ALTON – Keith Teague, more famously known as Keith on da Beat, is a young man who said he is living his dreams at the age of 24.
If he looks familiar, it is because Teague has become ubiquitous around the Riverbend in recent months. He is the DJ at Bossanova Martini Lounge every Thursday night, will be the DJ at Alton's big send-off to the Small Business Revolution this Friday and still works the Monday night hip-hop show, called The Message, at WLCA 89.9 FM at Lewis and Clark Community College. Teague was a graduate of that school's radio program in 2017. Now, fans of Teague can also catch him on St. Louis's premiere Top 40 station: Z107.7 where he works the night shift, Monday through Friday from 12-5 a.m.
While working nights may seem arduous to most, Teague said he is genuinely living his dream.
“I'm only 24, and I'm already living my dream,” he said. “I don't know what else there is to do, but go up and expand further.”
When Teague was only six or seven years old, he lived in Tennessee without cable. Because television reception is hard to muster in some parts of the nation, Teague said he got all his knowledge of current events and what's cool from the radio. In fact, he would call in every day to the point the on-air personalities considered him a regular and invited him into the studio. That, he said, is where his dreams were born.
So, to pursue those dreams, Teague enrolled in Lewis and Clark Community College under the tutelage of WLCA Station Manager and Lewis and Clark Mass Communications Department Head Mike Lemons to see what could be done with his passion and determination.
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