Are you ready for a night of fun for the whole family? Then you should join the Lymphomaniac Society at Flyway Brewing on April 3!
The Lymphomaniac Society will host a Rock, Paper, Scissors Tournament at Flyway Brewing (314 Maple St. in North Little Rock) on April 3 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Participants can enter the tournament for $10 and registration is open now at Flyway Brewing. We have some great prizes available for the Final Four and the Champion! (Registration will also be available from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. on the night of the event).
The emcee for the event is Shawn Reed, afternoon DJ at 106.7 the Ride. In addition to his work on the radio, Shawn is known for his wacky sense of humor and his videos on social media. The Lymphomaniac Society recently caught up with Shawn to learn a little more about the man behind the microphone.
Lymphomaniac Society: Where are you from originally?
Shawn Reed: Milwaukee, WI
LS: What led you to Little Rock and 106.7 the Ride?
SR: The opportunity to be a part of something new is always fun. The chance to be a part of something that you feel will be something special not only for your career but the community that it serves was something I couldn’t pass up.
LS: How long have you worked in radio?
SR: 17 years.
LS: Did you always know you wanted to work in radio?
SR: My Dad worked in radio, so I guess you could say it was in my blood. Growing up, I had the chance to go into the station a few times and hang with my Dad when he was on the air. He actually helped me get my first opportunity in the business, as an intern in the promotions department of a local station.
LS: You have a great sense of humor, which is evident on social media. For instance, during the Christmas season, you dressed up as Elf on a Shelf and surprised your coworkers by sitting in different places around the office. Have you always been a funny guy?
SR: Well, thank you. Anytime I can make a person laugh or smile, it’s a good day in my book. I think humor is a great trait to possess. Apparently, I picked it up along the way. I was very shy growing up. I think making someone laugh was a good way to break the ice for lack of a better term.
LS: I know you are also a big baseball fan and will be part of the Little Rock Trojans baseball broadcasts this season. Are you excited about that opportunity? What other teams have you done broadcasts for?
SR: Very excited and honored to be a part of Little Rock Athletics. Chasse and the team have something great going over there, I’m excited to continue working with them with Trojans Baseball.The chance to watch baseball and get paid for it, well, that’s a great gig, if you can get it. I’ve been fortunate enough to work for various minor league baseball teams and universities out west and throughout the Midwest.
LS: Do you have any experience with Rock Paper Scissors? Are you looking forward to the Rock Paper Scissors Tournament?
SR: A family favorite. When in doubt, RPS was always the go-to tactic to find out who would get to open the first present at Christmas. As for current-day use, recreationally mostly, I have not been a part of a tournament. Very excited to be a part of my first.
For more information on the tournament, contact Griffin Coop at firstname.lastname@example.org.