Sticking the Landing on a Mid-Twenties Career Switch

At some point around age 28, I was ready to call it a day on “success close calls.”

When I was 19 years old, a knee injury that ended my (quite medicocre) basketball career for the local jr. college forced me to decide what was next. At that stage in my life, the only thing I really wanted to do was get into media. WLLR in Davenport, IA gave me a shot from 3–6 am on Sunday mornings, probably due to the fact that I was so eager and nobody else wanted the job. It only took three months of playing Tim McGraw for third shifters and over the…