Kevin Siegel grew up in Dutchess County, New York in the town of La Grange. He always had a passion for different kinds of music, from Doo-Wop music of the 50’s, to popular music of the 60’s and 70’s up to the current hits of today. He loved sports growing up and listened to sports radio on WFAN 660/101.9 as a kid every night before bed. Needless to say, that was when the radio aspirations or “dreams”, no pun intended, really began!
After graduating from Arlington High School where he played for the Golf Team, he decided to try and work in sports, specifically golf. He attended Coastal Carolina University in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina for the Professional Golf Management specialization program. While there he was exposed to a lot of Country music which was very popular, and though he didn’t “love it” at first the longer he listened to it the more he enjoyed it. He spent time really getting to know the artists and lyrics that were sung, and he really developed a strong connection to it and now works in the industry. Things really do come full circle!
After three years at Coastal Carolina University, he decided that he really had a passion for radio…he wanted to change the course of his education and give radio a try! Wanting to go “all in”, he transferred north to upstate New York (From warm sandy beaches to frigid temperatures and snow? Really?!) to SUNY Potsdam’s Speech Communication Program where he knew friends and wanted to meet new people (and play for their Golf Team which he did!). He hit the ground running with an internship, part-time radio gigs and calling college sporting events while in College. After graduating SUNY Potsdam (with Honors!!) he landed on air position as a newscaster and then his own country music morning show in Ogdensburg, NY. (only Antarctica is colder!). Being Hudson Valley born and raised, once the position opened for the morning show on WDLC …he knew he HAD to get it. After being named the host of WDLC’s morning show, he moved back to the area to continue his radio career right here on WDLC Country!
When listening to Kevin on the airwaves, you’ll find that he brings a lot of energy to the table. So when you wake up in the morning, you’ll be sure to hear his positive, energetic vibe! He may be our youngest morning show host, but he knows the important values in life like family, which he stresses ALWAYS comes first. You will hear him talk about his two dogs, his family members, his interests like fishing and golf and really get to know who Kevin is.
Kevin is very excited to be here with us, and he is looking forward to having fun with you every single morning here on WDLC Country!