Bill got his start in Missoula radio in the 80’s. As a rock and roll jock he played the tunes of the day by the likes of The Beatles, Stones and ZZ Top. Now he spends his Mornings playing the Greatest Hits of All Time and sharing many of the stories “behind the songs.”
“The most important things to me are my two daughters, my grandchildren, my band, and my faith. I dislike rude people, Monday’s and having no money.”
“I grew up in McMinnville Oregon. Radio started for me at a small Community College in Gresham, Oregon where I got horrible grades in all my classes except my radio classes….and right then and there I realized that radio must be my true calling! Either radio, or being a drying paint watcher…radio seemed more fun! My 1st real radio job at age 19 in Kelso, Washington paid $600 a month working the overnight!
My good friend Monte Turner offered me a job here in Missoula Mt (I’d never even been to Montana before) in 1984, and I’ve been here ever since! I love long walks on the beach, puppies, and sunsets (but lets keep that between us, ok?)”
Randy Waters’ first Radio appearance was in 1969 at the tender age of 5 when he was interviewed by a local station on the proper use the rope-tow at Mt. Otsego near Cooperstown, NY. Many years later, he found himself behind the mic of his college radio station and then a paying gig at a local Rock & Roll station.
In the years that followed Randy Waters headed for the mountains of Colorado and then to Denver. After too many years living in the big city and driving 14 hours to visit family in the Bitterroot on holidays, the Waters family made the decision to leave the urban sprawl and settle with loved ones under The Big Sky.
“I was the youngest of five kids, we all had our own record collections and I had access to all of it!! That old ‘Hi-Fi’ set got a real work out in our house! I love the music of The Drive so much! These are the records I grew up with!!”
Like many Missoulians, I love to spend my time outdoors hiking, biking and fishing with my kids. I have several hobbies including gardening and kayaking but my #1 hobby is roller derby! Not only do I love to put the beat down on other derbyites, but I also coach my daughter in the sport. I graduated from the University of Montana and have worked in radio since my first on-air job in Dillon in the early 90’s. I love reporting news, weather and sports. I love listening to music & the 80’s are my favorite!