Randy McKay
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Randy McKay

Ok, so life goes on.  As we get older, we start doing things that, well, maybe our parents did.  When we were growing up, everything that our parents did was....OLD.  How could we ever be that old.  Like, when I was a teenager, I thought my parents were so old.  Part of the reason for this was I was a middle kid in a family of 7 kids.  My parents were as old as some of my friends grandparents.  No way!  Yes, it's true.  Now, I'm the age my parents were when I was a teenager and, when you get right down to it, I don't think I'm as old as my parents were at this age.  Could it be times have changed?  However, because of things I didn't do very well when I was growing up and other things that I did do while I was growing up, I now find myself without most of my natural teeth and I am wearing dentures.  Just started this a week ago and it's taking a little getting used to.  However, a couple things have come out of this.  Actually 3 things.  1.) Because I haven't been able to eat a whole lot of solid food, I've lost some weight.  2.) Because of that, my blood sugars have lowered, also because I don't snack like I used to.  3.) I have gone a little over a week with a dip of Grizzley wintergreen.  So over all it has been a good thing.  However, I still don't feel as old as I pictured my parents to be at this age.  'Nuff said.

My radio career started right here in Hutchinson back in 1979, between my freshman and sophomore years in college.  I was studying Communications with emphasis on Radio/TV Broadcasting.  During my career, I've worked in Hutchinson, Wichita, Emporia, and Salina.  Got my first job on a country station in 1986 when KSKU in Hutchinson was sold and became KZSN.  We moved the studio to Wichita.  From Wichita I moved to Emporia worked for a short time before moving back to Hutch.  After 3 years, I moved to Salina.  After about 6 years there, I moved back to Hutch.  I llive here now for 17 years.  I married my wife, Julie, 12 years ago.  When I'm not working you can find me watching tv at home, playing bingo, playing golf, or riding my Goldwing Trike.  I'm a member of the GWRRA (Goldwing Road Riders Assn.)  I began doing public address announcing for the Hutch High Salthawks during the football season and will continue during the basketball season.  I've been at Country 102.9, this time, since 2000.  Really enjoy what I do and I love Country music.  My favorite artists are Garth Brooks, Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert and as I go back a few years with a classic artist...I love Johnny Horton.  I plan on continuing doing this as long as I enjoy doing it or until people around this building don't want me around anymore.  They'll have to pry the headphones off my ears to get me out of here.