Founder of JTD Productions
For the past 20 years, Dave also has hosted the nationally syndicated radio show “radio Unleashed” which currently airs on WDST, WHDD, KMTN and On Demand.
Whether on the air or at your event, Dave’s main focus has always been to find a common ground among all types of people and bring them together through an eclectic blend of music—as evidenced by the thousands of weekly fans or the more than one thousand successful parties DJ’d and weddings across the country that Dave has provided DJ Services for.
Dave Leonard’s Beginnings as a Disc Jockey
Dave began his career in 1983 as a disc jockey at WDUB at Denison University in Granville, Ohio, where he became Program Director at the end of his freshman year and continued on as DJ AND Station Manager until graduation.
Dave’s first commercial job–in between skiing and mountain climbing–was as the evening disc jockey at KMTN in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
Bringing Dave’s DJ Style Back to New York
He returned east in 1989 and joined the legendary alternative station WDST in Woodstock, NY. In 1992 he had the opportunity to help start progressive outlet WKZE in Sharon, CT. As Program Director, disc jockey and Regional Sales Manager for WKZE he had his pulse on the community and the station and created a unique financially and artistically successful adult alternative radio station.
In 1996 Dave returned to WDST as Program Director, afternoon DJ, and ultimately Operations Manager. Dave then served as Vice President of Music Programming for the Woodstock Broadcasting Network, a worldwide broadcast entertainment company, and its five on-line internet radio stations at www.radiowoodstock.com.
In 2002, Dave decided to spend full time running JTD and taking radio Unleashed national. In addition, Dave hosts his yearly Annual Charity Golf Tournament. Dave is also a proud father and likes ultimate Frisbee too. Lean more about the passion behind the music in this interview with Dave!
What JTD Clients say about Dave Leonard
Dear Dave and company,
Zeke and I just returned from our honeymoon. We reflected the whole week on how wonderful our wedding was, and a big part of that was due to you, Dave. The party was amazing and we just wanted to thank you for creating such a fun time, for adapting to changes in the schedule, and for being so easy to work with. We would love to be references for you, and hope we have opportunities to work with you in the future.
Thanks again to all.
All the best,
Zoe & Zeke
That was THE BEST party we’ve been to in a long time. YOU WERE AWESOME!!!! Perfect music selection. Thank you so much!!!! Everyone kept coming up to us saying that they couldn’t wait to do it again next year and that it was such a fun event. You were the reason the party was such a success (as well as great staff at Cosimo’s and Lisa and me dancing on also didn’t hurt!) Thanks again!!
Love, Susannah and Joe
There are weddings…and then there are weddings. The DJ can make or break the event. And you made it happen.
You did a fabulous job as DJ at Allison & Greg’s wedding on Nov 13th at the Old Field Club on Long Island. The mix of ‘vintage classics’ at the cocktail hour set the mood beautifully. Then the dance sets during the reception were excellent. The mix was right, just right; plus, you managed to read the crowd and make the right selections. Everyone, old and young, was up on the dance floor and having a great time. It was crowded and jumping….all night long!
The feedback from all the guests has been wonderful.
Thanks for your great work.
Mike & Nancy *
Devin and I would like to thank you immensely for helping make our wedding day such a memorable event. Your music was cutting edge yet somehow familiar. We commend you for being able to please such a diverse audience! So many guests told us how great you were. All in all, I think everyone enjoyed the day and we hope you did as well. We hope to see you again soon.
Kathryn and Devin
Thank you again for doing a terrific job at our wedding reception! Everyone had a great time dancing and listening to your selections, which were just the right balance (I still think the highlight was my 79 year-old grandmother dancing to Hole!). Thank you for making the music preparations for the wedding easy, and your personality and energy made it a lot of fun!
Jennifer and Bob
Dave is the best! I’ve been to many weddings and I have never seen (or heard I guess I should should say) a better dj. If you are looking for someone who is going to do a classy job and play great music that you love, then he’s the one for you. I got married 5 years ago and people still talk about how great he was. He has been doing this for years and really knows how to feel the crowd, get people up and dancing, etc. Music is SO important. If you ask me, it really makes the wedding, and he made ours. He’s also a really nice guy and so easy to talk to.. We met with him a couple of times before the wedding and it seemed like we had known him forever. I’m sure if you decide to go with him you won’t be disappointed.