SanDiegoRadio Spotlight - Emily Griffiths

By Joe Nelson

SanDiegoRadio Spotlight

Emily Griffiths 

KIOZ - "The Show" Producer had the opportunity to catch up with Emily Griffiths, from KIOZ's "The Show". We hope you enjoy this candid interview. I do consider Emily a radio pro as she has worked very hard wherever she has been as well as landing a job with iHeart after her previous morning show disbanded.

Joe Nelson: What is your current position?
Emily Griffiths: Producer of The Show on Rock 1053

JN: How are things with you right now? Life, work…..
EG: Life is great! I just finished my first year on The Show and it has been a year full of learning and adjusting to the inner workings of a new show. Coming from many years being on The Jeff and Jer Showgram there was a ton of changing and adjustments. The routine and way the show works is different in so many ways. I feel like I have grown more this year in my career then ever before.

JN: San Diego… What is your favorite place to visit?
EG: This past year my fiance Robert and I got a new small fishing boat. We take it out almost every weekend and one of our favorite things to do is fish around Mission Bay and stop by Barefoot Bar at Paradise Point to have a cocktail and look at the fish and enjoy the sun! We also love having staycations there as well!

JN: Is your job still as exciting like it was day one?
EG: Absolutely! I love the people I work with and it's so fun getting to know them more and more each day. a few months ago we started a new show Podcast called The P1 Podcast (you can download it on the free iHeartRadio app) We do a new podcast every day after the show and it is fully uncensored and at times NSFW. It has been such a fun change up to normal radio as we can let it all out without a filter!

JN: Where is your favorite place to go out and eat?
EG: We love Tokyo Sushi Loha in our hood in La Mesa. Honestly, though, we don't go out very much at all. Cooking is my favorite thing to do in the whole world!

JN: What are some facts about you that maybe no one knows, but could be interesting?
EG: Being on the radio and especially being on The Show it is hard to find anything that not everyone who listens knows. We put it all out there. I have tons of, jewelry making, wood working, leather work and painting are some of my favorite things to do!

JN: How do you view radio now, compared to the past, then looking to the future?
EG: About 5 years ago I had a super experienced radio personality tell me to "get out" warning me that it is a dying business. Well, they couldn't have been more wrong. RadIo is still alive and better than ever with so many MORE ways to listen. With social media etc it makes it a cinch to market yourself and your show. I also love the fact that I work for iHeartRadio which is the leader in evolving with the times keeping radio alive. Our P1 Podcast is also a great investment into our future as well.
The Show
JN: How vital is the connection between an on-air personality and the listener?
EG: It is so vital. During my time on my previous show it wasn't very often that we got out there to do events etc. With The Show we are out almost monthly doing big events and live broadcasts like
our annual Keggs and Eggs, P1 Easter Egg Hunt, Boo Ball and our Military Christmas Bonus Show.

JN: What is your favorite movie?
EG: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

JN: With Social Media being so prevalent, tell me the advantages of using FB, Instagram, Twitter to connect with your listeners.
EG: It's an extension of our show. It's also a constant reminder that we're here and here's when you can hear what. Every evening we push out a "menu" of what we have for you the next day so whether you scroll through Instagram that night or when you wake up you know what we have for ya.
Emily on the producers panel at MSBC 2018
JN: What is your favorite radio moment?
EG: Probably my first day on The Show!

JN: How long have you been in radio?
EG: 13 years (I think?)

JN: What is the most interesting job you’ve ever had?
EG: This one!

JN: If you could go back in time and work during any era of radio for a few days - which would you choose?
EG: By far the 90's. I am so bummed that I missed the crazy radio party days where bands would hang out at the stations and it would get wild! I also am even more bummed that I missed out on the fat paycheck radio days! grrrrr

Emily, thank you for your time! This was fun.

Thanks for tuning in!
Joe Nelson


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