Why He’s Interesting: Bush took a circuitous route into sports talk radio, but now he’s a regular presence on 92.3 The Fan, hosting his show, The Barbershop, on Saturday mornings, filling in on weekdays and being part of Browns gameday programming.
Foot in the Door: Bush, who played college football at Ohio University, worked initially as a financial planner. A new sports radio station was starting in Cleveland, and he was able to get in, screening calls. “They asked me if I knew how to run a board, and at the time, not really. I sat down and the board looked like the USS Enterprise.” In 2018, he was added to the Browns pregame show, “and I haven’t stopped running since.”
Why the Barbershop? Bush’s uncles own a barbershop in his native Canton, and, even as a kid, he realized it wasn’t just a place where people went to get their hair cut. “It’s a community hub. It’s also a tough place to get a word in edgewise. You had to know your stuff to hold the floor. Even if you don’t agree with me, you can call the show and talk about anything as you’ve got some facts behind you and some passion behind you.”
Just Keep Running: In addition to his day job in business, Bush does his show on Saturday and then does the Browns pregame on Sunday. And he loves every minute of it. “If it all stopped today, it’s been worth it.”
Interesting Fact: Married in July of 2021, Bush and his wife, Rosie, were finalists to be on 90-Day Fiancé.