Dan DiMaria

From the time I can remember being old enough to have an opinion on music, I’ve always been drawn to rock. In a music world as a whole that feels so focus grouped and calculated, rock always stood at to me as the one that felt most real. Hearing a great riff coupled with the raw emotion behind it has always given me a rush. I never learned to play guitar myself, although that is still on my bucket list, so I decided maybe I could try a career as a professional appreciator. My dad was a radio DJ when I was a kid and I fell in love with the industry; everything about it from the access to all the music, to the way there is more electricity in the room with the on air light on, to the smell of the stale coffee that fuels the station. I always wanted to be a part of it, and after roaming around the country and working odd jobs after college, I basically forced my way into a rock radio station and haven’t looked back.  I love being associated with the music that’s the soundtrack to my own life. When I’m on the air, I appreciate that people who decide to listen are letting me be a part of their day. Hopefully I can help make that day a little better with something fun or interesting to pass along.

When I’m off the air, I’m all about friends and family. I’m up for almost anything once, because I’ve always thought who you’re with is more important than what you’re doing. My favorite thing is just sitting and having a beer and some good conversation. I love sports and my first job was as a sportswriter. Now I’m just a fan with a lot of opinions who loses too much money on fantasy football. I also have an interest in health and wellness, which has led me on some odd quests like the year I didn’t eat sugar in any form and how now I only take ice cold showers. Truthfully, my hobby is being on the radio. If you do something you love you’ll never work a day in your life. I’m so grateful to the listeners that let me do it for a living.

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