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 was born and raised in Detroit Rock City and grew up listening to Led Zeppelin, The Who, Tom Petty, etc. In high school she tried multiple different styles from cheerleader to goth but couldn’t do gymnastics and couldn’t get her eyeliner dark enough. She settled on jeans and a t-shirt, playing sports and making normal situations overly awkward. When she’s not making bad jokes on the radio you can find her shanking golf balls into the woods on the golf course and drinking beers at the bar. She has a strict two shot limit when it comes to tequila.
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.
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.
Proud to have joined WRIF in 2016, Jonel is part-time on-air personality, producer and sometime-studio board operator for all of WRIF’s great jocks. Born in Detroit, raised on the East Side and now resides on the West Side. He has a young son who shares his love for pro wrestling, Star Wars, Batman and Marvel. Proud soccer fan. Supports all of Detroit’s sports teams. Avid music fan who listens to everything (except jazz) and who has a soft spot in his heart for 80s hair metal, punk rock and music that’s made in Michigan. Saturdays from 3PM-7PM on The Riff. @RadioJNJ Twitter/Instagram
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 podcast on WRIF.com, produces Midnight Metal and co-hosts Motor City Riffs with Screamin’ Scott. In his spare time he’s 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 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!
Aimee Brooks is a rock radio veteran. Born and raised in Toledo, Ohio she spent a majority of her career on the air in the Glass City. Aimee got called up to the big league of WRIF in November of 2020. This has helped her to fulfill her lifelong dream of harassing Meltdown in person all while being on air at the legendary RIFF. Aimee is a paranormal/true crime freak who co-hosts a podcast called Horrific Heartland. When she’s not messing with Meltdown, podcasting, or playing guitar, she’s rescuing kittens. Sometimes even teaching kittens to play guitar. Aimee’s love for Detroit dates all the way back to her days of going to shows at Pine Knob and the State Theater.