Geoff's Blog: Tonight's the Night!
Tonight's the Night!
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There is a saying: "Good things come to those who wait." I have been waiting 38 years for this opportunity and have wanted to be on the air full time since I was about 16 years old. My buddy, Rich Cowin, and I use to get into the old WCFL on Friday nights. I don't remember how we got in, but we did. The engineer took a liking to us, I guess. I remember watching Big Ron O'Brien doing his magic and thinking, "This is exactly what I want to do."
For a million different reasons that I don't need to cover, I never went for it. I have had a great life. I made a great living in other industries, found a woman to put up with me for 24-plus years, and I have two great kids in college. This in itself is a major accomplishment.
However, for years I always thought, "Could I do it?" Not to knock any of the talent on the radio as of late, but I feel with hard work, time, effort and energy, I could do a great job on the radio and be the best.
Well, folks, tonight is the night. This is no dress rehearsal. The "Pinker" attacks at Midnight on AM 560 WIND. Two and half years ago, I did a real estate show for one hour on a small station in Elgin. A year and half later, I took the show to WIND on Saturdays. The "Livin Large with Geoff Pinkus" show came next on Sunday for 2 hours. And now I get to play with the big boys 4 hours a night, 5 days a week, plus I will still be doing the Sunday show.
As the New Year work week officially begins today, I hope all of you love what you are doing. I know MANY of you hate what you do and your lives are empty because of it. You have a great job, family and kids, or you are fearful to go for "it". I use to lie in bed with that pit in my stomach wondering, "Can I do it? Can I?" You bet your ass I can, and if you give yourself half a chance, whatever it is, you can do it as well. I am living proof. Throw the ambien out and check in with the "Pinker" tonight. See you all on the radio!
Listen to the show, then let me know what you think.
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