Once upon a time, in a far away land filled with strip malls and big hair, there lived a little girl. The land was called “Longuyland” and the little girl was known as “Missy.” Missy dreamed she would one day grow up and become a famous drummer in a rock band (like a female Keith Moon, only alive and without a drug problem). However, when Missy started school she met an evil, calorically challenged, sexist pig music teacher, who told her drums were for boys, and forced her to play the clarinet and join chorus. With a lip full of splinters and a broken heart, Missy practiced the clarinet and sang.
Until one day, in an ugly cafeteria incident, which she is still in therapy for, it was brought to Missy’s attention that she couldn’t carry a tune, and the clarinet case she carried was “geeky.” Dejected, rejected, and with pieces of cheese sticks in her pig-tailed hair she wondered, “How, oh how, will I ever be on the radio and get backstage at concerts if I’m not in a band?”
Then one day a fairy godmother appeared, disguised as the head of the school audio/visual squad, and told Missy there was an opening for a “morning announcement” person. The person who took this job would be in charge of making important announcements, like assemblies, plus get out of homeroom. Missy knew, deep down, this was her destiny. After a few more years of microphone practice, thanks to a drive through window at a local quality fast food establishment, which did not serve cheese sticks, Melissa Maxx was born.
(Fast Forward to a time when schools no longer served cheese sticks because they are bad for you.) After studying TV/ Radio broadcasting in college and several jobs in radio Markets with 90 or 91 listeners. Melissa Maxx moved to Boston and got her first major market job at WBCN where she stayed for 10 years. She then moved to Los Angeles and was the executive producer, writer and VJ for the first made for mobile rock video channel. Melissa Maxx now finds herself at the legendary KLOS and pinches herself daily (pinches-not gooses) that she gets to work with some of the most legendary air personalities in the country! Addendum. These days Melissa prefers string cheese to cheese sticks.