About Me

About Me

Published on August 22, 2006 by in Bio's, Personal
ABOUT EVAN
Quick facts:
Moved to Paducah, Kentucky in 2007 from Jackson, TN from Chattanooga, TN from Murray, Ky from Bowling Green, Ky from Russellville, Ky. I’m now working with Bristol Broadcasting taking care of 7 stations (12 signals) and keeping them on the air and working properly. Otherwise known as a broadcast engineer. I’m a white straight male, 5′ 10″ average build. Christian, Non smoker, light drinker, Leo who graduated from Logan County High school then went on to Western Kentucky University for a year before transferring and graduating in 2005 from Murray State University. I love dogs, including ours named Lexi, along with other animals. I’d like to have kid(s) someday with the woman I love whom I married in July of 2008. Radio, Music, Tennis, Golf, & Percussion are my main passions, but I have other things I enjoy as well. I think that’s plenty… but if you need my life story… here it is!
The story behind the man: A serious, yet comedic background of yours truly
It all started a long time ago in Russellville Kentucky… well, even further back it started in Bowling Green Kentucky. Warren county is where my birth certificate claims I was born. I believe it because my mom says she was there. Martha and Bobby Elrod. Happily married, and having their first and only bundle of joy… that’s me of course… just ask them!
I grew up in Russellville on Stevenson Mill Road… I know that because my adult film star name would be Max Stevenson Mill. Max being the name of my first dog, and the street I grew up on. At least that’s how I’ve been told to do it. Anyways… I had a fun childhood I’d like to think. Good neighborhood for the most part. Neighbors son was my best friend till he moved away… had a half sister to try and corrupt me at a very early age, and a dad that tried to make me a lefty so I’d be a good tennis player. Yea, I had a lot of influence over the years… maybe that’s why I’m the master of mediocrity. We’ll get to that later though.
I’ve been a slave to school all of my life… and still am to this day infact. It started off in Preschool, where I grew close to my grandmother (on my dad’s side) as she spoiled me rotten. It was then I also realized I liked girls… a lot. But crush after crush, I always came back to the same girl… till 5th grade that is.
We moved out to Clarksville road to my parents current house, and like a biscuit from Hardees, we built it from scratch. Well, we had people helping us… it wasn’t like I was little tike with a hammer and nails in my hands. What I did have in my hands though was my trusty tennis racquet. There are few things in this world that bring me a lot of joy, but tennis isn’t… I mean is… My parents gave me a lot of choices for sports, and I played a lot of them. Baseball, Soccer, Basketball, Curling? Tennis was the one I stuck with. Kind of funny how things turn out. My parents met on a blind date playing Tennis… When I was 6 and a half months old, I was set on our kitchen table with a racquet in my hand, a tennis ball hung by a string attached to the ceiling… and I swung! My dad always wanted me to be a good tennis player too… so he coached me. Actually, he couldn’t teach me. I was unteachable by my parents. My mom had to hire someone to give me swimming lessons! Oh, but she gives them, and is the swim coach for a local high school… see how that’s strange? My dad was the same way, We had no time to deal with each other… So I went to tennis camps, became the clown there, and wasted my potential. How sad… I did however have a great time playing at home on our clay court that we built. I also played a lot in USTA Jr. Tournaments around the area. Owensboro, Bowling Green, Louisville… well, that’s about it I guess actually. I always did ok for me. But I had a temper that always got the best of me. I started on the Logan County High school team when I was in 6th grade. Met a lot of cool people that were a lot older than me, and once again, was corrupted. Ohwell, I turned out ok… or did I?

My school years now that I look back, are kind of a blur… I have a lot of fond memories that I will never forget, but I guess that’s where life starts to turn into a bunch of days that run together. and so goes the saying, “same old crap, different day.” School realistically was a downhill slide for me. I started out with people actually thinking I was smart, only to prove to them, that I was/am not. Actually, I was basically “smart” in middle school… “above average” in High school… and “Average” in college. So I guess I was never technically dumb… just hovering the middle. I thought about grad school… but come on, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to realize what would happen given my track record! I don’t remember much about school really. so here’s some highlights… I was in BETA Club in Middle school, and I think I won something for my portfolio or whatever. I do remember winning a writing competition in high school and getting a bond from the bank who sponsored it. Wait… maybe I got second. Either way, I got money! I also got lots of band stuff over the years on trumpet, and even some tympani stuff later on. See my Music Bio page for more info on my music life.
Like I said, Tennis was pretty big in my life. In fact until recently, I held the record for most ‘letters’ in a single sport with 6. Some chick runs cross country for 7 and they take it away from me! what is this crap?! Actually, there was another girl that played tennis and could have gotten 7 as well if she had lettered her 5th grade year. oh well, guess it doesn’t matter now. I’m used to second place anyways. That’s the highest I ever got in the USTA ranks as well. Boone Lane and I got second in doubles one year in the entire state of Kentucky… and almost went undefeated! You can read more about my tennis life on my Tennis Bio page.
Growing up as pretty much an only child, I had a lot of time to play by myself in my room when I was younger. So quickly one of my best friends became my radio. It was always there, whenever I wanted! Wake up in the morning, turn it on and laugh and jokes I didn’t understand… But the people on there were cool! Let’s face it, I was listening to Nashville radio, and there’s been a lot of really good jocks on the air with various stations. And I wasn’t even exposed to half of them because I didn’t even like country music at the time! I can remember listening to Coyote McCloud on Y107 and Joe Elvis on 103 KDF. Those guys are still on the radio in Nashville, and those are the jocks that I remember off the top of my head. There’s tons more dead beat jocks that have passed through there that I probably looked up to! Never the less… by the time I was in 5th grade, I had decided I wanted to be in radio. Even when I was in 6th grade, and I looked up “Disc Jockey” in the career fair book that told salaries, etc. I was crushed when I saw that the highest I could get paid was 30k, and everyone else around was going to make more. (I mean come on… “Doctors” were on the other page!) But it didn’t matter, I wanted a piece of the entertainment action… and nothing would stop me. Sure enough, nothing would.
To be continued…

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