Dan Schaffer is the Operations Manager and morning announcer from 6 to 10 each morning Monday through Friday.
Dan began his radio career in Cambridge, Ohio in 1967. He spent two years on active duty in the U.S. Navy from 1968 to 1970.
Getting back into the radio business following the stint in the navy took him to Columbus, Kokomo, and Indianapolis, Indiana. In 1980 he went to work for KNIX Radio in Phoenix, Arizona, the Buck Owens country music station there.
Dan came to Bakersfield, in 1984 to work for Buck’s KUZZ. After three years on KUZZ, Dan moved over to KBAK TV 29 as the weatherman on Eyewitness News. He also worked for Fox TV 11 in Los Angeles.
Dan’s acting credits include local stage roles with BMT and BCLO such as Henry Higgins in “My Fair Lady” and Arthur in “Camelot”, John Adams in “1776” and most recently as Scrooge in “The Gospel According to Scrooge” at First Assembly of God.
Dan has also been seen in many national commercials including a “monk” for Pizza Hut, (“Wow, What a Pizza!”), and television programs from “Growing Pains”, “General Hospital”, “Port Charles” and “Hotel”, as well as a two-year stint as one of the regular members of the cast of comedy actors on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.”
Dan says that he has never been happier in a job than he has since coming to KAXL. “I love the music, I love the listeners, but most of all I dearly love being able to serve my Lord and Savior daily with my ‘work’. I give Him praise for His grace and that second chance in life to serve Him.”