I started hanging out at radio stations when I was about 6 years old. My dad, Bill, was an announcer for WSYB in Rutland. I was fascinated with the magic of radio, the electronics, the people and most importantly, the music. Mom, who was an editor of the Rutland Herald, along with dad, the radio pro, allowed me to grow up with a huge love of music - of all kinds. From Jazz, Blues, Folk and Big Band to Classical. My love for Rock and Roll, well, that was my own!
I considered myself a radio junkie and tuned in to every AM radio station that I could find. I was somewhat of a class clown, too; so it was natural for me to go into radio, which I finally did when I was only a Junior at South Burlington High School.
After about 4 years in the Burlington area, I segued down to Manchester NH and then off to most of the U.S.A, one market at a time. I made radio stops in Boston, Milwaukee, Detroit, Cleveland, Hartford, Cincinnati, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Chicago and New York City.
In 1990, I moved back to my roots in Vermont to spend time with family. I'm happiest with my son and daughter or out riding my Harley-Davidson Sportster!
MORE ABOUT CHIP:
Born in: Hartford, Connecticut (grew up in VT)
Pets?: 7 yorkies at one time! (yes, a big animal lover)
Favorite Food: Italian Boves, Papa Franks, Juniors
Favorite Drink: Cabernet
Favorite STAR Artist(s): Bon Jovi
Actor/Actress: Michael Douglas, Johnny Depp, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Reese Witherspoon
Movie(s): Planes, Trains and Automobiles, As Good As It Gets, It's Complicated, Dracula, Avatar, Exorcist, The Shining, Young Frankenstein
TV Shows: Criminal Minds, GLEE, NCIS, Heartland, CSI, Smallville, The Good Wife, Fringe
First Album Purchased: "Meet the Beatles"
Celeb You'd Most Like to Meet: Paul McCartney and Michal Douglas
Ideal Vacation: Australia, New Zealand, Africa -- Any place that is warm and tropical
Favorite Place in the Champlain Valley: Lake Champlain Islands, Stowe, The Mountains. Good places to ride my Sportster
What would you do if you weren’t on the radio?: I'd be an actor or music artist - or have my own record business
Band(s) you've always wanted to see live: Too many to mention. Most are dead and gone
Something you do too much: Talk and Procrastinate
Yankees or Red Sox?: Red Sox. Also, The Bruins, Celtics and The Patriots