July 21, 2017

What music, entertainment, sports or political figure inspires you the most,
and what is it about them that inspires you?

Frankie V, KSSX: George Foreman! He was one of the best at what he did in the ring and was able to turn that into a huge brand outside the ring.  His grills are a bachelors dream, I know first-hand!

Mike Miller, WZFT: Kevin Hart and Justin Timberlake. Both have passion and are driven people that work hard but also understand the importance of family time when they need to slow it down.

Java Joel, WAKS: I get all of my inspiration from my OM, Keith Abrams and my PD, Chris Tyler. (They read this stuff right?)

Brian Michel, iHeartMedia / AtlantaWalt Disney, his attitude that anything was possible and achievable.


Matt “MJ” Johnson, KUDD: The unapologetic, unconventional, evil-genius of Bill Belichick, and I’m not a Pats fan. But he looks at the rules and figures out a way to bend them in his favor until they have to changes the rules. He always seems to get it done and that does inspire me.

Tony Waitekus, WHTQ: Bruno Mars. He is a true entertainer who understands it’s about the audience and their enjoyment.  He understands it’s not about him. The guy is a true talent.

Skywalker, WSPK: It’s cliché but Derek Jeter did something personally for me and my dad. And he just went up another level in my book. Yankee proud.

Jonathan Reed, WNOK: Former St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa. He always had his baseball team ready to play.

Kobi, WNRW / WLGX: President Barack Obama. He is just a class act!


Big Rob, KSME: I have really grown to love Peyton Manning these last handful of years. I never paid much attention to him as a Colt but he was such an amazing leader when he came to Denver. Mad respect for him and his leadership by example attitude. My personal motto as well!

Terry O’Donnell, WKKF: I would have to say Mrs. Garrett from Facts of Life. She really knew how to stand up to Blair.

Fish Boy, WKRZ:  Javier Molina, he did account for all of the runs the NL scored in the All-Star Game last week. He’s broken down barriers and leads by good example.

Kevin Kash, WWEG:  Gotta go with Cal Ripken, Jr. His character, determination, and work ethic are a model for any line of work.

Nikki Nite, Entercom / Austin: I find Ed Sheeran inspiring.  He toured and played a lot to get to where he is today and stayed true to himself.  I love his authenticity.

Kobe, WWHTDwayne “The Rock” Johnson, because he’s a great example of how to handle both his celebrity status and his social media interaction. He does such a great job of that, it’s worth following his example.

Mike “OD” O’Donnell, WKRZDonald Trump, and what inspires me about him is that he doesn’t give a hoot about what anybody thinks. He stays to his convictions and I find that admirable in a way.

Randi West, WMTX: I’d say Princess Diana.  She was very vulnerable in interviews but so CLASSY and her legacy is what I think I would strive for.

Roxy Myzal, hardDrive: Maynard James Keenan. He is a father, husband, restaurateur, vintner, writer, deep thinker,  jujitsu practitioner…and is in 3 bands.

Todd Lyons, KATS: Ron Paul – He always stands on the principle of upholding liberty for the smallest minority of them all – the individual.

Next Week’s Question Of The Week:
In the “celebrity/twitter” world, who would you like to hear more from and who would you like to hear less from?
e-Mail your responses to: jodorisio@fmqb.com or bburke@fmqb.com