“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” Mahatma Gandhi once said this. It is quotes like that, which keep Cody moving. Cody has always been the one to do the right thing, and the one to pursue his dreams. What better way to chase your dreams and spread your word, then through radio?!
Back in 2012, Cody started his career within the broadcasting industry at Lehigh Carbon Community College. Their radio station, WXLV Radio, gave him that chance. Ever since then he has loved every minute of his radio journey, be is sad or great. In 2014, Cody transferred to Clarion University, where he majored in Communications with a concentration in Journalism. He performed a lot of the sports color and play-by-play commentary for the Golden Eagles’ football, basketball, wrestling, baseball, softball, and volleyball teams. He also hosted his own comedy-entertainment-style talk show called “Worry Talk”, in which he and two of his other friends would talk about everything and nothing at the same time (take it as a Seinfeld-themed radio show).
When Cody was younger, he played the trumpet, so he has always had an interest in music for his entire life. Cody has taught himself some songs on the piano, so he feels greatly proud of that. His focus though, was sports. Music was always there, but sports was where he excelled. He played baseball for 13 years, basketball for ten, and football for about five. His music love came from both of his parents, who raised him on classic rock and good oldies tunes, so it is here that he gained respect for many types of music and all artists/bands.
“I am so very excited to join Penn’s Peak Radio! I cannot wait to see what this has in store for my future. I just hope the listeners are ready for my weirdness, and wide-array of musical taste…because it’s going to be a good time.”
What do you?
- Listen to: Any and all music! I really love anything you can purchase on vinyl to be completely honest.
- Watch: I like to watch sports & funny movies. I believe my true love is comedy. I love to laugh and it’s what you gotta do to maneuver through life.
- Read: Anything related to music & poetry.
- Like: A nice pair of slacks, homemade soup, & uncontrollable laughter.
- Dislike: Pessimists, & the wrong uses of your, you’re, there, their, they’re!
- Fear: The unknown & probably snakes.
- Have the fondest childhood memories of: Sleeping over at my grandparents’ houses, no responsibilities, & special weekend trips with my parents.
We asked Cody...
How did you get into radio? While attending Lehigh Carbon Community College in 2012, a friend of mine had his own sports radio talk show. I contacted him, and he encouraged me to meet the Manager of the station, Chris, and from then on I got trained. Since then, I’ve called college football, basketball, wrestling, volleyball, & baseball/softball events, and got to interview many awesome individuals. I hope the good people of PPR will dig my style!
What is your guilty pleasure? Pringles & watching Forrest Gump every time it’s on TV.
Have you ever been to jail? Yes…. but it was for a Cub Scout learning experience.
If you were stranded on a deserted island, what 3 things would you take with you? Food, shorts, & a good pillow.
If you could have dinner with anyone dead or alive who would it be? My family members who have passed before me that I’ve heard many great stories of, so I think they would be awesome to talk to, ya know.
If you were going to be on a reality TV show (real or fake) what would it be? People that know me well, know I would absolutely love to be on The Amazing Race. You get to travel and see the world, plus if you win you get a million dollars. Also, Survivor..
If you had a "real job" what would it be? My dream job would be to work on Saturday Night Live as a regular.
What's waiting for you when you get home? An abundance of food, music & love..