Mike Gaube’s Headbangers
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I LOVE music, ESPECIALLY hard rock and metal!!! I INTENSELY love going to see live music, whether it be local talent or nationals. I dreamt of being on the radio for as long as I can remember, and I finally had my dream come true in November, 1986 when I scored a guest DJ spot at a rock radio station in Idaho Falls, Idaho. I was invited to bring records (YES, records) and play mostly whatever I wanted in the hour that I was there.
Fast forward to 2001 and that’s when I broke into radio, after having been a club DJ since around 1989. I got my start at 96.1 KLPX in Tucson, AZ as a part-timer, and then finally got an ever-so-coveted full-time gig as the over-nighter. This lasted just over 3 years and eventually I found myself landing at then heritage rocker 93.3 KDKB in the Phoenix, AZ valley. AGAIN, started out PT, then made my way to FT nights. It was there that I started a specialty show, Headbangers Heaven, which then was changed to Headbangers at 11. The company that owned the cluster decided to flip formats, and just like that–9 of us were gone. I decided to carry on what I did with Headbangers on the internet and with live shows, and now, here we are: My own station and a brand that keeps growing!!!