BIRTHDAY: July 13th
MY RADIO HISTORY: Morning Show Host and Music Director at a bunch of cool stations including WDRE Philadelphia, The Zone in Dallas and "The Edge" here in the Motor City (an alternative rock station that is now history). Been at Channel 955 since February 2000.
MOST RECENT NON-RADIO JOB: U.S. Senator
FAVORITE MUSIC: Beastie Boys, The Black Keys, Nine Inch Nails, Jack White and the White Stripes, U2, Ellie Goulding, Bob Marley, Justin Timberlake, Kid Rock, Gorillaz, Sleigh Bells, Daft Punk, Kanye West, Prince, M.I.A., Coldplay, Jay-Z, Nirvana, The Beatles, Taylor Swift, Rage Against The Machine, G. Love & Special Sauce, Jane's Addiction, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Aretha Franklin, Foo Fighters, Frank Sinatra, Radiohead, Stevie Wonder, The XX, Otis Redding, Bjork, Portishead, Eminem, Mumford & Sons, The Cure... everything!
MOVIES: The Godfather 1 & 2, The Hangover, Goodfellas, Iron Man, Pulp Fiction, Sixteen Candles, The Dark Knight, Almost Famous, Juno, the original Star Wars trilogy, Monsters Inc, Jaws, Borat, The Departed, Swingers, The Holy Grail, Slumdog Millionaire, This Is Spinal Tap and Gone With The Wind
TELEVISION: The Colbert Report, The Daily Show with John Stewart, New Girl, Red Wings games!
FAMILY PET: a mini English Goldendoodle named Dublin
HEROES: Teachers, Mother Theresa, Rosa Parks, Jim Henson, Bono, Pavel Datsyuk
CHARITIES AFFILIATED WITH: Time Team Detroit, Forgotten Harvest, Planned Parenthood, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Susan G. Komen For The Cure, Gleaners Community Food Bank, Ronald McDonald House, Donors Choose, Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation, One.org
LAST BOOK YOU READ: At Work by Annie Leibovitz
WEBSITES: I spend entirely too much time on the Internet, just ask my wife Kris. My first three clicks are Facebook, The Chive, Huffington Post and my site BuzzClickPhotography.com
FAVE APPS: Twitter (@loudspike), Instagram (@radiospike), Flipboard, Snapseed, DJay, Shazam, ESPN ScoreCenter, Trip Advisor, Epicurious
MEMORABLE ON AIR MOMENT: When I got a tattoo live on the air. Or maybe when I drove the stolen golf cart down I-75.
LITTLE KNOWN FACT ABOUT ME: I was the first person in Detroit to play Kid Rock on the radio. He used to come visit my radio station trying to get airplay in his hometown. The first time I met him, he was shirtless and smelled like gasoline because he just mowed his lawn. He is a cool guy and deserves every ounce of success he has earned. "Ain’t no party like a Detroit party..."
COOLEST CELEBRITIES I'VE MET: President Barack Obama, Jamie Foxx, Paul McCartney, Nik Lidstrom, Justin Timberlake, Will Smith, Bono. Taylor Swift was so freakin' cool to my kids and listeners. But my crush Jennifer Love Hewitt sat on my lap while we interviewed her… THAT was cool!
DREAM INTERVIEW: Bob Marley or Homer Simpson
STRANGEST RUMOR I HEARD ABOUT MYSELF: That I owned a pet dolphin
ADDICTION: Coffee! I can’t pass a coffeehouse without stopping for a latte.
MOST LIKELY TO SEE YOU: Camera in hand, taking photographs of anything and everything. Check out my facebook photography page listed as Buzz Click Photography.
