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.
Regarding Life FM, Dan says, “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.”
Being able to serve Him along with Jon Engen in the morning has been a dream that has been at least ten years in the making. Dan and Jon hope you are enjoying your time with them.
Favorite Christian band/artist of all time: Steven Curtis Chapman – Phillips, Craig and Dean
Something I love that no one else does: Brussels Sprouts/ Liver and Onions/ Saur Kraut
Favorite movie quote: Said with a High British accent, “I’ll alert the media.” (Hobson in “Arthur” 1981)
What food will be served in heaven: Brussels Sprouts/ Liver and Onions/ Saur Kraut
Favorite Bible verse: Jeremiah 29:11 “ 11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
I have just over 30 years of radio under my belt… along with a lot of really early morning wakeup calls and hundreds of dozens of donuts. Jodi and I share our home with an 80 pound chocolate Lab and two crazy Dachshunds. (Who just happen to think that they are also Chocolate Labs!) Walking, biking and napping are at the top of my list of fun things to do. I am also an ordained Minister with 25+ years of Pastoral experience. I love Christian radio beyond words and am thrilled to be a part of Life FM!
Favorite Christian band/artist of all time: No question about this one! Michael W. Smith
Something I love that no one else does: White Castle burgers!!! LOVE ‘EM!
Favorite movie quote: “Fortunately I keep my feathers numbered for just such an emergency!” Foghorn Leghorn
What food will be served in heaven: See the “Something I love that no one else does” answer.
Favorite Bible verse: Galatians 2:20
” I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”