Hey WPPJ fans, I’m Sully, also known as Ryan Joseph Sullivan. But just call me Sully. I came out of my mother on April 28, 1990 in St. Clair Hospital. According to Mama and Papa Sullivan, I was a “good baby who was always happy.” Tell you what, I believe them. I sometimes watch old home videos of me as a little tyke, and I must say I seemed like a little angel. Well, I think it’s safe to say that sure as hell changed.
I grew up watching WPXI Channel 11 News and always had a crush on anchor Peggy Finnegan. Even as a toddler I knew I liked older women. Much older. I would go into my parents’ bedroom, tear open my dad’s closet, and put on one of his ties. I would then grab some blank pieces of paper, shuffle them around, and pretend I was on Channel 11 News with my future girlfriend Peggy Finnegan. Hey, it doesn’t hurt to dream.
I was always drawn to television and radio. I can’t explain it, but there is just something about them that really interests me. Maybe it’s the freedom of opinions, the entertainment, the wide audience reach. I really don’t know. But it’s what I’ve always wanted to do with my life and that’s the end of it. It wasn’t until I was about 13 that I really started to get involved with TV and radio.
I used to record my voice onto cassette tape using a karaoke microphone. I’d talk (to myself) about whatever was on my mind, and eventually dubbed my ramblings “The Ryan Show.” Soon enough, I got tired of talking to myself and took my idea for a show to the people at Bethel Park Television. The facility director liked what he heard, I learned how to use some of the equipment, and in August 2005, “The Sully Show” kicked off on BPTV.
With the help of some really cool friends and volunteers around Bethel Park, I had a nice little run with the TV show. People actually seemed to watch! We even had 100 official Sully Show t-shirts printed out, and sold out within two weeks. While The Sully Show was on TV, I hosted the podcasts “The Weekly Wipe” and “SNOZcast.” I started up a YouTube account, SullyTV (www.youtube.com/sullyshow) which some people made very funny shows for.Things were going really well until it all had to end in April 2008. I was going off to college, and just didn’t have time to do The Sully Show on TV anymore. Well, it was an awesome two and a half year run and I wouldn’t change a thing.
During the summer of ’08, I was accepted at Point Park University and brought The Sully Show to WPPJ Radio. At Point Park, I met the incredibly talented Melody Novak, and decided to make her my co-host. It is one of the best decisions I have ever made. We won Point Park’s Best Talk Show in 2009 and hope to get even better as time goes on. So listen to Point Park’s most outrageous and controversial show. Or don’t. Whatever you want. I know that was a lot and you’re probably sorry you wasted your time reading this, but thanks again and “you behave.”
Konichiwa, I’m Melody, I’m 20 years old and a psychology major at Point Park. I love broadcasting however, because I love talking and being on air. I am currently involved in numerous things around the Pittsburgh area. I’m highly involved in modeling, acting in movies and movie shorts, I do promotional work for a company called Exel Managements, I make music, and am currently recording in a studio and I DJ as well. I fancy a boy in flannel and glasses; I guess you can say I have a nerd fetish. I enjoy horror movies, consuming caffeine and comic books. I idolize Edie Sedgwick, Audrey Hepburn and Lady Gaga. Talking on air is a source of venting for me and is always fun and entertaining. I hope to one day break out and make it as an actress somewhere. Sully is my sidekick and almost a male version of me and he has made my experience here at Point Park absolutely mind blowing. I’m a big lover of music, the arts, and the human mind. I get along with people very well. I’m a crazy, loud, little girl, who looks like Amy Winehouse (off the drugs) that wears tutu’s and eccentric outfits, so Point Park and me go hand in hand. Ciao!