I was reading a story about country singer Kane Brown. He credited another singer and American Idol winner, Lauren Alaina for his success. They went to high school together, and while he was the shy kid in class, Lauren saw his true potential. This incredible story reminded me of my own story. If my path hadn't crossed this one person's, and he wouldn't have told me to go into broadcasting, I may not be here. I can't even begin to imagine where my life would be without this career.

As a young, naive high school student, focusing on what I wanted to do after graduation was the last thing on my mind. I still had another year of school, why worry about that now? Completely out of the blue, my favorite teacher (an English teacher) casually asked me "have you ever considered the broadcasting field?" Radio? TV? Me? The thought had never crossed my mind. He said, "Samm, when you talk people listen!" From that moment on, it was all I could think of.

If it wasn't for him, I don't think I ever would have discovered this path. Radio is my life. Dunken is like a brother to me. I can't even fathom the idea of not having this life. What would I do if I weren't in radio? I don't even like thinking about it.

Thank you Mr. Donze! Thank you for being that person for me.

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