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2022 Top Forty Under 40 Mover & Shaker Honoree:
iHeart Media and Illusionist Ryan Dutcher
Ryan Dutcher grew up in Hopewell Junction and attended Marymount Manhattan College. Ryan is a morning show host on Q92.1 FM/iHeartMedia of the Hudson Valley’s “Annie in the Morning with Ryan” show, which airs weekdays from 5 a.m. to 10 a.m. Ryan also owns his own business as an illusionist and magician. “I have always been inspired by magic and yes, as cheesy as it all sounds, I love making the impossible, possible,” he said. “The most successful people in life hang on to two things, their imagination and sense of wonder. As we get older, we tend to lose that because reality sets in. I love restoring that for people and every time I take the stage, I get to do that. Laughter is everything too, so if I can do that too I’ve had a good day.” Ryan landed in radio by way of promoting his magic shows. He had developed a business relationship, a position opened up and he accepted. Throughout the pandemic, providing vital information to essential workers and those at home proved especially satisfying for Ryan. “My goal is to live and entertain,” he said. “I don’t want fame, just success; to restore people’s sense of wonder, and make people laugh.”