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Our TEam


It’s hard to separate RadioNemo from the original and legendary “Road Gang,” the pioneering radio show begun by Charlie Douglas dedicated solely to the professional over-the-road truck driver.  That’s because Dave Nemo was part of the old “Road Gang” from its earliest days, and he’s kept the standards and traditions alive for almost 50 years.


Fast forward to 1998.  That’s when Bill Hudgins, then editor of RoadKing, called Dave to tell him that “a cute couple” who wrote some trucking Christmas songs were on the cover.  Bill asked if Dave would like to have them on the air and he said yes. Michael and MaryKay Burns were that couple.  And with that, the wheels started turning and they haven’t stopped since.


RadioNemo remains a small, family-owned company with one goal: To serve the professional truck drivers of North America.  Our truthful and helpful programs will keep you informed, aware, and proud of what you do and who you are. Add plenty of laughter, and you’ve got us pegged.

Our Hosts

Dave Nemo

Dave Nemo

President, On-Air Host
Dave Nemo grew up glued to the radio. He studied communications in college and was the campus station program director. That led to being hired for weekend work at WWL Radio in New Orleans in the winter of 1969. He’s proud of his service in the U.S. Army and was fortunate to be a radio host on AFKN in Seoul, South Korea. Back in New Orleans, his career in trucking radio began in the summer of 1972 when he joined Charlie Douglas and The Road Gang. Today, he’s honored to serve the men and women of the “Wonderful World of Trucking” across North America through SiriusXM. Dave says one of the best things he ever did was to start the St. Christopher Fund with his dear friends Michael Burns and Dr. John McElligott. Dave is honored to be on the Truckers Against Trafficking Board of Directors. He considers himself lucky and blessed to have such a wonderful team at RadioNemo. Dave plans to ride along with you for many miles to come.
Tim Ridley

Tim Ridley

On-Air Host
Tim Ridley was born in Tennessee and grew up in Georgia. With a trucking career that begins in 1984, Tim has been a small fleet owner and a driving school instructor along with holding several management positions. Tim is proud of his two million miles of safe driving (one million with a single company), his Ph.D. in Christian Education, and his service as a military chaplain. He now gives his time as a reserve police officer and board member for The St. Christopher Fund. Along with playing the sax and drums, Tim enjoys weightlifting, model railroading, camping, riding his motorcycle, and spending time with his family on the Mississippi Gulf Coast where they live.
Jimmy Mac

Jimmy Mac

On-Air Host
Jimmy Mac is a native New Orleanian who has visited 49 states and called 4 of them home. Having worked in law enforcement, education, contracting, and the entertainment industry, he is now proud to be a member of the RadioNemo family. Jimmy loves that he gets paid to talk infrastructure, transportation, movies, books, and destinations on Dave Nemo Weekends and The Dave Nemo Show with people he adores. He would like to thank Boudreaux and Snake Pontchartrain for giving him this opportunity.

Our Team Members

Michael Burns

Managing Partner
Michael Burns is a native of Southern California who grew up in Monterey and Michigan. In Michigan, his best friend and neighbor’s father was an over-the-road trucker who parked his rig in the driveway where the boys could explore it. While the KW was cool, Michael was forever hooked by the sound of that two-stroke diesel. He was an over-the-road trucker for five years. After writing the holiday trucking song, “Christmas Comes on Eighteen Wheels,” he met Dave Nemo, and after hosting the weekend show, he and Dave became business partners. Now, Michael shuffles the papers in the Ocean Springs front office that keep RadioNemo on the road. He is proud to be an integral part of RadioNemo.


Media Relations Representative
Donna feels blessed to call Tennessee her lifelong home. As a Media Relations Representative, she enjoys connecting companies with their target audience through sales and marketing. When not immersed in the trucking industry, Donna spends her free time loving on her little ones, attending hundreds of concerts, and training with her local fitness community.


Studio Producer
Dre was born in Natchitoches, the oldest town in the Louisiana Purchase. He now resides in Biloxi, where he moved to be closer to his family. They sparked his fascination with trucking. His brother trucked for many years and Dre used to ride with his dad to deliver recycled products off his flatbed. Phonemaster Dre is a studio producer and occasional on-air presence who uses his nine years of DJ experience to his advantage. When he’s not in the booth, he’s actively enjoying sports, exercise, yardwork, playing with his dog, and spending time with family.


Programming Coordinator
Born and raised in Thibodaux, Louisiana, Meredith joins Radio Nemo after many years in Sales and Customer Service. She earned a BA in Communications from Loyola University New Orleans, and after working for and the Sundance Film Festival, she finally made it back home to south Louisiana. She worked here in New Orleans as a Visitor Services Agent at the National World War II Museum and as a Box Office Supervisor at House of Blues. Meredith’s most recent role was at Louisiana Motor Coach as Project Manager for American Cruise Lines, using all of her expertise to ensure a seamless experience for guests and drivers.

Zee Taylor

Office Manager
Zee Taylor moved to Nashville from New Mexico when she was fifteen. Frequently driving back home to visit, Zee discovered a love of long road trips. Though never a professional driver herself, she has several family members in the industry. Zee started answering phones part-time for Dave in 2007. By the next year, she was a full-time employee, eventually becoming an on-air personality. When RadioNemo moved to Mississippi in 2014, so did Zee, who also moved to the administrative position she happily holds today.


I.T. Director
Chris was born in South Florida. While his dad was an over-the-road trucker, Chris was in high school learning the radio industry and hosting his own show, "Metal in the Morning,” on KLEL. He is now the IT Director for RadioNemo. When he's not building something no one has done before, or maintaining an enterprise over four states, you will probably find him on or near the water with his family around Ocean Springs.

Clare Marie

Production Consultant
While Clare Marie has only spent a couple of weeks trucking over-the-road as a passenger, Dave Nemo did teach her to drive, and that’s gotta count for something. After a 14 year career that included booking guests, creating commercials, co-hosting Dave Nemo Weekends, hosting “Highway to Health” and “Pet Stop,” and taking you forward into the past on “The Timeline,” she stepped down from full-time duties at RadioNemo to pursue an MFA in Sound Design at The California Institute of the Arts.
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