Hello Des Moines, my name is Chad Taylor. I’m originally from Racine, Wisconsin, but really love calling central Iowa home. I’ve been blessed to experience a lot of really cool things over my career, including co-writing a Billboard Adult Contemporary Top 12 hit for Jordan Knight, made a cameo on VH1’s Surreal Life season three, Bands Reunited, and even played a detective in the Lionsgate horror movie ‘Killer Holiday.’ I’m a former tour manager/artist manager/DJ for members of New Kids on the Block, 98 Degrees, Color Me Badd, and more.
I’m a big believer in giving back to my community. I serve as a part-time firefighter for the city of Pleasant Hill and a member of the city of Des Moines Transportation Safety Committee.
My wife’s name is Tracy Lynn and we have four kids that keep us very busy including Macy Lynn, a competitive dancer at Becky Nalevanko’s Dance-Tumbling, Makenzie, a senior studying criminal justice at Milwaukee Area Technical College, Jon, a Paratrooper/Army Ranger proudly serving in the United States Army, and Tyler, who could end up opening his own chain of pizzerias.
I enjoy reading, old TV shows, live concerts, and travelling with my family. I’m now a grandpa, so spending time with my granddaughter Nalani tops the list of favorite things to do when I’m not working.
You can hear me weekday’s 3-7P on 92.5 Nash Icon, Sunday’s 12-7P on 95 KGGO, and Saturday’s nationwide 10-3P on the Westwood One AC format. You can also subscribe to my weekly podcast show; The Chad Taylor Show.
Alice Cooper announced new spring 2020 North American dates for his Ol’ Black Eyes is Back tour. The tour kicks off on April 1st at the Memorial Centre in Peterborough, Ontario, and includes stops in Omaha, Nebraska and Davenport, Iowa before wrapping with two shows on the West Coast. Lita Ford is set to open.…MORE
OZZY OSBOURNE POSTPONES ALL 2019 PERFORMANCES OZZY OSBOURNE will postpone all his 2019 tour dates, inclusive of shows in North America and Europe, as he recovers from an injury sustained while dealing with his recent bout of pneumonia. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy®-winning singer and songwriter and 2019 Grammy® Special…MORE
Shout out to our friend Bret Michaels on releasing a new single ahead of his tour stop at Prairie Meadows Casino, Racetrack and Hotel in Altoona this Friday (3/22) night 8:00 PM. The mid-tempo song (Unbroken) was co-written by his beautiful daughter Jorja Michaels. Download Unbroken on iTunes HERE. Click HERE for tickets and information to…MORE
In 1988 Keith Richards released his first ever solo album, ‘Talk Is Cheap’, an eleven track masterclass in everything good about rock ‘n roll. It all began in 1986 when Keith was restless. The Stones were inactive and as Keith says It was one of those “forget about it times”. He’d worked with drummer Steve…MORE
Bret Michaels, multi platinum global superstar, is coming to Prairie Meadows. Bret rose to fame as the front man of Poison, one of rock’s most iconic and enduring bands. Their massive success includes selling more than 30 million records worldwide and numerous hit singles like “Every Rose Has It’s Thorn.” Bret’s solo career has…MORE
Central Iowa Blues Society’s 25th Winter Blues Fest The Central Iowa Blues Society is pleased to announce the line-up for the 25th Anniversary Winter Blues Fest at the Downtown Des Moines Marriott, 700 Grand Ave on Friday and Saturday, February 1 and 2, 2019. TWENTY blues acts in two nights – all under one roof…MORE
KGGO Exclusive: Ellen Latzen (Ruby Sue) Talks Christmas Vacation, Fatal Attraction and More [AUDIO] [NSFW]
When I got word we had Ellen Latzen confirmed for the show today, I was “Shittin’ Bricks or… Shittin’ Rocks!” Ellen played the adorable niece of Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) and daughter of everybody’s favorite outcast cousin, Cousin’ Eddie (Randy Quaid) in National Lampoons Christmas Vacation. She’s had success on both the small and big…MORE
John Schneider is best known for his portrayal of Beauregard “Bo” Duke in the American television action/comedy series The Dukes of Hazzard, (opposite Tom Wopat, Catherine Bach and James Best), Jonathan Kent in the 2001–11 TV series Smallville (an adaptation of Superman), and James “Jim” Cryer on the television series The Haves and the Have…MORE