Cool Jobs: Camouflaged DJ

Wait, you can be a radio DJ in the military? Army Pfc. Tyler McBride is a broadcaster with the American Forces Network and co-host of the “Morning Scramble” radio program broadcast from Rose Barracks, Germany. He’s a DJ known as “Cheese” on AFN’s “The Eagle” radio station.

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We are back here on The Morning Scramble. I am Pfc. Ty McBride, aka “Cheese.” I am a glorified hype man on the radio. Originally, I am from Kansas City, Missouri, but I spent the second half of my life in South Bend, Indiana. My favorite thing about the job is definitely the music and the creativity that comes with being a DJ. We usually try to prepare for the show the day beforehand and it can take anywhere from one to three hours depending on what guests we have and what events we need to talk about. I think my biggest ambition in life is to work at ESPN and I think this job gives me a great platform to be able to kind of practice and hone my skills before I get there. Next song, “California Love” by Tupac. My name is Pfc. Ty McBride but on the radio I go by “Cheese.” Tune into “The Eagle.” We serve America’s best.

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