We had the good fortune of connecting with Maggie DellaGiustina and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Maggie, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
Being retired earlier than planned left me with the one thing I love the most. Myself. Ha! A mind truly is a terrible thing to waste.
Having worked for others my entire life, (knowing fully, I was capable of the best), I decided to
utilize my favorite hobby to benefit humanity in a creative way. Music.
I have been listening to Music probably since birth. Music has always been there for me and now I am there for it.
Music is soothing, emotional, happy, sad and serves a purpose, when we cannot communicate our own thoughts.
Music is moving, inspirational and therapeutic.
Music is life.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
In the Spirit of giving back, earlier years of my employment where spent in the Social Service fields. Primarily Substance Abuse & Domestic Violence. At one employer facility, I tied for top group facilitator. This not only entailed public speaking per se’, but being able to reach people! Having burned out from years of such service, I was given the opportunity to work in something else I loved. Driving!
Being a professional driver allowed me a certain freedom. My thoughts were my own. My vehicle my life. And my music…
was on. Every day, every night and every mile.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Key West Is a trip in itself. A lot of my driving here entailed tours of our little Island. One has to be creative in an 8 sq. mile, geographical area.
Probably the first notable sights would be the beaches. Key West and the Florida Keys are completely surrounded by Water. This allows us to see both a Sunrise and Sunset. Mallory Square has a Sunset Celebration every evening.
Duval St. being the next biggest attraction. At last count there are 43 bars, in addition to restaurants that serve drinks, and specialty shopping. All in 1.25 miles! It runs the entire distance between the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean. Note:
Those who participate in the Duval Crawl, (visiting every bar?), rarely make it.
And then there’s our Roosters, and Hens. Brought here some time ago by a Cuban farmer, and, subsequently abandoned. They are everywhere. They are also protected citizens of Key West, and actually know how to cross the road.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Gary W. Ek. My first producer, (interning back in the day). His wacky, quirky, tell all, and pioneering spirit, has inspired me to continue on my own.
Curt Frisby. RKW Co Host. His positive affirmations, love of music, and dedication to the station inspires me to keep on Rockin’!
George Polesky. RKW Co Host. His enthusiasm is contagious, heard, and well appreciated. A loving support in my personal quest for Radio Key West.
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