Big Dave & Chelsie

Big Dave & Chelsie

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Big Dave

Big Dave is proud to call Murfreesboro, Tennessee his hometown – that’s where he grew up and went to college, and also where he had the distinction of being taught Sunday School by the Mayor of Music Row, Charlie Monk.

After graduating with a degree in Radio and Television, Dave began working his first job in radio at 810 WMTS. Over the course of three years he was Afternoon Host, Morning Host and Program Director. He’s not sure but he thinks there’s a good chance he was the first person to air “Achy Breaky Heart” by Billy Ray Cyrus.

But the lure of Nashville radio was too tempting, so Dave took a job with a brand-new station called Radio Lightning. After working there for a year, Dave began working for WKDF in Nashville where he would eventually do the Morning Show.

Dave moved to The Queen City in 1998 to do the Morning Show on Young Country Y-96. One day Dave got an email from a young lady inquiring about the on sale date for Dwight Yoakam tickets. One email led to another and then to a blind date and three years and about 60 or so Reds games later they were married!

In 2005 Dave was brought in to do nights on B-105. The show was big on fun, big on requests and big in the ratings. Then, in 2008, Dave moved into the Afternoon Drive slot, and Chelsie came along in 2010 to settle him down a bit.

Dave lives in Fort Mitchell, Kentucky with his wife Carri and their two children, Darah and Darren. He is very active in his church, and he can often be found emceeing various charity events around the Tri-State. In his spare time, Dave likes to garden, do home improvement projects, play guitar and be an extreme goofball with his kids!


Chelsie Shinkle started her radio career in 1994 with B-105, doing a little bit of everything from promotions to airborne traffic. She left for a short time but came back to join Big Dave for “fun in the afternoons” in March of 2010.

She has been happily married for nine years to her husband Brad. She knew he was a keeper when on their very first date he had to accompany her to a car show where she was emceeing an event for the station. They did end up going to a nice dinner afterward. They now have two children, daughter Reese and son Rory.

Off the air (when she’s not running her daughter to soccer, gymnastics or Girl Scouts), Chelsie takes part in a lot of charitable work. A charity very near and dear to her heart is the Special Olympics. Chelsie’s been involved with both the Spring and Summer Games for several years and is honored to be the emcee for the Opening Ceremony. She also takes part in the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk every year. This year she and her daughter raised money for the Aubry Rose Foundation, a great charity that helps children and families facing a long stay in the hospital. Part of the fund-raising included Reese taking part in the American Girl Fashion Show!

Chelsie truly loves every day that she is privileged to be on the air at B-105, where listeners are more like true friends that help make every day on this great station a great day!

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