Executive Producer - Fred+Angi In The Morning
On Air Personality
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.
So, in a backwards way, this is a little funny- but the message is serious. In an attempt to form our indiviudal identity, we often label ourselves into stereotypes (which, when you think about it... really limits our potential). I'm not throwing stones, believe me. I've called myself a nerd more times than I can count, and there are plenty others. But to peolpe who get casted into those stereotypes who aren't trying to be "fashionable"- it's a major insult. Check this video out: