Big Dave


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Big Dave’s Big Thoughts

Everybody Does It In Their Own Way. What Will Be Yours?

Today is the Great American Smokeout, and for millions of smokers, it’ll be their first step toward their last smoke. There are so many factors that can lead to the decision to quit, whether it’s the health impacts of smoking, or even the economic impacts, the desire to quit is very real for many smokers. For me, it was a combination of those elements along with the decision that I would control things for myself rather than letting anything else be in control. When I quit, a pack of cigarettes was around $3.50 and I felt the impact on my […]

You Can’t Tell Me Winnebegos Aren’t Cool

Just like in Eric Church’s song “Talladega,” it seems like someone in everyone’s family had one of those white Winnebegos with the big green W on the side, right? While RV trends have tilted quite a bit into the luxury bus segment more than the fun “get in and go” of the old Winnebego, they’ve come back with a new retro design that is AWESOME! I saw some of these at a dealership by Columbus a few weeks ago and almost drove off the road, the pull of their awesomeness was so stout. Check THIS out: Plus, it comes in […]

One More Reason Garth Is A Legend

Garth Brooks took a moment at his sold-out show in Minneapolis on Friday to sing a song to a fan currently battling cancer. According to CBS Minnesota, 46-year-old Teresa Shaw was in the audience at Friday’s concert when she caught Brooks’ attention with a sign that read, “Chemo This Morning, Garth Tonight, Enjoying The Dance” while he was singing his popular song “The Dance.” Brooks responded by singing the rest of the song directly to Shaw, then giving her his guitar. “When he gave me the guitar, I just started crying,” Shaw said. Brooks proceeded to borrow Shaw’s sign and […]

CMA Winners & Highlights

B rad Paisley & Carrie Underwood HILARIOUS Opening: Little Big Town & Ariana Grande My Favorite Acceptance Speech Ever: CMA Award Winners 2014 Entertainer of the Year: Luke Bryan Female Vocalist of the Year: Miranda Lambert Male Vocalist of the Year: Blake Shelton Vocal Group of the Year: Little Big Town Album of the Year: Miranda Lambert, Platinum Vocal Duo of the Year: Florida Georgia Line New Artist of the Year: Brett Eldredge Song of the Year: “Follow Your Arrow,” Kacey Musgraves Single of the Year: “Automatic,” Miranda Lambert Music Video of the Year: “Drunk on a Plane,” Dierks Bentley Musical […]

The Voice: Blake Shelton Steals Back Craig Wayne Boyd

On last night’s episode of The Voice, Blake Shelton used his final steal to take back southern rocker Craig Wayne Boyd, who he originally dropped from his team during the Battle rounds. It was an eventful night for Craig, who was given a new haircut and style overhaul by new coach Gwen before taking the stage to perform The Marshall Tucker Band hit “Can’t You See.” While Gwen decided to keep Craig’s competitor Anita Antoinette, Blake jumped at the opportunity to steal him back. Blake also moved forward with teen powerhouses Reagan James and Taylor Brashears. Meanwhile, Pharrell chose Jean […]

She’ll Tell Her Friends How Awesome You Are If You Do This

Let’s be honest, guys. Most of us aren’t very good at some parts of being awesome. Sure, we can rebuild engines, kill spiders, and make things like fire and dirt, but we forget to pick things up, drop things off, or brush the kid’s teeth when we’re on solo daddy duty. To even things out a bit, it’s a good idea to know your way around a kitchen. Bonus points for being creative with ingredients, and extra super double bonus points if you can manage to be creative with ingredients you get for FREE. Whether you sat on the porch […]

About Me

EMAIL ME: bigdave@wkxa.com

WHERE ARE YOU FROM: Born in Findlay, but spent most of my early years in McComb, so I guess I kind of claim them both as my hometown.

WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE COUNTRY ARTIST? Little Big Town. They sound so very good live, and there’s a lot of material that came out before they hit it big with “Pontoon” that I really like. I still love “Boondocks” of course, but “Good As Gone” is great, “The Reason Why” is awesome, “Kiss Goodbye” is pretty powerful stuff. They also have an unbelievable story of sticking to it despite all kinds of setbacks, from record label shenanigans to the unexpected death of a spouse, it’s not been an easy road for these 4!

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE COUNRY SONG: It does change. For a long time it was “Sounds So Good” by Ashton Shepherd because it was just a perfect summer song. Hard to be in a bad mood with that one coming through the speakers. Lately I’m afraid I’m falling for Kacey Musgraves. There is a lot of music out today that seems sort of… robotic. It seems like all you have to do is mention a tailgate, some moonlight, a little booze, and some form of blue jeans (cutoff or otherwise) and you’ve got yourself a hit. Kacey isn’t always what you’d call uplifting, but at least she is believable!

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE MOVIE QUOTE: “I am having a very bad day. I just got out of jail this morning, already I have been shot at, I was on a bus that flipped over 17 times, somebody tried to stab me in the bathroom, and somebody blew up my Porsche.” – Eddie Murphy in “Another 48 Hours.”

WHY DO THEY CALL YOU “BIG DAVE”: One reason is because I’m really tall. I stand 6’ 8” which makes people exclaim: “Wow, you’re really tall!” when they first meet me. “Tall Dave” however, doesn’t sound very cool! It works out because here at WKXA there are at least 4 of us named Dave, and we have to tell each other apart somehow!