Host, NBC’s ‘Last Call With Carson Daly’ and ‘The Voice’; Morning Man, KAMP (97.1 AMP Radio) Los Angeles
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Maestro of the Airwaves
From radio to TV, it’s always been about the music for Carson Daly, 39. He developed an ability to spot hits early while working under KROQ Los Angeles programmer Kevin Weatherly as evening host when the station was at the apex of its musical influence in the ’90s. Daly put those skills to use most famously as host/executive producer of MTV’s “Total Request Live” and later on “Last Call With Carson Daly,” now in its 12th season on NBC.
“Last Call” has provided many upcoming acts with their first U.S. TV exposure, including the Killers, Maroon 5 and Ray LaMontagne. “We’ve carved out a niche by offering our stage to new bands we think are really cool to [put] our stamp on,” Daly says. This fall he’ll produce and host the third season of NBC’s reality singing competition “The Voice.”
His career went full circle in January 2010 when he returned to L.A. as morning man at CBS Radio top 40 KAMP (97.1 Amp Radio). “I wake up at 4:45 every morning, excited to go play radio,” Daly says. “I can’t say I’m as kid-like walking into a television studio.”