10 Questions with ... Dan Mathews
May 17, 2016
BRIEF CAREER SYNOPSIS:
My first major gig was a radio mix show on KPRR (Power 102) in El Paso. From there I went on to other radio stations and landed a gig in San Antonio, TX. I had my radio mix show on 1067 JAMZ on Sunday Nights called the Freestyle Files. I have has since been given a whole fleet of syndicated radio shows I now hosts in the U.S. and internationally.
1. What got you into radio?
When I was 12 years old I always got into my dad's 45/LP collection and just played the records all day. There was something about just listening to that crisp vinyl that made me realize that I wanted to be on radio one day and play music all day.
2. When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I actually wanted to be a doctor. I love helping people. No one really knows this, but I actually have a degree in nursing!! Yes, I went to college!! LOL!! .
3. So how did you land the gig at KRYC Rhythm 105.9?
I was approached by one of the DJ's of the station I've known for awhile and he kept telling me you need to get back into radio. So, here I am!
4. What makes your market a good market for a Rhythm station?
We can give our local audience what they want to listen to based on their requests! I play records that are not even on most radio playlists. My vision for Rhythm 105.9 FM is to be the radio station that breaks new music first in our market.
5. What would probably surprise most people about Yuba City?
Yuba City has become a major market for radio due to the growth in population and increased number of schools and local businesses. Also, Sacramento is only a 30 minute drive away.
6. If you weren't in radio, what do you think you'd be doing professionally?
I would continue producing music as the "Klubjumpers" alongside my business partner Sam Michaels.
7. What do you like to do in your spare time?
I love spending time with my loved ones, especially with my mother, who is my best friend!
8. If you could be on any TV reality show or game show, which would you want to be on?
I would have loved to be on MTV's "Real World", which was the first of its kind reality show!
9. Who is on your staff at KRYC?
Aki Starr is my APD and right hand man and soon to be my morning show jock. The rest of my on-air lineup is as follows: Steve London from 11 am to 3 pm, Ali Meyers 3 to 7 pm, and I'm on air from 7 to 10 pm. The Fatman Scoop show, R DUB Show (Randy Williams) and the Greg Mack Show are also featured shows on our station.
Our all-star mix show DJs include Richard Vission, DJ Carisma, The Kracker Nuttz, Mix Syndicate/DJ EWREK, DJ Ray Pelarz, DJ Creativity, DJ Dense, Lee Dagger of Bimbo Jones, Dark Intensity, Roger Flores , Marc X, Supa James and more....
10. If you had to eat one type of meal everyday for a month, what would it be?
Italian food...spaghetti with garlic bread.
Who are some of your radio/music mentors and/or idols?
John Candelaria told me to never give up and he gave me that chance to shine on radio. Additionally, Charles Chavez, Greg Lawley, Berry Gordy, Issy Sanchez and Cary Vance.