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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Can I ask a personal question? How long are your telomeres?

A new study suggests that those who have had a sever case of COVID-19, may have shorter telomeres, which are  DNA proteins on the ends of your 46 chromosomes. Essentially, they are protective “caps”  keeping your DNA information safe from harm. It has everything to do with the cells in your body and how they…read more »

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Today’s Forgotten 45 @ 45!

Hot Butter – Popcorn Originally released in 1969 as a very early synth-pop instrumental by Gershon Kingsley, it is wider known as a Top 10 hit in the U.S. by Hot Butter! Hot Butter, being the name of the group, who else would do a song called “Popcorn” justice? This became a world-wide hit where…read more »

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Celebrating what would have been David Bowie’s 74th birthday! David Bowie – Never Let Me Down “Never Let Me Down” was released as the third and final single of the 1987 album of the same name. Considered one of Bowie’s best songs, although underrated, “Never Let Me Down” had someone in mind when it was…read more »

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Happy 73rd birthday to Kenny Loggins! Loggins & Messina – My Music ‘Full Sail’, Loggins & Messina’s third studio album did well, regarding sales,  reaching #10 on the US Pop charts. Two singles helped that climb – “Watching The River Run” (#71) and the first single, “My Music” which peaked at #16 on the Hot…read more »

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FURSDAY 1/7/2021

Happy New Year! This week we have Mewtwo. Mewtwo is a 2 year old Domestic Short Hair Tiger.  Mewtwo is a sweet guy with a fun personality. With his beautiful coat and adorable head tilt, he’s a companion that you won’t be able to resist!  His adoption fee is only $10 right now along with all…read more »

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