Robert Champagne
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KBPK, Fullerton College, Robert Champagne, Broadcasting School

Robert began working in radio while he was still at KBPK. He was an assistant producer on the syndicated national show Supergold hosted by Mike Harvey. Robert got his first on air job at KIOQ FM Atascadero, CA. A short two months later, Robert motored back down US 101 to KZOZ FM San Luis Obispo, CA. He started out on overnights on Z93, then became the night guy. Robert was extremely popular on CHR formatted station, pulling a 51 share in teens. His station was number one on the Central Coast.
 

As happens with most radio stations in time, KZOZ underwent a format change, switching from Top 40 to Classic Rock. Robert was moved from nights to middays. KZOZ continued to rule as the top station, and Robert (aka Corey Roberts) had the #1 rated show in San Luis Obispo on the "Central Coast Classic". Later, Robert became the morning man and Program Director for his company's Smooth Jazz station, KWWV Morro Bay, CA.

Robert moved back to Orange County in 1998, becoming the overnight air personality on KEZY FM Anaheim, CA. He worked through the ownership and format change to KXMX (Mix 95.9), and is now working weekends at Hot Country 99.3 (XCHR) in San Diego, CA. The program director at the station, Mark West, is another KBPK veteran. Robert said, "what I got out of KBPK was always prepare yourself before you pop the mike, confidence is 95 percent of having a good clean break," he stated. "Know how you're going to get out of the break before you get into it. Jim Bain always hammered this hard for good reason.", Robert continued.

Also, Robert writes for an on-line outdoors magazine. Robert loves fly fishing almost as much as radio.

 

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