Who is that sweet young thing? That was a young Catherine Lane and one of my first morning show partners. Oh but we are getting ahead of ourselves. It is National Radio Day! And I thought you might get a kick out of taking a peek into my very unlikely and accidental radio career. Just looking at all these pictures(see below) is making me tired.
My whole life I wanted to be a nurse. My mom is a pediatric nurse and my sister a neonatal intensive care nurse. I love taking care of people so naturally I thought I wanted to be a nurse. Guess what, nurses have to be good at math and science and I was good in neither. Long story short, I wasn’t exactly thriving in nursing school so the Resident Advisor on my hall at Western Carolina University said, “what else can you do”. Hmmmm good question. I was pretty good at speaking and I could string a sentence together on paper. And when I was little I do remember holding up a hair brush for a microphone and pretended I was advertising different “products”. “Tell ya what”, she said, “Why don’t you come with me to the campus radio station and let’s see how you like radio”. They put me on the air and it was like breathing. Eureka!! I found a new passion.
I got a job at a great little am/fm combo in Shelby, North Carolina after graduation and one job led into another. I found myself in Charlotte within a few months and I have been here ever since. I often admired my radio gypsy friends who traveled all over the place from job to job but I never had to, so I didn’t. I consider myself very lucky. I have worked in television from time to time but my heart is here with you on the radio. Thank you for allowing me this amazing life and career over more years than I deserve. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate you.
Here are a few pics from my radio career over the years. I treasure the people I have met and have worked with the most. I hope you enjoy them.