Music 1’s Founder
1964: First paycheck as a ‘professional’ part-time DJ at KOTN, Pine Bluff, Arkansas working for PD Buzz Bennett and Owner/GM Buddy Deane. Google those names to see what great luck it was to be trained by those two guys. Promoted to full-time evening DJ in January ‘65. Promoted to program director in May ‘67.
1970's: Program Director, Operations Manager, Music Director disc jockey. TV and commercial voice-over. Jingle writer. Ad agency copywriter.
1980's: Program Director, Station Manager, Radio programming consultant advising CHR, A/C and Country formats. Developed first (and only) music scheduling software for the Mac OS. Author: "The Programming Operations Manual", a how-to about music radio formatting. Author: "Re-positioning Country Radio"; the treatise detailing his Hot Country formatting techniques and philosophies was purchased by over 200 Country stations in the US serving as a tactical game-plan for the Hot Country movement that swept over American radio in the late 80s and 90s.
1990's: Consultant to top rated Country stations, frequent contributor to trade publications and panel member at broadcast conventions. Developed Music 1, the first music scheduling software for Windows OS.
This Century: MusicONE spreads around the world. MusicONE SE released for burgeoning internet radio. TrafficONE traffic and billing software released making the M1/T1 package radio's first total-solution scheduling software. Curator and programmer for The New Country Tradition, syndicated 24/7 format.