A More Funk guest DJ and regular in the early years of MF, Alan spent six years funking it up on KMOJ between 1981 and 1987 on weekday afternoons and overnight Saturday mix shows. Juggling his KMOJ gig with on-air at Urban/Alt/Local WWTC Metro Radio, he became MPLS correspondent for the Urban/R&B trade publication, IMPACT, while holding club DJ residencies at Taste Show Lounge, Sugar Daddy's in St. Paul and Cleo's atop the IDS, among others.
1993-99 found him conducting interviews for Swedish author, Per Nilsen's authoritative books on Prince. Then, in 1996, Alan launched Beat Radio 97.7, the city's first dance music radio station that led to a national dance music radio network. Beat Radio also spawned beatopia, the five-year House music weekly at First Av's VIP Room (now the Record Room). After three years at XM Satellite Radio, his current dance music project is ShoutDRIVE.com.