CRAIG POWERS LISTS HIS FAVORITES:
Favorite Radio Memories:
Hangin with Rick Dees as a 20-year-old DJ at KIIS-FM. Rick taught me how
to do appearances, remotes and how to be a better Joc. He took me to CBS
to see him do his voiceover work for the Network! He was a mentor and
Learning music research in 1978 from Jeff Salgo (Brilliant researcher).
Going to Mike Wagners (KIIS FM PD) broadcast school. Teachers were Paul
Freeman (Middays on KIIS FM) and Val Valentine (Nites on KIIS FM)
Working for Mike Curb (Curb Records)and helping to get LeAnn Rimes started
in the business.
Country Music! WoW, it saved my life while going through a terrible
divorce! There's nothing better than Country music for healing!
Playing golf with Garth Brooks, Sammy Kershaw, Toby Keith, Brooks and
Dunn, Alan Jackson, Kenny Chesney and more!
(Garth, don't quit your day job! :) )
Meeting Glen Cambell, Kenny Rogers and interviewing Willie Nelson while he
was as high as a kite.
My first Gold Record: Paula Abdul "Straight Up"
Favorite consultant: Gary Berkowitz! By Far, Thee Best!
Favorite Artist: Jackson Browne
Favorite GM's: Tom Humm, Al Anthony, Tim Sullivan, Mike Means
Favorite clubs: The World Famous Crazyhorse and the Cowboy Boogie
Favorite stations worked: KFXM, KEZY, KIK FM, KIIS FM, KMZQ
Favorite sales people: Grace Madrigal, Perry Corso, Dawn McHann, Bob McKay
Favorite Joc: Rick Dees
Favorite employees: Carrie Dunne, Taz, Don Allen, Rick Kelly, Eric Wright,
Ty Sante, Shawn Parr, Jack Attack, Liz Pennington, Lori Gaston, Monica
Brooks, Charlie Tuna, Randy Craig, Jeff Kelly, Gary Belzman, Craig Sea,
Rick Lewis, Chris Little, Kelly O'Connor, Irma Blanco, Gil Perez, Mike
O'Neil, Marina Wilson, Jay Renfro, Rich Watson
Favorite PD's: Jhani Kaye KOST, Mike Wagner KIIS FM, Don Benson KIIS FM
Favorite MD: Carrie Dunne KIK FM (The Best)
Best Signal: 102.7 KIIS FM (Calls from San Diego to Santa Barbra)
Best Engineeer: Gary Belzman
Best Promotion: Did you hear what Rick Dee's said this morning? We
Favorite secretary: Betty Bendover
Coolest Control Room: KFXM San Bernardno, ultra modern before it's time
and a great view of the pool at the good old Holiday Inn San Bernardino.
KIIS FM wasn't bad when it was on the 19th floor of the Smokey Robinson
Building at Sunset and Argile in Hollywood! (But the equiptment was
Nicest Man in Radio: Charlie Tuna
Coolest Radio Vehical: KEZY Giant CD Player
Favorite interview: Kenny Loggins and Garth Brooks
Best Company to work for: Infinity
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