David is an interesting cat. Well, not only is he a “cat whisperer” (he has a calming effect even on feral cats), he’s a football guy from Texas, a Star Wars nerd, a guitarist (Gibson SG, nice choice), a singer-songwriter, a foodie, and will tell you a real man eats his steak, rare. He’s truly one of a kind. As a former news guy who’s now unleashed, he brings a unique perspective to what’s happening in the world. He sees right through people’s bull, and is not afraid to call them out. David works his butt off, leaving no stone unturned. It’s funny to hear him go off on his own generation. But if I criticize millennials, he’ll be quick to defend them and call out my generation (I’ve got 20 years on him). I like that. The dude’s got spirit. And a whole lot of intelligence and humor. It keeps this gig fun every day.
Jamie Markley is one of the most unique people I’ve ever met in this business. He looks at, and breaks down, topics in a way that no one else in media does: like the average person. That’s not to say he doesn’t know what he’s talking about; it’s to say he is able to take complex topics and drill down to the heart of every topic, and approach it in a way that gets me thinking about it differently. He’s also a walking music encyclopedia, who’s not afraid to drop random facts at a moment’s notice.Like, did you know Tom Petty didn’t want to record the song “I Won’t Back Down,” because he thought it was “too obvious?” I learned that during a conversation with him about tax reform (Did I mention he suffers from ADHD?).
Scott Robbins is a radio legend. He’s been on top in every format he’s worked…Top 40, Rock, Classic Hits, and News/Talk. Scott was enjoying great success hosting the Robbins & Markley show in 2015, when back to back heart attacks left him clinging to life for the better part of 6 weeks and in the hospital for 6 months. He had lost his voice due to complications with a tracheotomy. He was put on a waiting list for a kidney transplant, and was on dialysis 3 days a week. The doctors didn’t know if he’d make it out of the hospital, let alone ever get behind a microphone again. Against incredible odds, Scott’s kidney function started to come back after a year, along with his voice. After grueling therapy, he could walk again. Many have called him a walking miracle. And no one is more happy that he’s back to his old self than Markley & van Camp.