What do you with a guy who has survived being a street cop in Brooklyn, undercover narcotics detective, 9-11, 35W bridge collapse in Minneapolis, a brain tumor the size of a golf ball along with radiation, and – the most hazardous of all – ten years of talk radio, and do it with a laugh?
You get him back on the air! Dan returns to Florida's Space Coast Saturdays 3-5 pm. Listen, enjoy and laugh!
Raised in Flatbush Brooklyn in what he calls his crazy Irish family, Dan developed his street smarts and well-known self-deprecating sense of humor that we have all come to enjoy over the years. He realized his goal of becoming a Police Officer & joined the NYPD in the 1980s. After several years as a street cop in Brooklyn, he became an undercover narcotics detective in Manhattan and retired from the NYPD after a line-of-duty injury.
Shortly after a personal relationship brought Dan to Minnesota, a dinner at the St. Paul Hotel, along with timing, luck and serendipity, brought him to the attention of the powers that be at KSTP AM 1500. A few weeks later, he was sitting in for evening and weekend hosts. The radio journey began.
Dan soon joined Twin Cities attorney Ron Rosenbaum. The duo became one of the most popular shows on radio. The pair joined Mark O'Connell after the terrorist attacks in 2001 and hosted the show immediately following the 9-11 tragedy. After this, he hosted a morning show with Bill Mick and a weekend show until 2005 when he returned to Minnesota radio at KTLK. There, Dan not only hosted his very popular morning show, but was also the steady sub-host for Minnesota radio icon Jason Lewis, as Jason became a steady sub for Rush Limbaugh.
From Ground Zero to the 35W bridge tragedy, Dan has cemented his reputation as a reporter and his ability to personally connect with listeners like no other radio host.