Katy Manor – KROQ

April 23, 2010 by · 9 Comments 

Katy likes to spend her spare time outdoors with nature

“While studying to be a nurse at Valley College, I took a radio history class because I always loved music. I hoped to get in with the college station, but somehow I ended up in Bakersfield at Magic 98, KMGN. After four years, I thought, “Hey, I gotta get out of this, it wasn’t meant to be.” It was so weird, but I was fighting it. I realized how lucky I was, though. I’ve had a morning show, I’d worked in L.A., I’d worked in San Diego, I was having fun.”

“Having fun is the key. When I have fun, the listeners have fun. When I stop having fun I’ll get out of it because my listeners will suffer. I’ve also been lucky because I got to see the old days of KROQ. I remember Swedish Egil doing his Nyqvist exercises over the air with his listeners. I remember Molly Ringwold, Judd Nelson and Emilio Estevez while hundreds of fans packed the parking lot. I only lived four blocks away, so I’d just hang out because the atmosphere there was so incredible I couldn’t believe I was involved in it. I loved every minute of it.”

Katy Manor In the KROQ Studio

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