Thanks to one of my clients, I have the opportunity to work with media from across the state. Recently I had the opportunity to travel to Yuma to meet with some great members of the media and secure coverage for two of our clients, The Arizona Commission for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing and The Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health.
I had the pleasure of working with Amy Cross, promotions director and afternoon personality on 95.1 KTTI at Eldorado Broadcasters. So in honor of that visit, she is today’s #MediaMonday.
Amy moved to Yuma earlier this year from Phoenix to work for El Dorado Broadcasters’ three Yuma-based radio stations, KBLU, KTTI and KQSR. She was born and raised in southern Connecticut and New Hampshire where she started her radio career in 1986.
In her free time Amy enjoys keeping in contact with her family, who are all based in South Florida, traveling to Southern California to see friends and planning her next vacation on a cruise ship!
Amy lives in Yuma with her daughter, Jessica, and their adopted cat from Florida, Mern.
So, Amy, time to share!
What do you want to tell the blogosphere about yourself today?
I am very grateful to be in the radio business. When I was 12, I asked my mom “how do I get on the radio? I want to do that!” She said go into communications.
As the years went by, that curiosity was piqued again when I saw an ad in the local New Hampsire newspaper for a job in radio.
I applied and jumped at the chance to take the job when it was offered.
It wasn’t as glamorous as I thought (I worked overnights; long ones 6p -6a) but, heck, you have to start somewhere. And since radio was something I wanted to do since I was a teenager, I was thankful for the opportunity and am still thankful I am still able to realize that dream today.
Like many in radio, I worked at various stations around the country including Southern California for 18+ years, Florida where I worked in a top-100 market as production director and afternoon drive personality.
I am thankful to be here in the Yuma community and thank everyone in the community for making me feel that this was a great move.