“Faith it ’til you make it” sums up Shawn Perry’s infectious, positive attitude. Shawn is the executive producer and host of The Senior Zone, a radio show that he started at the age of 49. Without any broadcasting or public speaking background, Shawn felt called to create a radio show and then, like most inspirational people, found a way to make his dream a reality.
He’s been on the radio for five years, and thousands of listeners tune in each Monday morning to hear resources and ideas that enrich their lives. The Senior Zone has evolved in a multi-faceted business for Shawn. He puts on live events that sell out, moderates panels and conferences, and he’s a motivational speaker.
After high school, Shawn joined the Air Force where he had a full career. After retiring he held several jobs after that before landing in radio. He shares the ups and downs of his life journey and says that he doesn’t mind failing as long as he’s “failing forward.”
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[4:31] Shawn earned his college degree while in the U.S. Air Force.
[9:07] There have been many people who believed in Shawn, sometimes more than he believed in himself.
[12:45] The Senior Zone radio show informs seniors about resources and gets them out and about.
[24:26] Shawn found himself addicted to the challenge the radio show provided him.
[29:19] The Senior Zone allows Shawn to do good while building a business.
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[39:55] The Senior Zone is on WYCB, a minority-owned, faith-based station, every Monday.