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Past Career: Pizza Delivery

What's your favorite breakfast: Country Fried Steak & Eggs

What CD in your collection do you never play: Phunk Junkies

What's always in your fridge: Nothing

What or who ticks you off most right this second: Reality shows

Favorite Bands/Artist: Penny Wise, Bad Religion, Outkast, Modest Mouse

Best concert: OBC 3.5

What CD/mp3 is in the player/'puter at home right now: Operation Ivy

Ryan Seacrest

On Air with Ryan Seacrest airs weekday afternoons on  The Knack from  3:00-7:00pm.  Ryan intervoews today’s biggest names in entertainment and the show features a former local news correspondent by the name of Ellen K, and includes many popular segments. 'Sixty-Seconds of Sleeze' is the entertainment news segment provided by Ellen K. One of the most popular segments is called 'Ryan's Roses': listeners call in with the suspicion that their significant other is cheating. And there’s the daily dose of the Kardashians, talk about American Idol, and plenty of the best interviews you’ll hear on radio!





Operations Manager


Craig Powers is The Knack’s new Operations/Programming Manager. Craig has been a Radio Personality and Program Director in Southern California for the last 25 years at Top 40 KIIS FM/Los Angeles, Top 40 KEZY FM/Anaheim, Country KIK FM/Anaheim and at CBS Las Vegas’s Adult Hits/Classic Rock Jack FM. Craig also spent 5 years with Curb Records traveling with Tim McGraw, LeAnn Rimes, Hal Ketchum, Wynonna and many other Country Artists. Craig also spent time at Top 40 KIIS FM in Los Angeles on the air and hosting their famous weekend warm-up parties with Rick Dees. Craig hosted and emcee’d hundreds of events, shows, commercials, concerts, cable and TV shows in Southern California and Las Vegas and has done over 1000 remotes, appearances and live broadcasts.

So what brought Craig to the Tri-State area?  “I always came to the lake and river for 3-day weekends and vacations, for as long as I can remember, so it’s like being on vacation actually living here full time now! I can’t tell you how much I enjoy the area from antiques and the beautiful mountains of Kingman, to The Cameron Broadcasting Party Pontoon in Havasu, Laughlin and the river! It just doesn’t get any better!”  


Wife: The second one, she’s my dream girl!

Dog: My Golden Retriever Jake who is 15 years old.

Place: Sunset on the River or Lake. Kauai is my second pick though.

Food: Cheeseburgers, fries and a shake.

Boat: Pontoon (Fast enough to ski behind) and my Jet-ski’s! Vroom!

TV Show: Survivor, American Idol, Big Brother, the Antiques Road Show, Bob Villa.

Movie: Indiana Jones, Star Wars, City Slickers.

Music: Country, Classic Rock and Top 40 of course!

Place to live: The Tri-State area! I love the River, the Lake and Kingman!

Hobbies: Golf, Tennis, Boating, Tools, and fixing anything!

Vacation: Alaska or Hawaii

Weather: Monsoon season in the Tri-State.

Website: Craigslist (Of course!)

Language: Speak English please!

Miffs: People who use bad grammar. Yuk!

Stuff to do: Radio, Jetski, Boating, Golf, Driving, Teaching, Writing, Dancing, and being a smart ass.

Heroes: My Dad, John Curb, Mike Wagner, Gaylon Adams, Juanito Calderone, Steve Palmer, Tom Humm and Charlie Tuna!

Sports: Golf, Tennis, Baseball

Video games: Wii Bowling and Golf

Rick Dees Weekly Top 40

Rick Dees began his Weekly Top 40 Countdown, still currently in syndication, in September 1983; the show was created after Dees' station, KIIS, lost American Top 40 to a rival station over the playing of network commercial. The Rick Dees' Weekly Top 40 is now heard each weekend in over 200 cities worldwide and the Armed Forces Radio Network. 

Rick Dees Weekly Top 40 airs on The Knack every Sunday from 6:00am – 10:00am.



Ryan Seacrest- AT40

On January 10, 2004, Ryan Seacrest took over the hosting duties of American Top 40 from Casey Kasem. 
With the host change, AT40 underwent a makeover, using a new theme song and introducing several new features. These extras included interviews with celebrities, a gossip section, and an update on movies screening in cinemas. Other extras inducted on a regular basis include "AT40 Breakout", a song predicted to crack the chart within the next few weeks (formerly known as the "Out of The Box" hit); "Request Line", a segment in which Ryan Seacrest will play a song requested by a listener; "Double Play", a former hit from the artist just played; "AT40 Sleaze" (inspired by the "Dees Sleaze" segment of the Rick Dees Weekly Top 40 radio show); and "AT40 Rewind", a hit song from the past decade or so.  

Ryan Seacrest’s T40 airs every Sunday from 10:00am-2:00pm. 



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