Dave is lucky to be able to say he’s a native of Hampton Roads. As a graduate of Kempsville High School, Radford University, with further schooling at Mississippi State University, he has spent most of his life in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Many recognize him as the long-time Chief Meteorologist at WTKR NewsChannel 3, where he worked for almost a decade. Viewers named him the area’s Best Weatherman, and he’s also picked up awards from the Associated Press in West Virginia and Ohio for his forecasts. Dave also appeared on CNN, The Today Show, The Late Show with David Letterman, and even The Dating Game. His first book was published in 2001, titled, “History Next Door, Stories of World War II by Hampton Roads Veterans.”
After 18 years of television weather, it was time for a change that allowed his family to stay in Virginia, close to family. Having worked in radio since 2006, Dave was given the chance to pursue his love of country music by becoming one of the initial staff at US106.1. You can hear him weekdays from 10 -3. You’ll also hear his voice and see his face in local and national commercials. Dave lives in Va. Beach with his wife, two daughters, and their two crazy dogs.
Q&A w/ Dave Parker
Birth date: April 26th
Favorite Song Of All Time: “Don’t You Forget About Me.” -Simple Minds
Favorite Country Song Right Now: Jon Pardi, “She Ain’t In It.”
Favorite Country Band Right Now: Country, Jon Pardi. Non-country, Chamomile and Whiskey
Favorite Country Band Of All Time: Country, Waylon Jennings. Non-country, INXS
Favorite Country Album: Clint Black’s, “Put Yourself In My Shoes”
If I Could Only Listen To 10 Country Songs For The Rest Of My Life It Would Be:
- 1. “Neon Moon” -Brooks and Dunn
- 2. “The Old Man” -Clint Black
- 3. “Cold Weather” -ZBB
- 4. “Tennessee Stud” -Johnny Cash Version
- 5. “Thousand Miles from Nowhere” -Dwight Yoakman
- 6. “Tje Grand Tour” -George Jones
- 7. “Rainy Day Woman” -Waylon Jennings
- 8. “Whatever You Say” -Martina McBride
- 9. “Man of Constant Sorrow” -Dan Tyminski Version
- 10. “Something” -Alison Krauss and Union Station
Hobbies: motorcycles, smallmouth fishing, camping, making YouTube movies, avoiding most of the shows on TLC
Hidden Talent: being able to scream like a monkey. It’s shockingly good. And loud.
Favorite Sports Team: Redskins. Or the Kempsville Chiefs
Favorite Superhero: Wonder Twins
Favorite Cartoon: Hey Arnold
My Role Model Is: It changes over time, but recently, Ryan Holiday, author of “Ego Is The Enemy”
Favorite Concert: Keith Urban, or the Eagles’ Hell Freezes Over Tour in 1994.
Favorite TV Show: Cheers
My Happy Place Is: the middle of nowhere!
Favorite Word: bodacious
My Best Halloween Costume was: Stud Man. It involved a sock.
The Place I Really Want To Visit: Ireland
The One Thing That Would Surprise People About Me Is: I Was on Bill O’Reilly’s show three times. Of course, that’s really nothing to brag about at this point
If I Could Only Eat One Meal For The Rest Of My Life It Would Be: Lasagna
If I Hit The Lottery I Would: Travel, give most of it away, invest in hair replacement research
I Can’t Get Enough Of: Are we really supposed to answer this?
I Went Into Radio Because: I thought I wanted to be a talk show host.
If I Could Invite 3 People, Dead Or Alive, To A Dinner Party It Would Be: Let’s go with the dead, given how impressive the logistics would be: my paternal grandfather, anyone who died on the battlefield fighting for our country, Elvis.