Jason Pullman is not Ryan Seacrest. But he did go to the same high school as Ryan – Dunwoody High (though he graduated from Roswell High in 1991.)
He also worked at then top 40 station Power 99 as a part-time fill-in jock – just like Ryan did at rival Star 94 when the future “American Idol” host was first starting out in radio as a teenager.
And now Pullman’s back in Atlanta as a morning co-host at country station 94.9/The Bull. Since he joined the Bull about eight months ago with Kristen Gates, he has built up an audience far greater than that of his predecessor Cledus T. Judd. The station even beat standard-bearer Kicks 101.5 among 18 to 34 year olds in October ratings.
“I want to emulate Ryan’s success,” Pullman said during a lunch at Houston’s last week. “I couldn’t be more proud of him.” While he wants to build his radio show and perhaps go syndication one day, he’d also like to do some TV hosting. (Recently, he hosted a Dunwoody High School football booster fundraiser.