Dear Program Director

      First of all, my name is “Big John” Horton and I live in Poteau, OK. I’m a pretty talented guy who’s looking for a full-time on-air position. I’ve been in Country for my career, but I am interested in doing Rock or even do a little Talk Radio. I am passionate about Radio, can bring ideas to the table, love working on imaging and production, and want to be a part of the team. Not be apart from the team. My philosophy is simple: “Actions speak louder than words + Do what I say I’m going to do = Kicking the butt of those in the way.” I have next to no ego, competitive, my imaging and my production skills are really good, I’m a quick learner, and I am HUNGRY FOR KNOWLEDGE. Hoping to own an AM/FM station one day soon. If you need a voice guy, let’s talk. I am a certified Storm Spotter with my Technicians License (Ham Radio – KF5UUV), a Public Notary for the state of Oklahoma, a member of the Le Flore County Emergency Management Agency Communications Support Team (LCEM-CST) along with the Oklahoma Medical Reserve Corps (OKMRC) – Leflore County chapter #1987, the ring announcer for TWO wrestling organizations: S.A.W. & E.T.C.W. AND to top it all off, I have my own online radio station called “TBJS Radio Network” (www.tbjsradio.com) where I am heard weekdays 10am to 2pm CDT! I guess you could call me the total package and it would be good to catch me while I am on my way up. My website is found at www.thebigjohnshow.com for more details. With all this said, ask yourself this question: what can I do when I’m employed by YOU? Just look at my resume and listen to my air-check so that I may be considered for an on-air position that you may have now or in the near future. Please feel free to email me at bigjohn@thebigjohnshow.com and my phone number is (918) 839-0972. Willing to re-locate if the gig is worth it. I hope to hear from you soon.

   

     Sincerely,
         “Big John” Horton

 

 


 

Proven On-Air Talent with experienced Commercial Production, Remote Broadcasting, and Station Imaging wants to work for you. Utilizes skills to achieve a common goal: To be the best! Looking and hoping to be syndicated again. Can work phones and feed off listener interaction both on and off the air. Do you need help with imaging? I want to help!

Education

August 1999 – December 2002   Carl Albert State College in Poteau, OK.

  • AA Degree in Computer Information Systems.
  • AA Degree in Telecommunications.
  • Phi Theta Kappa (Alpha Delta Lambda) – Recording Secretary Officer.
  • Baccus – Vice President of Leadership.
  • Student Activity Board – Board Member.

 

Experience

October 2015 – Present  KFSA 950 AM & Hog Country 93.1 FM (Stereo 93) in Fort Smith, AR.

  • Assistant Program Director / Music Director
  • Full time On-Air Personality A.K.A. Big John (“Big John” Horton Aircheck)
  • On-Air Live Weekdays 9:00am until 2:00pm (Voicetracked Sat 10am-2pm)
  • Trained in the knowledge of DAD (Enco)
  • Trained in the knowledge of Natural Music Log
  • Trained in the knowledge of Ceasar Dial-up Remote Interface
  • Trained in the knowledge of Comrex BRIC-Link
  • Former Imaging Producer
  • Producer on Brand Change (Hog Country 4/1/17)

January 2011 – Present  TBJS Radio Network (Internet Radio) in Poteau, OK.

  • Full time On-Air Personality A.K.A. Big John.
  • On-Air Voice Tracked Weekdays 10:00am until 2:00pm.
  • PSA / PD / MD Director
  • Trained in the knowledge of StationPlaylist Studio
  • Trained in the knowledge of StationPlaylist Creator
  • Trained in the knowledge of StationPlaylist Remote VoiceTracker
  • Trained in the knowledge of Telos Z/IP ONE
  • Trained in the knowledge of Music1 Scheduler
  • Trained in the knowledge of SAM Broadcaster

March 2013 – To October 2015    Rapid Detect, Inc in Poteau, OK.

  • Assistant To Webmaster
  • Assistant To Customer Service
  • Voice-over Personality For Drug Testing Videos
  • Blog Writer / Social Media

November 2011 – February 2013   KOMS 107.3 FM (Cumulus) in Fort Smith, AR.

