Jonah Adae

Jonah Adae

I’m a Miami Valley native and a proud Wright State Alum! My journey at WHIO began back in January 2016 when I got an internship opportunity at Cox Media Group through Wright State. I was excited to work in the radio department, and wouldn’t have believed when I first started that by March I would be doing live newscasts on my own! I officially joined the team eight months after I started in September 2016 and have loved the work that I do here ever since. I am lucky and grateful to have the opportunity not only to do what I do with WHIO, but to be able to work with an excellent team of professionals who have taught me everything I know today about radio. There’s always more to learn, and I look forward to doing more work as a part of the WHIO Radio staff in the future!

Q & A

Where were you born? Dayton

Where did you grow up? Waynesville, Ohio

What was your favorite TV show then? The Simpsons

What was the first thing you ever wanted to be? An astronaut

How might someone have described you in high school? Talkative, border-line obnoxious, total nerd!

What was your first job? I did just about every task there was to do at McDonald’s.

What was your first job in radio? AM1290 and News 95.7 WHIO

What do you like about your job? I get to do something that I have been interested in since before high school, and really refine my skills as not only a broadcaster, but a writer and producer as well.

What do you not like about your job? The hours can vary.

What might people be surprised to know about you? I am actually an extremely shy person.

What would be a perfect day for you? Waking up bright and early to go to an all-day concert with a group of friends.

What advice would you have for someone wanting to go into the business? Always give 110% effort, and remember the only thing about this business that never changes is that things are always changing.

Favorites

Favorite book: Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut

Favorite CBS show: Blue Bloods

Favorite food: Any kind of pasta!

Favorite hobby: Playing the guitar

Favorite music: Rock (from any decade) and Metal

Favorite travel destination: St. Augustine, Florida.

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