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Chris Forde

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How did you get into radio?

Originally, I wanted to do TV. ESPN was my dream since I was a freshman in high school, and when I went to DePauw, I wanted to get as much experience as I could covering different sports. The first place I got to start doing broadcasting was at WGRE and I instantly fell in love with radio. I still dabbled in some TV in college, but ultimately, I decided that radio is what I love best.

If you weren't working in radio, what would you be doing?

I've been interested in forensics since I took a tour of the J. Edgar Hoover Building in Washington, DC in junior high. I was fascinated by the FBI Crime Lab and contemplated trying to get into crime scene work. Now I feed that interest by watching true crime TV shows. I figure the FBI probably isn't looking for someone with no college chemistry classes working in their lab.

What do you like to do on the weekends?

Become a hermit. I like to relax when the weekends hit, so I'll catch up on TV shows on my DVR, watch movies, surf around the Internet. What I don't like to do in the weekend is all the stuff that has to be done like laundry and errands and that kind of thing.

What's your favorite holiday?

What's not to like about Christmas? It's one of the few opportunities for me to spend time with my family since we live so far apart. It's hard not to like all of the not-so-good-for-you food.

What's one thing you wish you could do but can't?

I wanna rock! Back in the day, I used to play the bass guitar, but I always wanted to play the electric guitar. I grew up listening to Def Leppard, Poison, Bon Jovi and Guns N Roses and I always thought it would be awesome to be in a band.

What are your favorite TV shows?

I've seen every episode of The Simpsons. I didn't watch any of Lost until after it went off the air, but I became a complete junkie for the show. I like the original CSI. Mythbusters is a lot of fun too. It also doesn't take much for me to get drawn in to true crime shows. I wish they were still making new episodes of Whose Line Is It Anyway?

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