Blake is Kiss FM’s Programming Director. Hailing from Chicago, with radio stops in Washington, DC and Tucson, Arizona, Blake comes from a family that has been in the music industry for many years. Music has always been a part of his life since learning to play drums at a very early age. In addition, his grandmother worked for a radio station where he spent many hours as a kid. He was influenced by his uncle who has managed Bon Jovi, Motley Crue, Hootie & the Blowfish, and KISS, to name a few.
Blake became a DJ for hire as a teenager, before getting an early start in radio. One of his most memorable events happened while working in Washington, DC during 9/11 – when Blake reported live from near the Pentagon for a number of radio stations around the United States. Other career highlights include recording and mixing acoustic performances for artists like Dave Matthews, Sheryl Crow, The Fray and Alanis Morrisette. He has also interviewed celebrated artists such as Coldplay, U2, Maroon 5, Jack Johnson and Sarah McLachlan.