Matt Kaiser

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Sunday 2pm-8pm

   

ABRIDGED BIO, VOLUME 4: So you want to know a little bit about me, eh? Well pull up a chair... it's story time...

I finished up a pretty awesome 4.5 years at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a bachelor’s degree in Media Studies a few years back. While "attending classes" I managed to find quite a few things to occupy my free time on and around campus, but I slowly watched that free time become- well- nonexistent. I joined a Fraternity, worked at a deli, and spent my first million (which by the way I didn't have) almost exclusively at Corner Bar, The Blind Tiger (also a bar) and/or the Crown (a.k.a. ‘the beer store’). I played drums in a band, and made it a point in the time I wasn't playing to go see live music at least once a week somewhere in the Carolinas. Not to mention there were my obvious obligations to more important things like the family, friends, girlfriends, and the social circuit... so you could say I was pretty strapped. So to make it all fit, I just quit sleeping. Oddly enough, it actually worked for about 3 years.
Then I graduated. [insert four month sleeping binge here.]

When I woke up, all of my stuff was in coastal Georgia. I was mildly confused.
Okay, so maybe my stuff didn't move itself. In fact, I bet I could find a couple of guys who will attest to that fact. What really happened was more of a last-minute "moving party / road trip" of sorts; involving almost five years’ worth of accumulated nick-knacks, a few of my fraternity brothers, a U-Haul, and several cases of red bull. After perhaps the most hilarious road trip in the history of humanity, I did end up here in Brunswick.
With a new chapter in my life dawning, I knew the real work was just beginning. It took surprisingly very little time to get settled here in the Golden Isles, so after assessing all of the typical move-in things we all have to go through, it was on to much more important tasks. Like boating.

One day while watching the breeze, kicked back on the dock with a coldbeer, I had a flashback, remembering that first million that I had spent in college. "Some of those people may actually want money instead of the IOU's that I had given them," I said to myself. "Perhaps green post-it-notes are not really a suitable form of currency... Maybe I should get a job...."

Then I laughed. Hard.

After wiping the tears from my eyes and re-adjusting my sunglasses, I came to a conclusion: either a) the truth was becoming inevitable or b) it was the infamous Catholic guilt creeping in. Either way, "I really should become a productive member of society" I told myself. Plus, you know, I did have this degree and it just seemed like the 'right' thing to do...

So now you're asking "Kaiser, what was it like looking for a job right out of college?”
Trust me. It sucks.

Always being up for a good challenge, I embarked on the greatest journey of my life thus far. (Okay once again not really, but it makes for a good story) I packed up my safari gear, which I was told was essential to hunting the elusive job, and set out to travel the east coast of the ‘ol US-of-A in search of the “perfect” career. Much to my chagrin- and you're not going to believe this- I found out that there aren't too many companies out there looking for professional beach bums. Apparently the demand just isn't there, which is truly unfortunate because that's one area I have a ton of experience in. So after taking another week of "self-reflection" to get over my disappointment, I decided to look for something so I could actually use that degree I had.

...So it was on to spending my second million on postage stamps and envelopes and sending out resumes... not to mention gas to drive the eastern sea board from top to bottom interviewing. (and just in case you weren't a math major, no, if I didn't have the first million I didn't have the second either. Chalk one up to the amazing green post-it-notes!) Anyway, after having interviewed with a few dozen companies from Pittsburgh to Tampa, I finally found one that I thought was a suitable fit for my career goals, career path and(yaddda, yadda...)

Where, you ask?
Like one (Yes, that’s singular) mile from my house.
Here in Brunswick.

Turns out, it was the best move I’ve ever made. Where else can you work with crazy people, play music all day, and get paid to have much fun as we do? Of course, I'm still waiting to be offered a job where my title would be "emperor of earth." I hear the pay is decent, but I’m not holding my breath…
So that about explains my life, in the extended-abridged version anyway. Still want more, you say? Tough. Buy the book. I still have a bunch of outstanding Green Post-It-Notes!

RANDOM FACTS:

Your Name: I really hope that, if you’ve made it this far down the page, you know the answer to this question already. If not, scroll back up to the top and start again.

Your Nickname: Most of my friends just call me “Kaiser.” A select few from college call me “J-Rock,” it was a Fraternity nickname. Long story…

Hometown: Greensboro, North Cackalacky

The Year You got into Radio: 2006

The Year You Started at Magic: 2006

First Concert: Jimmy Buffett at Walnut Creek in Raleigh on the Fruitcakes tour in ’93. I was 10 or 11. I still don’t know what my parents were thinking, but man was that an eye-opening experience. Since then, I’ve made it to 29 other Buffett shows, including concerts in Atlanta, Charlotte, Pittsburgh, and DC. Hi, My name is Kaiser, and I have a Buffett problem…

Favorite Concert: Beyond Buffett? Honestly… that’s a toss-up between Southside Johnny at the House of Blues in Cleveland, and the Zac Brown Band in Huntington, WV.

