Growing up in the piedmont of North Carolina as a young teenager, it was the Rhythmic sounds of the early sixties R&B that captured Kyle’s heart and soul. In his hometown of Cherryville, Kyle, like almost every other kid in the neighborhood, tried his hand playing guitar and singing with several small bands but gave that dream up early on. It was with awe that he watched other local bands like the Shakers, The Catalina’s , The Attractions and others. At some point we called them “Beach Bands” Kyle was part of a new culture emerging in the Carolina’s where they claimed national tunes, performed by national artist as their own music, Carolina Beach Music. Places like “The Cellar”, “Park Center” and “The Purple Penguin” were local venues hosting local Beach Bands as well as some National Artist that solidified a love and passion of this music in his soul.
In 2002 after marrying in 1969, raising and educating two boys, Kyle had the opportunity to do his own Beach Show at WSGE 91.7 in Dallas, N.C. Starting with just a couple hours on Saturday afternoon quickly evolved into a 4 hour Friday night show that played a major role in the revival of Beach Music in the Charlotte area . Kyle’s passion to preserve the music he loved and his quest to revive the music, served his show with the name of “The Friday Night Beach Music Revival” At some point his wife Jan commented on his “On Air” enthusiasm, that he should be called “The Right Reverend of Beach Music”. The moniker stuck and today this show continues to air live on 91.7 every Friday Night. The show is now streamed live world wide from the studio.
For the past 5 years Kyle has hosted his radio show, produced a 24/7 show online with Live 365. He has written numerous articles for several Beach Music publications and contributed to several published charts. He has been the host for Beach Band Performances in the Carolinas and was recently nominated in Gaston County for “Volunteer of The Year” due to his efforts and volunteer work at WSGE which is a public radio station.
He has been most influenced in radio by John “Fessa” Hook as he called him for many years, The Voice of Beach Music.
Kyle also decided in 2002 to become a Beach and Shag mobile DJ. Since then he has played numerous Annual parties for different Shag Clubs in the Southeast as well as monthly parties locally in the Charlotte area. He has played all of the Commercial Shag venues in Charlotte as well as most all of the clubs during SOS at Ocean Drive, SC