CEO / Creator / Programmer / Host
Vaccinated with a phonograph needle music flowed through his veins right away. Fingers and music were bound from the beginning. Hard, heavy, different, fun, bizarre, all kinds of music. Seeking it out, listening to it and bringing to it the masses... It's always been about the music for Fingers.
Creating a show to fill a void became a reality with the inception of Fingers Metal Shop. It was in his bedroom that desire, passion, frustration, determination and creativity commingled and flowed through a quadrophonic stereos turntable and eight-track player onto a old Sony reel to reel and produced the now infamous intro-bed to the show. That was in 1983.
Here some 30 years later FMS has become a beloved show for fans of hard rock and heavy metal. Playing from every splinter in the genre Fingers feels gives an open canvas like today's radio more color and dynamic truth to educate and entertain the faithful and passive listener.
Fingers has interviewed virtually every high profile band before they became such and it is his uncanny ability to read and feel people and their art that allows him to program FMS so honetsly playing everything from Anthrax to Zebra, Slayer to Stryper.
Fingers says "My training at NBS Broadcasting and my years in the clubs prepared me for this journey, my early years at wbab prepared me for my career."
Every afternoon from 2PM-7PM Fingers fills the airwaves on 102.3 WBAB-FM with classic rock and his musings of the world and people in it. But it is on Sunday nights at 9PM when FMS hits the air that his childhood shadowboxes with him through a cacophony of wire and wood, skin and bone and heart and soul.
"I like to think of myself as a cross between Wolfman Jack and Dr. Demento with a touch of old school Imus." ponders Fingers. "Let's play some tunes and have some fun and maybe learn something" he adds.
With the advent of social media we can interact with supporters like never before. Which only adds to making the best show even better and only makes me more proud and excited each week to say... So order the pie, crack a cold one and crank it up to 13! FMS is on the air!
Top 13 FMS Artists
- Dream Theater
- Black Sabbath
- Type O Negative
- Life of Agony
- Iron Maiden
- The Winery Dogs
- Judas Priest