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Todd and The Eagle Morning Zoo

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? 
  • The Police. 
  • 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? 
  • Amusingly. 
  • 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? 
  • I’d want to be Super Metabolism Boy.