There is no easy way to start this, but I thought I'd pay homage to my dear friend, Daniel Dunn, by telling you know how I got my start in radio…
I attended O.C.C. for Radio/T.V. My professor sent me on a interview for a radio announcer job so off I went, and I was very nervous. I had actually never even touched a radio board as it was too intimidating for me and I had a friend help me with the technical aspect of it.
When I got there, the Program Director gave me an interview and hired me on the spot, because I was so highly recommended by my professor. I was so excited and nervous too. I knew I did not have the skills. I was going to make it work though.
So that Sunday was my first shift. I never even announced the call letters and used the name Rebecca all morning long. It was awful. The next day the Program Director told me I had a lot of nerve, but would keep me on and teach me the business. He did and the rest is history.
I went on to a fabulous career in Broadcasting and even won a CMA Broadcast award in Nashville. I stayed in touch with my dear friend and Program Director over the years as we had become good friends.
He was a true believer in the beauty of music and coached me to really mix the songs. He introduced me to a whole world of music and entertainment and I am so thankful and blessed.
Today, I am attending a celebration of my friend Daniel Dunn, who passed away this week. My heart is broken, but I am truly blessed to have known this man. He taught me so much about life. He is a follower of the Lord.
I am sure he's glad to meet his savior, but I am so sad and I will miss you Dan. You always believed in me.