Radio & Television Personality
Before returning to his journalism career for good in 1995, Daniel spent over 20 years on the air, primarily in his home area of Fargo, N.D.-Moorhead, Minn., starting with college radio station KMSC in 1976 and his first commercial gig, overnights at KVOX Radio in 1980. In 1982, Daniel was part of the air staff at KQWB-FM that was the first album-oriented rock (AOR) FM station in the nation to finish No. 1 in its market, and worked for KQWB-AM when it was still a legendary and respected springboard station (“It was like radio grad school”).
In addition to jocking formats ranging from Top 40 to AC to AOR to Country and Oldies, Daniel also stayed busy doing play-by-play, calling over 1,400 games in seven different sports at the high school and collegiate levels. A former oldies disc jockey, music programmer and arts & entertainment writer, Daniel served as creative consultant and narrator for the 2006 DDM Films documentary
“Fargo Rocks,” a film devoted to the first four decades of Fargo-Moorhead’s rock and roll history. He also wrote the liner notes to volumes 1 and 2 of the soundtrack CDs (www.fargorocksthemovie.com). Daniel brings his life-long expertise as a Top 40 musicologist of the 45 rpm era to Rock and Roll 101