In 1964, I took a part time announcing job on my hometown radio station WATK in Antigo, Wisconsin. I thought it would be a fun way to earn a little money while waiting for a “real job” to come along.
It’s hard to believe that I’ve spent over 50 years doing something that I really enjoy and I’m very thankful for the opportunities that radio has provided me over the years.
I ended up in the Twin Ports and got married to my lovely wife in large part because of Vice President Hubert Humphrey. It’s a long story but a phone call from the V-P to the Base Commander at Wright Patterson Air Force base in Ohio got the wheels turning to have me transferred here while I was in the service.
After four years in the Air Force, I spent over 20 years at WAKX in Duluth including over ten years as part of the popular “RJ and Dave” morning show.
Since 1992, I’ve been on the air and in the newsroom here at KDAL and hosted the
Saturday Night Oldies Party on what was then 96 LITE, currently MY 95.7.
Now, it’s my real pleasure to be co-hosting the KDAL Morning Show with Tom Hansen while keeping our listeners informed and entertained every day.
It’s always a little tough rolling out of bed so early in the morning, but I still get a rush out of being on the radio.
I’ve met and worked with a lot of great people over these many years and everyday is a new adventure as my search for a “real job” continues.