Amy Brooks

Amy BrooksDuring high school, Amy called the morning show of a popular Boston radio station (WZOU 94.5) to see if she could “job shadow” the host as part of a school assignment. The station agreed and invited her to be on the air, live in studio. That was it! Amy was hooked and knew she’d have a career in radio. Today, Amy is an award-winning On-Air Radio Personality and Voice Talent at WBOS Radio 92.9 FM. Amy’s career was launched in 1990 after graduating from the University of New Hampshire. It has taken her all over the country working in radio in Albany, NY, Springfield, MA, Providence, RI and Boston. She has seen legendary musicians, interviewed artists and hosted shows and charity events. Amy has served in many roles at Radio 92.9 WBOS including Music Director, a job where she was responsible for finding new bands to play on the radio and breaking in artists like Jason Mraz, and John Mayer.

In addition to her job as Radio 92.9’s on air personality from 3-7 every afternoon, she also hosts events and concerts including WBOS’s annual Earthfest concert. She has interviewed greats like Sting, Jared Leto, Stephen Stills, Alanis Morrissette, Willie Nelson, John Mayer, Melissa Etheridge, Sheryl Crow, Brendan Urie of Panic at the Disco, and more. She is also the voice of several companies nationally, including Bose, The New England Patriots, The New England Revolution, Wells Fargo, The Discovery Channel, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, The 99 Restaurant, and Marshalls. Graduating in 1986, Amy characterizes her life at Needham High as “social, dedicated, and prideful.” She made life-long friends in high school and thanks NHS for teaching her “that success is not strictly based on good grades and hard work, but on creating and nurturing relationships and by respecting others.” While at NHS, Amy played Varsity Soccer, Varsity Track, was a member of both Tau Phi Gamma-Public Service Club and Students Against Drunk Driving (SADD).

Amy also experienced tragedy during sophomore year of high school when her Father died of lung cancer. At that time, her escape from pain was the blanket of routine and security at NHS as well as assistance from guidance counselor Kay Taylor. Kay helped Amy open up about her grief and find ways to persevere and move forward with life. Amy is also indebted to the amount of teamwork and spirit she was taught from Jackson Foster, her soccer coach. She recalls that “he had such a love for the game and such confidence in his players… He raised the bar not only on but off the field.” Amy’s advice to students is that “entitlement is NOT an asset. Being humble and knowing how fortunate you are just to be in the company of others from whom you can learn is the higher road. Respecting strangers and friends and co-workers and family alike will get you far because you will be liked.”

In addition to the public service aspect of her job giving back to the radio listeners, Amy is also actively involved in the Jimmy Fund Marathon Walk. Her group The Fighting Feet has raised upwards of $52,000 over the years. She is also involved with the American Stroke Association where she headed a team and traveled to Kona, HI to participate in an Iron Man course in 2001.

Amy lives in Natick, MA with her two daughters, Cameron (age 8) and Fiona (age 6).