WXXP 100.7 FM PITTSBURGH - DOUBLE X RADIO
A Classic Alternative Rock Station

Deej

Hello there!  It's been a very long time since I've stepped into a radio station or was behind a microphone.  After XX, I got married and my husband's job brought us to Maryland - where we've lived for many years. 

I got a job at a station in Virginia in 1989.  I was dying from culture shock after playing the "Welcome Back Kotter Theme" in heavy rotation (that was a 70's show!) and doing farm reports!  Thankfully, WDVE's sister station in Baltimore, 98 Rock, rescued me!  I was doing weekend mornings for a few months until my  daughter came along.  I guess XX spoiled me, because nothing ever compared to it. Two more kids came after that and I kissed my career goodbye!  Every now and then - I get the urge to go back...but we live in the mountains - a remote area.  I'm not willing to drive that far to work.  There is a station in town - but, they play the Welcome Back Kotter theme...So I refuse to apply!  My kids are all musicians - and all want to be in bands.  So, in a strange way, I guess I'm still contributing to the music world.  There have been some jobs in small bookstores along the way...but mainly - I do the "mom" gig for now.  

I've been part of the SCBWI (Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators) for the past few years.  Not published yet...But, I'm working on it.  I've been making/selling purses made out of cigar boxes to the little stores in Maryland and may venture out into the DC boutiques soon.  It's amazing to me - after all these years - to find out that Pittsburgh cared about XX as much as we did and are still saddened by it's passing. 
 
Bye for now, 
Deej