Name: Patrick Ryan
From: O'Fallon, MO
Works at: Patrick is the owner of Ryan Guitar Repair in O'Fallon, MO. He tours a large portion of the year working for Rich Fortus (Pale Divine, Guns n Roses, Thin Lizzy) and Marco Mendoza (Whitesnake, Ted Nugent) as the guitar tech for The Dead Daisies.
Patrick has been listening to KSHE since the 1978. His two older brothers turned him on to KSHE when he was just seven years old and he never stopped listening. Patrick lost his older brother Jim earlier this year. Whenever he thinks of Jim he cranks up KSHE and the music he loved most.
As one of the longest running rock stations in the country, Patrick is proud of KSHE and this great city. He loves that KSHE is consistent and stays true to its roots, while introducing new stuff that still fits the format. It’s what the station has always been best known for.
In 1986 Patrick won a contest with KSHE to go onstage with AC/DC dressed as Angus Young on the Who Made Who tour at the Kiel Center. He was one of eight winners.
Patrick’s band JAMBONE plays around the St. Louis and St. Charles area on a regular basis. They play classic and hard rock classics similar to the KSHE format.
KSHE songs that get Patrick through the day:
Van Halen – I'm the One
Led Zeppelin – Out on the Tiles
AC/DC – Shot Down in Flames
Aerosmith – Nobody’s Fault
Judas Priest – You Got Another Thing Comin
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