For a 16-year-old high school student, Zach Sang sure makes a lot of waves in – and out – of cyberspace. Three months ago, while chatting with fellow BlogTalkRadio host Dr. Blogstein, the Wayne, N.J., resident outted Jim McGreevey as a Hannah Montana fan. That, by revealing that the former N.J. governor had tried to bribe his way backstage at a Miley Cyrus concert – a hot item that wound up in the New York Post‘s Page Six gossip column. And speaking of Miley, her TV brother, Jason Earles, dropped in on Zach’s WZAP Radio last month to chat about his hit Disney Channel show, and wound up dishing about Miley something fierce – so much so that his comments were picked up on gossip sites as far away as Brazil. Meanwhile, Zach has become something of a Disney maven, having interviewed Camp Rock‘s Jordan Francis, The Suite Life: On Deck‘s Debby Ryan, Sonny With a Chance‘s Sterling Knight and other budding stars who call the entertainment conglomerate home. And now, heeeere’s Zachary…
Give us a 15-second pitch for your show – why should listeners tune in?
WZAP Radio is an all-teen station, which means teen guests, (mostly) teen listeners and a teen host! I cover the news, celeb gossip and interview your favorite celebrities, all in an hour and a half. Pretty impressive! OK, if you’re over 30 years old, tell your kids to listen. Because they will most definitely know more about the guests and about the show then you will. (lol!)
Tell us two things listeners would be surprised to learn about you?
Ahhh… good question. I tap-danced for about six years. That’s pretty surprising, because I’m a “manly man.” And my second thing is, I’m a huge fan of the song No Average Angel by Tiffany Giardina. I love her and she is soooo nice. She evens stalks me sometimes. But it’s cool! (I hope you’re reading this, Tiffany.)
Who’s your broadcasting hero?
I love Todd Pettengill from WPLJ 95.5 in New York. I’m also a big fan of weather- man Bill Evans, who used to be with WPLJ until he moved to WABC-TV. I’ve known Bill for a while, and he has helped so much. He got me into the whole radio thing. So if it wasn’t for him, I would not be answering these ques- tions now.
If you could book any person on earth as a guest on your show, who would it be and why?
Miley Cyrus! Because I’ve interviewed every one of her best friends but not her – yet. I’d also love to book the Jonas Brothers. I’ve actually met them and they’re cool guys. But who knows, they might come on in July! (I hope you’re reading this, Nick, Joe and Kevin.)
As we speak, what are you wearing?
Oh, God! I’m wearing my “PJs” – a white T-shirt and sweet plaid shorts. (For the record, I never wear this outfit in public.)
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