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THE TEAM

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 11a-2p/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.


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 Sat 6-8a & Sun 8am-noon!!


DJ TIM- ON-AIR

Hi it’s DJ Tim, I’m 26 years old and I love playing a variety of music. Listen to me Saturday mornings 8-11am and Sundays 12-4pm!


ALEX WATERS – ON-AIR

After disappointing his parents with a quick attempt at being a professional musician, he came to reason in 2017 when he discovered the radio industry. Through radio, Alex found he could talk with musicians, talk about music, and even play music, all with the added benefit of receiving this thing called money. 20 years old at the time, that was revolutionary to him. Since then, Waters has traveled up and down the East Coast, winning ratings wars in Boston, Chattanooga, and Virginia Beach. Alex hosts the Gluten-Free Radio Show every Saturday 2-7pm on Cool Jamz!


CALISTA LIEW – ON-AIR

Calista Leah Liew is an accomplished broadcaster, social media influencer, and a huge fan of Taylor Swift, in case you haven’t heard already. She’s also a celebrity in Malaysia (true story). Fluent in three languages, Calista’s five-year radio career has seen her interview artists ranging from the alt-pop stars Twenty One Pilots to the rap queen Saweetie, and seemingly everyone else in between. Now, as Best Supporting Actress on the Gluten-Free Radio Show, she has one goal: teaching Waters how to finally fall in love with TikTok. Hear Calista on Saturdays with Alex 2-7pm!


RORY HEATH- HEAD OF WEBSITE & ONLINE TECH