Whenever you hear a song from the 1980s on WASH-FM, perhaps I played it for you for the very first time when I was on 97.1 way back then. I was born and raised in the Washington area (I've lived at least ten years each in DC, Maryland and Virginia), and I've been lucky enough to be on the radio in Washington for--well, let's just say a long time.If you're a federal employee, I share your pain (and pride, as well). 14 years of my broadcasting career were at the Voice of America, where I was honored to host programs of features and interviews that gave listeners around the world a window into American culture and current events.You can hear me on the weekends on WASH-FM (but they do have my number on speed dial, so you never know when I might pop up). Thanks for listening - and for visiting my blog.