*Trigger Warning: suicide
By audience demand, Gary Scott Thomas reunites with his former co-host Jungle Doug! This episode will make you laugh, make you think, and make you feel like you made a new friend.
Key Takeaways From Episode:
- Sending radio tapes for his made-up radio station
- Doing German radio
- Being a candy dealer at age 9
- How independent he had to be as a young kid
- How he got into radio
- Embracing fun for a career
- Being judged by a Christian radio audience
- Clean humor
- Finding humor in the everyday
- Putting ego aside
- Baby Man
- His mother’s suicide
- Getting rid of his porn ‘stache
“We need less Facebook and more face to face.” ~Jungle Doug
“When stones get thrown at you, just get out of their firing range.” ~Jungle Doug
“Suicide is tough to talk about, but we need to.” ~Jungle Doug
“Being transparent on the radio is just what we do.” ~Jungle Doug
Doug began his career in 1986 on the radio in the San Francisco Bay Area and started his mobile DJ business in 1988. In California, Doug worked on over 25 stations, including six years as morning sidekick “Jungle Doug” on 95.3 KRTY Hot Country/San Jose, mid-day personality on the adult contemporary KKIS/Concord, and traffic rapper “Doug EEE Fresh” on the urban KSOL/San Francisco. In 1998, Doug moved to Tennessee for 3 years as a host on the “Doug & Connie” and “Doug & Karla” morning shows on WAY FM. In 2001, Doug moved to 94FM The Fish and has been on the air there since the station’s first morning on the air.
Currently, you can hear Doug as the Afternoon Drive Host (3-7 pm) – Prior to that Doug spent six years on the “Doug & Jaci Velasquez – Family Friendly Morning Show” and 9 years on “Doug & Kim” 94FM The Fish is the flagship station for the nationally syndicated “Today’s Christian Music” Network heard on over 80 stations in the US. Doug is also a member of the Tennessee Wedding and Event Specialists Association and is a multi-year award winner on Wedding Wire.
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Y’all are amazing! I miss you guy’s together. I’ve been a long time listener to KRTY and still am to this day. It was great hearing Jungle Doug. He DJ’d my wedding back on July 31,1999 in Mt. View.
Hope he does another POD CAST! Love you guys have a Blessed day ❤