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Kevin Hilley

Kevin Hilley Email

I’ve been waking up folks on the radio for the better part of 30 years. I’ve worked at stations in my native New Jersey (insert “Sopranos” joke here)……as well as Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, New York and too many other places to mention.

I arrived in Mid-Missouri in 2002 with my wife Donna and three kids in tow and decided that this is a pretty nice place to call home. I’m a rabid Philadelphia Eagles fan (yeah, I BLEED green) and also love my Phillies. I admit I’m a ”geek” and get into anything computer or technology-related. And yes, I’ve even been to a couple of Star Trek conventions. Is it any wonder I didn’t date till I got to college?

If you dare, check out my scary HAIR picture from 1981…and YES, it’s real!

Some favorites of mine:

Movies
The Blues Brothers, Forrest Gump, Planes, Trains and AutomobilesThat Thing You Do!, The Ten Commandments, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Independence Day, The Sound Of Music, too many others…

TV shows
Mad MenThe Big Bang TheoryThe Good WifeBreaking Bad, The Walking Dead and a few more I probably forgot. Plus, I can almost aways find something I like on MeTV, The History Channel, NFL Network or the Food Network.

Music
Favorite artists include Billy Joel, Bruno Mars and the Zac Brown Band. Plus, I’m a Beatles NUT and a Classic Rock fan (Aerosmith, Stones, Foreigner). My musical tastes are pretty varied, though. In my collection you’ll find everything from Frankie Valli to The Sound Of Music. Disco? 70’s? Oldies? Yup, I like it all.

Food
If I could only have one meal for the rest of my life, I would probably pick spaghetti. I also love crabs, shrimp (especially grilled- mmmmm) and other seafood. Plus you can never go wrong with a big ‘ol steak (medium well, thank you). Can’t live without coffee, of course! My two favorite candies are Twizzlers and Starburst. I can also go through a box of Russell Stover caramels pretty quickly. Doritos (Cool Ranch) and brownies are great too. My favorite cookies are Oatmeal Raisin.

Random stuff
I’m Armenian on my mom’s side and Irish on my dad’s. I know- strange combination. People ask me, “Did your parents meet right off the boat or what?”

love politics and if you have a couple hours, will be glad to tell you what I think. Greatest President? Ronald Reagan– hands down.

If I ever write a book, I think the title might be, “Don’t Touch That, You Don’t Know Where It’s Been”.

My dream trip would be a couple weeks across Ireland and England.

Do I love what I do? As far as I’m concerned, there’s NO better way in the world to make a living!

 

4 comments

  1. Wanted to let you know I really enjoy your show – you just seem so normal, natural, and easy to like and listen to. This is the first time I’ve looked at the site so it was fun to learn more about you! Keep up the good work.

  2. Much appreciated, Becky! Thanks for checking in and sure hope you’ll continue to listen!

  3. I met you at Houghton College, in the 70’s??????? Yikes that makes me older than dirt.

  4. Hey Rick! Great to reconnect with you!

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