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grew up in the Detroit area, where he acquired his special love for the Motown
sound of his hometown. After graduating from Wayne State University there
the same university the legendary Casey Kasem attended Dave got his first
in-air job at WJXQ in Jackson/Lansing MI in 1981. After stints in Cleveland,
Raleigh, North Carolina Dave tells us; "I was hired there (WOMX-FM
105.1) in April of 89 while it was still "BJ105"
for afternoons and as Asst PD under Brian Thomas. We changed it to "MIX"
that summer and I was actually the first "MIX" jock on the air.
The station fired
Bill Cross and Alan Spector, so I moved up to mornings until we got a new morning show.
I left "MIX" at the end of 91.
JJ Duling hired me to handle mornings on
WNFI-FM 99.9, Daytona, in April of 92.
We flipped the name, but not the calls, to "The New 99.9FM" and made it "Rock 40".
JJ left later that year and the station flipped again to Rhythmic CHR and the calls changed to
99.9. I became the afternoon host/production director, and stayed there until April of 94. Scott Harris (of
Central Florida News 13) was my morning partner and newsman.
I did nights at (WWKA-FM 92.3) "K92" for about six months in 94 before I moved on to be the PD/morning host at WLRQ(-FM 99.3), Cocoa-Melbourne ("Lite Rock 99.3").
At the time it was owned by EZY, Inc a private company managed by the Klepper family out of Ohio. Tanya Klepper was the GM. Before it was
WLRQ it was known as WEZY, but I couldnt tell you when the calls were changed.
I left there in January of 97, came back as the morning man only in July of that same year, and stayed until September of 2003.
The station was bought by Commodore Media in 97, transferred to Capstar in 98,
then AMFM and finally Clear Channel a few years ago. Clear Channel Orlando is where I am now,
doing weekends and fill-ins for WMGF(-FM 107.7)
and for WSHE(-FM 100.3) (soon to be WEBG, "Big 100")."