John St. John
Listen to John St. John afternoons from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Big Country 99.5.
The first '45 that I ever owned was, "Big Bad John" by Jimmy Dean and the first song I ever played on the radio was, "Mama Tried" by Merle Haggard. I am Classic Country through and through and I love radio. My father told me not to be a DJ because I would starve. (His brother was a DJ and...did starve a few times) At first I listened to him but I had the bug and eventually started my radio career. The first job in radio that I experienced was taking the station out of tape automation and playing the broadcast of network football...you know, playing the local commercials and identifications. Simple enough but believe me I could mess even that up. Eventually I further paid my dues by doing six hour overnight shifts and sometimes doing two six hour weekend shifts back to back...cause I loved it so much. So here I am now on your radio, still playing country music and I still get to play "Big Bad John" and "Mama Tried." I have two boys that live in Nashville so I get to go to Music City USA often and do the tourist thing just like everyone. I love my job. I love playing Classic Country music...most of the songs I grew up in radio, playing as current songs through the years.