Executive Producer - Brotha Fred's Neighborhood
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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.
UPDATE: 7:03 Police report in live press conference that manhunt for Suspect 2 is ongoing. Stay at home order in Boston has been expanded. Reports of official IDs that brothers are 26 and 20 years old. The 20 year old (white cap) is still on the run.
UPDATE: 6:28 CNN reporting 2 people in handcuffs.
The situation around the Boston Marathon bombing has turned to a manhunt. Here is a quick timeline of what happened overnight:
10:40pm - Suspects reportedly committed armed robbery at a 7-11 near the MIT campus
--A MIT Campus Police Officer was shot, in his car, by the suspects
--The suspects carjacked a car, held the driver captive in the vehicle
--The suspects released the driver, unharmed, at a gas station
--Police tracked the suspects to Watertown, MA. Gunfight insues. Suspect 1 is fatally shot.
--Apparently the suspects were throwing explosive devices out of the car at authorities
--The manhunt continues for Suspect 2 (The one in the white hat)
Here is what Gawker is reporting, releasing the names of the suspects from AP:
"Authorities in Watertown, Mass. are engaged in a citywide manhunt for one suspect of the Boston Marathon bombing after the other was killed in a shootout early Friday morning. Details are still sketchy, but most outlets are reporting that the suspect still on the loose is Dzhokar A. Tsarnaev, 19, of Cambridge, a Chechen who has been living in the U.S. as a legal permanent resident for at least a year. The deceased suspect, killed in a gun battle with police around 2 a.m., is apparently his 20-year-old brother."
See the whole Gawker story HERE
I think it's pretty standard for ANYONE (women and men both) to be very judgemental of themselves... Whenever someone says "Oh, you're beautiful!" it seems patronizing... but seriously, take a step back once in a while and just feel good about yourself. We all need it.
I think everyone in their right mind knows that if you date Taylor Swift, you're probably going to end up breaking up and having a hit song written about you. That is a constant right on par with the laws of gravity and Jay Cutler getting injured before the playoffs.
But that didn't stop 98 Degrees' Nick Lachey from speaking out about it. According to Perez Hilton, Nick reportedly said:
"And stay away from Taylor Swift! She’ll write a song about you… Oh! I’m too late on that one. I didn’t get to [that advice] fast enough. [The song will] be a hit, but it will be about you."
Well, thanks Nick. The sky is blue.
The whole story is on Perez' site