NOW BOOKING FOR THE SUMMER CAR SHOWS !!
..have DaBoogieman as your DJ for your event:
.. $100 per hour with 2 hour minimum, includes sound system, DaBoogieman and over 40,000 songs available specializing in 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s music. Includes broadcasting your event over short distance FM radio if your event is outdoors (car show or any event open to the public,..$25 will be added to total if my generator is needed to supply electricity)
..plus your event details will be put on my website and included in a mass email to my fans.
(Prices will be negotiated for longer events and for returning customers)
..I’ll come to your location and set up the equipment needed to make it a fun day for all. When I get behind the mic I make it fun for everyone and I take requests and I PLAY those requests!
..I make the event a personal experience for everyone involved so you’ll have something to talk about on the way home.
..If your planning a car show event or oldies party or class reunion please get a hold of me anytime, prices range from $100 per hr.(2hr. min) and up depending upon your needs…
..Trusted and reliable for the last 40 years
Denver, CO. 80237-2832
Here is my story and I’m stickin’ to it…
I’ve been in Denver radio for over 30 years (KIMN AM95, AM 560 KLZ, 63 KHOW, 760 KRZN and KOOL 105 FM) and have the experience and expertise to make your event a success. I do voice-over work for those looking for a unique voice(s). I currently am the voice for RTD‘s customer service 303-299-6000 and LDK Logistics Co. 303-287-8700 in case you want to listen…
I have a complete mobile sound system with sound to cover small or large areas. If the event is inside I can provide dance floor lighting and colored lights for a nice effect, plus I bring along a huge catalog of songs ranging from the big band days to the soda shop memories days of doo wop and early rock n roll and rock-a-billy, then on to the twist and Beach Boys moving to the end of the 60s with CCR, Eagles, Lynyrd Skynyrd, all the way to early days of disco with Bee Gees, Michael Jackson and Madonna. There’s a little somethin’ for everyone.
..To listen to my aircheck, go back to the home page and click on the first item on my MP3 player and enjoy
History of DaBoogieman
I’m a true native of Denver. I was born at Lamb Memorial Hospital, Denver in ‘49. I grew up in Englewood along with my sister Debbie. I attended Clayton Elementary, Sinclair Jr. High and Englewood High School. I went into the Army in ‘68. Studied broadcasting through Columbia School of Broadcasting correspondence courses.
I’ve been interested in radio ever since I can remember. I grew up listening to KIMN & KOSI on my transistor radio. I built my own closed circuit radio station in my mom’s home in ‘60 and would broadcast music and schlep the latest news over a 10 cent microphone. My mom would shake her head and say “Oh brother.”
I worked for Bi-Lo grocery when I was 15 years old and moved up to Miller’s Supermarkets when I hit the big 16 at a whopping 85 cents an hour! I’ve been a grocery sacker, grocery cashier, caisson driller, gas station attendant, plumber, electrician, auto mechanic, video store manager, owned my own mobile DJ business for 20 years (1972-1992), and a micro wave technician for HBO Denver.
KWBZ circa late 70’s I got my start in radio on an Englewood based station called KWBZ. The same station that I used to walk by every morning and evening on my way to and from high school. In 1964 it was KGMC and owned by Grady Franklin Maples. One afternoon I stopped into KGMC to watch the DJ when Mr. Maples spotted me and said “I’ve noticed you in here a lot. Do you want to get into the business?” I said “YES!” He took me into one of the studios and gave me an AP report to read as he taped my voice. I still have that tape.
It’s hard to believe that was the very station DaBoogieman started in. It was called KWBZ and owned by John Mullins Jr. Before KWBZ went oldies it was a talk station with talents like Peter Boyles, Bob (Rockin Rebel) Lee and Alan Berg.
The name “DaBoogieman” came to me only 15 minutes before I went on the air for the first time in Denver. We were all discussing what to call me when I looked down on the floor and saw an old KC & the Sunshine Band album. On the album was a song called “I’m Your Boogieman” and voila!...DaBoogieman was born! I started off doing Saturday afternoon and before I was through that day the boss asked me if I would like to do Monday through Friday 7pm - 12 midnight. At the time I was still working for HBO, but I said yes anyway. So for 6 months I worked at HBO from 6 am to 3 pm then went to KWBZ from 7pm to 12 midnight. Whew! I gave up the job with HBO, you would have done the same thing.
KHOW circa 1985After about a year or so I received a call one night from Hal Moore (Hal & Charlie). He was very excited about what I played and how DaBoogieman sounded on the radio. He told me he would try to get me over to KHOW somehow. By this time we had changed our call letters to KRZN thanks to Susie Jones the program director at KWBZ. KRZN stood for “cruisin”. I got a call from Jim Heath the program director of KHOW and he asked me to come over and do DaBoogieman show on KHOW 7pm -12 midnight. After many years at KHOW I went to KIMN doing 7pm - 11pm, which I now realize was a big mistake. Six months later they closed the doors of KIMN and went off the air. I was out of radio for the first time in many years. What next?
I continued my mobile DJ business and went back to KHOW on weekends only. Then Danny Davis called me from KRZN. He was the program director and asked me if I would like to do 7 pm - 12 midnight Monday - Friday. I said “Yea buddy!” Two months later they changed formats and became KTLK radio 760. Uggh!
Then I landed a job at Jones Satellite Networks doing 7pm - 12 midnight on Saturdays for (are you ready?) $50. WOW! My friend Dave Bogart at Jones told me about RTD and what a good solid consistent job driving a bus would be. I didn’t waste much time. I needed some consistency in my life.
I worked for RTD for 7 years as a bus driver and a station supervisor. One day I spotted an RTD bus with a KLZ Legends logo ad. That gave me an idea to try and get back into the biz again (again?). They gave me some weekend work 2-6pm. Finally KLVZ (K-LOVE 1220AM, owned by the same company Crawford Broadcasting) was born and we rocked for a while but the power of the station was too small. So a decision was made to transfer my oldies format to the more powerful KLZ 560AM frequency. I worked on KLZ for about a year, when just after the WTC tragedy, the management decided I was too “earthy” for their tastes. After all, they were a Christian broadcasting company and I was an outsider. They fired me and told me I would never work in this town again. Sounds incredible doesn’t it? It’s true though.
Then came Steve Keeney with a phone call asking if I would be interested in part time work at KOOL 105 sitting in for the ailing Jay Mack. Steve Keeney and I had worked together at KHOW in the mid 80’s and he was familiar with my work and loved it.
That’s me in a nutshell. Just a guy who loves rock ‘n roll.
I was terminated from KOOL105 because of budget cuts Tuesday September 30th, 2008. I was voted “Denver’s Best Oldies DJ” for 2004 by Westword Newspaper, what an honor and my thanks to to the gang at Westword.
Click Here for Westword article
I’m doin’ dances anywhere I can and playin’ great oldies at car shows
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