Paul Cook is a graduate of Lindbergh High School and Eastern Illinois University. He grew up on Imo’s Pizza and Ted Drewes Frozen Custard. Paul’s broadcasting career began as a weekend DJ on Y98. He was the jovial lead-in to Y98′s Saturday Night Fever Party in 1996.
After moving to the Chicago Land area to do afternoons, he was brought back to be Y98′s new evening host. As the evening DJ, Paul’s passion for radio brought an eleventh ranked show to third in the first year. That same year he was also nominated for three A.I.R. Awards. He would end up with St. Louis’ Best Non-Drive Host. A year later, while still doing evenings at Y98, he would win the A.I.R. Award for St. Louis’ Best Host: Music Format.
That same year, Paul moved to Los Angeles to act, shop a movie script and to make an attempt at LA Radio. After a couple days, Paul was on the air at the successful Los Angeles radio station, Star 98.7. During his yearlong stay in LA, he performed in commercials and took acting classes.
Soon he decided he couldn’t stay away from St. Louis. The Paul and Lance duo make a great comedic team in the afternoons. Paul brings a contagious charisma to the air and an endless amount of energy to make it work!
In his own words:
“It’s such an honor to work at my lifelong favorite radio station. What a blessing. I was brought up listening to Y98. And now my kids listen and sing out loud to all the Pink songs! And sometimes Y98 will play one of the songs that were in Shrek the animated movie. My wife Jen tells me that when my girls hear that song, they always say “Daddy is playing that just for us!” It’s pretty sweet. I certainly didn’t have that when I was growing up listening to Y98.
They asked me to tell you what my wife and I do for fun? Well, thinking about what my wife and I do for fun is tough because “what we do for fun” is not do anything. We are running so much that when we get moments to just sit and take in some ridiculous reality TV or a movie, we love it. We always debate the storyline and acting in the movies, as if we have any training in those areas! Also, it is totally not healthy thinking, but we sometimes make really catty comments about the reality show people, usually a “Real Housewife” of some county, but I don’t think we’re alone on this one. We spend most of the time talking about how stupid the shows are, so I’m not sure why we constantly go back to them. What a weird mental twist. Mostly, I love doing this because I love my wife and her perspective interests me. She’s the love of my life.”
I love waiting in line at the store – the candy, gum, 5 Hour Energy and US Weekly brighten my wait, looking so tempting. I always seem to snatch them up.
Cute mini Grammy favorites! You have to check the pix!
Goo Goo Dolls front-man Johnny Rzeznik joined Paul Cook on Y98 to chat about the new album Magnetic which is in stores on May 7th.
Lady Gaga still gives the most highly anticipated concerts. Y98 has tickets for the February 2nd show at Scottrade! Win all this week in the afternoon. Gaga is also giving a surprise show today in D.C. for White House staffers.
This week on the STL 20, OneRepublic join the countdown with their latest single “Feel Again” and the boys in Maroon 5 battle fun. for the number one spot. Keep reading the STL 20 Recap to see if Maroon 5 can stay at number one!
This week on the STL 20, Ke$sha joins the countdown with her latest single “Die Young” and Pink tries to stay strong at the number one spot for another week in a row, but can she do it? Keep reading the STL 20 recap to find out!
This week on the STL 20, see if Pink can hold on for another week a row at the number one spot, or if the boys from Maroon 5 can bump her off. Keep reading the STL 20 recap to find out!
How do you deal with slacking co-workers? Check out Paul Cook’s Top 9 list for ousting a slacking co-worker.
This week on the STL 20, British singer-songwriter Alex Clare makes his STL 20 debut, and find out if Pink can hold on to the number one spot for the third week in a row! Keep reading the STL 20 recap to find out!
This week on the STL 20, see if Pink can stay on top with her latest single, “Blow Me (One Last Kiss)” and see which American Idol star joins the countdown this week! Keep reading this STL 20 recap to find out!
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