Although a college graduate, 23-year-old Joseph Garrett has quit his job at a British pub and is now earning a fortune posting videos of himself playing the video game Minecraft in his bedroom! No kidding. Garrett's YouTube channel - under the name "Stampylonghead" - gets five million hits a day -- way more than One Direction and Justin Bieber combined. That makes it one of the top 10 most viewed worldwide. When the channel reached 10,000 subscribers Garrett quit his job to manage the channel full time. He gets an average of 3,000 messages a day from gamers asking for tips and makes money by pocketing a share of the advertising revenue from his videos. He currently uploads at least one 20-minute video a day and says, "When I was at university I switched over to doing what I do now, called a 'let's play'. You are essentially just playing and commentating while you play, just as a fun hobby." (Ananova)
I'm a local guy, from Hagerstown, MD. I started in radio in 1977 at WQCM in Hagerstown, when top 40 on FM was a new thing. From there I did some part time on air work in 1978 at the old Disco 93, WKYS.
In the early 80s I worked at WZYQ, Z-104 in Frederick, MD. (A station from which I have been fired 3 times!) I also worked part time at WBSB, Baltimore, B-104 . In 1985, I took the plunge and decided to try moving to another area to further my radio career. I was midday DJ and music director at WNVZ, Z-104 in Norfolk/Virginia Beach, VA. . But I was homesick for Maryland, so in 1986 I took the Program Director/Morning Show at WQCM.
In 1987, I went back to Baltimore to do Mornings at WWMX, Mix106 . Then I finally made it back to DC in 1990 working for the New Mix 107.3, WRQX. I did just about every shift there filling in from Mornings to weekends. I stayed at Mix until 1995, when I took the afternoon shift at a new radio station in town, The New Bright 99-5! (Anyone remember that?) Soon, Bright 99-5 went back to it's old call letters, WGAY, and became Relaxing Favorites from Yesterday and Today.
In 1998, I had a short stint at WASH, then moved to Florida and Texas, before getting homesick again and returning to the area in June 2001.