Sean “Hollywood” Hamilton always dreamed about becoming a disc jockey, starting at the age of sixteen when he built an illegal pirate radio station in the basement of his parent’s home. Although the FCC pulled his station off the air, he went on to land his first commercial job in radio in Reno, Nevada, his hometown.
In 1983, after spending some time on the air in Tampa at Q105, his big break came when he was asked to be part of the launch of New York City’s Z-100 WHTZ. That was also the year he created the enormously popular show “Lovelines,” which evolved into a 15-year syndicated radio success, not to mention its equally successful long time MTV run with Adam Corolla and Dr. Drew.
Sean took his radio show to L.A. to do nights at KIIS-FM in 1987. According to Arbitron, his time slot consistently stayed in the top three for nine years. In 1996, the Big Apple’s WKTU persuaded him to return to New York to take over its evening slot.
In 1998, Premiere Radio Networks began syndicating “Hollywood Hamilton’s Weekend Top 30” which, two years later, became Radio & Records Magazine’s “Nationally Syndicated Radio Show of the Year.” Today (2014), his “Weekend Top 30” and “Remix Top 30” are syndicated to some 280 affiliates, while his show on WKTU remains the second highest rated show in New York City, afternoons from 3-7pm.
Sean lives in New York City and maintains a residence in Los Angeles as well. He also oversees his production company, Mischief Media Entertainment, which produces various projects for television.
1978 - 1983 Other Tampa Bay Area Stations (On Air Personality)