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John Lee, with his award

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:

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