Mookie grew up in California & got into radio right out high school, after the Army refused to take him, it’s a long story & technically classified. 

After a few California stations had enough of Mookie’s shenanigans he moved thousands of miles away to Florida, where he learned how to behave (do the opposite of the residents there) and eventually made his way to Athens. 

Mookie has several pets, and even a few neighborhood raccoons who figured out how to use the newly installed pet door rather quickly. 

Mookie could eat chips & salsa 3 times a day and be just fine with that.