CHR radio was Schnitt’s initial focus and where he sharpened his skills and learned how to captivate an audience via audio production, pace, and theater of the mind. Schnitt was part of Scott Shannon’s team at legendary PIRATE RADIO in L.A. & WPLJ-FM in New York.
Schnitt leaves WPLJ-FM in 1992 to host his own CHR morning show. After brief stint in West Palm Beach, Schnitt hired as morning show host of legendary POWER PIG in Tampa (now WFLZ FM). MJ Morning Show has dominated Tampa ratings under Schnitt’s leadership.
SYNDICATION & TALK SHOW LAUNCH
Success of MJ Mornings leads to regional syndication to other CHR outlets including St. Louis. But Schnitt yearns for more challenges and launches The Schnitt Show in 2001 first on WIOD 610 in Miami and then WFLA 970 in Tampa. The Schnitt Show quickly tops ratings in both Miami and Tampa in afternoon drive – having the unique distinction of hosting two different top-rated drive time shows in Tampa. Regional stations added to The Schnitt Show throughout the Southeast.
In 2010, Compass Media Networks secures the national radio rights to The Schnitt Show. In 2012, Schnitt leaves MJ Morning Show to concentrate on The Schnitt Show.