Earl Trout has been working in mass media ever since he became a rock ‘n’ roll disk-jockey on his little hometown radio station at age fifteen. He had to walk to the studios to go to work because he was too young to drive. His laugh-out-loud newspaper column translated well to broadcasting and he quickly became a major-market radio personality. After eight years on the air in Los Angeles, he transitioned to off-air success as the General Manager of multiple radio stations. A life-long “car freak”, Earl’s all-time favorite job was that of Executive Director for the Kansas City Automotive Museum. He loves to play golf, pickleball, cards, and board games with his best friend, Dianne, who also happens to be his wife.