Billy Painter

I was born on October 27, 1974 and I grew up in the very small town of Horseshoe Bend, Idaho. As a kid I have always had a with electronic equipment. From records to cassette tapes to 8-track tapes to VHS tapes. If it played music or recorded, I loved it. I graduated high school in 1994 and started studying culinary arts at the College of Southern Idaho in 1997. It was there I quickly learned that I liked cooking as a hobby but I did not want to pursue it as a career. Years went by and I worked several odd jobs. During that time I was introduced to the martial arts and the sport of mixed martial arts (M.M.A.) and I started training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. From there, I knew I wanted to fight. I never did any M.M.A. fighting but I did participate in submission grappling tournaments and it was in the boxing ring where I was given the name, “Bad Billy.” Then in 2008 I purchased an account on a telephone system called Philmore Productions. The voice mail system gave up to 90 minute greetings. Other Philmore users were doing radio shows on their greetings based on various topics. I decided to start my show all about boxing and M.M.A. fighting called “The Badlands Combat Sports Radio Show.” I have since moved the show over to another telephone system called My TeleSpace. In 2011, my friend, Steven James and I formed A.O.W, Productions on Blog Talk Radio and I continued to broadcast my show on My TeleSpace as well as Blog Talk Radio. Since that time I have had the unique opportunity of interviewing some of the best M.M.A. fighters in the world. I have also had the opportunity of working with M.M.A. Weekly during U.F.C. events or other M.M.A. events. In 2015 at the age of 40, I decided that I need to chase my passion a lot more and I started attending American Broadcasting School where I met Derek Stark and Chris Master. Together we formed Outlaw Radio which we have a lot of fun with and I still broadcast The Badlands Combat Sports Radio Show to his day and continue to talk to top M.M.A. tallent.