Microphone maestro RUSS PARR is the popular host, animated emcee and driving engine of The Russ Parr Morning show. Urban curator of the highest order, Parr is revered daily by more than 3.2 million listeners in over 45 U.S. cities nationwide. Russ Parr’s ascent to success as a celebrated radio disc-jockey is nothing less than a remarkable demonstration of persistence, patience, and strategy.
The Game Behind The Game — How to play chess in the game of life, while everyone else is playing checkers, chronicles Parr’s riveting journey and ultimate ascent to the national airwaves as a top dog. With his many started and stopped careers, from stand-up comedian to national recording artist to briefly gracing the small screen, he’s already lived out the many dreams of scores who aspire to prominence in the field of entertainment. Russ candidly weaves his sordid stories with lessons learned along with jaw-dropping accounts of salacious celebrity encounters before they were celebrities. Most importantly, as we retrace Parr’s journey to success, he generously lays out his blueprint strategies of success move by move in an accessible way to all. No matter the field in which your career aspirations may lie, Parr teaches us how to be victorious with a long term strategy while leap-frogging the competitors who play the game with short term vision.
This part motivational part biographical narrative boasts a uniquely delivered wisdom on life in a straight-forward diatribe that only an uncensored Russ Parr can convey. As Russ says … There’s the game, and then there’s the game behind the game. You can’t win one without winning the other.
About the Author
In the years before becoming top radio royalty, Russ Parr honed his mic skills in Hollywood as a stand-up comic opening for Joan Rivers and as a comic recording artist parodying popular top-ten songs under the pseudonym Bobby Jimmy. In the 80′s he performed on national concert tours with popular musical artists who appreciated his parodies of them and others who did not. Parr even made television appearances on the Martin Lawrence and Jenny Jones shows, while booking national ads for brands like Kodak and McDonald’s — and all of this before he discovered he had the golden gift of gab.
Parr left Hollywood for the brass mics of radio in 1989 finding his niche working as a disc jockey on KJMZ in Dallas, TX. Rising through the ranks of the world of radio, Russ Parr climbed the hierarchy from station to station eventually becoming the #1 show in Washington DC radio market in 1997. Currently, The Russ Parr Morning Show is syndicated across the country along with his weekend show On Air with Russ Parr. Russ also co-host of the TV One dating show Get the Hook Up and is a successful independent producer and filmmaker in his spare time. Russ Parr is clearly living the life of his dreams and maybe yours too.