Toronto-born, LA-raised broadcaster Cory Baker has spoken to the Desert Dispatch about his long career.

He got the bug as a teenager at Birmingham High School in Van Nuys. It continued on to KGBS 1020 AM and various points beyond including Bakersfield, Las Vegas, Ventura and Barstow, where Baker did a morning show for 12 years. Along the way, he explains he didn’t always have the luxury of just working in radio:

“I always seemed to work two and sometimes three jobs at a time even when I was in radio,” Baker said. “So I did retail stints at the old Black and Decker Factory Store and Music For A Song, and also worked for the Tanger Outlet Center as the coordinator for the California Welcome Center. After that, I was the publicity guy at the Barstow Chamber of Commerce and am currently a front desk clerk and the Community Relations person at the Ramada Inn in Barstow.”

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