Saturday Nights — JOHN GARABEDIAN
John began DJing high-school dances at the age of 14, and got his first paid radio gig at age 17 while still in high school (on Saturday and Sunday nights nothing changes, right?) at a Worcester MA radio station. He studied broadcasting (and partying) at the University of Miami, then worked for several years as a DJ and radio/TV Program Director before launching Open House Party in 1988.
John hosts Open House Party every Saturday night from one of his three party houses; suburban Boston, lost in the mountains of Vermont, and Cape Cod. All three of John’s homes are fully loaded with a satellite-linked radio studio/lounge and a private airstrip often used to shuttle in guest artists for the weekly live Open House Party broadcast. He is an experienced private pilot, collects (currently owns 21), and restores old aircraft and is a founder of the new Massachusetts Air & Space Museum.
Sunday Nights — KANNON
Kannon grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina. He was still in high school when he first heard Open House Party and got so excited he knew a radio DJ is what he wanted to be. Starting at a small AM station at age 16, he was eventually hired for weekends at WRDU, the rock station in Raleigh while building a reputation as a rave DJ around the country. At 19 he was hired as main mixer for Open House Party and within a couple of years he took over the nighttime DJ slots, first at Q97.9 in Portland, then to Atlanta’s 95.5 The Beat, and for the past few years as afternoon host at Philadelphia’s Wired 95.5. Kannon took over as host of Open House Party Sunday in 2008.