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Thanks and Congrats to Bill Weston, the Best Boss I’ve Ever Had

When you have a good boss, work is just better. It doesn't matter what the job is. For the last 16 years I've worked for a guy who I think is the best boss I've ever had in any job I've worked. I began my radio career in 2007 as an intern with the Preston and Steve Show at our sister station WMMR. Bill Weston was the Program Director. If you ask any of the staff there they'll probably tell you the same nice things I'm going to say. It's the same that you'll get from the hosts at MGK too. We're talking about a guy who ran two of the top radio stations in the city. He was so good at it that the company made up an extra position and title for him, 'Rock Captain'. I guess they wanted him to help all of the rock stations 'sail to success'. They just wanted him in more places at once, and the 23 and me cloning hasn't begun yet. [caption id="attachment_862462" align="alignnone" width="1100"] Bill Weston, Andre Gardner, Tony Harris and MGK's 2022 Marconi Award from the NAB. (photo: Toni Pirrone)[/caption] Without Bill my current radio career is probably completely different. It might not even be a radio career if not for him. 8 1/2 years ago I got let go from a show that was getting canceled. As anyone would do, I reached out to folks that I knew who might have some connections around the industry. Bill was one of them. It only took two weeks after getting the boot for me to be back in the same building, with the same company. All thanks to a guy I consider a the best boss I've ever had. Weston set me up with the John DeBella Show in 2015 and it's been quite a ride at MGK ever since. [caption id="attachment_892803" align="alignnone" width="1556"] John DeBella, Steve Vassalotti & WMGK Program Director Bill Weston.[/caption] Bill's ability to handle so many different people with large personalities is one of the reasons he's a great boss. The way he talks to people including the newest interns (even if he has to be told their names 5-6 times), you always feel welcome and that you're an important piece of the stations. For years he's allowed his shows to use him as a foil or character, all while laughing it off or jabbing back. The constant ribbing, the over the top hand gesticulating while talking and the annoyance at his Buffalo Bills ruining his Thursday Night, Sundays and Monday Nights will be missed in the halls of WMGK and WMMR. Tuesday, 12/19/23, will be the last show that Matt Cord and I do with Bill as our boss. It's the end of an era here at the stations. As much as he deserved to ride his Harley(s) off into the sunset, his humor, ability to help his staff and his 1990's satin Buffalo Bills jacket will be missed. Congratulations on your retirement Bill, and thanks for everything you did for us. [caption id="attachment_920716" align="alignnone" width="1170"] Bill Weston on the set of The Matt Cord Show With Steve Vassalotti's first video shoot. Bill is sitting comfortably on his gorgeous motorcycle.[/caption] [select-listicle listicle_id="916724" syndication_name="who-are-the-4-nfl-quarterbacks-kids-like-best" description="yes"]