The AM Show with Dave Tanner "Mr. Showbiz" - Dave not only plays the music during "The AM Show," he chooses it for the entire station along with our owner. He personally loves the KAAM music and enjoys hearing from our loyal listeners, many of which he knows on a first-name basis. If Dave wasn’t hosting a radio show or playing in his band, he would have pursued an acting career.
Fun Facts: Dave has been in eight movies and over three-hundred radio and television ads; he was a researcher for Paul Harvey’s “The Rest of the Story”; favorite television show is “Dancing with the Stars,” of course; first car was a 1953 Chevy Station Wagon, “The Brown Bomb.” People have commented (especially in his younger years) that he looked like David Letterman; favorite KAAM Song is Elvis’, “I Can’t Help Falling in Love.”
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Mid-Day Cafe with Maryrose "The Cherry On Top" - Everyone’s favorite redhead, she has been on the air at KAAM since 2009. Although she originally had plans to pursue a music career in opera, in college she studied voice, and one of her friends asked if she would consider being on the air. She produced an “audition tape” and immediately fell in love with radio! If she was not entertaining so many of her devoted fans, she would have instead been an FBI Agent.
Fun Facts: Has been told she looks like Fergie, The Duchess of York and has a tiny infatuation with Michael Buble'; her favorite KAAM Song is, of course, “Lost” by Michael Buble'': dream car is a Range Rover; favorite actor is Tom Cruise.
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Jack Davis Show "Gospel Jack" - Having been in broadcasting for more than 40 years, Jack is a “walking music encyclopedia,” who loves entertaining the listeners and sharing the rich history behind the music. In February, 2011, he was inducted into the “Texas Gospel Music Hall of Fame” for his work as a DJ/MC. Amazingly, one week shy of his 19th birthday, Jack was sitting in a movie theatre only two seats away from where the hiding Lee Harvey Oswald was found that tragic day when JFK was shot.
Fun Facts: Loves B Western Movies; he served in the Air Force for four years; is an avid fan of ABC’s, “The Bachelor,” and “Dancing with the Stars”; favorite KAAM Artist is “The Mills Brothers”; first car was a 1953 Chevy Bel Air. He has been told he resembles Jack Nicholson, and his first job was a short order cook at “The Griddle System” in Oak Cliff.
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm (Wed)
Hooray for Hollywood with Ray Van Steen “Radio Ray” - Went on the air at age 16. During his four year USAF enlistment, Ray was initially an instructor at Sheppard AFB in Wichita Falls, and later worked on-mic at The American Forces Radio Network in Germany. His subsequent four decades in Chicago broadcasting and advertising included several years as production director of WLS. During his 20 year ownership of Chicago’s Studio One Recording, Ray also voiced numerous nationally-aired radio/TV commercials for clients such as McDonalds, Kellogg, Pillsbury, Hamburger Helper, Allstate, dozens more.
Fun Facts: Taught several college courses in voice-acting and wrote regular columns on voice-over for midwest performers’ magazines. Ray is a fan of old time radio, and Golden Age movies.
7:00 pm (Mon-Fri)
The Best of Bockelmann
Hermann passed away September 12, 2013, but his memory lives on.
37 glorious years on the air! Broadcasting legend and former host of “Europe Today”, Hermann Bockelmann, entertained audiences for decades! Born in Bremen, Germany, he came to Texas in 1959. Hermann’s radio career began in the 70’s as co-host of a weekly two-hour music show. In addition, he was regularly featured as “Ludwig”, the slightly hard of hearing sound engineer on a Dallas Classical station. He joined KAAM in 1999 and his legend lives on.
Fun facts: He enjoyed the Dallas Symphony and Hermann was a member of the Dallas Rowing Club. He won numerous medals from regattas all over the U.S.