Doing radio for decades has afforded many opportunities that I wouldn't have if I had stuck with steam fitting. I mean how many people know what it's like to travel on the roads after a major winter storm before the snow plows have started their jobs, or what is on TV about 2:45 am? Yep, it's a perk filled business, radio. But I am really fired up about one of the things I get to do this fall in September. I have been asked to be a judge at the East Side Club's barbeque cook-off. Can't believe they asked me … but I'm not asking any questions. Anyone that knows me knows about my affinity for charred, grilled meats! I dig it big. I make it, I eat it, I live it. Now that I have my smoker that I found on Craig's list, I'm even more enamoured. So thanks you guys! It's a dream assignment for me.