Famous Firsts with Dustin Carlson

Dustin Carlson


KDKB (ALT AZ 93-3)/Phoenix

KWWW - Kw3 Wenatchee WA. Started as a weekend board-op for Rick Dees and Casey’s Top 40. Worked my way up to Nights and Production Director for the cluster

Van Halen (Van Hagar) at the Gorge Amphitheater circa 1994ish

God this is embarrassing but I think it was Paula Abdul’s Spellbound. In my defense, growing up in Wenatchee, I’m lucky it wasn’t Amy Grant (or country).

Davey Havok of AFI backstage at the House of Blues in Vegas. He was the nicest guy ever with two beautiful women at his side. I had a shitty piece of recording equipment that I spent most of the time fighting with. I was nervous as hell and fumbled through the whole thing. That interview was never heard by anyone.

I mean they all just kinda blur together after over 25 years in the business. Thankfully most of mine are just recurring nightmares. Back in my audiovault days I definitely forgot to put the station in auto once or twice when I left the studio. There was also that ONE time where I forgot to send the music log and the station went non-stop commercials at midnight but who hasn’t done that at least once?