Dave Morales (born May 5, in El Paso, Texas, United States), is a nationally known on-air radio personality, DJ and independent producer. Dave Morales has worked for some of the top rated radio stations in the United States, as an on-air personality, promoter, artist interviewer, and events specialist. Some stations Morales has worked at include KPWR, KYLD, KHKS, KKPN, KKHH, KPTY, and KHMX. Morales was known for being a radio show host on Mix 96.5, in Houston. Dave Morales is well known for his widely heard interviews with famous musicians. Some famous interviews Morales has hosted include Tokio Hotel, The Pussycat Dolls, Cesar Millan "The Dog Whisperer", Shine Down member Eric Bass, and Sarah, Duchess of York. Morales spent the early part of his childhood in El Paso, Texas. As a child he moved to Houston, where he graduated from Cypress Creek High School, and went on to Texas Tech University, to study broadcasting.
Dave Morales has been an on-air radio personality at some of the top rated radio stations in the United States, including many owned by Clear Channel Communications. He also worked for Houston's Mix 96.5, which is owned by CBS. One of the first Stations Morales got his start at was Power 106 KPWR, in Los Angeles. Morales spent time on the air at Wild 94.9 KYLD, in San Francisco, California. After hosting on the air in California, Morales made his way to Kiss 106 KHKS-FM, where his on-air skills began to sharpen, from experience. Then, Morales moved to top 40 station "The Planet" KKPN, in Corpus Christi, Texas. After which, Morales moved to Houston Texas. He was hired by Mark Arias, then program director of KPTY, to work for Houston's popular hip hop station "Party 104.9". Party 104.9 eventually became KQBU-FM, controlled by Univision. Here, Dave Morales headed up the station's morning show. Next, Morales spent a brief period of time working for another top 40 radio station, called Hot Hits 95.7 KKHH. After leaving KKHH, Morales moved to longtime station Mix 96.5 KHMX. Here, he hosted an afternoon radio show at Houston's Mix 96.5. Along with being a radio DJ, Dave hosted celebrity interviews and reviewed newly releasing movies.
Dave Morales started a co-partnered management company in 2010, called Red Team Entertainment, with Jonathan Stenvall. Their first band is a Houston local band, called Versecity. The most notable song by VerseCity is "Tik Tok Rok" which hit the Billboards Top 100 singles. They debuted the song live, on "Fox 26 Morning News" on Fox television network, in early 2010.
On June 20, 2011 Dave Morales launched an online entertainment website called BackstageOL.com with Jonathan Stenvall. The website officially launched on the Fox 26 Morning News where BackstageOL.com taped an exclusive interview with Rock and Roll Hall of Fame musician Billy Gibbons of music group ZZ Top. Other recent interviews and features have included segments with Tom Hanks, Cameron Diaz, Justin Timberlake, Forever The Sickest Kids, and Yellowcard.
Dave Morales was born in El Paso, Texas to Irene Morales. As a child, he moved to Houston, Texas. Morales attended Bleyl Jr. High and graduated from Cypress Creek High School. He went on to Texas Tech University to study broadcasting. Here, he was offered his first job at a radio station, which he left college to do. This was the start of his career in radio. Morales has been an avid sports enthusiasts, and supports Houston professional teams, including the Houston Astros, Houston Texans, and Houston Dynamo. He is also a musical and Walt Disney enthusiast, as well. He has participated in many charity events, such as "Feed the Houston Homeless".
Morales works annually to host events such as feeding the needy. He has donated time and drawn attention to the less fortunate and to those living in poor living conditions. He has also made many broadcasts to support charity events.