Jonathan Knight, what do I say about ME…
I was born by the rail road tracks just outside a small town to a dirt farmer named Jethro…
No…that’s not right….let me start again…
Let me see, well, after high school I enlisted in the Navy got out after seven years of service. In 1992 I got bit by the radio bug… I got into radio full time in at St. Ambrose University…didn’t go to school there but I DID volunteer my time at the campus radio station KALA-FM doing the morning show and learning all I could. 1994, It was a Top 40 station (don’t hold it against me) in Dubuque IA for a couple of years and from then till now…I bounced around from station to station…Top 40 to Country Davenport, IA to Classic Rock in Peoria IL which just happens to be my hometown. Along with radio I’ve done a TON of Club DJing and now I have my own mobile DJ/Karaoke service called Knightlife Entertainment… Met my much smarter than me wife, Dawn in 2007 (see what I did there)
Long story short…
I am finally here and glad to call KIX 101.1 home and loving every minute.
I hope to meet you in the future, don’t be shy If you see us out… come up say “Hey Jonathan!” I’d be glad to meet you.
Hobbies well, My motorcycle, Firearms and Firearm Safety, mobile DJ/Karaoke service.
Thanks for listening to the Morning Kixstart on Iowa’s Best Country Kix 101.1
Name: Jonathan Knight
Age: HA! you wish
Hometown: Bloomington, IL
Brothers/Sisters: I ate them
Pets: Ate them too
When did you start at KIX 101.1: October 2016
One thing you could not live without: My Batman underooz
Worst job ever: In high school, I worked at a place called Rax Roast Beef
What is your favorite TV Show: There are to many to list….Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, Vikings…we could be here all night
If you weren’t in radio, what would you be: I have no clue…never really thought about anything else…I know I wouldn’t be a chemist
Favorite vacation spot: Dallas, TX
Guilty pleasure: Fruit Cake…DON’T JUDGE ME!!
Name one bad habit you wish you could break: ONE? just ONE?
Biggest pet peeve: Bad Drivers
What was one of your most memorable radio moments: On the air during 9/11
Favorite food: Chinese, Pizza, my wife’s chicken wings…BLT’s
What movie do you HAVE to watch if you see it on TV: Tombstone
Coke or Pepsi: Pepsi
Favorite song: depends on my mood….it could be anything from Metallica…to Garth (he’s a biggie) it just really depends
If you could meet one person, who would it be: My wife ten years before we actually met
Celebrity crushes: I “like” alot of celebrities as long as there last name doesn’t start with the letter KARDASHIAN
Favorite month of the year? If I could pick 2…they would be July…and December (Christmas)
Is the glass half-full or half empty: MY glass is ALWAYS full
Dream Car: 2017 C8 Chevrolet Corvette…or a 1996 Dodge Viper V10
The world would not be the same without what: Star Wars or Star Trek believe THAT
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