Dave Kelly  Biography

Dave grew up in the Detroit area, where he acquired his special love for the Motown sound of his hometown. After graduating from Wayne State University there – the same university the legendary Casey Kasem attended – Dave got his first in-air job at WJXQ in Jackson/Lansing MI in 1981. After stints in Cleveland, Raleigh, North Carolina Dave tells us; "I was hired there (WOMX-FM 105.1) in April of ’89 while it was still "BJ105"  for afternoons and as Asst PD under Brian Thomas.  We changed it to "MIX"  that summer and I was actually the first "MIX" jock on the air.  The station fired Bill Cross and Alan Spector, so I moved up to mornings until we got a new morning show.  I left "MIX" at the end of  ’91. JJ Duling hired me to handle mornings on WNFI-FM 99.9, Daytona, in April of ’92.  We flipped the name, but not the calls, to "The New 99.9FM" and made it "Rock 40".   JJ left later that year and the station flipped again to Rhythmic CHR and the calls changed to WFKS-FM 99.9.  I became the afternoon host/production director, and stayed there until April of ’94. Scott Harris (of Central Florida News 13) was my morning partner and newsman. I did nights at (WWKA-FM 92.3) "K92" for about six months in ’94 before I moved on to be the PD/morning host at WLRQ(-FM 99.3),  Cocoa-Melbourne ("Lite Rock 99.3").  At the time it was owned by EZY, Inc a private company managed by the Klepper family out of Ohio. Tanya Klepper was the GM.  Before it was WLRQ it was known as WEZY, but I couldn’t tell you when the calls were changed. I left there in January of ’97, came back as the morning man only in July of that same year, and stayed until September of 2003.  The station was bought by Commodore Media in ’97,  transferred to Capstar in ’98,  then AMFM and finally Clear Channel a few years ago. Clear Channel Orlando is where I am now,  doing weekends and fill-ins for WMGF(-FM 107.7) and for WSHE(-FM 100.3) (soon to be WEBG, "Big 100")." 
Dave is now heard doing middays at KBGO-FM 95.7 in Waco, Texas.


What's New


In Memory

AM / FM 



What's News?