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(AUDIO) From Feeding a Goat to Successful 20 Year Morning Man.


Dave Ryan is in a somewhat exclusive club in the radio industry. He's been on the air for 20 years - in the same city - for the same station. And, he'll be there for at least another three years after signing a new deal with Clear Channel owned KDWB in Minneapolis. Ryan had an interesting start in radio and was fired multiple times from his on-air jobs, before catching on in the Twin Cities. His love for radio and desire to be on the air since he was a little kid kept him motivated to make it big where he has for KDWB. Clear Channel Minneapolis Market Manager Michael Crusham says, "When you work with Dave every day, you understand why he's been so successful for the past 20 years in Minneapolis." Here's our exclusive interview with Dave Ryan about his new contract, his love for radio and his advice to others about how to consistently churn out a successful radio show in a PPM world.

(7/23/2013 7:45:05 PM)
Ronald is right. The quality of your show is much more important than meeting people. You could meet a hundred people a day and get one tune-in, but if they don't like what they hear, they won't be back. How many of us have personally met David Letterman or Jimmy Fallon? Very few, but we still love them because they have great content.

- Dave Ryan
(7/23/2013 8:44:29 AM)
Dave kinda skirted the issue a tad when he referenced how his family duties took away from opportunities to get out into the community.

I think it needs to be understood that being "out there" is a time-consuming activity that has diminishing returns.

Better to be having a "life" and working on the Show than out hobnobbing with the population. He does a radio show. He's not running for office. Congrats, Dave. Continued success.

- Ronald T. Robinson

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