Russ Davis (aka DJ SPICY)

Russ Davis (aka DJ SPICY)

This Letter is to share my appreciation and gratitude to the staff of the Ohio Center for broadcasting. I graduated from OCB in June, 2010, and I was just recently hired as the morning jock at a small station in northeastern Colorado. Before I enrolled at OCB, my experience as a DJ was limited to years of working at nightclubs and doing weddings for a mobile DJ company. For me, the desire to go into radio was the next step in creating a career for myself and in an industry that I am passionate about. At OCB, I was able to make that dream a reality. I cannot thank Mark, Terry and Larry enough for their support and guidance. The help they provided me, first as a student, and then as a graduate, was irreplaceable. If I can offer any advice to current students at OCB, it would be to work hard, learn as much as possible and, most importantly, believe in yourself. Finding a job after graduation was initially very frustrating, as I had sent out resume’ after resume’ without a response. By keeping in constant contact with Mark, I stayed in the loop with job openings and contacts. After a few months and with perseverance, dedication and a never quit attitude, I scored a great job and will be doing what I thought would never be possible.
With my career in broadcasting under way, I’m ready to meet the challenges ahead, but I’m also ready to reap the rewards of the education I received. A big thank you to Mark, Terry, Larry and the entire OCB staff for making my current job my dream job.