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Who knew this kid from Houston, Texas would end up changing the lives of radio listeners all over the country thanks to his love of radio. As he likes to say... his parents named him Toby! That's right, we are talking to iHeartRadio's Toby Knapp! Toby was awesome enough to come on the show and share his journey with us. From how his love of radio all got started to his big move to the mornings here in Washington, DC at WashFM 97.1 with Chili Amar! We also get a chance to talk about how radio has evolved and showed it's staying power with adaptation of social media, what it's like being a dad to a daughter in this generation of social media and an update to his recent health issues... spoiler alert! He's doing great! All that and more... plus a really cool Halsey story... on this episode of The Certified Podcast!


What is the definition of dignity? According to Websters, it is "the state or quality of being worthy of honor or respect." Unless a man leaves a legacy that harms others and damages his fellow man, the legacy a man leaves should not just be of his most famous act. It should go beyond that to a level of dignity. Saturday evening a man passed away. A man who's death that TMZ would title "Crack Mayor Dead at 78." That man was Marion Barry.


I will never forget the morning of September 11th, 2001. I awoke to my then girlfriend running in the room and telling me that I had to turn on the television. It was about 9 AM and just before the second plane had hit. I turned on the TV to scenes of horror, black smoke and utter confusion in the newsroom of every channel I flipped. Then it happened... As I was watching and flipped by Fox News, they were interviewing someone on the street and in the background I saw it. The second plane went crashing into the South Tower of the World Trade Center. I couldn't believe what I had just witnessed, and it even took the reporters and studio hosts to know it had happened. At the moment, I could just remember being confused. I had just woken up and didn't quite have my senses about me yet, and here we are under what could only be considered an attack.