BAMA DAVE BIO
Birthplace: Decatur, Alabama, born & raised!
Education: University of Mississippi, The Second City, iO Chicago
Career Highlights: Most recently I was Producer for AM560 The Answer and The Mancow Radio Experience. Before that I was on air in Oxford and Tupelo, MS, Huntsville, AL and Athens, AL
What I do for fun: Improv comedy, stand-up comedy, karaoke, and I DJ weddings on the side, which is always a hoot. I can’t dance, but I throw down anyway
Favorite Musicians: Eric Church, Billy Currington, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Kacey Musgraves, Tim McGraw, George Strait, , Garth Brooks, Miranda Lambert, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, and not just country! I also love Bob Dylan, The Band, Elvis, Brian Wilson, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, The Clash, The Beatles, KISS, The Eagles, The Rolling Stones, and anything with an awesome guitar solo
Instruments I Play: Drums, a little guitar, and I played Trumpet and French Horn in middle school band
Favorite Sports Teams: Alabama Crimson Tide Football, Chicago Bears, and the Atlanta Braves are still my baseball team, but even though I’m not supposed to like both the Cubs and Sox, I do. I also enjoy the heck out of listening to people argue about who’s better. I also love hockey and the Chicago Blackhawks.
Favorite Places: Tuscaloosa Alabama, Guaranteed Rate Field, Wrigleyville, any dive bar, anywhere I can play music for good folks who love music as much as I do
Favorite Beverage: SWEET ICED TEA
Pet Peeves: Rude people, slow drivers in the left lane, and folks who request songs for the dance floor, then sit themselves down. Why do that? Show your best moves!
BIRTHPLACE: Little Rock, Arkansas (NOW you recognize that accent!)
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: I started in radio 17 years ago at a small station in Nashville....Arkansas! :) I have done Middays at many stations in the South including Texarkana, Fort Smith and El Dorado, Arkansas, Kennett and Malden, Missouri and I did nights in Tyler and Lufkin, Texas. I love radio and I'm so happy to be in Kankakee!
WHAT I DO FOR FUN: I am a self proclaimed nerd (which everyone else happens to agree with). I love bird watching, hiking, writing poetry and song parodies. I can't sing a lick but that seems to HELP my parodies! ha! I'm all about new adventures and I'm so thankful to be married to my very best friend that loves going on all these adventures with me.
FAVORITE MUSICIANS: Keith Urban, Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert are some of my favorites but I'm also an Eagle's fan. I haven't found a genre of music yet that I can't find at least one song that I can love.
INSTRUMENTS I PLAY: I am currently learning the Ukulele. I can also play the spoons because I'm from Arkansas and we can all play the spoons. Ok, not really but the Ukulele part is true. :)
FAVORITE PLACES: Hawaii, the Colorado Rockies and any trail that leads me into nature. I love being outside!
FAVORITE BEVERAGE: Black coffee in the darkest roast I can get. If I'm ever upset with you, bring me a cup of joe and all is forgiven.
PASSIONS: I love helping raise money for good causes! I've been involved in many fund raisers for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, The National MS Society, local food banks, Toys for Tots and many more. Reach out to me if I can help your non profit!
Birthplace:Philadelphia,PA-"The City of Brotherly Love" & Birthplace of America
Education: Millersville U of PA
Career Highlights: I've worked at great radio stations in PA (Philly,Harrisburg,Scranton/Wilkes-Barre,Allentown),New York,Alabama,Kansas,Washington State,Texas,Ohio and New Mexico.
What i Do For Fun: wander all over in my Jeep Wrangler,travel,cook,watch movies(though with a son and being a family guy the only Oscar nominees I usually see are animated) playing sports,collecting naked photos of Bea Arthur,learning how to do things on You Tube,poker and blackjack.
Favorite Musicians: Eric Church,Luke Bryan,Kacey Musgraves,George Strait,Garth Brooks,Miranda Lambert,and a few others in country music. Growing up in Philly I was exposed to and love me some TSOP Philly rhythm & soul, Motown,Elvis,Led Zeppelin,The Beatles,KISS,Rolling Stones,and tons of 80s & 90s Top 40 pop & rock.
Instruments: I Play: Air guitar and steering wheel bongos.
Passions: I'm a type 2 diabetic so I like to find new ways to have the foods I love without tons of carbs or sugar spikes,as well as related causes fundraising and outreach. My son was born 10 weeks ahead of schedule so I'm a big backer of programs for NICUs and the March of Dimes.
Favorite Sports Teams: Philly kid so I'm a big Phillies,Eagles,Flyers,& Sixers guy. College football it's gotta be Penn State (though for a while it was more like State Pen). And whatever sports team my son is playing for.
Favorite Places: My hometown,the outer banks of North Carolina,too many minor league ballparks to count,and London UK.
Favorite Beverage: On the air it's Dunkin Donuts hot coffee (with cream & Sweet N Low) but unlike Bama Dave I like mine light to medium roast,or i'll drink spring water at closer to room temperature. Off the air it's Miller Lite or Corona Light and Jack & Ginger (diet ginger ale).
Pet Peeves: Those who think Seinfeld quotes are humorous,racism & bigotry, people who are trying to be funny but really are just mean,& those who think it's OK to take 30 items in the 15 item speedy grocery/department store lane (and the cashiers who let them get away with it).