Josh Venable was officially hired as the Edge’s PD today, 18 years after he started at the station as an intern. We have a brief chat about some of that after the jump. Don’t expect too much journalism. He’s my friend and I had two beers watching the U.S. beat France.
me: ok. how long has the move back been in the works?
Josh: We’ve been talking for almost two months I guess. I’veen doing the job since middle of May
me: what was your favorite thing about living in L.A.?
Josh: Getting to see Morrissey three times in a week
me: anything else?
Josh: Is there anything else really?
Yes, being here has been great actually. The station (98*7FM) is pretty amazing. I’ve learned quite a few things working with people here that I will use in Dallas.
me: what are your plans now that you’re the boss?
Josh: business as usual really
the station is doing well and sounds pretty spot on
I have some ideas for contests that I will be doing but there doesn’t need to be a big overhaul or anything
me: ok, you can tell me who’s getting fired later.
what was the worst part about l.a.?
Josh: no Dr Pepper
no cold weather
wait for it…
my best friend isnt here
me: that’s what i was looking for.
Josh: one of the first questions I answered today about the move and promotion was “How happy is Zac Crain about all this”
me: haha — who asked that?
it hasnt been just one person
I dont like to speak for you
but I have been
look for some weepy quotes attributed to ZC
me: fair enough.
i’m sure they are more or less accurate.
Josh: more or less
me: are you ready to re-start your feud with the toadies?
we love each other
me: sure. i’ll play along.
Josh: actually, I’ll be turning over a new leaf. The Josh you know and love who held grudges and ripped on bands on the air…he is gone. Dead and buried. I am a professional. As program director of KDGE
I will still be the same Josh
me: thought so.
Josh: I will just shave more often and have a slightly bigger office
but nah the Toadies are ok in my book
me: it’s a whole new you
Josh: I’m trying my best
me: think that will do. unless you have a closing statement.
Josh: you can just post the Kenny Powers CEO video
then a gif of me dropping a mic