Mar 21, 2019
Welcome to Episode 193 of the No Quit Living Podcast.
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After majoring in Radio Broadcasting at Long Island University back in 2000, Joe interned for a few stations, most notably the ‘Mike and the Mad Dog Show’ on WFAN with Chris Russo and Mike Francesa. From there, Joe truly fell in love with radio. However, there was no such thing as a podcast back then. If you wanted to break into radio back then, you better be prepared to move to Iowa or Indiana to start out.
Joe was also doing stand-up all over Manhattan and taking acting classes at HB Studios in the West Village. He was going on auditions with my black and white headshots, doing stand-up, and interning at my favorite radio station.
After graduation, He decided to move to LA. Joe thought why stay in the cold NY when he could be doing the exact same thing in beautiful weather. He remembers going on AOL and searching for apartments and there was palm trees all over the place. If you remember AOL’s dial-up-service, then you remember how long it took one picture to download!
He put $300 down on an apartment in Burbank, CA, and my move in date was in two months.
Joe had approximately one month left in NY when he was told some ‘shocking’ news. A former girlfriend of mine was pregnant.
He had to set my radio dreams aside and decided to attend Law School. After successfully passing the NY Bar Exam, I worked as a prosecutor at the Suffolk DA’s Office on Long Island. After a few years as a prosecutor, he decided to start my own practice (cozzolaw.com), make some money, and get back on the mic!
He has been hosting The Joe Cozzo Show since 2015. It’s a show about life, helping others achieve their goals, and being brutally honest.