I got started in radio at the Augustana College radio station, KAUR 89.1 FM, back in 1999. I didn’t go to school at Augie, but a buddy of mine was the student program director and he was having trouble filling air shifts during the summer months when the campus was pretty empty. The station played a variety of music, but I played mainly rock and some reggae. During my two-plus years there, my co-host and I developed an all local music show and we had the opportunity to interview several bands in the Sioux Falls scene. It was fun, but it wasn’t a paying gig.
At the time, I was the assistant manager at a record store. My co-host was going to go to radio school, and it was a last minute decision for me to leave everything and go with him. I graduated from the American Broadcasting School in 2002.

I worked for a station in Norfolk for about six months before taking the job as the mid-day host for our sister station, KYNT. I was also the color voice for Yankton Bucks football for three seasons.
I moved over to our other sister station, KK93, in 2005. I twanged out to country music every afternoon for five years. YEE HAW!!

Planning for The DAM started in late 2009, and a turn of events put me back on KYNT as the morning show host until The DAM hit the air on July 1st, 2010.

I’ve been playing guitar and bass since 1997 and have played in various bands. I love all kinds of music, but reggae, rock and acoustic stuff are my favorites. I’m currently playing bass in Last Call.

I’m a life-long Nebraska football fan. I had season tickets for years until my obligations to my band made it impossible to go to very many games.

Some other things you may find interesting:

I’m a black belt in TaeKwonDo. I can still do the splits on two chairs.

I’ve moved nine times in my life; I’ve lived in four states and seven different cities. I’ve been in Yankton since August 2002. Yankton is by far the smallest town I’ve ever lived in, but I like it here.

I’ve bowled a few perfect games on Wii bowling, but my highest score in real bowling is 264.

The best concerts I’ve ever seen are U2, the Long Beach Dub All Stars, Cheap Trick, Janitor Bob, E350, 311, Foo Fighters, Zac Brown Band and Warped Tour 2000, which featured Green Day, No Doubt, the Dub Allstars, NOFX, AFI, Avail, Flogging Molly, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Papa Roach and Weezer.

At Warped Tour 2000, I got backstage passes through my ex-girlfriend’s cousin, who was a sound and light guy for the tour. I met guys from the Dub All Stars, Green Day, No Doubt and NOFX.

I’ve also seen Sublime With Rome, Dirty Heads, Shinedown, Volbeat, Rob Zombie, Metallica, Evanescence, Halestorm, Avenged Sevenfold, Stone Sour, RED, Big Head Todd, Alice Cooper, Motley Crue, Slash and many more that I can’t think of right now.

Hit me up with an email: dave@thedam.fm