JC was born and raised in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, just 30 minutes north of Philadelphia. He lived a regular childhood, hooked on Nintendo games, riding ATV’s, getting impaled by lawn darts and dreaming of one day playing football for the Dallas Cowboys. Yes, JC grew up in Philadelphia, home of the Philadelphia Eagles, rooting for the Dallas Cowboys (this explains a lot).
While attending CB East HS, JC got his chance to show the world his amazing football skills. He played three years of high school ball and at the end of his HS football career, he averaged 35 yards a catch! VERY IMPRESSIVE. Sadly, he only had two catches, one for 5 yards and the second was a 65 yard Hail Mary (he made a spectacular catch with nothing but end zone in front of him…. he was so filled with excitement that his knees buckled underneath him and was down at the five yard line). With no college football offers on the table, JC decided to head west and attend UNLV.
It was during his time at UNLV that he developed the radio bug. JC’s first on-air gig was working at KUNV 91.5, hosting JAZZ PROGRESSIONS. In case you are wondering, JC knew nothing about JAZZ music. This made hosting a jazz show a tad bit difficult. JC then found himself launching his own radio show called “THE WRESTLING FORUM” on AM 1230. For three minutes a week, he talked about something he is very passionate about it…. PRO WRESTLING!
In the weird world of radio, JC was PAYING the station $75 a week to lease air time for his WWE talk show….. So in 1997, upon graduating from UNLV, he went looking for a job in radio that PAID HIM. In August 1997, he landed a job in the promotions department at Mix 94.1. In 1998, he moved over to producing, then onto Executive Producing. In 2001, he moved to Washington DC to become the Executive Producer for Billy Bush (yes, the Billy Bush you see on “Access Hollywood”). After spending 5 years in our nation’s capital, JC returned to Las Vegas and Mix 94.1, where he continued his Executive Producing duties and eventually evolving into On-Air Executive Producer and now Co-Host of “Mercedes in the Morning.”