Trish Knight from WABX 107. 5
1) You’ve been a DJ at WABX for as long as I can remember. Have you been there from the beginning? Is it the only station you’ve ever worked for?
2) Being a radio personality and a female has to have its drawbacks. Have you ever had issues with listeners “going too far”?
Only one and that was our 1st year on air so I don’t think it really counts…I had to knee a guy at the Thunder on the Ohio beerstube (you might remember a great band from Chicago called “Gizzae” or not…but they were very cool.)…sorry to that guy…but he wouldn’t back up! We all need space now and then.
Other than that…nothing. Thanks to my size, I’m sure.
3) When Aerosmith and Cheap Trick came to town, you were the DJ selected by the limo ride winner to join them in the skybox. There are other events that the station did like this. Tell us some of your favorite moments from doing this kind of stuff.
That was one of the best times…plus dinner at Outback! Thanks again ANTHONY! The entire party rocked!!
At another Aerosmith show, Steven Tyler kissed me on the cheek and I accidently stepped on Joe Perry’s toe. Sorry Joe. He didn’t look real happy about it…all the guys signed my very faded Get Your Wings album. I felt so rock and roll…minus the stepping on Joe Perry’s toe thing, of course.
Any bus trip that I was able to join in on makes the list…they are always a blast. Most recently, AC/DC at Conseco for the Black Ice Tour…holy geez those guys haven’t lost a thing!! Any Workforce Rocker that was on that bus trip would back me on that. Right?!
In a limo for Roger Waters at Verizon Wireless Music Center in Noblesville, IN. Thanks Barry, a.k.a. Sammy Hagar!!
4) You recently quit smoking, how’s that going for you?
Soooo much better than expected. It’s almost a year-and-a-half now and I still want one. I hear that feeling never goes away. Bummer! And just about everyday I thank God for making me a non-smoker. Unfortunately, I think once and addict always an addict may apply to the smoking habit…it’s a bitch, man. Sorry I cussed, but you had to ask.
Wait…I remember a remote I did for a WWE ticket thing at Robert’s Stadium. Even though those kids (of all ages) had been up all night (waiting for tix to go on sale), they were so very way cool. Little things like that make this job great. The people, the people…and not in a Sybil way.
Any remote with CLOWNS…I love balloon animals!!!
8) And in the same vein, what’s the worst remote you have done?
Then there’s Led Zeppelin on any damn tour. I can see it now; becoming buddies with John Bonham and cruising with him all the time in that Trans Am…
Woooo…pull the reigns! I’m sure I would have frozen up like a Brady in front of the camera.
“A Get Naked” I loved Methods of Mayhem…Tommy Lee side project. Mean ass, bad ass tracks. Check that out when you get a chance. Being VIP (not because of radio) for Ozzfest 2000 was soooo…..Methods were there and it was a beyond belief show.
Since becoming a mom, I’m easier to offend. When it comes to children, the world, animals, people and their feelings don’t hurt anyone. It’s not cool and it’s not right. I do believe in the good Lord and that if it wasn’t for him I would not have so many blessings to count on a daily basis. He gave me Floyd…the love of my life. Because of that we get to chill with Evie Rae daily. I could never, ever complain…but I will, I’m sure, because if I were perfect, I would make myself and everyone around me sick.
Sean fits all the above…Fever for his absolute, I did that…and he did. Venus for the this is me, dig attitude. Les for the “I’m on it”…but he actually is and it’s pretty cool.