When I'm in a car riding down the street there is only one radio station that I really enjoy, KPRS 103.3. The music they play is quite specific. They are a hip-hop and R&B station that plays nearly every Rap and R&B group. Hip-hop is quite new to me having really only gotten into it in the early years of high school were as I liked rock since childhood. It was for this reason and a few others that I decided to interview a personality from Hot 103 Jamz, as they are nicknamed. Hot 103.3 Jamz is the only station in Kansas City that plays only rap and R&B. Most other stations will only have songs that are mainstream. .
I chose to interview one of the daytime radio personalities named Tony G. Tony G is actually a 25-year-old gentleman by the name of Tre Munson. For his current job, radio personality and promotion assistant, he goes on the road and DJ's for special events both live and not. He has done parties, concerts, charity events, and many other functions. About two weeks ago he also covered the after party for Eminem and Dr. Dre, two nationally known rap music artists.
Though he has only worked at the station for a few years he has already started on his way up the corporate later. When he originally came to the station he did so by the means of simply filling out a job application. He did not meet with success at his first couple of attempts. He actually had to go in and fill out quite a few and after that had to keep calling and pestering them until they finally offered him a job. Not the job he wanted, however, he was first just a support member for a street team. He felt that it was still a good way to get his foot in the door and he would be able to show the station he could do more for them elsewhere.
After a few months of street team, he was finally selected to become a radio personality. First, he was given just part time and filler assignments like when the regular guy was on vacation or something.