Dave spent his formative years in Brooklyn, New York, before trekking to Western New York to attend college at SUNY Brockport, graduating in 1979. In September of that year, he landed his first radio gig doing overnights in Geneva N.Y. In January of 1980, he returned to Rochester to host overnights at first, then the evening air shift on rock station Magic 92 (WMJQ-FM) before landing at 96.5 WCMF in February 1981, where he remained in the midday shift until his retirement in April 2021. He came out of retirement in September 2022 to bring his Breakfast with the Beatles show to Different Radio.
In 2019 the Rochester Music Hall of Fame presented Kane with a “Special Merit Award” during the induction of WCMF. He was also nominated for a prestigious “Radio Personality of the Year” Marconi Award and is a six-time nominee for Billboard Magazine’s “Music Director of the Year.” Kane lives in Greece with his beloved Rottweiler, Raymond.