Trendsetter to Know: Dave Pratt

Name: Dave Pratt

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Age: 58

Title: Owner Star Worldwide Networks & Agency

Married/Single: Married to Paula for 31 years

Kids: David Jr. – 26, Kyle – 24, Sammy – 21 and Madison – 19

City you live in: Scottsdale

A typical day in my life includes…

Pop-Tarts and java in the car, having fun at our network, talking with clients, typically some type of TV, radio or podcast speaking engagement, family stuff, relaxing in the hot spa and maybe some type of exercise if my dog feels up to it.

I was born…

yes.

My favorite thing about Arizona…

being interviewed by Arizona Foothills and just being “The Mayor”.  In fact, more people call me “The Mayor” than Dave.  I love it. I was getting a license update at DMV and instead of calling out my name they called “Mr. Mayor”!  Or recently,  I was in the grocery store and heard this announcement: “Attention Fry’s shoppers. Today we would like to welcome ‘The Mayor”. My family just laughs and my kids who are adults now, just roll their eyes.

I’m listening to…

my wife. It took me 3 decades to learn this is fairly important.

My family…

would be much larger with blood tests from the early ’80s. Joking… kind of…

If I could have dinner with anyone…

it would be my yellow lab Rio. She gets right to it, never complains about what is in her dish and no meaningless chit chat. To be honest, away from the mic and camera, I have never been much of a social guy. Fluffy conversation bores me. Rio is my perfect companion.

One thing I cannot live without is…

coffee, John Wayne movies and Swedish Fish.

When I was younger, I wanted to be…

older. All of my dreams have come true, and they still are today! Sincerely, I love my life and every year seems to get even better.

I’m inspired by…

anybody who has doubted me or still does. Thank you! Seriously, you are the reason for my success as I love proving you wrong.  I find it entertaining.

The one person who motivates me is…

Rooster Cogburn in True Grit. When I am given a challenge, such as when I battled cancer or moved formats from rock to country or changed broadcast companies or started my own network, I ride with the reins between my teeth and a gun in each fist yelling “fill your hands you son of a bitch!”

If I could change anything in the world, it would be…

my wife sleeping on 90% of our bed. Seriously, she is 5’3 and I am 6’2. How is that fair?

The perfect day would be…

driving the RV on a road trip with my family. Ton of laughs.

My first job was…

a radio disc-jockey in 1977 at 16 years old in my hometown of Elko, Nevada. KELK 1240 AM “The Golden Voice of the Silver State”. I was the music disc-jockey on the night shift, known as “Boogie Shoes”.

My favorite escape is…

watching war movies, westerns, documentaries on American history or Mafia stuff. Fun guy, right?

My life is…

awesome to the point of almost feeling guilty. Almost.

I’m currently working on…

growing the full agency side of Star Worldwide Networks and also turning my autobiography into an audiobook, “Dave Pratt, Behind the Mic”.  It will be released chapter by chapter starting in May. My goal is to make it absolutely free to the public, which is more than it is worth, LOL! In addition, this Fall I am being inducted into the Music & Entertainer’s Hall of Fame, which is pretty cool and appreciated.

Always…

“Be nice, until it’s time not to be nice.”

Never…

Live in the past. If you don’t let the past die, it won’t let you live.

Favorite Quote…

“You can’t run with the big dogs if ya pee like a puppy.”

Biggest Dream… 

Already living it. Oh, and free tacos.

My Pet Peeve(s)… 

any Arizona company not with Star Worldwide Networks. Come join our family!  If you don’t deserve it, WHO DOES?!



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