By now, you’ve probably heard that KXTE-FM, 107.5’s “Dave, Mahoney & DK Morning Show” is moving to Houston, where it will take over the airwaves at MIX 96.5 starting Sept. 14. The hosts of the show — Dave Farra, Jason Mahoney and Daena Kramer — aren’t leaving right away. The three will continue doing the show this month and will be at Slotzilla Zipline on Fremont on Monday from noon to 6 p.m. raising money for St. Jude’s Ranch for Children. In light of its impending departure, we asked the crew to reflect on its time in Vegas. Farra happily obliged on its behalf.
Review-Journal (Dave Herrera): What are the things you’ll miss the most about Las Vegas?
Dave Farra: The people. We’ve seen a lot of things happen in Las Vegas over the years that have called for people to step up and make a difference in a positive way, and time and time again, they do. Las Vegas, hands down, has some of the most kindhearted and generous people of any city that we’ve ever lived in.
What are your fondest memories of your time here?
Seeing the city bounce back. We all went through the very rough economic crash together in 2008, and seeing the city pull together and fight through the really hard times, all while remaining a world-class city, speaks volumes. But going through those hard times together, we think, has made Las Vegas a tougher and closer city.
What were some of the best moments from the show?
Fight Holiday Hunger, to benefit Three Square, was a great event. We helped raise 300,000 meals in the first year to help feed hungry kids in Las Vegas. Help for the Holidays was a great success last year, as well, raising over $50,000 in cash for St. Jude’s Ranch for Children. On a less serious note — Laxative Roulette was funny. What wasn’t funny was the time Mahoney almost got us fired for being hammered at Holiday Havoc and grabbing our boss’ butt. But what’s been most memorable is the regulars that have participated with the “Dave, Mahoney & DK Morning Show” on the air, online and at our events.
What are your favorite places in Vegas?
Downtown Summerlin has quickly emerged as one of our new favorite hangouts. Red Rock and Lake Mead are always great for recreation. And a great date spot is the Sky Lobby at Mandarin Oriental.
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