Broadway grew up in Marne, Michigan, a small town surrounded by farms. Perhaps it was the smell of cow manure that made him the eccentric character he is today.
Broadway’s introduction to Country music came through the 90’s hit, Boot Scootin' Boogie. He says, "I played the Boot Scootin' Boogie cassette single so many times that mom threw it away and said it was an accident."
He is a huge advocate for the American Cancer Society. His mother passed away from Lung cancer in 2008, and father has battled three different types of cancer.
When not in the studio, Broadway enjoys cartoons, Squidbillies on Adult Swim is his favorite. He also enjoys Stephen King books and spending time with his family consisting of his wife, two kids and dog.
Cory Myers is a Connecticut native, raised in the All-American Valley borough of Naugatuck. She attended Holy Cross High School and went on to college at Eastern CT State University and Central CT where she was bitten by the radio bug. A graduate of the Connecticut School of Broadcasting (because college took too long for her!), she started her career as a traffic reporter flying in a plane above Hartford and quickly moved onto more solid ground, literally. Paying her dues in overnights, she quickly moved into mornings as a producer (since she was there when the morning show came in and they needed help anyway).
A music lover, Cory has worked on-air in Top 40, Hard rock, Oldies and Country, where she has made her home for the past 17 years. She’s covered the Grammy Awards, Radio Music Awards, several star studded movie premieres, the CMA’s and ACM’s and even the MTV Movie Awards.
Cory loves to donate her time to various charity organizations such as St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the Connecticut Humane Society, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, Gifts of Love and Make-A-Wish Foundation among others, hosting various charity motorcycle rides, auctions and events for them.
She and her husband Jason live in Southington with their three favorite people in the world, their three kids, Austin, 12, Carter, 5 and Gianna, 3, and their dogs Aretha, an American Staffordshire Terrier, they adopted from the CT Humane Society and their new puppy Capone. When she’s not working, you can find her at the Pricechopper or Walmart in town, making her own sauce (she’s 100% Italian and has big hair to prove it), sitting by her pool in the summer time or watching reruns of Star Trek or some other crazy sci-fi show (she is a self-professed nerd at heart and proud of it!)
Dee Jay Silver mixes up the "Country Club" every Friday from 9-9:20a.
Silver is the first dj to ever get a country music record deal. He's signed to Sony Nashville.
He's currently on the road with Jason Aldean, Jake Owen, and Thomas Rhett. Silver has also opened for Eric Church, Chris Young, Luke Bryan, Thompson Square, Rascal Flatts, Sara Evans, Justin Moore, and Eastin Corbin.
Check out his site, and follow him on Twitter.
Dachshund, Miniature Smooth Haired/Mix
4 years 5 days
Location, Newington Main Kennel
-Chi-Chi would do well with children ages 8 and older
-Chi-Chi can adapt to most household enviornments - apartments considered.
-Chi-Chi enjoys the company of other dogs and hasn't met any cats...yet!
-Chi-Chi would do best with an pwner experienced with small breed dogs.
BW: How are you feeling?
HS: Really good.
BW: Any morning sickness at all? Have you had to deal with that?
HS: Not at all.
BW: You are lucky!
HS: I am so thankful. I wake up every day and think about the women that have to have Zip-Locks in their cars, they’re so sick. I thank God every day that I have not had to deal with that. Fatigue has been my toughest obstacle.
CM: Yes, napping becomes your friend.
CM: Your mother must be over the moon.
HS: She is. She is very, very excited, and my little sister as well, about everything. This is a funny story...I was playing my parents the new music, and our new single, and she had her iPad in the backseat, and I didn’t realize she was recording it. So, my little sister was pirating our new single on her iPad. Thankfully it’s just for her own ears only and she already has it memorized.
BW: I caught up with you last summer and we talked baby names because my wife and I were expecting our second and you said the girls name that you really liked was your grandmother’s name. Are you still feeling that name for a girl?
Fast forward to 2:30 mark
HS: You know what? I don’t know. We're waiting until we find out what we are having which will be in the next six weeks or so...
CM: Now, you both want to find out?
HS: We do...and I think that will narrow it down a little bit, but I think if it’s a boy there aren’t very many girl names that could be boy names, but if it’s a girl there’s a bunch of boy names on the list that could technically be girl names, so I’m hoping I can at least cut it down some what because there’s a lot of names to choose from and a lot of really cute ones and family names that are important to us. So, it’s a tough decision.
CM: Now the baby is really going to change things, because as I understand, your husband doesn’t ride the bus with you generally. So when the baby comes, are you all going to get your own family bus?
HS: We are, yeah and he’ll ride with us every so often. A little bit more now. But, we haven’t actually been doing too many shows so far, but yeah, we’ll have to get our own bus. As much as I would love to make Charles and Dave change diapers and take night duty, I’m not going to make them do that.
BW: Is it true that the baby’s heartbeat is going to be on the new album? Are you guys really going to use it for a production piece for one of the songs?
HS: You know, we haven’t made it happen yet, but that’s definitely something we’re going to try to capture (and it was Charles’ idea). I walked into the studio and we had just had the doctor’s appointment and I was like, “Here’s the heartbeat, it’s beating 158, really strong and fast.” And he goes, "We have to do something with that!" And we have this song on our record that’s really sweet and special to us. It was the last song we wrote for the record, and it could be about a love relationship or it could be truly for a parent to a child as well, and so he was like, “that would be such a cool way to start that song.” So, it hasn’t happened yet, but I’m hoping. We’ve just got to figure out some way to capture it in high quality, because the little thing they use at the doctor and recording it on my phone wasn’t exactly great quality.
BW: Yeah, there’s gotta be somewhere to plug in on that machine so you can run it right into the board.
HS: I’m sure my doctor would be like, “What are you doing?"
BW: I’m making music, that’s what I do.
BW: Is there a word that has stood out throughout your career that you're like that is the strangest word ever and I could not find a word to rhyme with it?
HS: Gosh, I'm trying to think...that's a good question.
BW: What do you do when you come to a word though that you just can't rhyme? Do you throw it out?
HS: The good thing about being southern is you can make a lot of words rhyme that probably shouldn't. It's called a good slant rhyme. Unless it's just something completely impossible to rhyme, I can normally come up with one that at least halfway gets us there.
CM: What about narwhale?
HS: It's Reba's husband, Narvel.
BW: Hillary, I'm loving you on lead vocal on the new track, "Downtown". It's very sassy.
HS: Thank you. I will say, there's a new-found confidence being pregnant, and I didn't have it in the very beginning because you just feel really weird and a little like what's going on I don't have control of my body anymore? But now, I've just kind of really settled in and I feel more like a woman than I ever have in my entire life, and more confident in who I am. At the end of every day, my husband and I joke because I'm like, "What did you do today?" And he goes, "I went to the gym, practiced my drums, talked to my Mom." And I go, "Well, I helped make an ear." It's the ultimate one-upper, and I love it.