By Andrew Schwarzer
Many students on campus might not know who Richard Dean Peters III is, but when this Minnesotan native arrived at Cape Cod Community College last semester, his life changed. He wanted to, in his own words, “make a name for myself.” His chosen DJ name, appropriately enough, is “D-Maxx.”
“I found a passion through radio broadcasting and discovered a new purpose,” D-Maxx said.
D-Maxx loves all kinds of music, but he has a particular love of metal. One might share his love for the genre, which includes bands like Amaranthe, System of a Down, and Pantera. “It’s the freedom to express myself and connect with an audience” that D-Maxx really loves. His enthusiasm is evident to anyone who knows him or witnesses him hard at work. He loves having guests on-air with him, and talking about bands, albums, and concerts.
“I wanted to breathe new life into WKKL,” D-Maxx said, and he plans do to do that as News Director, working alongside the MainSheet, to be a voice for the community at large. D-Maxx is actively recording promotions, public service announcements, and sweepers. He just started a new early morning show as well, titled the “Too Damn Early Show.”
For anybody who has an interest in participating or is currently involved with the radio, D-Maxx advises that you “be yourself, and make your own show part of you.”
Show: “Too Damn Early Show” Show: “White Knuckle Drive”
When: Mondays 7-8 a.m. When: Fridays 5-7 p.m
Type: Talk, Classic Rock Music: Current, charting metal
Audience: Morning commuters, workers Audience: Metal enthusiasts