After a childhood Radio love affair with WABC’s Dan Ingram and WNEW’s Jonathan Schwartz, Debra launched her radio career at WBAI NY where she worked alongside her other radio idols Steve Post and Bob Fass. There she learned to “single razor” edit tape with white gloves and became sensitive to “dry mouth and breaths”. She was hired, site unseen, to do her first commercial on air gig. 3500 miles from her home in Brooklyn, on to overnights at commercial radio KVEC – San Luis Obispo. You had to start somewhere, why not in the idyllic Central Coast.
As her journey continued, she soon discovered she loved working in the production room, working on commercials and promos, rather than being on the air. The big city of Los Angeles called with the opportunity to be part of the physical distribution of the live daily Oprah and other syndicated TV shows with WOLD and Reeves Teletape.
Debra returned to her Radio roots by joining Tom Rounds, of ABC Watermark, at his international distribution service Radio Express. Here is where she met the principals from Groove Addicts.
Groove Addicts is where she started her career in radio jingles, imaging and music production libraries. Debra was curating and selling their Domestic Radio department, custom jingle and syndication department. She helped earn award winning jingles for stations such as WBMX Boston, KISS-FM and KLSX-FM Los Angeles