Chuck P

Chuck P

Host of "Chuck P"

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In a continuous search for “what’s next,” Chuck P has worked his way up and down the West Coast as a DJ and producer. He started out in Washington state and San Diego before settling into Los Angeles as the host of “Dead Air,” a show focusing on emerging artists, on the late Indie 103.1.   

Chuck grew up bouncing between LA and Washington, getting a different musical education in each home.

“I was exposed to many different types of music as a kid and that’s why I am the way I am today. Also, moving around a lot, it was tough to make good friends. Music was the friend that stayed with me everywhere I went.”

He had a musical epiphany in the ‘80s when he discovered bands like the Pixies, Fugazi, and Bauhaus. 

“I really embraced punk. Then punk turned to metal, then metal turned to classic rock, then classic rock turned to Krautrock and it led me around the world, through every genre.”

 

From reading philosophy books and sipping scotch to taking 14-mile, music-free hikes, Chuck engages in a number of other activities that allow him to further indulge his obsession with music. 

“I love it. It’s been my life – my whole life -- but at the same time, I think stepping away from it is what feeds the passion to come back to it.” 

Joining Chuck on his endless quest to expand his palate – both musically and otherwise – is his wife and their daughter, Magdalena.

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