Mel Lipton was born in New York City in 1933 and he was there through the 40’s and 50’s, hearing most of the jazz greats live at venues such as The Royal Roost, Birdland, and Bop City. He moved to Miami from Houston, Texas, and became affiliated with the station in 1995. Going from a business career to becoming a jazz DJ was an opportunity he only fantasized about as he was a great fan of legendary Symphony Sid and the other great DJ’s. He’s a graduate of Tulane University in New Orleans.
He plays the clarinet in the privacy of his own closet so as not to offend anyone.
Lazaro Rodriguez brings the vibrant sounds of salsa, boogaloo, and Latin-fusion to WDNA 88.9 FM's Fusion Latina. With a deep passion for these genres and a vinyl collection to occasionally draw from, Lazaro's selections promise a rich journey through Latin America's musical legacy.