Who is your Hero? They Don’t Always Wear Tights and a Cape…
Do you have a hero that you look up to? Someone that makes you feel like you can do anything. Some one who sets a great example and whom you want to be like? As a child I had many heroes, Superman and Wonder Women, Batman and Robin and let’s not forget about Aqua Man, I mean how cool to have a hero who could breathe underwater. As I was becoming a responsible adult (though some still question that I am responsible), I found a new group of heroes I have tried to be like. First and foremost, my parents, John and Carol Gallagher, who just happen to celebrate their 52nd Anniversary on April 4. They have taught me that kindness and hard work will always pay off and that no matter how bad the situation looks, there is always good to be found somewhere and also in everyone you meet.
My broadcast career has seen may incredible talented individuals come and go. One of my heroes from the industry is Major Dan Miller. He is a man who says what he means and means what he says. He is a lot like Horton the elephant, minus the floppy ears.
Another one of my heroes is my dear friend and mentor Big Cat Daddy, aka Jim Diamond. Jim taught me that radio is fun and not brain surgery and that it truly is the best job in the world. I have always respected those in my field, whether you have been around for decades like Lonnie Bell, Taylor Brown and The Breakfast Flakes, or you’re new to the business and just cutting your media teeth.
As a grown woman and mother of two, my favorite heroes are my children Triston and Bailey. Each and everyday I learn something new about myself while watching them, with their innocence, eagerness to learn and how non-judgmental they are.
Who is your hero?