I learned all the basics from Jim Bain and the team at KBPK. I appreciated his no-nonsence approach to radio. I didn't have a whole lot of confidence in my talent when I left the program, and I knew I had a lot of work on my presentation, but I didn't let that stop me from getting my first job at KEZY in Anaheim where I was officially in charge of replacing reels of music for the FM side while running really bad religious programming on the AM side. Eventually I was place on air delivering traffic, and then entertainment reports on the FM and introducing programming on the AM (yes...all during the same time slot). It was at KEZY that the morning show man and PD, Craig Powers, dubbed me Stephanie Rose, and I have continued to use that name professionally to this day.
About two years later I was offered full time on air work at a classic rock station in Ventura, CA, called 96-ZTR (KZTR). I did overnights for a little over two years there and would eventually be given a spot on the morning show in which my duties included reading the news.
I switched to KXBS in Ventura which at the time was an oldies station. I did evenings 6-10. I would be moved up to mid-days within a year and as our station evolved from an oldies station to an alternative rock station I earned my PD stripes. I worked full-time radio for a little over 10 years.
Since then, I've done some part-time stints at KHTY in Santa Barbara, and KBBY in Ventura. Currently, I'm in the process of creating a podcast for VenturaRocks.com, a local music and entertainment website.
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