Name: Storm Edwards
Occupation: Program director/sales for Cromwell Radio, and on-air host on 106.7 The Fox
City of residency: Decatur
What's the best part about your job, Storm?
The fact that you never have the same day twice in radio. I've done it for over half of my life. Also, rock music is fun and exciting! It provides a lot of emotions. I love getting to meet listeners and working with local businesses. It's just all of what I love.
Who are some of your favorite artists/bands?
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I really like Foo Fighters, Aerosmith, Nirvana, Alice in Chains, Breaking Benjamin, Disturbed ... it's a humongous list.
How about your listeners? What kind of requests do you get from them?
The Fox is classic rock, so it's a little different. It's not new music, unlike our new sister station, 106.3 The Buzz. We get a lot of requests for Guns n' Roses, AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, The Who, and Tom Petty has been very popular since his passing.
You were very active in the development of the 9/11 Memorial that was erected in Nelson Park. Why is community engagement important to you?
I love hanging out with people, and we have a great community. Having the power of the radio station behind us, it would be so silly not to give back. We do the (Law Enforcement Torch Run) Polar Plunge (for Special Olympics) every year, we do the (American Cancer Society) Relay for Life every year. We have tons of events throughout the year, and we try to stay very focused on our community. I also have a daughter, and I believe it's important to instill upon her to give back and help out with some of our great charities.
Who were some of the biggest influences on your career and approach to radio?
I would say my old general manager, Glen Gardner. He was hugely influential on me and was a brilliant man. I'd also say my current general manager, Tara Nickerson, has been profoundly impactful upon me. I've learned a lot from her, and I've learned a ton from both of them about the business, and about making sure that we are doing good in the community and are paying it forward.