Billy

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Where were you born?

December 11. Gastonia, NC

Hometown and high school?

Gastonia, NC, Hunter Huss High

Education?

National School of Broadcasting, Atlanta, Ga…Yes, really

Favorite pastime

Tivo, baby!

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

Taller.

Duties with the Big Show?

Co-host, writer, guy who listens while JB talks so that if/when he gets lost, I can help him find his way back to what he was talking about.

Favorite food?

Beef: it’s what’s for dinner.

Favorite movie?

Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Coal Miner’s Daughter, The Apostle, The Accountant…do I have to pick just one?

Favorite song?

Too many to list – but I like almost any good early-1970s R&B.

Favorite band of all time?

Why do you keep asking these questions that have multiple answers?

How did you get started in this business?

Wrote a letter to a local program director, who was kind enough to invite me over to the station one Saturday afternoon. I was hooked.

Any entertainment background you wish to include?

This job is pretty much it.

Any odd habits?

Define “odd.” You’re not a cop, are you?

Marital status?

Active. Oh did you mean…? Yeah, Polly and I have been married since 1985.

Children?

2 – David & Andy.

What famous person would you like to meet?

Famous people are, as a rule, nuts. But  I’d enjoy having lunch with Jerry Seinfeld.

If you could be any celebrity for the day, who would it be??

The person my dogs think I am.

First car?

1967 VW Beetle

What would be your ultimate vacation?

Finding out I won the lottery while on a trip to Hawaii. As James Gregory says, “Y’all would never see my fat a** again!”

First job?

Gofer/handyman at Scottish Inn Motel in Gastonia, NC. It’s what convinced me I needed to find something where I didn’t have to actually work for a living. Mission accomplished.

Favorite saying?

“It ain’t what they call ya – it’s what you answer to.”

Best memory on the show?

Too many to list. It’s a pretty sweet gig.

Most interesting guest?

Tim Wilson is almost always pretty good, as is James Gregory.

Hopes for the future?

I get word I won the lottery on my next trip to Hawaii. And if that doesn’t work out… success, good health and happiness for my kids.

Anything else you would like to add?

I’ve said too much already.

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