Shawn is the producer for the Steve Jones Show, joining the show in March 2016.
As the John Mellencamp 80s classic “Small Town” goes, I was born here and I’ll die here.
While stuck at home with the flu in 1979, the day Three Mile Island was in the news, I was glued to the radio and knew from that day on, this was my calling.
My radio career began in June 1983, babysitting the equipment on Sunday mornings, running religious shows at my hometown station, WBPZ-AM in Lock Haven, Pa. I was captain of the “God Squad!” Actually, my grandfather was a founding trustee of the former Lock Haven Broadcasting Corporation back in the 1940s so I guess getting into radio was bound to happen sooner or later. The FM station in Lock Haven stopped playing country music in 1986 and that was my first shot playing rock and roll on the radio
In 1990, I turned into a vampire for a few years doing the overnight shift in Williamsport. Eventually, I saw the light, literally, and moved up afternoons.
I showed up on Blue Hill at Sunbury Broadcasting’s front door in May 1995 when I made my WKOK debut and later moved over to the other side of the glass on 94KX in June 1996. Times change…people come and go (left for a little while to do some newspaper advertising in 2003…..too much black ink….that’s another story for another time) but I had a wonderful opportunity to come back to Sunbury Broadcasting in May 2004 and have been here ever since. Each day on the radio is completely different than the rest and that’s what I look forward to every single time I turn on the microphone.