Have You Seen My Truck?
I've always loved to tell stories and share my passion for the things that move me. Rock and Roll has been a central theme in my life since my days as a toddler when my older brothers were playing their new Beatles albums non-stop.
So, getting behind a radio microphone for the first time in 1984 seemed as natural as anything I've ever done.
I first worked here at i95 in the summer of 1987, and many of my greatest radio memories have been created within these walls. It's just a weekend thing for me these days, but I always look forward to coming in to crank the tunes.
I've also always been a big fan of all kinds of classic cars and trucks. From '32 Fords to late 40's Cadillacs to 50's farm trucks to the muscle cars of the 60's and beyond, a nice old school ride always gets my attention.
I love 'em all original, but also enjoy a classic with a well placed modern touch here and there. A nicely done, totally tricked out hot rod is always cool too.
The centerpiece of my vehicular passion, as those who know me well can readily attest to ("Aw jeez, is he talkin' about that thing AGAIN?"), is John's Old Truck - a 1949 Chevy pickup. It's been in our family since 1981, and we're about to put it back on the road for the first time since 1984.
The story includes tragedy, redemption, incredible kindness and the ultimate realization of a lifelong dream. And I can tell you without a doubt that it's all true, because I've lived it.
here's also an old school blog at JohnsOldTruck.com, where you can get the whole story. See y'all on the air and down the road!