Dave grew up in Hollywood, CA, the son of television actor Jerry Fogel (who starred in the TV series "The Mothers-in-Law" and "The White Shadow", as well as guest starred in many others).
Being around celebrities was pretty common for Dave... even in high school! Superbowl MVP John Elway was his team quarterback and actress Valerie Bertinelli was in his algebra class!!! Years later, while backstage at a Van Halen concert, Dave told Eddie that he and Val went to school together... Eddie was NOT jealous.
In order to live a more "normal" life, Dave's dad moved the family to the midwest, where Dave attended the University of Missouri. It seemed as though Dave couldn't escape show-biz... Brad Pitt shared a house with Dave at MU... and Sheryl Crow gave the guys singing lessons of the "Sigma Chi Sweetheart Song"!
In college, the radio career began... after all, Dave said: "why study when you can play CDs on the radio?" Starting in Kansas City and moving up to San Diego, Washington, D.C., Detroit, and for the last 20 years home in Chicago.
Dave married his college sweetheart Melanie and they have two kids. Their daughter went to Mizzou's Law School and is an attorney now, while their son (the fromer SIU lefty pitcher-GO SALUKIS) followed in Dave and Grandpa Jerry's footsteps into broadcasting as a Sportscaster.
When the kids went off to school, Dave and Melanie left the suburbs for high-rise downtown Chicago living, and love it! Dave's no fresh face at 94.7 WLS-FM: his time with the station's morning show goes back to 2010!