Dennis “The Menace” Scheyer
Meet Dennis “The Menace” Scheyer
The story goes something like this. DTM listened to a lot of legendary New York City radio as a kid. Top 40 WABC. Progressive WNEW-FM. He also won a lot of “guess the song contests” that brought him into real radio studios where he decided he would be as good as the D.J.s he idolized! In 1972 the tender age of 15, Dennis the Menace auditioned for and was given his very own “Top 25” show on the first cable radio station in the U.S. (His parents drove him to the station!). Soon after, he was written up in the local newspaper as “New York’s Youngest D.J.” and that was the beginning of over 40 years on the radio!
He has been on the air in New York, Florida, and as co-host of “Music Scene” on KISS-108, Boston where his interviews for the show also were heard on the “Rolling Stone Continuous History of Rock and Roll.”
Today he is host/producer of two radio shows heard on Radio Malibu 99.1 KBU on Friday night starting at 9 pm: The Menace’s Attic: Six Decades of Rock and Roll by Theme” and “Just Another Menace Sunday” featuring conversations with Rock and Rollers of Note in the first hour, and New Melodic Rock ‘n Roll after that.
Starting with the Talking Heads in 1977 and some 700 interviews later, meeting iconic and new bands/artists is one of the most joyous parts of his life – only second to his daughter Kate!
When he’s not on the radio, he’s Founder and Creative Director PopCult a company that creates podcasts and other audio for companies including Rhino Records & The Orchard.