It all started on a warm summer night on the 26th of May, 19 something or other, in the small town of Maryville, Missouri. From the day I hit the Earth, I have always know I would be involved with music in some way or another. From school and show choirs to performing at dances and on-stage anywhere anyone would watch, I have always had a beat in my head and a glide in my stride. In high school is when I finally found out about the deejay on a field trip to our local radio station and from then on I have NEVER been without two turntables and a microphone. My love for music then went from being on-stage performing to actually producing and engineering in the studio. I started college at Columbia College in Chicago and finished in Orlando, Fla. when I graduated from Full Sail University. I went back to Chicago and started to intern at Chicago Recording Company and from there went to NYC and Philadelphia working in small studios and production labs! After everyone and their brother decided to build their own home studios, it was time for a change. So I moved to Tyler, Texas. Yeah, I know… Who just moves to Tyler? Well, it was one of the best decisions I have made so far in my life. And who would have guessed I would eventually. . .Enter. . . Radio! I had to start from scratch and relearn everything because going from the studio to a radio production room is totally different. But needless to say, I have made it from intern to part-time on-air to Production Director and now Brand Content Manager of the best station in East Texas Sunny 106.5! I’m still fairly young and always looking ahead. I want to thank you for spending time with me every weekend right here on Sunny 106.5!
The A-Z’s of AJ Redd
[A] Available: No. Married to my awesome wife Misty.
[B] Best concert: George Clinton
[C] Current clothing: Dress slacks and button-up
[D] Dirty little secret: I’ve never changed the oil in a car.
[E] Eat at the most: China King
[F] Favorite band: Journey, because my wife listens to them all day long.
[G] Gummy bears or worms: Sour gummy worms
[H] Hometown: Maryville, MO
[I] If I weren’t in radio: I’d be unemployed
[J] Junk food: Snickers or anything with peanut butter and I’m addicted to sour candy.
[K] Killer radio moment: Every day, I play music and get paid to do it. Not a bad gig!
[L] Listen to me: Every day from 10am-3pm
[M] Music to chill to: Motown Classics
[N] Number of siblings: 2 brothers and 2 sisters
[O] One wish: I wish I was a little bit taller
[P] Person you’d love to meet: Michael Jackson
[Q] Quantum Physics: I’m all for it
[R] Reason to smile: My family is safe and healthy
[S] Start in radio: KBLZ Tyler, TX
[T] Time you wake up: 6am
[U] Underrated band: Morris Day and The Time
[V] Vacation: Anywhere with family
[W] Website you rely on: Twitter, Perez Hilton, TMZ.com, Music.ly (for fun), Bleacher Report
[X] X-rays you’ve had: Several and I think they need to scan my cat just to make sure I’m ok.
[Y] Your favorite food: Sushi, Steak and Fajitas – It can be at the same time too!
[Z] Zodiac sign: Gemini