Weekend Rewind

If you are a radio station, online streamer, or other type of music programmer, 28 episodes of Weekend Rewind are available for download, at no cost.

When I started this project on August 2, 2020, it was an opportunity to return to radio—my first love and best job. Those who know me understand my need to talk to people. Radio allowed me to share stories and music in the largest room possible.

The greater part of my life has been spent doing things I am passionate about and enjoy. Radio is at the top of that list. While I take a break from this project, I am working on new ideas for the format.

Dan Acree

Every Great Opportunity Comes from Someone Who Believes in You

Along the way, I was inspired by every radio DJ I heard. But it was the disc jockeys and personalities of the ’60s and ’70s who I followed and emulated. Some of whom I met, worked with and became mentors and friends.

In the beginning, it was Malcolm “Mickey” Reed at KOKL-AM 1240, Okmulgee, Oklahoma, who invited me into the studio when I was 13 years old to see radio being done; to Gary Owens who let me be his gopher at KMPC 710, Los Angeles; Dick “Haynes At The Reins” Haynes at KFOX-AM 1280, Long Beach, California, who got me hired for overnights when I was still in high school; 

Wolfman Jack hired me in 1978 to work with him in Hollywood; Rick Dees helped me get hired at KIIS-FM 102.3 Los Angeles in the mid-80s; Bob “Hammy” Hamilton hired me at KSFO-AM 560 and KYA-FM 93.3, San Francisco, in the ’90s; and all those GMs, PDs, and owners who hired me along the way.

Every step of the way, someone believed in me and gave me an opportunity.