Kannon grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina. He was still in high school when he first heard Open House Party and got so excited he knew a radio DJ is what he wanted to be. Starting at a small AM station at age 16, he was eventually hired for weekends at WRDU, the rock station in Raleigh while building a reputation as a rave DJ around the country. At 19 he was hired as main mixer for Open House Party and within a couple of years he took over the nighttime DJ slots. Once upon a time Kannon was known as Mike Castano on the Q! He LOVED his time in Portland living on Congress St. downtown right across the street from the State Theater. He is so thrilled to still be on the air in Portland and also continues to revel in Jeff Parsons Price Is Right stories!