After more than 6 years working at HOT 107.9 and Clear Channel Syracuse, it is with bittersweet emotion that I announce I’m leaving to start a new adventure.
I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my experiences as DeafGeoff, the goofy hard-of-hearing sidekick and morning show producer on “Marty & Shannon in the Morning” and also as Geoff Herbert, the Twitter-happy web producer geek for Clear Channel Syracuse. It’s crazy to think that I have now spent one-quarter of my life here, but I’ve loved it, I’ve loved the people I’ve worked with, and I’ve loved the challenges I’ve had at my job. (Seriously, how many deaf people do you know that work in radio?) I’ve also loved all the amazing listeners and dedicated fans that I’ve come to know through the show and my many crazy stunts (Indiana Jones & The Deaf Kid Of Doom, Win A Date With DeafGeoff, Deaf The Halls, to name a few). It’s been connecting with the audience that’s been truly been my favorite part of the experience.
Now it’s time for a new adventure. With a new audience. I will soon be starting a position at Syracuse.com as a Web Producer where I hope you will continue to follow me. I might not end up in a ridiculous costume as often there, but I do still want to connect with you. I’ll also now be updating this blog (deafgeoff.wordpress.com) five days a week as well as frequently updating my new site www.deafgeoff.com, and you can also continue to follow me on Twitter at @deafgeoff.
Over the next few weeks, I’ll be adding new content to this website (my music, roller derby, and more) as well as cataloging some great memories from my radio experiences. Thank you all for your support and I hope to see you all in my next adventure. Until then – “Turn it up, and go Deaf!”