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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I remember where I was… Do you?

34 years ago today, space shuttle Challenger launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida and flew gloriously for 72 seconds…. At 73 seconds after takeoff, it exploded in the sky, in front of spectators at the Cape and around the country, live on television. All 7 members were killed, including high school teacher, Christa McAuliffe, who was…read more »

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Today’s Forgotten 45 @ 45!

Happy #79 to the Diamond! Neil Diamond – America From his very popular movie and adaptation of The Jazz Singer, Neil Diamond hit the charts again with three big hits from this soundtrack. “Hello Again”, “Love On The Rocks” and “America”. The theme is about immigration to the U.S. and why people come from all over the…read more »

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Here’s To Beer: A Weekly Beer Blog Part 86!

Early recipes for beer sometimes included mushrooms, poppy seeds, butter, bay leaves, sugar, aromatics, honey, and bread crumbs. Single Speed Brewing Nimble Series 007 As a James Bond fan, all I needed was to see the can and read the label. Single Speed’s Nimble series, of which there are 9 beers,the 007 was created with…read more »

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The Forgotten 45 @ 45!

The Doobie Brothers – The Doctor In 1989, The Doobie Brothers reformed after splitting in 1982. Originals, Tom Johnston, Pat Simmons, Tiran Porter, John Hartman, Michael Hossack, Bobby Lakind, released ‘Cycles’, the first album since 1980’s ‘One Step Closer’. Immediately, the excitement for the newly reformed Doobies was felt across the country. A single, “The…read more »

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Joey Kramer v. Aerosmith

A sad and embarrassing turn of events in the Aerosmith camp. Original drummer and founding member, Joey Kramer, is turned away from Aerosmith’s rehearsal space after being told he had to audition for the band, to be a part of a couple of upcoming performances including The Grammy Awards ceremony. A video of this moment…read more »

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