Contact Us
Make My Homepage

The most random run-in with a rockstar.

Rob with Daniel from Imagine Dragons
Daniel, drummer for Imagine Dragons (left) with Rob.

Being in the radio biz, I’ve met a lot of musicians. Typical scenario’s are conducting an interview before a concert or maybe bump into someone backstage before or after a show. Back in August of 2012, it was a bit different. I was at Brian Boru having a couple with some friends before the M83 show. I ran into my friend Patty who nonchalantly introduces me to her cousin Daniel who’s in a band. I, of course, introduce myself and ask what band he’s in. He responds “I’m the drummer for Imagine Dragons.” Now I’m confused, why the hell is a dude from a rock band from Vegas standing next to me at a bar in Portland. Turns out he has family here. “It’s Time” was blowing up and beginning to make a name for the band. I just remember saying “nice to meet you man, we’re playing you’re song in heavy rotation on the station I work at!” He was aware and very thankful. A few weeks after, a show was booked at the State Theatre with Imagine Dragons opening for AWOLNATION.  I just remember watching their performance that night and saying to myself, these guys are gonna be huge. The songs are great and the audience was sucking it right up. Here they are performing “It’s Time” from that show on 9/10/12.

It’s been fun watching this band explode over the past year, and up for all these awards, they definitely deserve it.  If they play the game right, I can see them having some longevity. They lead the nominees in the rock department at the American Music Awards this Sunday.

New Artist of the Year

Favorite Band, Duo or Group — Pop/Rock

Favorite Artist, Alternative Rock.


Best of WCYY

Recommended for You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for 94.3 WCYY quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive 94.3 WCYY contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.