WXPN - Host
Been at this awhile. Originally from Swarthmore in Delco where I used to run in the fog behind the truck spraying DDT. That’s where I first heard Bob Dylan, went to Charlie’s Hamburgers, discovered I had little talent as a musician, went to college, and to my surprise got hired at WMMR for a Sunday morning show in 1970.
Highlight of the MMR years was dancing with Dianne, Bruce’s girlfriend, to “Thundercrack” at the Main Point. Spent time at WIOQ in the 1980s where my Friday Flashback dance party at the old Chestnut Cabaret, along with a shit ton of beer, vodka, and repeated play of “Build Me Up Buttercup,” facilitated Philadelphia’s mating rituals for seven years. Was the original host of World Cafe for 26 years starting in 1991.
Excited by discovering music – new or old. I’m a lyrics guy. Love walking in Fairmount Park, The Sixers, jazz, live music (still), Maine, St. John, New Orleans, crime fiction, hanging with younger people which includes my ever-evolving kids who blow me away every day.
Inspired by Terry Gross, Pierre Robert, Michael Tearson, My Father’s Son, Gene Shay, Bruce Warren, Ben Vaughn, and Raina Douris and my wife Karen Heller.
Dave’s World is the synthesis of all my radio experiences and I love doing it! Especially enjoy a perfect segue and getting feedback. on Sunday from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. I am usually on Twitter.
My all-time favorite artists include; Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Thelonious Monk, Hank Williams, Bob Marley, The Rolling Stones, Elvis Costello, Bonnie Raitt, Fela, Gillian Welch, Nick Lowe, Father John Misty, John Prine, Steely Dan. What can I say, I’m a boomer!