April 29, 2015
Hosted by Jeff Reed
When I was 17 years old, I attempted my first live field goal, obviously meaning this involves a sport that somewhat defines my name today. I had no idea where my life was going. I was a great student and a great athlete, but I had no clear idea of my calling. My guest today, on the other hand, has performed publicly since the age of six. This 17-year-old is Tiffany Ashton. I was intrigued when a buddy of mine said, "Do you want to have my friend Tiffany as a guest on BCR?" I said, "Well you kind of have to be a big deal to be on my show." Haha! After realizing who he was talking about, I jumped on this opportunity to interact with such a young star on the rise, not only as a country music performer with a little "pop" in her game but also as a passionate songwriter. Is Tiffany your typical 17-year-old? How important is time management in her situation as she strives to reach goals in multiple aspects of her life? She is human by the way. She has her struggles. Find out right here!
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This is an opinion-based hour with topics that range from relationships to sports to pets to current issues/events. There is no topic too controversial. However, we do tend to avoid race, religion, and politics unless it is discussed on a very broad basis. Being a former NFL football player, and one that still has most of his brain cells, I have experienced the highest of highs in winning two Super Bowl titles after mastering a degree in journalism, as well as attacking some low lows head-on. My show exemplifies what it is like to take a stand on any issue, but there is plenty of self-deprecation. I have no problem siding with someone or completely putting him/her in his/her place by believing in what I truly believe in. I never said I'm always right, but I sure have no problem stating what I BELIEVE is right and why.
Jeff Reed, two-time Super Bowl champion and former placekicker for the Pittsburgh Steelers, grew his roots and found his love for sports in Charlotte, North Carolina. By the age of five, he was already playing soccer, which became the center of his attention for the next 13 years. In his junior year of high school, while being the captain of the varsity soccer team, the head football coach at East Mecklenburg High School saw his football potential and gave him a brochure for a kicking camp. Since switching into football, he broke his high school’s record for longest field with a 54-yarder, later joining the University of North Carolina Tar Heels as a walk-on. Despite only getting playing time for his last two years of five in college, he was their team captain.
Reed first entered the National Football League in 2002 as a part of the New Orleans Saints. In that same year, he was signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers, where he was active for the next nine years. In that time, he had a career field goal percentage of 82.2%, and he’s second in all-time points scored by a Steeler. He played in Super Bowl XL in Detroit and Super Bowl XLIII in Tampa, both of which the Steelers walked away from with a world championship ring. Since becoming a free agent in 2011 after Reed was released by the Seattle Seahawks, he has started a successful sports, life, and random-topic show called ‘Barely Controlled Radio,’ is a motivational speaker, and a radio personality on WFNZ-AM in Charlotte.