BIO ON ALAN STOCK
Alan Stock is the most popular talk show host in Las Vegas.
Talkers Magazine (www.talkers.com), the bible of the talk radio industry, has named Alan Stock as one of the 100 most influential talk radio hosts in America for fourteen straight years. Radio and Records, the one-time bible of the entire radio industry, named Alan one of six top local talk radio personalities. Alan has been the recipient of two Electronic Media Awards and in 2003, Alan was inducted into the Nevada Broadcasters Association’s Hall of Fame.
Alan has interviewed dignitaries, stars, entertainers and politicians. Among others, Alan has interviewed are Paul Anka, Mickey Rooney, Tony Orlando, Wayne Newton, The Righteous Brothers, Debbi Reynolds, Don Rickles, Ted Nugent, Bo Diddley, Charlie Daniels, Kenny Loggins, the Moody Blues’ Justin Hayward and even mime Marcel Marceau; also Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Dion Dimmuci, Frankie Valli, and Johnny Otis among others. The list of politicians and dignitaries includes President Barack Obama, Business and Presidential candidate Herman Cain, Presidential candidate Ron Paul, Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman, Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval, U.S. Senator Harry Reid, U.S. Senator Dean Heller, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, political blogger Andrew Breitbart, Charles Krauthammer, Sean Hannity, Shepard Smith, artist Peter Max, John Voight, Rita Cosby, Newt Gingrich and many others.
Alan has, also, appeared as a political pundit on MSNBC, CNN and on Sean Hannity’s Great American Panel.
While Alan has worked in the television and radio industry for almost 30 years, his career didn’t begin with the media.
Alan worked in the field of psychotherapy for 10 years. His specialties included working with poly-abuse drug addicts. He relied on his creative training and employed the techniques of role-playing and psychodrama.
Alan’s radio career has taken him from Santa Rosa to San Diego, Sacramento and San Francisco. In June of 1999, Alan was hired as the afternoon drive time host at the CBS affiliate in Las Vegas, Nevada. In the first eighteen months, afternoon ratings quadrupled. In the fall of 2001, Alan became the morning host. Today he is the star of morning drive at Newstalk 720, KDWN and remains the most popular local talk show figure in Las Vegas. In addition to his morning drive show at KDWN, Alan is now the host of a nightly interview program on VegasTV (Channel 25, Cable Channel 14, HD Channel 1014).
Alan is a proud member of VFW Post 1753, and for the past 14 years has been the Master of Ceremonies for the annual Veterans’ Day Parade in Las Vegas, the second largest Veterans’ Day parade in the nation.
Alan graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Psychology from Sonoma State University and a Masters Degree in psychology from California State University at Dominguez Hills. Alan and his wife Rhoda were childhood sweethearts and have been married for 43 years. They have twin daughters, a great son-in-law and two beautiful granddaughters…and a Shiranian (Shih Tzu/Pomeranian) pooch named Daisy.