The Adventures Of Barrel Boy: KNIX Phoenix’s Memorable ‘Mascot’ Suits Up
On paper, it seems like the worst gig in radio. Yet the guy who suits up for work every day by strapping on a rodeo barrel, bowling shoes, a cowboy hat, and little else is loving every minute of it.
As KNIX Phoenix’s Barrel Boy, 28-year-old Eric Gruneisen serves as the station’s community ambassador, as well as the morning show stunt guy, and does most of the weekend remotes. When the barrel comes off, he handles other duties for the station, including some Web content and all of its social networking.