What’s on my Ipod?: Well, that bad boy has 160GB of space on it, so it’s a pretty big list. Just to name a few in no particular order: Guster, Sister Hazel, Cravin' Melon, Michael Stanley Band, Patrick Rock Band, The Police, John Mellencamp, Angie Aparo, O.A.R, John Mayer, Kenny Chesney, BOSTON, The Uninvited, George Harrison, Breathless, Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes, Weekend Excursion, Carbon Leaf Cross Canadian Ragweed, Marc Broussard, Matchbox Twenty, Maroon 5, Steve Miller Band, Far Too Jones, Rush, Incubus, Paolo Nutini, The Cat Empire, Athenaeum, Eels, .38 Special, Huey Lewis & The News, Dire Straits, Stone Temple Pilots, Tom Petty, 311, Cast Iron Filter, Elton John, & U2.

Favorite Song: Dude, that’s like asking someone to pick their favorite rain drop in a monsoon. Next question.

Craziest Celebrity Run-In: Eddie Money, who was playing in a hotel room in Nashville in 2007. It’s an interesting story… Ask me about it some time.

Coolest Celebrity you’ve ever met: Blake Shelton. Hands down. He’s a cool cat.

My Favorite Place to Vacation is: I’m not too picky, as long as I can find a beach nearby. I also have this dream of a west-coast road trip… it’s on the bucket list.

If I Could Hang out With Anyone it would be: Just about any of my musical heroes

On-Air With Ryan Seacrest

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Ryan Takes you home weekeday afternoons from 3-7pm. With the sleaze with Ellen K and celebraties dropping by in the studio or on the phone what more can you ask for on your ride home. Ryan also has the AT5 each weekday. He counts down the 5 biggest songs of the day.

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About Ryan Seacrest:

With his thriving broadcasting career and multiple ventures in media, it's no wonder Ryan Seacrest is at the forefront of entertainment. While hosting and producing multiple television and radio programs, building his Ryan Seacrest Production Company (RSP) into a viable entity that creates content for all media platforms, and investing in a myriad of restaurant ventures, Ryan is redefining what it means to be an entrepreneur.

Ryan was bestowed a star on the prestigious Hollywood Walk of Fame for his work in radio. In 2006, 2007, and 2008, Ryan was included in Forbes Magazine's annual "Celebrity 100 Power List," joining the likes of Tom Cruise, Oprah Winfrey and Tiger Woods.
With his winning personality, the American Idol series has continued to climb in ratings to become a bona fide cultural phenomenon, making Ryan Seacrest a household name in the process. He also currently serves as managing editor and lead anchor for "E! News," with Giuliana DePandi.

Ryan has also doubled listenership for American Top 40 since he inherited it from radio legend Casey Kasem.

Television veteran Larry King has even named Ryan as his first choice as his successor when he decides to step down from hosting Larry King Live.

Ryan currently lives in Los Angeles.

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John Wetherbee

     
 

“Yes, WETHERBEE is my real last name,” says “Big” John Wetherbee. And the BIG means tall. “I’m six-foot-nine, which is usually bigger than most folks. So I’m stuck with it.” And he’s “big” in our community, our town.

Big John is familiar to audiences all over the country for years as meteorologist, radio personality, radio program director and general manager.

He is a sealed and certified radio and TV meteorologist, working as Chief Meteorologist for the CBS TV station in Atlanta, and TV stations in Nashville, Chattanooga and Savannah, and radio stations in many markets including Ohio, Chicago, Indianapolis and Atlanta.

In 1997 he started his RADIO WEATHER SERVICE now providing lifestyle weather forecasts to 102 different radio stations in all time zones, and three networks. And Big John continues the tradition of service 24/7/365 with syndication through the Envision Radio Network.

Mr. Wetherbee is sealed as a certified broadcast meteorologist by the American Meteorological Society, their highest certification. John served as president of a local AMS chapter and continues to serve on the national broadcast committee.

He has appeared at the University of Georgia’s Grady School of Journalism, Armstrong Atlantic State University and at Georgia Southern University, and continues to write for neighborhood newspapers while blogging daily online plus Facebook, Twitter, Linked IN and You Tube.

John and his wife are proud parents of three daughters and two son-in-laws, with the youngest daughter working toward a degree in sports management, all Bulldogs. And there’s a dog, two cats and three fish. “What a team…”

And he’s a HUGE UGA football fan. “That and doing the weather.” Tune in tomorrow morning and get the update. “And make it a great day!”



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