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    ICON MR. DAVE TOLLIVER/THE MEN AT LARGE

    in Entertainment

    The first chapter of a promising career began at age 5. Dave became a member and served as the director of the Buds of Promise Choir at St. Paul AM.E. Zion Church in Cleveland, Ohio until age 15. Young Tolliver was encouraged immensely to sing from his heart by his choir directors Mrs. Mary Hampton, and Terrence Jones.
    Inspired by his uncle Lynn Tolliver (radio legend), Dave began his first career as a disc jockey at age 15. He rocked Cleveland's WZAK, consistently holding down the #1 ranking in his time slot, also was the swingman for the station filling in on all on-air time slots. He also served as co-host of the #1 morning show at WJKC Isle 95 in the Virgin Islands where listeners would bow down to the roaring sounds of "King Tollie". Listeners would also enjoy the quiet riot when they tuned into Mongoose 104.9 Classic Rock radio station.