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I was born and raised in Seattle, Washington. The thought of working in radio only crossed my mind when my high school band was trying to get our songs played on air. When I realized we were nothing more than a garage band playing for a pipe dream, I focused my attention on becoming a DJ. After paying my dues as an intern in Seattle and finishing a year in broadcasting school, I moved to Boise, Idaho to produce a morning show. Six months later, a friend and I packed my Civic to low-rider status and hit the road to Lincoln. Two years into the gig, our station changed their song selection and staff, leaving me with no job! I then spent a year focusing on my other passion, teaching preschool! Ring Ring? Tennessee needed a morning show so I headed south and spent a year waking up Knoxville. Then came another station change! I HAD NO JOB AGAIN! My new wife, our adopted animals, and I decided to head back to Lincoln! Driving jobless in a U-Haul packed tight with all I own and love KFRX called! We parked the 26-foot moving truck, I brushed my teeth, and interviewed for my dream job! I'm currently the Program Director and rockin' the mic from 6-10am weekday mornings. I am as happy as I have ever been! My wife, Cari, and I have two beautiful girls! Edyn, born in June 2007, and Lenyn, born in November 2013. They are rad! What inspires me... As weird as this may sound...SOUNDS inspire me!! Whether it is the beat of a song, the laughter and cooing of my daughter in her crib at 2 am, or the neighbor attempting to start an unwilling lawn mower. I enjoy sounds and draw some inspiration from all of them. Strange? I really do NOT sleep at night... I sleep a lot less than is probably good for me. I usually get about 4-5 hours a night. Some nights I lay in bed and think about various things. I check the clock every half hour or so, fading in and out of 30 minute naps until I decide to just GET UP! I seriously get excited about being awake, and I have to force myself to relax and stay in bed...it doesn't always work! I bet that's why my daughter is cooing at 2 am...she got it from her daddy!
I was born in Denver, CO, lured to Nebraska by the endless sea of grain and UNL College of Journalism and Mass Communications. While there, I was a student of Advertising / PR. Since then I've been working in the ad industry in Lincoln, but my voice has always been my weapon of choice. I sing in a super rad cover band called Floor is Lava, and I've gotten to fulfill a lifelong dream of being on the radio with Matt McKay. I get my zen from cooking, yoga and hanging out with my evil demon cat, Sharky.
What’s up Lincoln, my name is Willy J and I’m from right here in the capitol city! I grew up listening to KFRX which makes working here so much more special. Catch me on the Matt Mckay Mornings Show every morning from 6:30-12 and also weekends! I graduated from Lincoln East High School and I’m currently a freshman at the University of Nebraska studying Sports Communication. I have a twin sister Maggie who is going to school and playing soccer at St.Olaf University in Northfield, Minnesota. I also have a half-brother and sister who currently live in Lincoln. I love the Vikings, the Timberwolves and of course the Huskers, especially Nebrasketball!! I’m excited to get to know the great people of Lincoln as time goes on. Radio is where my heart is and I’m super excited to see where it takes me in life. I’M WILLY J ON KFRX!!!