Shawn Foxx

Shawn Foxx

Weekdays 2PM – 7PM

I was born in De Witt, IA. My parents are big music fans and musicians, themselves. I’ve been listening to music as long as I can remember. Dad is also a collector, as I am. We love vinyl! It’s THE best way to really enjoy listening to music. We both have lots of records. I also collect CDs, reels, cassettes, 78s, etc. If it has music on it, I want it!

I became interested in music as a kid. Listened to Spike At the Mike on, what was then, KIIK 104 FM, in Davenport. He went on to greatness and became a broadcasting legend at the big WGN in Chicago. When I found him on Facebook, I “friended” him and told him that he was my inspiration to become a broadcaster. He then, politely, apologized for doing so.

I worked my first gigs in the Quad Cities. Top 40 morning show, overnights and weekends at a rock station, briefly on an Adult CHR, then to a Classic Hits format. I got out of radio in 1996 after my first child, a daughter, was born.

While being in retail management for about 10 years, I was still listening to radio. Iowa, Arizona, Minnesota stations. I always heard myself saying, “I can still do that! I’m better than that guy!” Well, whether I was or not, I still loved radio for what it was. The history, the sound, the music – everything.

After having 3 kids ( 1 girl and 2 boys), and then starting another relationship, I married my best friend. We dated 11 years earlier and lost touch for ten years. Fate played it’s hand and we had another child, a boy.

I decided to try getting back into radio broadcasting in 2008, while living in Marion. I sent in my info and air-checks and was offered a position here, on 105-7 KOKZ! I’ve been here ever since doing any and all shifts and loving every minute of it! My life is pretty great now! Great wife, kids and career!

Thanks for listening along! I appreciate it!!

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Today’s Forgotten 45 @ 45!

Saga – On The Loose The Canadian band was about to release their second album, ‘Worlds Apart’ when a new cable channel focused on music video was launched called MTV. Saga’s management suggested making a video for the second single, “On The Loose” which ended up being advantageous since the fledgling music channel didn’t have a…read more »

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Today’s Forgotten 45 @ 45!

The Bay City Rollers – I Only Want To Be With You “I Only Want To Be With You” has been on the U.S. Top 40 three times in 3 decades. The original hit #12 on Billboard’s Hot 100 in 1963 and was the debut single from Dusty Springfield. Today’s Forgotten 45 @ 45 also…read more »

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Another Facebook breach.

Just announced, was news of another Facebook issue where hackers have passwords for over 50,000,000 accounts. Because of this, it is suggested that users do a couple of things to not only secure YOUR account, but warn your friends not to “friend” you again. Facebook has a few ways of keeping your account secure. One…read more »

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$437 on sale and at THE SAVING PLACE??

If you could see into the future of technology advancement, knowing what is to come, would you still drop this kind of money on a VCR? Of course, no one knows what’s to come and the cutting edge technology always seems the pinnacle at the time, I suppose someone got their $437 worth of video…read more »

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Today’s Forgotten 45 @ 45!

Men At Work – Dr. Heckyll & Mr. Jive This was Men At Work’s last Top 40 single in the U.S. It entered the Hot 100 at #67 in September 1983 and eventually peaked at #28. Like the other videos from Men At Work, they were comedic and fun. Lead singer and main songwriter, Colin…read more »

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Today’s Forgotten 45 @ 45!

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – Jammin’ Me The first and only charting single from the album, ‘Let me Up, I’ve Had Enough’, “Jammin’ Me” peaked at #18 on Billboard’s Hot 100, but hit #1 on the Mainstream Rock chart. This was the third single to do that from TP&TH. Guitarist, Mike Campbell, wrote the…read more »

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