FAVE LOCAL BARS:The Old Miami (Detroit), One-Eyed Betty's (Ferndale), Tilted Kilt (Novi), Honest John's (Detroit), O'Connor's (Rochester), Gusoline Alley (Royal Oak), Woodbridge Pub (Detroit), Conor O'Neill's (Ann Arbor), Uptown Grill (Commerce), Berkley Front (Berkley), Grand Trunk Pub (Detroit), Bayside (Walled Lake), Dick O' Dows (Birmingham), Woodward Avenue Brewery (Ferndale), Brown's Bar (Harsens Island), Bar Louie (various)
FAVE RESTAURANTS: The Root (White Lake), Pizzeria Biga (Southfield), Ocean Prime (Troy), Mercury Burger Bar (Detroit), Vinsetta Garage (Berkley), Five Guys Burger And Fries (various), Bacco (Southfield), LuLu's Coney Island (Commerce), Redcoat Tavern (West Bloomfield), Toasted Oak (Novi), Brio Tuscan Grille (Troy/Utica), Table 5 (Northville), Slows Bar-B-Q (Detroit), Rebecca's (Northville), Traffic Jam And Snug (Detroit), Town Tavern (Royal Oak), The Hudson Cafe (Detroit), Anita's Kitchen (Ferndale), Joey's Famous Cheesesteaks (Southgate), Amici's Pizza (Berkley), Townhouse Bistro (Birmingham), Crispelli's Bakery & Pizzeria (Royal Oak), Los Galanes (Mexicantown), Atlas Global Bistro (Detroit), Red Robin (various), Zoup! (various)
FAVE DRINK: Guinness
FAVE HANG-OUT: Red Wings games at the Joe
FAVE LOCAL STUFF: Lucky Monkey Tattoo Shop (Ann Arbor), ProCam Photography Store (Livonia), Rockstarz Karaoke Bar (Garden City), The Cupcake Station (Birmingham), Bell's/Founders/Atwater/Short's and all of the Michigan microbreweries, Guernsey Farms Dairy (Novi), Muscamoot and boating on Lake St. Clair, vacationing in Traverse City, skiing at Boyne, shopping in downtown Royal Oak, Ferndale, Ann Arbor and Partridge Creek
FAVE PLACE TO OGLE THE OPPOSITE SEX: Somerset Collection
PREFERENCE: UNDIES, BRIEFS, BOXERS OR COMMANDO: Boxers and boxer briefs
WORST HABIT: lack of sleep
DREAM VACATION: Ireland or Italy... I want to go back!
DREAM JOB: I have my dream job! But it would probably be fun to be a Victoria's Secret photographer, too
FAVE THING ABOUT WORK: It's unpredictable. It’s almost worth waking up at 3:40am. And as much crap as I deal the guy on a daily basis, I have never worked with a cooler person than Mojo in 18 years of radio.
THE WAY TO MY HEART IS THROUGH: My ears with good music.
THE WAY TO GET UNDER MY SKIN: Make me watch "Reality TV."
LUCKY NUMBER: 13
FAVE ROADTRIP FROM DETROIT: Chicago or Toronto
GUILTY PLEASURE: Eating an entire container of Sweet Potato Casserole from Boston Market.
GREATEST INVENTION EVER: the iPhone or the bikini
IF YOU COULD LAY CLAIM TO HAVE WRITTEN ONE BOOK, WHICH WOULD IT BE: "Green Eggs And Ham" by Dr. Seuss
WOULD YOU PLAY GOALIE, QUARTERBACK, PITCHER, OR FORWARD? Goalie, of course.
HERITAGE: 7/8 Irish, 1/8 Ukrainian
THREE THINGS THAT SCARE YOU: censorship, the Tea Party, mullets
THREE PHYSICAL FEATURES THAT APPEAL TO YOU: Smile, legs, a cute laugh
THREE THINGS TO DO BEFORE YOU DIE: Travel the world with Kris and the girls, get published, teach a monkey how to play piano
FAVORITE JUNK FOOD? Huge sweet tooth... brownies or girl scout cookies, carrot cake and English Toffee Caramel Ice Cream
PET PEEVE: Ignorant, apathetic, close-minded people… and a slow internet connection.
IN A HEARTBEAT: Vanessa Hudgens, Emma Watson, Brigitte Bardot, Freida Pinto, Miranda Kerr, Kate Beckinsale, Natalie Portman, Zoe Saldana, Katrina Bowden, Adriana Lima, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Julianna Hough, Jennifer Love-Hewitt, Megan Fox, Jessica Alba, Kate Upton, Mila Kunis, Kelly Ripa, Halle Berry, Lindsay Lohan when she was healthy, Katie Holmes before she lost her shit and started dating Tom Cruise..WHAT DO YOU WANT WRITTEN ON YOUR TOMBSTONE: Good father, Good friend, Good God... who's gonna do the Phone Scams now?!