A Proud Protege [AUDIO]
If you ever wonder why I've listened to and implemented everything the man's ever taught me...let this be a testament to his greatness. I'm sure you know by now that 710 KEEL News Director John Lee has reached a major milestone...he's the proud recipient of the Louisiana Association of Broadcasters 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award. And for good reason!
I first met John nine-some-odd years ago when I was finishing up a communications degree at LSU-S. The building I'm working in now was the place I did my internship -- and my college advisor was certain I'd be great at news. So 710 KEEL was the first place I ever trained in radio. Of course, John Lee was the man who taught me what I needed to know to be a successful radio journalist...and I continue to learn from him every day. Little did I know when I started in this news department that I was in the presence of such greatness. Now, EVERYONE knows! And I'm very proud to call him my mentor.
So if any of you ever say to me when I correct your grammar or writing style, "You're starting to sound like John Lee," know THIS....I consider that a compliment. : )
I did catch up with John as he was on his way back from Baton Rouge...to get his reaction. Here's that interview: