Some Guy Named Allen
I am about as “local” as you get in the Norfolk Market. My family goes back almost 10 generations deep in Hampton Roads including my Great Grandfather who started the first radio station in Virginia. I love all things Virginia, and supporting as many local charities, businesses, bands, and events as possible. If Pizza or Donuts are involved you can count me in!
I am also privileged to be the Creative Director for the Sinclair Radio group, so be warned that I should not be left unattended with my own ideas! Okay.. writing this has made me hungry, so I am done now.
Q&A w/ Some Guy Named Allen
Birth date: May 5th
Hometown: Virginia Beach
Favorite Song Of All Time: “Painted Black” -Rolling Stones
Favorite Country Song Right Now: “Beautiful Crazy” -Luke Combs
Favorite Country Band Right Now: The Cadillac Three
Favorite Country Band Of All Time: Zac Brown Band
Favorite Album: “Never mind” -Nirvana
If I Could Only Listen To 10 Country Songs For The Rest Of My Life It Would Be:
- 1. “He Stopped Loving Her Today” -George Jones
- 2. “Amarillo By Morning” -George Strait
- 3. “Fire Away” -Chris Stapleton
- 4. “Mama Tired” -Merle Haggard
- 5. “Beautiful Crazy” -Luke Combs
- 6. “Chicken Fried” -Zac Brown Band
- 7. “The South” -The Cadillac Three
- 8. “Country Boy” -Aaron Lewis
- 9. “The Dance” -Garth Brooks
- 10. “Riser” -Dierks Bentley
Hobbies: I am ADHD so it’s a LONG list! Playing with Some Dog Named Liberty, Fishing (mostly Bass but I do like Offshore), Guns, Collecting Whiskey and Bourbon, Cigars, Big Trucks, Fast Cars, Golf, Concerts, Vintage shopping, and exploring and learning about Virginia history. I’m also a total Foodie, I enjoy traveling, and I love a great SPY novel.
Hidden Talent: I can blow fire with Bacardi 151 by lighting my finger on fire. #RealLife
Favorite Sports Team: I don’t like sports (I know its odd) because I’m too ADHD to sit thru any game, but I do like watching the Olympics.
Favorite Superhero: Batman
Favorite Cartoon: Ren and Stimpy
My Role Model Is: My Grandfather
Favorite Concert: Garth Brooks Live at a Private event.
Favorite TV Show: Peaky Blinders
My Happy Place Is: Our Lake Property in North Carolina
Favorite Word: $@#!
My Best Halloween Costume was: A Mammogram Machine
The Place I Really Want To Visit: Morocco
The One Thing That Would Surprise People About Me Is: I actually get anxiety in big crowds.
If I Could Only Eat One Meal For The Rest Of My Life It Would Be: PIZZA!!!!!
If I Hit The Lottery I Would: Give half of it away to local 757 charities and actually continue to work in radio.
I Can’t Get Enough Of: Lakeside time with my Wife, Some Dog Named Liberty and Family.
I Went Into Radio Because: The NAVY SEALS laughed at me.
If I Could Invite 3 People, Dead Or Alive, To A Dinner Party It Would Be: My Grandfather who has passed, Thomas Jefferson, and Chuck Norris
Around Hampton Roads
Winner of Best Local Country Radio Personality 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Winner of Best Local Social Media Personality 2017, 2018, 2019
Winner of Best Local Influencer 2020
Winner of Best Male Radio Personality 2018, 2019, 2020
Committees and Charities
Board of Directors for the Nauticus Museum/U.S.S. Wisconsin Foundation
Board of Directors for L-Z Grace
Board of Directors for The Combat Wounded Coalition
Commissioning Committee PR/Marketing Director USS John Warner
Commissioning Committee PR/Marketing Director USS Gerald Ford