Nick Zopolis

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Nick grew up in Parma in a loud Greek family. Neighbors with their pink flamingos and pierogies were outmatched by blue and white flags, statues, lambs roasting on a spit in the backyard, large parties and Greek music blaring into the wee hours of the night. Right out of high school, Nick got started in radio on the street team for 107.9 The End. Cleveland music and radio icon Michael Stanley taught him the audio board and then he picked up some comedic inspiration working with Akron radio legend Jim Chenot. In Canton, Nick’s wild night show brought out the crazy in everyone for many years. He jumped at the chance at reaching larger audiences and moved to Louisville, Pittsburgh and Tampa Bay. Nick also remotely rocked Atlanta, Jacksonville, Richmond, Albuquerque, Roanoke and more.

"Home is home, no matter what. I enjoyed my experiences and some warmer weather, but I was able to learn the business around different people at different stations. It’s how my unique style on-air evolved. Ohio though has been the best. Morning radio staple Matt Spatz keeps me sharp and is a phenomenal person who I’ve been fortunate to work alongside. Listeners in Akron, Canton and Youngstown are some of the coolest a radio guy could ask for. I am off the scale excited about being home and heard in my hometown!"

Nick lives in Akron now with his charismatic wife and four awesome kids. "I’m proud of my wife for her work in healthcare and love that she can always make me laugh. We have a flute player in band, one on the swim team and two future stars who enjoy singing, dancing and theater. Akron is perfect for our family because it’s central to everywhere in the entire Northeast Ohio area."

"107.3 Alternative Cleveland is the most exciting thing to happen to Cleveland radio and the Cleveland music scene in a very long time. I’m humbled and honored to be part of it from the beginning. We will forever be etched in Cleveland history. I’m excited we’re doing this for the city, the fans of Alternative music and all the live music venues. Unleashing my strange sense of humor into the mix of artist news and everything Cleveland, while cracking open new music together, is a dream come true."

Hometown: Cleveland, OH
Favorite band: TOOL
Zodiac sign: Pisces
Second language: Greek
Years in broadcasting: 20+
Greatest of all time: Ric Flair
Favorite food: Pizza
Ice cream or Candy: Ice cream
Dogs or Cats: 1 dog, 2 cats