The winner of the All Radio News Top 10 Rhythmic PDs, Top 40 Amp 92.3’s Rick Thomas took a minute to give us an update of what’s happening at the station, the market and more in just five questions.
ALL RADIO NEWS: What are the 5 most requested songs on your station right now?
RICK THOMAS: Drake/Hotline Bling, Weekend/Hills, Justin B/What Do U mean, Chris Porter/Water dance, Sean Mendes/Stitches
ARN: What new song do you predict will be huge
RT: We are in a bit of a new music drought right now. Drake’s Hotline Bling is undeniable and Ellie Goulding’s On My Mind should also do well.
ARN: Give me 3 to 5 other programmers that you admire most
RT: Kevin Weatherly, Bobby Smith, Steve Salhany, Michael Martin & Funky Rob Morris are a few. All CBS guys.
ARN: What do you like more about NYC over LA?
RT: New York is the epicenter of bigness, but it’s also very authentic. Bullshit doen’t get you far here. An real-people authentic presentation of a radio product is very connective in NY.
ARN: If you weren’t a radio programmer what would you be?
RT: A chef owner of a 15 table Italian Restaurant in a neighborhood of my choice.