Lugnut began his radio career in the summer of 1997 as Jamie Markley's intern at Rock 106. After spending a year as Jamie Markley's sidekick, errand runner, and performing crazy radio stunts, he spent the next 6 years DJ'ing at various rock stations in central Illinois, including working with Mike Stechman at I-97 in Bloomington. After a long hiatus, he returned to rock radio with 102.3 Max FM in the summer of 2009. He's currently doing weekends and producing remotes. He's thrilled to be back working on the same station with Jamie, Joey, and Mike, as well as the same company with other Rock 106 alumns like Rick Hirschmann, Scott Roher, and Scott Robbins, and looking forward to making many more great radio memories!
Favorite Bands/Artists: Butch Walker, Marvelous 3, Dorydrive, KISS, Guns N' Roses, Motley Crue, Ratt, Skid Row, Def Leppard, Dokken, Buckcherry, Cinderella, Bowling For Soup, Foo Fighters, Metallica, Ozzy, Queensryche, Lynam, STP, Tesla, Dr. Dre, Linkin Park
Favorite Radio Memories: Hanging out with Jesse James from Jackyl on his tour bus with Stech and riding it over to the ZZTop/Skynryd show at the Civic Center. Being in a room backstage at the Civic Center while Markley interviewed Nikki Sixx. Watching Creed perform "My Own Prison" acoustically in our old 106 studio. Seeing Donnie Vie from Enuff Z'Nuff play "Fly High Michelle" on Joey D's beat up old guitar with broken strings- then watching Donnie try to steal the Queen platinum record off the wall. Having a tug-of-war contest against Joey D in a mud pit during a Monster Truck Jam at the Civic Center. Meeting bands like Poison, Megadeth, Tesla, Cry of Love, Rob Zombie,Brother Cane, Warrant, Skid Row, Godsmack, Kid Rock, Dokken,Bulletboys, Stephen Pearcy, Monster Magnet, Cheap Trick, Saliva, and many others
Favorite Teams: Chicago Cubs and Oakland Raiders