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The Founders of LVCR
From 1988 until 2007, Dan Lea and Dennis Mitchell entertained listeners on Las Vegas' top-rated Classic Rock station. After the station ended in 2007, they established what would become LV Classic Rock to help fill the void. To their delight they found an audience far beyond Sin City. This page is about the founders of LV Classic Rock.

Radio Hero
Dan Lea began working in Classic Rock radio in mid-1988, prompting the question, "What kind of guy gives up an honest living as a truck driver for THIS?!?" After a long, fun run as the overnight "Insomniac," he finally landed as the premiere mid-day DJ in Las Vegas and also became his station's very capable and effective Music Director.

Dennis in his natural domain
Dennis Mitchell has enjoyed a long and successful career in broadcasting that started in 1970 at his high school in Riverside, California. After a 26-year run in Las Vegas radio that saw him inducted into the state Broadcasters Hall of Fame, Mitchell returned to California and is now the Program Director of Santa Barbara's #1 radio station KTYD. Dennis also produces and hosts "Breakfast With The Beatles" for worldwide radio syndication.
Everyone loved Dan!
You never knew who would be dropping by the studios on Industrial Road. Everyone loved THE Classic Rock Station and everyone loved Dan!
Giving peace a chance
After a brief time as KKLZ's News Director, Dennis became the host of the station's "Breakfast With The Beatles" show on weekends. Here he hosts an art exhibit featuring John Lennon's drawings.

Dan feeds his head
In 2003, Dan shared a live on-air interview with the one and only Grace Slick, who was showing her paintings at the original Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas.
Dennis interviews Stephen "Don't call me Steve" Stills prior to his set at Junefest I in 1993. Stephen's set was a true highlight of Las Vegas' first-ever radio station-sponsored outdoor festival.

Backstage with Pat Benatar
Junefest VIII in 2000: Dennis and Dan found themselves hanging out backstage with the ever-so-nice Pat Benatar. Smiles all around!

Backstage with George Thorogood
Another Junefest VIII highlight: Dan and Dennis become honorary Destroyers. George Thorogood is our kind of people and we play more of his music than anybody.

Dan and Cheryl Lea
Dan was taken from us way too soon and we still miss him with all our hearts. The mission of this webcast is to keep alive the unique vibe he brought to radio and to our lives. Thanks for joining us. Now let's rock.

We miss you Dan!!!
Cheryl Lea with Dennis at Dan Lea Studios, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, November 2012. We are ever grateful to Dan's "second family" at LVMS. Sadly, Cheryl also left us in 2016.

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