We try our best to help you get your ass out of bed by poking fun at pretty much everything that’s going on around us. If you are easily offended – take caution – no one is safe from Dave & Chuck the Freak’s wrath. That includes the President, the Pope, our significant others and ourselves, as well as everything in between. Our feeling is that nothing is sacred, and you should be able to laugh at everything life throws at you. Our show is a show about truth and we’re not going to candy coat anything. We’ll tell you how we feel no matter how many complaints we receive. We approach every day trying our best not to be like anything else you’ll find on your radio dial. If that’s by taking Dave’s unique views on the news…or cutting up celebrities in the WRIF Files…You’ll hear stuff you won’t hear anywhere else. Thanks for checking us out. If you have a comment, suggestion or nude pictures to pass along
Weekdays 10:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Jade grew up in South Lyon, MI and began studying communications after graduating high school. In 2007 she started interning for Greater Media Detroit beginning her career in radio. She was eventually hired on the GMD promotions team and worked her way to being on the air. She loves new music and hosts Riff2’s (WRIF’s alternative HD2 station) new music show, the Undercover Sound System Monday nights at 10pm. When she’s not working you can find her on the golf course, softball diamond or at a bar cheering on her favorite Detroit sports teams while drinking beer.
Weekdays 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
I started my journey on WRIF on November 1st, 1995. My first shift was the graveyard shift…..literally. 2am-5:30am. A few years later I would get bumped up to 7pm-Mid. On February 10th, 2009 I took over afternoons and remain there to this day. In over 20 years at RIFF I’ve had the chance to work with legends and some of the industries best. I may have grown up in Buffalo, but I was Made in Detroit. Hit me up anytime.
Born in Mt Clemens, Screamin has been rockin’ the Riff airwaves for 23 years. When he’s not out rockin’ the streets, you can find him in his rock room, where he collects jukeboxes and classic pinball machines. “CHIT” is his local cover band rocking all over the Motor City in local bars and has graced the main stage at local festivals like Arts, Beats & Eats warming up for national acts. Screamin’ is the lead singer and also plays lead triangle .
Al Beck was born and raised in the Metro Detroit area. He attended Specs Howard School in 2006 which lead to an internship with WRIF. Al has held a variety of positions at The Riff over the years, both on and off the microhone. He was only 19 years old the first time that his voice was heard over these airwaves and has been on the air in some capacity ever since. From 2009-2017 Al hosted the midnight show weekdays on WRIF. In the summer of 2017 Al joined the Dave & Chuck “The Freak” morning show as a producer and personality. Al Beck has spent his entire broadcast career here at 101 WRIF, since the first day of his internship on March 15, 2006.
Steve is originally from Flushing, MI. In 2021 he marked his 31st year on the air, 30 of which have been in Detroit. In addition to his 18 years of service at WRIF, Steve has spent the last 17 years running several syndicated radio shows across the U.S. including “The Chop Shop”, where he became known as one of the most skilled interviewers of musicians in all of radio. Black, as some of his friends still call him, is married with 2-step children, is also an author having written From Black to Light (2014) and The Last Child (2021). He also loves to travel and plans on making it to his 20th different country in the near future.
Jonel was a journalism major who went to Specs Howard School of Media Arts hoping it would help him get a job writing for radio or television. He was pleasantly surprised to find that being “on-air” was not only a blast, but it came pretty naturally to him. After graduating Specs with honors, he began his radio career at a small group of stations in Port Huron, MI where he worked his way up the ranks to the afternoon drive-time shift. After four years on-air in the Blue Water Area, Jonel landed a gig with a group of Detroit stations where he spent most of his time there working behind the scenes, producing radio station imaging and client commercials. He did get to keep his on-air chops up doing traffic reports for several Detroit stations and co-hosting a talk show about pro wrestling on sports talk radio. After his stint with those Detroit stations came to an end, Jonel found himself back in Port Huron as part of an award-winning morning show team. In 2016, he got the opportunity he’d hoped for his entire career. A spot at WRIF as part-time air talent and studio board operator for all of WRIF’s great jocks when they’re out broadcasting live all over Detroit. He also does on-air shifts on WRIF’s HD radio station, Riff2, and hosts a local music show on that station featuring artists and bands from all over the state of Michigan. Personally, Jonel is Michigan through and through. Born in Detroit, he was raised in Sterling Heights, has lived in Shelby Township, New Baltimore and Farmington Hills, and now resides in Northville. He has a young son who shares his love for pro wrestling and Star Wars. He’s a soccer fan and loves all of Detroit’s sports teams, in good and bad times. He’s an avid music fan who listens to just about every genre but has a soft spot in his heart for 80s arena rock/hair metal.
After playing guitar in Detroit’s local music scene for 20 years, Chuck Bean decided if his band wasn’t going to get on the radio, he would. A champion to nerds everywhere, he hosts the Nerdradio on Riff2 podcast every Wednesday night on RIFF2. Attending Comic conventions all over the Motor City while still taking in shows and occasionally climbing on stage to rock out himself. All this doesn’t stop him from bringing the rock to you in the middle of the night every weekend on Detroit’s home of rock ‘n roll.
Anne Erickson started her radio career shortly after graduating from Michigan State University and has worked on-air in Detroit, Flint, Toledo, Lansing and beyond. As someone who absolutely loves rock, metal and alt music, she instantly fell in love with radio and hasn’t looked back. When she’s not working, Anne makes her own music with her band, Upon Wings, and she also loves cheering on her favorite Detroit and Michigan sports teams, especially Lions and MSU football. Anne is also an award-winning journalist, and her byline has run in a variety of national publications. Reach out to her on socials and say hi!