Greg Murray

Born Friday, January 10, 1958, Gregory Elton Murray was a very fast learner of life. Reading and writing as he entered the first grade at age 5, Greg learned quickly. He learned to play the trumpet in 5th grade and played in the school band through 12th grade and on into The United States Navy. He loves music and new technology, so when the music trend turns to something new, Greg is ready to learn Greg is always on the cutting edge of new musical equipment and technology.

Throughout the 80’s and 90’s, Greg was a personality on radio & television, he became Program Director at 2 radio stations, taking them each to number one status.  Greg also worked as Music Director, Promotions Director, On-Air Personality Talent in Mornings, Mid-Day, Afternoon, Nights, Late Nights, Over-Nights, Part-Time, Full-Time and Fill-ins.  Greg worked in nightclubs as DJ, and played at weddings, dances, parties and other special events in and around Portland, Maine. Greg was one of the highest awarded DJs in the state.  Winning Best DJ in the state 2 years in a row.

While working on the radio in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Greg did what no other radio DJ has ever done before or since. While working his Mid-Day Show (10am-2pm Monday – Friday), his ratings outperformed ALL other radio programs in ALL time slots in Grand Rapids. A competing radio station tried to hire him away, and when Greg refused, they called radio friends in other cities and pleaded with them to hire Greg into their city to get him out of Grand Rapids. When Dave Shakes, Program Director of WBBM-FM/B96 in 1990, called in May of 1990, Greg took the job as over-night DJ at B96 in Chicago.

Shortly after arriving in Chicago, Greg started spreading his wings again as a mobile DJ and quickly made a name for himself all over again. When Greg was asked by Dave Shakes to be the new Production Director, Greg accepted.  He is a Certified Television Producer/Director/Technician Greg was also the Producer/Director/Engineer/Host of Chicago Connection, a weekly one hour talk show on Saturday Mornings from 5am-6am,  the only Public Affairs Program on WBBM-FM/B96 at the time, which was The 2004 Illinois Broadcaster Association’s Silver Dome Award Winner.

Awarded for Outstanding Achievement in Broadcasting, Category of Best Local Public Affairs Program. Greg has also won a number of Silver Dome Awards for Radio Commercials.  Notably The 1995, 1996, 2004 and 2007 Awards.  Greg also teaches Digital Production for Radio at Columbia College in Downtown Chicago on occasions and at Kennedy-King College on Chicago’s Southside, one of the 7 City Colleges of Chicago.  Greg and his wife, Lauren, are members of Zion Covenant Church International at 1380 Mitchell Road, Aurora, Illinois, where Greg plays drums and trumpet on the Praise & Worship Team and Lauren ministers in prophetic dance.

 

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