I'm originally from the Northeastern tip of Ohio in the small town of Conneaut. See that red dot? Yepp, that's Conneaut, that's where I grew up.
Here's a pic of my family, that's my mom and dad and I'm in the upper left and that's my little brother on the upper right. That's my grandpa that you can half see on the left.
Anyways ... I was there for 16 years when I moved to Italy for a year as an exchange student when I was in the 11th grade. See the green below, that's where I lived for a whole year!
After that, I moved back home, finished up high school and went to college at John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio. While I was there I got my Bachelor's in Psychology and worked for the college radio station WJCU where I was trained by none other than DJ Frankage and DJ Mike ... I'll never forget my first time ever on the air, in true "Paul" fashion, I pressed the first button to play my first ever song and ..... silence .... nothing .... thank God for Frankage!! Yea so basically they taught me everything I know, which is how I found out that I love this radio stuff.
Also, shout out to Dan Marangoni, my college roomate who dealt with my constant late night returns to the dorm after having spent a few hours in the studio learning more about audio and editing and radio stuff.
After college I went to Ashtabula, Ohio where I worked 2 years in a small market with some great guys, I definitely have to give a shot out to Roger McCoy who was the first guy to ever hire me for a paying job in radio, albeit 7 dollars an hour, but hey you have to start somewhere! About 2 years later I heard that 106.7 KISS-FM was looking for a music director/afternoon DJ and I said that's gotta be me! I applied, called, e-mailed, called, snail mailed, called, snail mailed again, e-mailed, and called again and finally, I got the job (persistence).
After 3 great years as the afternoon guy on KISS, I landed the job as producer of The Wease Show. I still do afternoons on KISS, but am also up bright and early every morning for 95.1 The Fox. I'm one of those annoying people who claim they love their job so much, they've never felt like they've gone to work a day in their lives.
Study up guys.. Chelsea Fagan for Thought Catalogue just released her 24 rules for being a gentleman in 2014 and it's brilliant
Click here for all 24. Here are the top 10:
1. Have a signature drink that you both can make at home after a long day’s work, and order with effortless swag at any bar you happen to be in. (This means no complicated ingredients and easy substitutes. If it’s a whiskey soda, so be it.)
2. Keep all social media activities to a minimum, because no gentleman engages in things like Twitter fights or passive-aggressive Facebook statuses. It’s just not classy.
3. Hold doors open for everyone, because that’s just a nice thing that you do.
4. Always text back promptly, even if it’s to let someone down gently. The worst thing you can possibly to do someone is leave them hanging so they can torture themselves with worst case scenarios.
5. Own and be able to sufficiently rock at least one suit. Suits are the greatest untapped resource that most men have access to, and can take even the most slovenly 4Chan dweller into slick presentability. You owe it to yourself to know your way around a suit.
6. Master a good handshake, so that you are neither depositing your limp sea slug of a hand on someone else’s palm, nor crushing them with your Rock-Biter-from-the-Neverending-Story force.
7. Never attempt to explain, under any circumstances, why a cat call should be considered a compliment.
8. Do not be afraid of accessorizing, because a pair of nice shoes or a classy watch can Upgrade U almost immediately, as explained in the Beyoncé song.
9. Do not refer to things as “gay” that aren’t homosexual human beings. People who call things “gay” as a pejorative are truly the raisins in the trail mix of life.
10. Do your best not to put others down in order to elevate yourself, it reeks of the people who categorize men by their Greek letter status.
They may not get paid to play.. but one of the perks for a college football player who makes it to a Bowl game is the gift package. They're allowed to receive a gift package valued at up to $550. Here are the top 5 according to USA Today Sports:
4- The Military Bowl (Maryland vs. Marshall) - Players will recieve a Sony Playstation 4, a winter hat, and an Ogio backpack
3- Valera Alama Bowl (Oregon vs. Texas) - Players will receive an iPad mini with retina display, an Apple gift card, a Fossil watch, a football, a panoramic photo of the event, and a Schutt mini helmet
2- Chick Fil-A Bowl (Duke vs. Texas A&M) - Players will receive a Fossil watch, a Russell athletic cap, a Russell athletic bag, a football, a $300 Visa gift card, and a Chick-fil-A gift card
1 (tie) - Russell Athletic Bowl (Miami vs. Louisville) - Players will receive a $450 Best Buy gift card, a Timely Watch Co. watch, and a Russell athletic workout shirt
1 (tie) - Capital One Bowl (South Carolina vs. Wisconsin) - $450 Best Buy gift card, a Timely Watch Co. watch, an a Russell athletic workout shirt
Home Alone.. starring a pug instead of Macauley Caulkin: