Dave was from Cincinnati, and a deejay while in college at Ohio University. After a few stops, including weekend work at WCOL in Columbus, he became one of the “Good Guys” at hometown station WSAI in 1965. Looking for job stability after the birth of his two sons, he left radio in 1967 to become a stockbroker, during which time he held some weekend deejay jobs before returning full time in the late 1980’s as PD for WLW.
Around 1990, Jacor, WLW’s parent company, sent him to Florida where he eventually became market manager and regional vice-president over Clear Channel stations along Florida’s west coast. A highlight of his career was leading Tampa’s WFLZ, then known as The Power Pig, to a huge ratings victory over long-dominant Q105 WRBQ.
Dave retired in 2006 and moved from his home on Tierra Verde to The Villages, about an hour north of Orlando. He died May 2, 2010 at the age of 67 after a long battle with muscular system atrophy, a degenerative neurological disorder.
1990 - 2006 Other Tampa Bay Area Stations (Management)