official at work station.
Hi everyone, I'm Val, thanks for stopping by! I'm new to WMAS and new to the area as well! I grew up in the Hudson Valley area of NY and just moved to Connecticut in September. I’ve always been a little bit of a radio junkie, ended up going to school for it, and landed my first radio gig back in 2005 in Poughkeepsie, NY! Since then, I’ve worked at a number of stations in a bunch of different formats including alternative rock, country and eventually my longtime home at a station very similar to WMAS back in NY! Outside of the radio world I’m a big sports fan, love those New York Yankees – but seeing that I was born and raised in NY I’m hoping you’ll go easy on me! Looking forward to spending Sunday 10am-3pm with you!
Jim Brickman has revolutionized the sound of solo piano with his pop-style instrumentals and star-studded vocal collaborations.
Since the release of his debut album No Words in 1994, Jim Brickman’s romantic piano sound has made him the best-selling solo piano artist of our time. In November 2012, Brickman will embark on his annual holiday tour, On a Winter's Night, visitng over 40 cities across the country.
Brickman's best-known compositions include the chart-toppers “Valentine,” “The Gift,” “Love of My Life,” “Simple Things” and “Peace.” He’s established a reputation for his collaborations with many gifted musical artists: Lady Antebellum, Martina McBride, Kenny Loggins, Michael W. Smith, Carly Simon, Herb Alpert, Collin Raye, Michael Bolton, Donny Osmond, and Olivia Newton-John.
His signature style has brought him six Gold and Platinum albums, 30 charted adult radio hits, and two Grammy nominations. He recently tied for most Number One albums on Billboard’s New Age chart, and he currently holds four of its Top 10 spots. Brickman received top honors with two SESAC “Songwriter of the Year” awards, a Canadian Country Music Award and a Dove Award presented by the Gospel Music Association.
Brickman has been a strong supporter of PBS, starring in four TV concert specials: Beautiful World (2009), Jim Brickman Live from Disney’s Magic Kingdom (2005), My Romance—An Evening with Jim Brickman (2000) and Love Songs and Lullabies (2002).
A native of Cleveland, Brickman began playing piano at the age of five and studied music at the prestigious Cleveland Institute of Music. He founded his own advertising music company in 1980, writing commercial jingles for such advertisers as McDonald’s, Pontiac and Kellogg’s.
Brickman has received international acclaim as a concert performer, taking his popular live concerts to more than 125 cities each year. Other artistic endeavors include a popular weekly radio show, Your Weekend; two best-selling books, Simple Things and Love Notes; debuts at Carnegie Hall and the White House; and international touring from Spain to Thailand. Brickman lends a hand to many charitable foundations for children, including Autism Speaks and UNICEF. A scholarship was recently established in his name at the Cleveland Institute of Music.
Music is the soundtrack of life, love or even our everyday adventures, and Jim has given us 15 wonderful years. His songs have done everything from ease the pain to captivate people falling in love. It’s amazing to think that something as simple as a melody can have a lasting effect on emotions and lives.