David got his first career break the day he was born. His dad created a ground-breaking TV show in his hometown of Cleveland, “Outbreak”, which, unlike the bandstand-style shows, was more music, less dancing. David started working there as a teenager, and when he got his first radio job in 1968 he’d bring the artists appearing on the show to his studio. He went on to be part of the launch of legendary WMMS, where he broke new artists, nervously read the draft lottery, staged a fake Beatles interview and used his music to express his and his listeners’ feelings about issues like Kent State and Vietnam.
David started his career in artist management with The Michael Stanley Band, adding high-profile artists like Joe Walsh, Dave Mason, Yusuf Islam (formerly Cat Stevens) and the Funk Brothers. He has also been involved with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, as Senior Director of Programming. In 2007, he was inducted into Ohio’s Radio/Broadcasters Hall of Fame.