Philip Teresi

Radio was not the plan, but being a professional goof-off won out over math and effort. More than 20 years later coffee, loud music, and not taking myself too seriously still get me through the day.

In 2010, I was invited to contribute to the Chris Daniel Show on KMJ. With his blessing I took over Afternoon Drive on September 9th, 2019.  A few months later I welcomed my new co-host “Skip” Echeverria.

I’m a regular guest lecturer in Valley classrooms, spreading the good news about the role of media in government & civics. I also advocate for Toys for Tots, the Community Food Bank of Central California, and the Central California Blood Center.

Catch me live, weekdays from 2PM to 6PM!

Twitter: @PhilipTeresi

Facebook: @PhilipRTeresi

Podcasts: Philip Teresi on AudioBoom

Everything Else: philipteresi.com

Skip Echeverria BiographyEdit Entry

Just like Philip, radio was not the plan. I was literally raised in a barn (stables technically but the barn came later with cattle), schooled at Central Unified schools and on the fast track to a degree in Agriculture at Fresno State and most likely moving into the family ag business until I landed an internship at a rock radio station. I’m pretty sure my parents will never forgive that move. But radio is what I love, and I’ve been doing it for over half my life at this point. Along the way, I’ve also picked up marketable skills as a therapist because the first piece of advice my first radio boss gave me was “don’t major in radio and always have a backup plan.” So, I have the unique experience of now doing news/talk radio in the afternoons, along with working as a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and adjunct professor at Fresno State in the graduate counseling department. I’ve also got a husband and four kids that I’m crazy about who keep life from never having a dull moment. If I’m not busy with that stuff, you’ll find me reading, traveling, enjoying music, nerding out over anything mental health related or trudging slowly up the side of a mountain to turn around and come back down again. I’m excited to be a part of KMJ. Almost 20 years in the business and this is still the only station my father counts as really “making it in radio.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Education:
California State University, Fresno
Class of 2002
BA in Communications

California State University, Fresno
Class of 2011
MS in Counseling – Marriage & Family Therapy

Local Groups I Support:

California State University, Fresno
Central California Food Bank
Fresno Family Counseling Center
Fresno Skateboard Salvage
NAMI