Fabulous People: Josh “Crisco Kidd” Carmona

Josh Carmona — a k a “Crisco Kidd” is a Phoenix radio and media personality on Bounce 101.1. He is also a realtor and the founder of Crisco’s Kids, a nonprofit dedicated to empowering children by providing access to essential resources, from educational tools to recreational opportunities. Learn about Josh Carmona…

Follow at: @CriscoKidd

Hometown: Port Arthur, TX

First job: Newspaper boy.

Favorite ways to spend your free time in AZ: Eating. Arizona has so many talented chefs, and my family and I are always looking for our next favorite dish. We also enjoy attending as many concerts and sporting events as possible.

Your biggest accomplishment and why: From the record-breaking ratings to the trophies and degrees, I’m proud of my achievements. However, none of that compares to providing a life for my son where he can discover what he loves while being loved.

The biggest obstacle you overcame: My battle with testicular cancer.

Someone who inspires you and why: My mom. Her life is the epitome of struggle, relentlessness, overcoming and success. She inspires me every day. 

Advice to someone pursuing a career path in what you do: Be relentless. Surround yourself with people you can learn from. Always ask questions. Understand the business of your business. Never be too proud to admit when you’re wrong. 

Favorite quote: “Do it right, do it right. Do it wrong, do it long.” – My Pops, a k a Ben Carmona

Something someone would be surprised to learn about you: I think those who know me have learned to expect anything! 

What makes someone fabulous: Someone who is unapologetically themselves, confident in who they are and chooses to uplift others instead of putting them down. This is what makes someone fabulous and more!

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