John P. Snyder grew up in Northwest D.C He graduated from John Carroll High School and later Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, PA. He arrived in Frederick in 1977 to become an Account Executive for WFMD. He left in 1983 to assume take over WCKJ Radio in Augusta, GA. He returned to Frederick in 1987 when he became the general sales manager of WZYQ/WQSI. He is currently an area manager for Books Are Fun, a division of Readers Digest. He conducts book fairs at businesses throughout the area. A long time Republican activist, he assisted Ellen Sauerbrey’s 1994 Campaign and was her finance chair in 1998. He lives with his wife, daughter and sons in Frederick.