Roger Trivia

Here are some interesting things about me. I’ll add things as they come to mind

Not in any particular order. Feel free to ask me about any of them. Just email

  • I was born in Columbus, Ohio. I’ve lived in Athens (OH), Los Angeles (CA), Philadelphia (PA), Honolulu (HI), Saudi Arabia, and Thailand
  • The first time I was on the radio I was 6 years old
  • I first got paid to write at age 12
  • I used to have a horrible lisp because I lost my four front teeth to sugar
  • I got fired from Burger King and dumped a jar of pickles on the person’s desk. The district manager wanted to hire me back because he thought it was funny
  • The first time I used a computer was printing concert tickets, during my high school days, because I worked in a record store
  • My first business was writing comedy for radio stations (using email) in 1984, when nobody really knew what that was
  • I once had to remind Keith Richards that he was a Rolling Stone
  • Ringo (Ritchie) Starr once helped me move into a house
  • I made fun of Sting to his face, prior to press conference and was thanked for telling him like it was from Bruce Springsteen and Peter Gabriel
  • President Biden would sometimes play darts with me in my office
  • I’ve driven cross country three times
  • Colonel Saunders taught me how to curse when I was around 10 years old
  • I’ve been to 49 states
  • I was a private tutor for one of the grandson’s of a Saudi Crown Prince
  • I’m single
  • I enjoy golf
  • So far my lowest score in golf is 70. I’ve done that about 5 times
  • I’ve worked in the United States, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, Hong Kong, Japan, Germany, Australia, and Jamaica.
  • Beef stroganoff is my favorite meal, but I rarely find someone who made it as good as my mom did
  • I had a brother who died one year before I was born. He was 15. Without that tragedy, I might never have existed
  • I’ve been sober since March 21, 1994
  • I was a Putt Putt golf champion as a kid
  • My favorite color is purple
  • I’m a Taurus with a Sagittarius moon (whatever that means)
  • The first place I ever gambled was Monaco
  • I don’t have any tattoos
  • Because I produced one of the most successful radio programs I’ve met most every musician, comedian, actor, or politician
  • I grew up in a Republican military family, but I’m a Democrat
  • I’m white, but grew up in a mostly black neighborhood
  • I won the Ohio film festival when I was 17
  • I was the youngest Network Radio Executive at 24. 5 Comedy networks. 1 country network. 1 Sports Network
  • I declared myself the Official Disc Jockey of the 1984 Olympics. They threatened to sue, but when the story went wide they backed down
  • I’ve written a few books
  • I’ve made a few movies
  • I understand ADD/ADHD
  • I worked on Lost and Forgetting Sarah Marshall
  • I once went to Letterman show with Janet Jackson
  • I’m a fan of Kundalini Yoga
  • I love feeding stray cats and dogs
  • I made Bill Gates laugh
  • I’ve been on multiple private jets
  • I’m one of the few people with Comedy Writer and MBA Finance on their resume/cv
  • I went to over 30 funerals before I was 20 of friends who either died in car accidents, from a drug overdose, or decided to end their time on this planet
  • I’ve worked with or as a competitor to most major companies, as a consultant
  • I once got really drunk and ended up in another state
  • I watched my mom die twice, once to dementia, and then I was their for her final breath
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