Big Budah & Pela | 6-10 AM
How can you not love music?! My dream job has always been to be a radio personality. My love for radio started in America but intensified while living in Samoa. From comedy sketches to holiday celebrations to rugby matches, it was always through radio. Our throwback playlist on 92.5 The Beat is amazing to me. I’ve interviewed a lot of these artists and been to a lot of their concerts when they were at the top of their game. Throughout my career in media, these throwbacks are still our generation’s favorites! I am back to resume what I started because 92.5 was the last radio station I worked at before doing TV News for 19 years. I don’t have jokes, just stories…have a Budahful day.
IT’S SO GOOD TO BE HOME!
Meilani | 10 AM-3 PM
Meilani is originally from Stockton, CA, where she first began her radio career at the age of 18 with KWIN 97.7/98.3. Meilani worked her way up in radio starting in the Promotions Department and shortly after On Air. Her radio career first started with Overnights, Weekends, and then ultimately Middays. Later, her career evolved by moving to Phoenix, AZ where she hosted a #1 Night Show for KKFR Power 98.3/96.1. Meilani loves connecting with her listeners and radio continues to be an internally rewarding passion for her.
Additional passions include Polynesian dancing and cooking. She is an award-winning Tahitian Dancer who loves sharing recipes on her YouTube Channel “Meilani Life”. Meilani comes of Polynesian descent, so cooking, eating and dancing are all a must.
MJ | 3 PM – 7 PM
MJ loves consuming media, and food, and taking long walks (beach not required) with his wife and dog. Music has always been a huge part of MJ’s life and he is passionate about Top 40, Alternative, and Hip-Hop genres. “My Mom used to tell me that someday I’d have a real job and wouldn’t be able to listen to the radio. I showed her!”
Telling it as it has always been MJ’s MO. As a long-time student of Pop Culture, MJ is sure to have a take on the day’s events. Aside from being a music/media expert, MJ’s interests in science and politics allow him to come to subjects from many different viewpoints. Understanding that people seek positivity, MJ knows how to put a different kind of spin on all kinds of situations. To MJ, it’s very important to be very honest, and as useful as possible to listeners
Dre-Rawka | 7 PM-Midnight
Being named “The Peoples Champ,” Dre-Rawka is definitely that. For more than 10 years Dre has been involved in the Salt Lake community rather if it’s delivering turkeys and gifts for families in need during the holidays or providing entertainment, Dre has been consistent. Hosting shows around the valley at a young age Dre found his voice by being authentic, honest, and humble.
Make sure to check out Dre’s “All Rawk” YouTube channel.
LP | Weekends
LP is a proud single Mother to an incredible son. She is also a First Generation Peruvian Immigrant. She was born and raised in Salt Lake City. In her early years, she became heavily involved in music from playing the Violin for a decade to performing on stages around Utah. She now finds great joy in continuing her passion for music on the radio, public speaking, and making others laugh through her social media platforms.
LP spends her free time volunteering in her community with multiple foundations. Spreading empowerment, education, and more. If you see her around the city don’t hesitate to say hi! Her fiery, and optimistic personality is contagious and she loves meeting others. Music has healing powers for us all and she wants to spread that magic to others for as long as she can.
Jake Stone | Weekends
Back in 2000, Jake Stone walked into the old radio studios on 3300 South as a high school kid and somehow still hasn’t been fired two decades later.
A native of Cottonwood Heights, Jake is 92.5 The Beat’s in-house provider of “Useless Hip Hip History” knowledge & griller of Carne Asada.
When he’s not on the radio you can find his production managing concerts for everyone from Post Malone to Snoop Dogg, event managing for Real Salt Lake, or giving unsolicited Vegas History tours on the Las Vegas Strip at 3 AM.