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Valentine is the host of Valentine in the Morning and signs his emails "Colin's Daddy, Leilani's Husband, Red Sox Fan". He has worked in radio since he was 15, starting at a little station in Connecticut.
The little known facts category about Valentine include: former police officer, USO Entertainer (with over ten overseas tours), comedian, arachnophobia-sufferer, and a man's man (he wrote that last part).
Valentine is a winner of the ABC Radio Personality of the Year, RMA Personality of the Year, and Radio and Records Personality of the Year Nominee. Valentine's most important attribute on air is his desire to be open with his listeners and to share his real life, thereby allowing the listener to share theirs as well.
MEET VAL'S TEAM!
Introducing our newest member of the valentine in the Morning team, Liz Hernandez. The youngest of four girls, Liz was born and raised in Southern California. She eventually got her start in the radio business after landing an internship with a local radio station. After receiving a B.A. in both Communications and Psychology, it was clear she was meant for radio!
Having already established herself as a notable entertainment personality, Liz Hernandez, joined E! News as a correspondent and as the host of E! News Now in 2011, a TV role she continues to host daily alongside the Valentine in the Morning show!
Liz loves Clothing/Fashion, Makeup, Music, Photography, Apple brand products, Gym / workout gear, Cooking & Dining out, Reading books, Animal Lover (2 dogs), concerts, Baseball, Basketball & many other things. WELCOME LIZ!
Jillian Escoto is the pop culture princess of Valentine in the Morning. She spends most of her time keeping up with reality TV and celebrities so you don't have to. Jill is single and currently accepting applications.
Nate Marino gets paid to be the Executive Producer of Valentine in the Morning, but he offers up his wisecracks and opinions free of charge. He's also a self-professed "know-it-all" and WILL correct your grammar, punctuation and spelling should you email him (go ahead, try it...).
Dylan Riggs mostly works behind the scenes on the show, but sometimes you'll hear him chime in on a microphone. He has the coolest dog on the planet named Dexter. He's addicted to chapstick and has way too many shoes. Sometimes, we catch him looking under the vending machines when he needs change - and he's not ashamed either. And we like it when he breaks into song while forgetting he is in public.
Jimmy is the oldest member of the Valentine in the Morning staff... in fact, no one really knows how old he is or even much about him. We do know that he has a girlfriend, fought in Vietnam and he drove a cab at some point in his life. If you know Jimmy (or what his name was before he apparently entered the Witness Protection Program) please let us know.
This is why we LOVE Kelly Clarkson. She is firing back at Clive Davis after he mentions a few stories about her in his new book.
Clive just released a memoir called: “The Soundtrack of My Life” and in it, he tells decades worth of stories about very high-profile artists he’s worked with – including a few negative stories about Kelly. But she says it is all “false” – and she made sure she cleared it up on her blog.
So I just heard Clive Davis is releasing a memoir and spreading false information about me and my music. I refuse to be bullied and I just have to clear up his memory lapses and misinformation for myself and for my fans. It feels like a violation. Growing up is awesome because you learn you don’t have to cower to anyone – even Clive Davis.
First, he says I burst into “hysterical sobbing” in his office when he demanded Since You Been Gone be on my album. Not true at all. His stories and songs are mixed up. I did want more guitars added to the original demo and Clive did not. Max, Luke and I still fought for the bigger sound and we prevailed and I couldn’t be more proud of the life of that song. I resent him dampening that song in any way.
But, yes, I did cry in his office once. I cried after I played him a song I had written about my life called “Because Of You.” I cried because he hated it and told me verbatim that I was a “sh*tty writer who should be grateful for the gifts that he bestows upon me.” He continued on about how the song didn’t rhyme and how I should just shut up and sing. This was devastating coming from a man who I, as a young girl, considered a musical hero and was so honored to work with.
But I continued to fight for the song and the label relented. And it became a worldwide hit. He didn’t include that in the book.
He also goes on to say My December wasn’t successful because I co-penned the album and it didn’t have “pop hits”. Well, first let me say, I’ve co-penned many of my “pop hits.” Secondly, My December went platinum (It sold 20,000 less than All I Ever Wanted which followed My December.) Hardly a huge failure. Never Again, the ONLY single they released in the US from that record was a Top 10 hit. I am very proud of that and I have my fans to thank. But, again, what’s most interesting about his story is what he leaves out: He doesn’t mention how he stood up in front of his company at a convention and belittled me and my music and completely sabotaged the entire project. It never had a chance to reach it’s full potential. My December was an album I needed to make for myself for many reasons and the fact that I was so completely disregarded and disrespected was so disheartening, there really aren’t words to explain….
Anyway, I love my job. I love my music. I love my fans. I love my label and all of my professional relationships… now. And I am grateful for Clive for teaching me to know the difference.
Cheers to another amazing year! And, as always, thanks for listening!