Executive Producer - Brotha Fred's Neighborhood
On Air Weekends
MJ was raised in Naperville and attended Benet Academy in Lisle. While pursuing a career in Biomedical Engineering at Purdue University, MJ fell into radio after following some of his friends to their on-air show at a small dorm station, WILY, and instantly knew that media was his passion.
Deciding he was better suited behind a microphone than a Bunsen burner, MJ followed radio to North Central College in Naperville. He honed his skills at NCC's college station, WONC, where he spent part of every day in the studio.
He started his professional career at KISS FM with a promotions internship, and used his tenacity and enthusiasm to dive into different departments throughout the station, including promotions, production, programming, and on-air talent. Known as a "jack-of-all trades," he has been a Promotions Intern, Promotions Assistant, Evening Show Producer, Production Assistant and is currently the Executive Producer on the morning show, Brotha' Fred's Neighborhood.
When not locked in the studio, MJ likes to play golf and video games. He is a HUGE Blackhawks and Sox fan, and a Mountain Dew addict.
When I was younger, I had a totally warped view of what real parties were like. Based on movies, I always figured that Run DMC's "It's Tricky" played at least once, a few major things happened that somehow just got swept under the rug innocently, and the ratio was always 3:1 girls to guys. Movies lied. No party is like that. Only about half of them play "It's Tricky" nowadays.
But now, Woodhead Entertainment has come up with a fake movie trailer that shows what real life parties are like...
"No man... sometimes you just need to like... wedge a tissue behind it... there we go"