Born and raised in the Bay Area, Craig was looking for something to do with his life when he happened to wander into the campus radio station at San Jose State. At KSJS he was shocked to discover there were people who would pay you to talk and play records on the air! So he spent the 80’s and most of the 90’s getting hired and fired (the norm) as a DJ at Top 40, Country and Adult Contemporary radio stations all around the Bay Area. In 1997 with a mortgage, a wife & 2 young kids but no DJ job he somehow got hired to do Production (create commercials and promos) at the Bay Area’s #1 station, the mighty KGO 810. They actually paid him to work with greats like Dunbar & Wygant, Ronn Owens and the amazing Gene Burns and Craig thought he’d never leave. But the station went through some big changes in 2011. Mean people took over and sent Craig on his way along with most everyone else.

After a couple of years doing freelance voicework (lots of industrial videos!) from his home studio some nice people at KCBS hired Craig to make commercials over there. But at the end of 2018 those nice people left and scary robots were hired to replace Craig. Miraculously, at the same time, nice people took over again at KGO and asked Craig to help them fix the bad things the mean people had done to it. Now Craig spends every day writing, voicing and producing promos to (hopefully) make KGO more interesting and more fun to listen to. Sometimes that means focusing on the difficult and even painful times we’re all going through but more often it’s poking fun at our hosts, our callers, our politicians and especially at anyone who takes themselves too seriously. It’s a really, really, really cool job but don’t tell the boss Craig said that.

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Disneyland Figures Out a New to Make More Money

Disneyland Figures Out a New to Make More Money

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(CNN Business) – Millions of guests visit Disney theme parks each year, and most of them probably loathe waiting 90 minutes to ride “Peter Pan’s Flight.” So now Disney is rolling out a new service that will help park goers streamline their visits and cut down on wait times.

Genie” — which debuts this fall at California’s Disneyland and Florida’s Disney World — is a new digital service that will “maximize your park time, so you can have more fun,” according to the company.

“From specific attractions, foodie experiences and entertainment, to general interests like Disney princesses, villains, Pixar, Star Wars, thrill rides and more — just tell Disney Genie what you want to do and it will do the planning for you,” Disney (DIS) said in a blog post on Wednesday.

Disney Parks Chairman Josh D’Amaro told CNN Business this week that the company listened to guests who want the theme park experience to be simpler, straightforward and tailored “for them.”

“You tell Genie what you are interested in specifically — whether that be an attraction, a food, a character — and Genie’s going to come back to you and tell you how to make the most of your day,” D’Amaro said.

The free service will be built into Disney Parks’ established apps along with a paid version called “Disney Genie+” that allows guests to access the “Lightning Lane” for $15 at Disney World and $20 at Disneyland.

“Lightning Lane” is basically a paid version of a benefit that used to be free for guests: Disney’s FastPass, which allowed visitors to book ride and attraction times in advance to avoid long waits.

As Disneyland retires the Fastpass and unveils their new pay-for Genie+ service to manage lines/crowds, Nikki Medoro and Bret Burkhart wonder if people will actually pay more to avoid lines. Also, Brett Favre says kids should avoid tackle football before age 14.