Nate getting ready on his wedding day.

Hello everybody i’m Nate your newest DJ here on WRIF and I thought I would write this article so everyone could get to know me better. I love drinking beer and hanging with friends on a Friday night just like everybody else. I am super into anything supernatural and even cryptozoology.

I got my start in radio in 2020 and 3 years later joined the WRIF. The nickname “Havoc” caught fire after my mom would constantly have to worry about what ridiculous thing I would do next as a kid. For example attempting to steal a family’s canoe at a 7-year-olds birthday party, don’t worry I was 7 too. You can catch me talking about all sorts of wacky things every time I am on air. Read on to learn 10 things about me you probably didn’t know.

  • Animal Lover

    I am an avid animal lover and enjoy spending time with all of my pets. Growing up I always had an obsession with watching anything and everything on animal planet and always wanted to go on an African safari one day. One animal that always amazed me was the Orca or “killer whale” and this started after I became a die-hard “Free Willy” fan as a child. I do believe that some dogs have soul ties to their humans, mine was Rocco my best friend. who lives on within a tattoo of the two of us on my arm. I currently have 2 cats and a beloved dog named Mabel.

    Orca featured at Sea World

    One of the many amazing moments Nate experienced at Sea World watching the Orca Encounter.

    Picture of Nate and Rocco comforting each other after a stressful day.

    Rocco pictured comforting Nate after an intense day.

    Tattoo of Rocco and Nate.

    A special moment was the inspiration for this tattoo of Rocco and Nate

    Mabel the Husky

    My beloved dog Mabel smiling at the Camera.

    DJ Kitty wearing her headphones

    One of Nate’s cats pictured jamming out to some classic rock.

  • Weird with food

    I have some hot takes on food groups and habits. For instance, I am not a fan of condiments on any of my sandwiches, burgers, hot dogs etc. Now, I will eat any of those items if they come with sauce on them already, but I refuse to willingly put mustard and ketchup on my hot dogs. I don’t dip chicken nuggets or french fries in ketchup nor do I put mayo on a BLT. I don’t care what anyone says, I think guacamole is nasty. Lastly, I’m a Lafayette coney island guy.


    Plain hot dog, one of Nate's weird choices

    NEW YORK – JULY 4: A plate of hot dogs sit on a table at the annual Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest at Coney Island July 4, 2005 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Kobayashi won for the fifth year in a row eating 49 hotdogs in 12 minutes. (Photo by David Paul Morris/Getty Images)

  • Movie Nerd

    I am one of the biggest movie fanatics in existence. I’m also an insanely hard critic. I’m really interested in horror films, superhero movies, sci-fi/fantasy, comeback stories and dark movies. Some of my all-time favorite movies include Batman the Dark Knight, Braveheart, Interstellar, The Conjuring and anything Star Wars related.

    Batman with his cape and winged cape extended

    TOPSHOT – A Lebanese model dressed as Batman plays on the rooftop of a building during a photoshoot in the capital Beirut on March 23, 2016. / AFP / PATRICK BAZ (Photo credit should read PATRICK BAZ/AFP via Getty Images)

  • Sports Megafan

    The kid who had a card collection of over 10,000 and carefully studied each one. That kid was me. On top of being a super collector of all sports memorabilia, I also was an athlete who played basketball and baseball for 15 years. I still play in softball leagues and attempt to play pickup basketball whenever possible.

    One of Nate's travel baseball teams.

    Nate (Pictured far right) posing after winning a travel tournament with one of his childhood baseball teams.

  • Avid Video Game player

    Video games have always been a big hobby of mine since I was a little kid. When I’m not working or doing anything with my wife, you can find me playing Rainbow Six Siege, NBA 2K or some type of RPG game.

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  • Dinosaur Geek

     Walking with Dinosaurs, Jurassic Park, Prehistoric planet, Land Before Time. If there’s a movie, show or documentary on dinosaurs I’ve seen it. I’m well aware it makes me a nerd and I just don’t care.

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  • Grew Up In Oxford Michigan

    I grew up in Oxford, Michigan and I’m a proud graduate of Oxford High School. It’s the small town that made me who I am, and I have many lifelong friendships that have resulted from being raised in this town.

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  • Very Opinionated

    I have loads of opinions that are passionate. For example I think Jeep Gladiators are for chumps, if you drive a pickup-jeep then you are neither a jeep or a truck owner, you own a monstrosity. Or if you name your kid something ridiculous, a court should assign you a new name for yourself. I also think Queso should be the only allowable thing to dip chips in.

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  • Specs Howard TV/Radio Grad

     I graduated from Specs Howard School of Media Arts in 2020 with a Radio and Television Broadcasting Degree. I have worked at 4 different radio stations before joining the on-air team at WRIF!

  • Married

    Yes ladies, I am taken. My beautiful wife Carrie is the one I go home and get to be weird with. Carrie is a horse-riding instructor in the metro area. We love watching movies together, going out to try new restaurants, and adventuring with our beloved dog Mabel.

    Nate's Wife Carrie.

    Nate’s wife Carrie, posing for a professional photo shoot with a beautiful sunset backdrop.


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