DAVID RICE – OWNER & PROGRAM DIRECTOR
David Rice started Cool Jamz back in June 2019 and has since taken it to unimaginable levels. He also started in the TV business in December 2018 with JTV-TV and is now JTV’s Technical Director for live shows and head of Social Media. You can hear David as a fill-in and the Owner/PD of Cool Jamz! Outside of work and Cool Jamz, David is a coffee connoisseur and loves to travel!
DYLAN – ASSISTANT PROGRAM DIRECTOR + MUSIC DIRECTOR
Hello, on-air, I go by ALT Shreveport and I am the Music Director along with a host here on Cool Jamz Radio. I have been with the team since June 2020. You can catch me 4 days a week (Thu/Fri 12-5am + Sat/Sun 4-7pm). No matter what you’re into, I’ve got you covered with new releases right at midnight on Friday’s some of which go straight to #1 on the Hot 100 and/or Album 200. As well as yesterday’s forgotten hits and the ones you’re currently loving on FM. Best thing is that you’ll never get the same show twice unlike mainstream radio. Thank you for supporting Cool Jamz Radio.
PENROD – MORNING SHOW HOST
Penrod has over 25 years in the radio business from working behind the scenes in Chicago to eventually making it back and being a member of the air-staff of the legendary WLUP “The Loop”. Penrod has done Rock mornings, CHR Mornings, Rock afternoons, Rock nights and has been a Program Director. He is a wizard at imaging and writing and has even done stand up several times.
PAUL JOHNSON – MORNING SHOW CO-HOST
Paul Johnson is a veteran journalist covering Chicago and Chicago area sports for over 20 years. He has worked for various outlets including the Chicago Tribune. Johnson has covered the MLB, NBA, NCAA, and the PGA. Johnson was a radio/TV broadcasting major with a journalism minor in college and received several nation sports broadcasting awards.
JOSH MEARS – ON-AIR
Hi, i’m Josh Mears. I’ve been with the Cool Jamz team since May of 2020, and I host the iconic The Josh Mears Show, which can be heard on Saturdays at 9pm. I also own JOSH’s DJ COMPANY, which I started over 20+ years ago, serving the tri-state area.
MICHELE DURANTE – ASSISTANT MUSIC DIRECTOR + ON-AIR
I fell into working on a radio station by mistake. I was an avid listener as I am in love with the music and the personalities. I asked if I could be a DJ as I have talk experience, and here you have me! I have been with the team since early 2021 and love playing the best variety of music! Hear me on Tue & Wed 7-10pm and Thursday 1-3pm!!
DJ TIM- ON-AIR
Hi it’s DJ Tim, I’m 25 years old and I love playing a variety of music. Listen to me Sat & Sun 12-4pm!
JACK MORRIS- HEAD OF SOCIAL MEDIA & AUDIO PRODUCER
RORY HEATH- HEAD OF WEBSITE & ONLINE TECH