Industry Spotlight – Chris Hauser

What is your life verse and why?
Micah 6:8 – “He has shown you, O man, what is good and what the Lord requires of thee – to do justly, love mercy and walk humbly with your God.” It’s not about “knowing” or certainty – it’s about BE-ing and doing.

What’s your favorite way to spend a day off?
Hanging out in multiple used record stores, finding deals, talking to the nerds behind the counter (and sometimes in the aisles).

Would you rather be forced to sing along or dance to every single song you hear?
I’m a terrible dancer (I think it’s tied to some shame in Jr. Hi). If people are dancing somewhere I will get as far away as possible. But I love singing along, especially in a crowd. Often at the top of my lungs.

What do you remember most about your first job?
I held three jobs at the same lakeside resort (Scott’s Oquaga Lake House in Deposit, NY where I grew up). Dishwasher, waiter and then night watchman. This is the same resort they used in Season 2 of Amazon’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.” I know that whole property very well!

Where’s the next place on your travel bucket list and why?
South Bend (I have friends there)…although Huntsville, Chattanooga, Atlanta, Augusta, Greenville, Ashville, Johnson City and Knoxville are places I want to visit next. (that’s my SE route for radio promo tours. I haven’t done that for nearly two years and I miss those radio friends!)

What was your favorite age growing up?
Was I still growing up at 18? That year I moved away to college, found new friends who introduced me to Keith Green, Larry Norman, Randy Stonehill and the Resurrection Band. I got a Christian rock radio show on the campus station and the course of my life changed.

If you could magically become famous, would you want to?
I simultaneously feel “famous” (in our little industry) and completely invisible. It’s complicated (and I have a good therapist). But to the question – probably not. Famous people don’t seem very happy. Jim Carrey has much to say about all that and he seems finally really centered and healthy after it all.

Would you say you’re more of an extrovert or an introvert?
Extrovert like few I’ve ever known. And folks? Please check in on your extrovert friends. They’re struggling.

What’s your favorite ice cream topping?
Not so much toppings, but in my old age I’ve become lactose intolerant. So Ben & Jerry’s Almond milk line of ice creams are my new fave.

What was the last TV show you binge-watched?
I posted on FB at the end of December, the FORTY shows we binged in 2020. My gosh that sounds insane. We have just finished “The Queen’s Gambit” on Netflix.

Are you into podcasts? If so, what is your favorite?
Podcast junkie here. I listen to more podcasts than music in a week. To pick JUST one – probably “Another Name for Everything” with Fr. Richard Rohr (4 or so seasons around one of his recent books). But I also posted (in December) about my Top 10 for the year. Music, humor, spirituality, some politics.


Chris Hauser
Owner, Chris Hauser Promotions
CMB Member since 2013

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