The Blast-Morning Show

Dec 7th @ 10:35 am in People by Scott Staley

“Big Dave” Friday

BIG DAVE STARTED HIS CAREER AT THE RIPE OLD AGE OF 11 WHEN HIS MUSIC TEACHER DISCOVERED NOT ONLY HAD HIS HEIGHT SHOT UP OVER THE SUMMER TO 6’3” AND HIS WEIGHT TO 230LBS BUT HIS VOICE HAS DEEPENED INTO WHAT YOU HEAR NOW ON THE AIR.

HER FATHER OWNED THE LOCAL STATION AND AFTER A LOT OF ARM TWISTING HE AGREED TO GIVE DAVE A CHANCE TO READ THE NEWS AT 5PM AND 6PM AND TO LEARN HOW TO OPERATE THE BOARD FOR BALL GAMES. THERE WAS A CATCH HOWEVER HE HAD TO PRONOUNCE TWO NAMES CORRECTLY THEY WERE AYATOLLAH KHOMEINI AND MARTINA NAVRATILOVA. OBVIOUSLY HE PRONOUNCED THEM CORRECTLY AND OVER 26 YEARS LATER HERE HE IS IN MONTROSE, COLORADO KEEPING “THE BLAST AND 94 KIX” LISTENERS ENTERTAINED.

ORIGINALLY FROM THE OZARK MOUNTAINS IN MISSOURI (AND A PROUD HILLBILLY), BIG DAVE HAS BEEN ON EVERY FORMAT YOU CAN IMAGINE COUNTRY, ADULT CONTEMPORARY,SOUL, R &B, CLASSIC ROCK, BLUE GRASS, NEWS TALK AND GOSPEL. STARTING OUT ON A SOUTHERN GOSPEL STATION WHERE THE OWNERS ACTUALLY DID A KNITTING SHOW LIVE ON THE AIR (YES I SAID KNITTING SHOW ON THE RADIO). THIS SAME STATION SAT IN A TRAILER ON A HILLSIDE MAKING THE TRAILER ALSO LEAN DOWN HILL AND THE OLD TELETYPE MACHINE WOULD VIBRATE SO HARD THAT IT WOULD BOUNCE OUT OF THE ROOM IT WAS IN AND DOWN THE HALL UNTIL IT FINALLY FELL OVER.

BIG DAVE HAS ONE SON IN THE UNITED STATES COAST GUARD AND 3 INCREDIBLE GRAND CHILDREN, 2 BOYS AND 1 GIRL THAT ARE THE LIGHT OF HIS LIFE. HE ALSO ENJOYS BEING A PART OF LOCAL CHARITIES HAVING RECEIVED AWARDS FOR FUND RAISING FROM SPECIAL OLYMPICS MISSOURI, BIG BROTHERS, BIG SISTERS, AND ST. JUDES CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL. BIG D HAS ALSO WORKED AS A COUNSELOR FOR TROUBLED TEENS AT BOYS AND GIRLS TOWN OF MISSOURI.

A LITTLE KNOWN FACT ABOUT BIG D. HE HAS ALSO WORKED AS A BOUNTY HUNTER AND IS OFTEN MISTAKEN FOR “DOG THE BOUNTY HUNTER”. OR THE UNDERTAKER FROM THE WWE.