  • Part time On-Air Personality A.K.A. Big John.
  • On-Air Week Days 3:00pm until 7:00pm.
  • Promotions Assistant
  • Trained in the knowledge of BSI Op-X Radio Automation
  • Arbitron ratings – Fall 2012: #1 Men 25-54, #1 All Persons 25-54, and #3 Women 25-54.

March 2006 – January 2011   KTCS 99.9 FM (Big Chief) in Fort Smith, AR.

  • Full time On-Air Personality A.K.A. Big John.
  • Former PSA Director.
  • On-Air Week Nights 7:00pm until 12:00am.
  • On-Air Saturday Nights 6:00pm until 12:00am.

April 2005 – December 2005   KFXI 92.1 FM / KIXO 106.1 in Marlow, OK.

  • Full-time On-Air Personality A.K.A. Big John Monday through Friday (2pm to 7pm) Afternoon Drive.
  • Trained in the knowledge of Scott Studios.
  • Trained in the knowledge of Shortcut Audio Editor.
  • Trained in the knowledge of Digilink II.
  • PSA Director for Sister Station KIXO 106.1 FM.

January 2005 – April 2005   Clear Channel Radio (iHeart Media) in Fort Smith, AR.

  • Board Operator
  • Part time Board Operator for a 6 cluster station on Saturday 7am to 12pm.
  • Trained in the knowledge of NexGen Digital Broadcast.

July 2003 – September 2004   KICM 97.7 FM in Ardmore, OK.

  • Full time On-Air Personality A.K.A. Big John on Monday through Friday (6:00pm to Midnight) and Saturday schedule varied.
  • The host of The Red Dirt Road Trip every weeknight at 9pm.
  • PSA Director.
  • Sports Producer/Engineer (Area High School Football/OU Football).
  • Production (UDS, Adobe Audition, Simian Broadcast Software International).
  • Trained Two Individuals for immediate Full-Time On-Air Personalities.
  • Received “KICM Most Improved Personality Of 2003” Award.
  • Simulcast on 93.7 KNOR in Dallas, TX Market from March to July 2004.
  • Co-captain for Carter County’s Relay-4-Life 2004 Cancer Fund (Raise $473 in auction).

February 2002 – July 2003   KTCS 99.9 FM (Big Chief) in Fort Smith, AR.

  • Part time On-Air Personality A.K.A. Big John.
  • On-Air on Friday Night/Saturday Mornings 12:00am until 9:00am, Saturday Nights from 7:00p.m. until Sunday Morning 4:00am, and Sunday Night/Monday Mornings 11:00pm until 6:00am.
  • Copy Writer/Production (DARTS, BE Audio Vault, Voice Track Scheduler, Cool Edit Pro 1.1, 2.0).

June 2000 – May 2002   Carl Albert State College in Poteau, OK. (Department of Telecommunications)

  • Responsible for day-to-day operations of office and labs.
  • Assistant to Instructors and Administrator.
  • Micro-Internships at WorldCom in Tulsa (Owasso), OK.

January 1998 – February 2000   US Army  in Fort Jackson, SC. (Administrative Specialist)

  • Basic Training.
  • Advanced Individual Training for Administrative Specialist.
  • Responsible for LAN.
  • Excellent Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite including Excel, Access, and Outlook.

1997–1998   Staffmark Temporary Agency in Poteau, OK.

  • Various Industrial Jobs
  • Kenco Plastic Company – Mold Injection Technician.
  • Wortz Cracker Company – Production Staff.

June 1997 – October 1997   Encore Plastics in Poteau, OK.

  • Machine Operator
  • Relief Operator – Assist other Mold Injection Technician.
  • Mold Injection Technician.

February 1997 – May 1997   Internet Partners of America (PT) in Fort Smith, AR.

  • Customer Service
  • Designed Web Pages using HTML and Front Page.
  • Customer Service and Guidance through problems.

January 1997 – June 1997   Southwestern Glass in Van Buren, AR.

  • Glass Manufacture.
  • Side Pack – Packaging & Shipping Glass Products.
  • Hot Glass Carrier – From Mold to Production Line.
  • Glass Blower – Molding Hot Glass while in Liquid Form.

*References available upon request. I will be happy to email or bring them if you decide to do an interview at your earliest convenience.