Listen to Todd and The Eagle Morning Zoo every weekday morning from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m.
When and where were you born?
I was born in Cincinnati on September 3rd, 1969 and was immediately placed for adoption. I was raised in Beavercreek and in 2015, I found my biological families. Here’s my adoption story.
Who was the most influential person to you as a child?
My mom and dad, obviously. Beyond them, two brothers, who lived down the street, built a radio station in their basement. I was in awe and it inspired me to build my own make-shift radio station as a teenager. It became my life’s passion.
Any early childhood memories?
As a Cub Scout, I had the opportunity to appear on Clubhouse 22 in Dayton. I wish there was a tape of that historic event. Another memory is being trapped in a sewer.
Did you have any nicknames?
Tank. My dad said I looked like a tank rumbling down the soccer field.
What were you most afraid of as a child?
Snakes. Still am.
Is there a teacher you remember having been particularly influential?
I had many great teachers but Mrs. Joette Gates (my Journalism teacher) was my favorite. We’re friends today.
What was your favorite band in high school?
What was your favorite sport to play?
Soccer. I even played in college.
What was your first job?
Dayton Daily News paperboy
What was your best job?
Hosting the Eagle Morning Zoo has potential.
What was your worst job?
Smiley’s Golf Center—my friends used to come and hit golf balls at me when I was inside the driving range cart.
Who has been the biggest influence in your career?
Kent Voss. He was a talk host at WHIO-AM and he taught me about doing good radio.
Do you have children?
Yes, his name is Alex and he’s in his Twenties. When he was little he was the subject of a radio feature I called “Antics with Alex.” His antics aren’t as amusing anymore.
What is your definition of “happiness”?
My wife, Mary.
What is your most memorable travel experience?
Nearly drowning in Atlanta.
What is the funniest thing that’s ever happened to you?
Getting lost for three hours in Nassau, Bahamas while riding a moped. Hilarious!
How do you think people will remember you?
What do you like to do in your spare time?
Watching my wife buy antiques. Listening to music on vinyl.
If you could possess one super-human power, what would it be?