Dan Mitchell

Dan has won first place in the annual Monadnock Shopper reader poll every year that they have held the contest.  Dan was recognized as the MOST POPULAR RADIO PERSONALITY.

Dan is locally born and raised, living in the Monadnock Region his entire life. His connection with and passion for the area is genuine. Dan has worked for WKBK since 1982 and has hosted his own talk show since 1987. “Open Mic” is a current events driven talk show that features interviews with local and national guests on a wide range of topics including social issues, politics, religion, entertainment, sports, hobbies such as gardening and cooking and more. Open Mic includes many phone calls from its diverse audience which includes men and women of all ages. The program features contests, comedy, e-mails from listeners and local nostalgia. “Open Mic with Dan Mitchell” has the reputation of being the program to hear local movers and shakers and the program local movers and shakers listen to themselves.  “Good Morning with Dan Mitchell” features news and sports with Paul Scheuring, Pat Pagano’s weather, great guest and lots of fun on the phone lines.

Education: Graduate Marlborough High School, attended University of New Hampshire.

Job Experiences: Haying at Hank Kenny’s farm, Waiter and Bar Tender at Phil’s and Chalkboard,   WKBK since 1982, WKBK Brand manager 1990-present.

Family Status: Married to Lisa, with 3 daughters Mariah, Sydney and Abigail.

Most Memorable Radio Experience: Interviewing President George Bush, Sliding at the Keene Country Club when it was forbidden all while on the air, Broadcasting from the steeple of the First Church, Spring swim at Wilson Pond, The moose sighting on April Fools Day!  The 2008 and 2012 Presidential primary coverage in Manchester.  Interviewing Bill Buckner in studio and resisting the urge to SMACK him.

Favorite Books: Stephen King’s “IT”, To Kill a Mockingbird”, “Huckleberry Finn”

Email Dan: dan@wkbkam.com


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