Who is Alex?
I would say that 99.9% of the people who come to TheAlexShow.com have NO idea who I am…so let me tell you.
I was born Alexander Stanley Balcerski Jr, shortly after midnight on August 19th, 1981. I was born four weeks pre-mature because, as my mother put it, “that Phil Rizzuto was so annoying (who was announcing a Yankees baseball game) he sent me into labor.”
I grew up in the same house my entire life in Linwood, a small shore town in Southern New Jersey. Most of my childhood I spent playing baseball, basketball, and soccer during the school year and working construction with my father in the summer. When I was five I got a really rare disease called Guillain-Barre, I survived.
I attended college at the University of Richmond (in Virginia), which is where I started my broadcasting career.
What started out as a professional wrestling radio show, “The Big Show” turned into one of the most listened to shows on WDCE. Which isn’t all that impressive since most people at the school had no idea that there was even a radio station.
After graduation, I landed my first job at modern rock station WJSE-FM in Atlantic City. I started out as the board operator for The Howard Stern Show, basically pushing buttons and occasionally squeaking out the weather and sports. It was there that I met the afternoon DJ, Scott Reilly, who originally turned me down for my job. After becoming friends and putting together some comedy bits, I joined Scotty as the co-host of what eventually became know as The Scotty and Alex Show (www.scottyandalex.com).
Within a year, we became the number one afternoon show in Atlantic City. The success helped us be named the successor to Howard Stern on WJSE in January 2006. Our run in mornings only lasted ten months as we were picked up by the legendary WYSP in Philadelphia to host nights on the newly deemed, FREE FM.
The show enjoyed success in Philadelphia, even releasing a compilation CD of parody songs and bits titled “Suck My Bit.” However in September of 2007 WYSP changed formats, and The Scotty and Alex Show was let go.
As the radio industry has changed so have I! This is why I developed TheAlexShow.com with a live weekly internet show on Ustream.tv, The Alex Show Podcast, the video series “It Could Be Worse…“, and much more!
Take some time to check out the podcasts, watch some videos, read some blogs, and comment on TheAlexShow.com.