I took a year out to manage Edinburgh's independent student radio station while at Uni. The station's finances had been mismanaged and I have to stand before its 200 members and announce that I was taking the station off air until we could put them right. Persuading the majority to stay and help raise the money we needed was definitely the toughest pitch of my life. it worked though. We raised over £35,000, went back on air and a year later won Best Student Station at the Radio 1 Awards.
Born Alfred Yankovic, "Weird Al" (from his student radio days) made the jump from architecture school to musical act via the radio show of Dr. Demento and a lot of good luck. He's still going, a dozen albums and three Grammys later.
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