June 9, 2017

If you could go back in time and change one thing in your career what would it be and why?

Alex Tear, Y100 / iHeartMedia Miami: All of my historical experiences were necessary to keep growing upward into the best possible person and professional I can be. I’m a student of each and every day, use all of your interactions and experiences to gain knowledge and improve yourself and others around you.

Rich Davis, KDWB: I would not change a thing!  Every experience I’ve had and every person I’ve met has made me the person I am today!

Toby Knapp, WIHT: I wouldn’t. Everything I’ve been through has made me who I am. I don’t think I can look back when I’ve got too much of the future still ahead of me.

Randi West, WMTX: I wouldn’t change anything. I did everything for a reason.

Reid, KZZP: I’ve had it pretty good. Every step that I’ve made seems to have been a good one and has been key in where I’m at today.

Skywalker, WSPK: I would be more open to relocation.

R Dub! Z90: Not one thing. Even the big mistakes were learning lessons and helped me arrive at where I am today, which is a very happy place!

Derrick “DC” Cole, WLAN: Those times I said “How about this much money?”  and they easily said yes. I would go back and ask for more now.

Fish Boy, WKRZ: Everything I’ve done so far has led to success, I have no real regrets.

Big Rob, KSME: Picking more people brains. I’ve worked with some great folks in our industry that I feel now I could have learned a lot more from.

Terry O’Donnell, WKKF: I wouldn’t have worked those two and a half hours at Wendy’s before getting into radio.

Rob Roberts, WRQX: Not a thing.  Even the tough stuff and bad decisions at the time turned out to be learning experiences that had good payoffs.  Now, if I could have learned the hard stuff without going through the bad stuff, the answer is probably different!

Mike Miller, WZFT: I wouldn’t change a thing. Everything that has happened has made me who I am today.

Matt “MJ” Johnson, KUDD:  I would apply the set of management skills I have now acquired to certain situations which would have served me a lot better in the past. But as we all know, experience is the ultimate teacher.

Mike “OD” O’Donnell, WKRZ: To not doubt my talents at an early age in my career. It probably would’ve opened more doors for me faster. To take more risks and not so cautious about my instincts.

Jonathan Shuford, WRVW: I probably wouldn’t have had all those listeners email my boss at WABB (Jammer) and tell him why his decision to replace me at night was stupid.  He didn’t think it was nearly as funny as I did.

Jeff Hurley, WHKF: I would have bought my own U-Haul in 1997 and saved myself thousands.

Jon Zellner, iHeartMedia: It’s definitely part of my history and makes for great stories, but I could’ve done without the Fresno gig.

Dom Theodore, Radio Animal Media Strategies I’ve learned not to wish that I could go back in time and change anything because even the awful situations served a purpose. Some of my best friends in life are people that I met in really bad work environments, and I wouldn’t trade those friendships for anything.

Kobi, WNRW / WLGX: I wouldn’t change a thing. Life is good overseeing two radio stations in Louisville.

Java Joel, WAKS: Probably would have pursued mornings and/or talk radio a little harder. As much as I love music programming, I feel like being a music jock in a PPM world has sucked the soul right out of me. Being a programmer is still my main goal, but part of me thinks being a part of a personality-driven morning/talk show would be a lot of fun and incredibly fulfilling. Less log editing and more creating good content. That’s where the fun is.

Kobe, WWHT: There’s was a situation in my career where I felt I unintentionally burned a bridge. If I could go back, I would make amends.

Chris K, KUDL: There’s nothing in my past that I thought was a bad choice or mistake that I would regret, everything was kind of built the right way.

Brian Mack, WXXL: Get into a different career maybe? I would have started as an entrepreneur way earlier with all the new technology for consuming content and creating content.

Lenny Diana, WLZX: Deregulation. If I have to explain why, you are the problem and not the solution.

Jeremy Rice, WBLI: Nothing. I don’t look back, that’s a focus buster. Look FORWARD!

Joey Brooks, WHYI/WMIA: Wouldn’t change a thing. I’d doing everything the same all over again.

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