Daryl has had a love for music since his early years. Starting off as a mobile deejay while in high school, he took his business on the road, and eventually left his native Nova Scotia for Toronto, Ontario. For over 20 years he provided musical entertainment in various night clubs, dance halls, and bars throughout the city.
Growing tired of the “night club scene” he made the logical evolution into the broadcasting industry. Completing a “mentorship” program with Durham Radio’s GM Steve Kassay, he started his radio career in Charlottetown, PEI at country station CFCY. Moving on to Summerside to C102FM.
In 2005, Daryl moved back to Ontario to help launch the new 98 The Beach in Saugeen Shores for Bayshore Broadcasting. Within a year, he was their morning drive announcer. During this time Daryl created “The Beach Party” which airs Friday and Saturday nights, and is now heard on ten stations across Canada. In December 2007, Daryl moved on to CKDO Radio in Oshawa. He continues to produce “The Beach Party” shows from there.
Daryl’s lifelong dream of hosting a “Classic Country” show came to be in September 2015 when he launched “Daryl MacLean’s Country Gold” on Bayshore Broadcasting’s Country 93 and Country 105. Following in the footsteps of the very successful “Beach Party” format, “Daryl MacLean’s Country Gold” promises to carry on a tradition of “Fun Radio” for Country Music lovers everywhere.