In the dynamic world of radio, where voices become the heartbeat of our daily lives, one name has resonated for nearly four decades. A name that has been the source of both entertainment and enlightenment, offering a unique blend of charisma and insight. That name is BJ Murphy, and we are thrilled to announce the grand premiere of 'The BJ Murphy Show' on 562 LIVE Radio!
BJ Murphy's journey through the airwaves has been nothing short of extraordinary. Born and raised in the charming town of Goldsboro, North Carolina, BJ's passion for radio ignited during his 10th-grade years. In his very own bedroom, he fashioned a makeshift radio station and spent countless hours honing his craft as a disc jockey. His dedication and unwavering commitment to his dreams knew no bounds.
After graduating in 1983, BJ Murphy pursued his ambitions by enrolling at Shaw University, where he majored in Radio and Television. While in college, he demonstrated unparalleled dedication by simultaneously working at three different radio stations. His hard work paid off, earning him recognition and accolades in the competitive Raleigh-Durham market. BJ's star was rising, but he had even bigger dreams.
"I always saw myself as living and working in Chicago or New York and talking to millions of people in the morning. That was my drive," BJ reminisces.
Throughout his illustrious 30-year career, BJ Murphy has graced the airwaves in a variety of markets, from small and medium-sized cities to major metropolises. His impressive list includes Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, Greensboro, North Carolina, Baltimore, Maryland, Kansas City, Missouri, Charlotte, North Carolina, Washington, D.C., Dallas, Texas, and Chicago, Illinois. Each city experienced the magic of BJ's unique radio charisma.
One of the defining moments in BJ's career was when he had the privilege of filling in for his iconic hero, Donnie Simpson, on WPGC 95.5 in Washington, D.C. BJ remembers those times with great fondness. "When Donnie and I both worked for CBS Radio, I would fill in for Donnie while he was on vacation. I was in Charlotte and got to come to Washington and sit in his seat."
BJ's claim to fame is his status as one of the elite morning men in Urban radio. He has been recognized by industry leaders like the late Jerry Boulding as a top talent in Urban morning radio. The essence of his unique approach can be summed up in one word: character.
In an ever-evolving industry, BJ Murphy has been a constant presence, a voice of comfort and entertainment in the lives of countless listeners. His journey from a makeshift bedroom radio station to the helm of 'The BJ Murphy Show' is a testament to his unwavering passion, dedication, and innate talent.
Join us in welcoming BJ Murphy and 'The BJ Murphy Show' to 562 LIVE Radio, as we embark on a new chapter of captivating storytelling, engaging discussions, and unforgettable moments. Get ready for the magic of morning radio with a character that has charmed hearts across the nation. Welcome to a new era on 562 LIVE Radio—welcome to 'The BJ Murphy Show'!
Starts 7 AM September 8th, PST Time Friday!