After literally spending most of his life involved in the radio station, Cody Joseph, 36, of Yucca Valley has been named as the Program Director for Z107.7 FM Radio. Station General Manager, Cindy Daigneault, made the announcement in the wake of the recent retirement of former Program Director and station founder, Gary Daigneault. Cody was three years old when his family licensed and built Z107.7 in 1988. The station went on the air on July 15, 1989. He was six when the Landers Earthquake hit and spent days running phone messages into the airstaff tasked with emergency announcements and organizing relief supplies. At 12, he was already a familiar sight at the Joshua Tree studios, helping out with projects and assigned to various station tasks. Joseph began working on the air in 2000 at 15, and after completing the Morongo Unified ROP Broadcasting class, began a regular air-shift at 16.
After graduation from Joshua Springs High School, Joseph attended Pasadena City College with a brief stint as a paid intern at radio station KPCC. He went on to UNLV and then specialized in the industry, earning an Associates in Arts degree in electrical engineering.
Returning home, he came back to the family business, now as the Operations Manager and Assistant Engineer. Settling in, he married Charity Bishop in 2012, they have three children: Caden, seven, Cordelia, four, and Claire, two. The family lives in Yucca Valley. He is active on and offstage at Theatre 29, appearing most recently as the man-eating plant, Audrey 2, in “Little Shop of Horrors”, and a member of the “Baker’s Dozen” Improv Troupe.