Pat “DJ Grooves” Cerullo traces his career in broadcasting back to the summer of 1996. Before he was old enough to get a drivers license he was spending his weekends volunteering at a small college radio station in Easton, PA. After relocating to State College, PA to continue his eduction at Penn State University in 2003, Grooves met Hot 107.9 program director Mike Jax. This led to his first full time job in radio as the station’s night time personality. He would eventually become the station’s program director before moving on to a short stint with Cumulus Media in Lexington, KY in 2005.
After a year in Kentucky DJ Grooves was hired to host “The Hot Freeek Show” on Hot 99.5 in Washington, DC while simultaneously on the air on XM Radio’s Kiss 21 and several other stations for Clear Channel. Around this time he and fellow Penn Stater Drew “DJ Goofy White Kid” Hall established Tin Can And String, L.L.C. with the vision of providing syndicated mix show programming to affiliates around the county. They launched the company with one affiliate in Lima, OH in 2006.
In 2009 Grooves relocated to the Motor City to help CBS Radio launch 98.7 Amp Radio. While in Detroit he worked as the station’s assistant program director and music director and held various on air positions. He could be heard deejaying at Metro Detroit clubs like Liquor Store and Tonic every weekend, as well as a cross border weekly residency at Voodoo Nightclub in Windsor, Ontario.
During the summer of 2012 Grooves was offered the position of afternoon personality, music director and mixer at Wired 96.5 in Philadelphia, PA. The excitement of returning home was short lived as a budget cut in January 2013 led to the elimination of his position. He continued to produce “In The Mix With DJ Grooves” while focusing on the acquisition of a radio station in New England as part of a partnership between several close friends from the radio industry. Mainestream Media currently owns and operates Hot 104.7 in Portland, Maine.
Over the years DJ Grooves has interviewed celebrities like Eminem, Waka Flocka Flame, T.I., Trey Songz, B.O.B., Jason Derulo, Miley Cyrus, and many others. He’s played countless clubs across the country and has opened up for artists like Big Sean, J. Cole, Sean Paul, Juicy J, 50 Cent, Method Man and many more.
Grooves currently resides with his wife in San Antonio, TX where he programs three radio stations for Alpha Media. He continues to mix and produce his nationally syndicated program “In The Mix WIth DJ Grooves” which now airs on nearly 40 radio stations around the country every weekend.
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