..As I sit here listening to Irish Pub songs on Pandora (Yes, Pandora. As much as I love radio, it kind of sucks lately. Call it lack of balls. Lack of passion or innovation.. Whatever. Anyway, Pandora just plays music. It’s like an ipod. No talking. Very few commercials.. Wait. Fuck. I’m rambling) and thinking about all the incredible times I’ve had rocking the Missoula airwaves. When I first got here the rock scene was lacking to say the least. It was here, no doubt, but it was scattered with no direction. I made a point to gather the rock masses to take over the music scene in Missoula. The leader of this Motley Crue would be the local rock station. I can say we did that, and more. The turning of the music tides in Missoula will always be one of the one of the fondest memories that I will forever cherish.
Alas, a rolling stone gathers no moss, and I feel I must be moving on.
I don’t know if rock radio will be in my future after today, but I do know there is a whole world out there with experiences I have yet to soak myself in. Im heading off to the coast to sun drenched beaches. Make no mistake, nothing will ever replace the mountains, the way of life, and the people of Montana. I’ll still be with you via social media and this website updating you on whats going on in rock and heavy metal, and giving you something to laugh at. There is no way I could ever fully walk away from rock music.. Rockstar Radio will always live on.
This isn’t a goodbye, but more of a thank you, Missoula. I owe you more than I could ever repay in a million lifetimes. You gave me the opportunity to do what I love. Thank you for listening. Thank you for supporting rock radio, and rock music. I would also like to thank the Montana Radio Company for letting me take over one of their stations to crank my radio show, and believing in a punk kid with a passion for radio. They are the only truly locally owned and operated radio company’s in this town, and that is an incredible thing these days. I would also like the thank Angel and Strip Club K.C over at 96.3 The Blaze. I don’t deserve friends like them, but for some reason they have always put up with my insane shit, and have always been like family.
Until next time, Missoula, keep supporting the scene. Don’t settle for radio that isn’t what you deserve. Without YOU, radio doesn’t exist. Remember that.