Rock Radio Vet Madd Maxx Hammer Will Retire From Broadcasting At Year's End
September 26, 2016 at 11:42 AM (PT)
Veteran Active Rock radio personality and programmer MADD MAXX HAMMER has announced that he will be retiring from the industry by years end. HAMMER's career began back in 1976 at KIBS/BISHOP, CA.
HAMMER first came to national attention after landing a job at the Z-ROCK network in 1986, joining the late WILD BILL SCOTT for on-air and programming duties. Later he would host the national "Z-ROCK 50" hard rock and heavy metal weekly syndicated countdown show.
In 1992, HAMMER left Z-ROCK to join various prominent Active Rock radio outlets such as KEGL/ DALLAS, KAZY/DENVER, KZRX/PHOENIX, KRAB/BAKERSFIELD, and the LOUDRADIO network as well as host the popular boxing talk show "Inside The Ring" on the PRIME SPORTS RADIO NETWORK.
HAMMER also hoted many pay-per-view boxing events and co-hosted the UPN hard rock music video show, "Crank It Up!" in 2000. Between broadcasting gigs, he also toured with rock acts such as PANTERA and GODSMACK.
HAMMER has recently been on-air at DSN RADIO's digital ROCKRADIO KDKT, and was an A&R rep for DSN MUSIC's rock division.
Commented DSN Pres. GUY GIULIANO: "I've known MAXX since 1986, and he has been a true professional and Rock radio legend."
HAMMER will continue in an advisory and consulting role for DSN, as he winds down his tenure in broadcasting,to pursue spiritual endeavors, and deal with recent health concerns.