Today’s #MediaMonday is home grown. It’s from Mega 104.3 afternoon on-air personality Super Snake.
It’s important to note, his afternoon gig is just a tip of the iceberg for this multi-media talent. He’s also the program director for both KAJM – Mega 104.3 and KNRJ – 101.1The Beat.
His career has taken him from Maryvale High School to successful runs in Los Angeles, Dallas and San Francisco and back to the Valley, where he’s also become a top TV reporter covering entertainment.
Snake and I have known each other since the mid-‘80s, when we were both somewhat newbies to the Phoenix airwaves.
Super Snake, time to share:
I got my start at Power 92 in the heyday with the legendary Steve Smith. I was his right hand. I learned a lot from that crazy-haired fool. Radio; original; fun; it had a purpose. I’m just trying to bring that style back to the air waves and to the people.
I’ve been fortunate enough to branch out since then, having worked in some of the country’s largest media markets and later becoming a recognized event host.
During the lead-up to the last Super Bowl in Phoenix, I had the opportunity to host Jamie Foxx’s Super Bowl Party, Tostitos Party Boulevard and Verizon Super Bowl Central, to name a few. I’m also the host for Larry Fitzgerald’s annual charity softball game.
In addition to my on-air, programming and hosting work, I’m known for my wardrobe!
I could do two appearances a day for more than a year and never wear the same outfit twice. I have a shoe collection that tops 400. I have more than 250 sweat suits and 200 hats and every one of them is a conversation starter. I even had Kanye West ask me if he could have a jacket I was wearing. I didn’t give it to him. Sorry, I got to keep it fresh for myself.
I also enjoy giving back to my community – where I grew up. I helped establish the Stay in School program at U.S. Airways Center, which benefited more than 16,000 students, and hosted the D.A.R.E. program in Glendale for five years. I’ve also worked with the YMCA, Boys and Girls Club and NABI, a program that supports Native Americans.
There is nothing like having a great dinner. I love to go eat, and I love to go shopping. L.A., Paris, San Francisco -- I just love it. So much fun. Nothing like being in France and having dinner, or just going to some great hole in the wall and having the time of your life eating food where ever... I am truly, truly blessed. The Lord has put a light on me and I will always be so grateful.