Krystal Guzman, aka KrystalBee, is living the dream. The powerhouse Latina works the dream job of music lovers everywhere; she's one of the on-air morning show hosts on Power 106 in Los Angeles, California, and she hosts Dim Mak Studio on iHeart Radio.
Despite her 3 a.m. wake up call each morning and hectic work schedule, this driven Latina has also prioritized fitness and healthy living. She even runs marathon's on behalf of Nike's media team. Talk about dedication!
Guzman knew she wanted to work in radio so, after graduating high school, she contacted an on-air host and scored herself an internship with the station. Her larger-than-life personality quickly propelled her to the top of LA's radio scene.
We chatted with Guzman to get the scoop on her day-to-day routine, her advice for fellow women pursuing careers in radio, and what makes her most proud to be Latina:
What's a typical day in the life for you?
My last alarm goes off at 3:37 a.m. I have four set alarms all at the most random times. I get up, get ready, make my avena and get to Burbank in 10 minutes. Luckily, at that hour in the morning, there is no traffic. I prep my audio for news and bits we are doing for that morning. We are live at 5 a.m. We are on everyday from 5-10 a.m. but we do post production after 10 a.m. and we meet to discuss the show for the next day. Sometimes, there are other things that need to be recorded: interviews, videos for the website, etc. Typically, I won't get out of the station until around noon or 1 p.m.
You originally began as an intern — what advice do you have to fellow young women pursuing a job in the radio industry?
Internships are the way to go! Not only is it getting your foot in the door, but you really learn so much from ground up. Interning at Power 106 in the sales department taught me so much from the sales aspect, and it has helped me now even though I'm on-air.
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