E.J. Greig (Mr. Midday) is a young veteran of urban radio. He was born in Chicago, and raised in Battle Creek, Michigan and Atlanta, Georgia. The business is in his blood, as he is the son of a former TV news anchor and reporter. E.J. grew up playing and exploring behind the scenes in TV newsrooms as his mother anchored the news. His first radio job was an unplanned and spontaneous gift.
A major influence on E.J.’s life was his grandfather, a minister who had a weekly religious radio broadcast. He accompanied his grandfather to a broadcast session one day, and the board operator never showed up. “I figured out how to work the board, and had him on the air and up and running in a few minutes”, E.J. said. I was a young teenager and they hired me that day.
When he was a Senior at the University of Michigan, he met the ultra popular Detroit urban radio host John Mason of FM 98 WJLB, who is now the announcer for the Detroit Pistons. Mason got E.J. a job at WJLB Detroit.
From there it was off to Chicago for a brief stint at the now-defunct 106 JAMZ WEJM. E.J.’s big break came when he was offered a job at Hot 97.5 WHTA Atlanta. It was in Atlanta that E.J. worked with Ludacris, LaLa, Chaka Zulu and other big stars in the game.
E.J. was the first person to put Chris (Ludacris) on the radio rapping. “He did my intro song.”
Since then he has worked for V103 WVEE Atlanta, 103 JAMZ WOWI in Norfolk, Virginia, and WQHH Power 96.5 Lansing. E.J. now serves as Director of Programming for the WIZ.