Music has always been a big part of my life, but I knew I couldn't sing to save my life. Then when I was 11 years old, television showed me the way. WKRP hit the airwaves and I realized I didn't have to be able to carry a tune in a bucket; I could just play records from folks that could. When WKRP slipped into the world of syndication, I was in high school, and starting to seriously consider what I wanted to be when I "grew up". I clung to the desire to be the female equivalent of Dr. Johnny Fever, even if I wouldn't be allowed to say 'booger' on the air.
The kids I went to high school with never thought I could do it. Nope. Not shy, quiet Terri England.
Boy, did I fool them. Yep, I had 'em all snowed.
Four months after graduation, I got my first radio gig, and I've never looked back. It's an addiction - pushing that button, turning on that microphone and knowing you're talking to thousands of people. It's also a big responsibility, one that I don't take lightly. I know that all of you, the listeners, give me your attention when you turn on that radio, and I know that it's my job to entertain and inform you. And, if I can make you laugh or even smile, then my job is done.
I've been in Central Arkansas radio for a long time now, and I've still never said "booger" on the air. I never did grow up either. But that's okay...it's all COOL.