Host, The Morning Beat
Steve Grosz moved to Mesa in 1985 from Minot North Dakota, and at 14 years old immediately started his radio dream at The East Valley Institute of Technology. As a student at EVIT and Dobson High School from 1986-1990, Steve worked at KZZP 104.7FM. Steve moved on to Y-95, Power 92.3 (Now 98.3) and The Edge from 1990-2001, with jobs on air and in production.
Steve started his own Mobile DJ Company “FX Entertainment” in 1990, which he still operates today.
In 1996 Steve became the music man for the Phoenix Suns, Mercury, and AZ Rattlers. He transformed the way music was presented at those games. He remained the Suns music man until 2005.
Steve has attended more The American Music Awards, MTV Awards, Grammys, and Emmy awards shows more than 30 times, Attended more than 300 concerts without ever buying a ticket.
In 1997 Steve returned to his Alma Matter “EVIT and took over the Radio Program as the lead teacher/instructor. Steve’s dream was to bring a real radio station to EVIT and he started to look for an available FM Frequency and tower location immediately. In 1999 Steve and EVIT applied to the FCC for a permit on 90.7fm In Apache Junction. In early 2000 the FCC froze all new applications for Non-Commercial/Educational radio stations, and they remained frozen in government red tape until a window was re-opened in 2007. Needless top say there was more red tape, and in June 2010, EVIT was awarded a construction permit on 90.7fm. Originally planning to be a shared timed radio station that broadcasts just to Apache Junction, Steve had bigger ideas….and today “The Pulse” on 90.7fm and 88.7fm is one of the most powerful and most listened to high school or college owned radio stations in America.
Steve’s EVIT students have gone on to many successful careers in TV and Radio across the US and Canada, studio recording and producing, and even working the ESPN network.
The radio station at EVIT has been Steve’s dream since he was a student 30 years ago, and now the station is a showcase for the tremendous talents of the students that pass through the EVIT Radio/Audio Program.
Co-Host, The Morning Beat
From a young baseball player in the outskirts of Phoenix, to becoming Arizona’s youngest Morning Show DJ in history, Mateo has always had a dream of being on the radio. He reminisces about his time in elementary school, where he would always listen to DJ Iceman on Live! 101.5 in Phoenix on his small iPod Nano, and now, his dream has come true at EVIT, and 88.7 The Pulse.
Born in 2001, Mateo was raised in the Valley of the Sun. He grew up listening to the dirty south rap scene with Lil Wayne, as well as underground cloud rap like Odd Future. He also has a love of classic rock, metal, and many other genres, making him a very well-rounded music lover. He was an athlete growing up, playing baseball for 14 years before dipping his feet into radio. When he put down the bat, he decided to chase his true dream of becoming a Radio DJ, and attended the East Valley Institute of Technology his Junior year of high school.
Over the course of two years, he has accumulated many different honors from his home school of Desert Vista High School, and EVIT. He is a Certified Radio Operator, recipient of the American Legion Award and EVIT’s Community Service Award, as well as Gold and Silver Medals in the Skills USA Radio competition, and induction into the National Technical Honor Society. He also owns his own DJ company, HYPHYTEO Entertainment, where he travels across the valley to play at birthday parties, school dances, weddings and more. Music is his love, and his radiating energy through your car speakers is his passion!
He can be heard alongside Steve Grosz on The Morning Beat, from 6-9 AM. He hopes you enjoy his news, and continue to love the Pulse!
Afternoon Drive Personality
Born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona, Jeff Kode has centered his life around music, journalism, and entertainment since his high school days. At Dobson High School, he was a reporter for the school newspaper, The Mustang Messenger, winning the 1996 Mustang Award for Excellence in Journalism. He has also been a contributor for the Arizona Republic ALT section, Echo Magazine, and IONAZ Magazine. Jeff’s deejay and radio career launched in 1998 at 103.9 Arizona’s Party Station in promotions. From 2001, Jeff has worked enthusiastically as a local deejay playing at special events in varied venues, such as The Phoenix Art Museum, Nordstrom’s, and more! His on-air radio experience debuted at FX 99.1 FM, where he was able to combine his passion for music and entertainment by introducing remote interviews with actors and film producers at the annual Sedona Film Festival as part of his evening radio show. Previously on mid-days with his own show, The Sugar Rush, Jeff can now be heard 6-9 am on The Morning Beat with Pulse General Manager Steve Grosz at 88.7 The Pulse. When not working, Jeff is an enthusiastic movie lover, and enjoys discovering new music.
The Weekend Jumpoff, The House Connection
Born and raised in Arizona and fell in love with Radio as young as 5 years old. Spent years of recording and studying the Hot Mix shows which helped Perry learn to beat match by the time he was 12, even on non professional equipment. By the time he was 16, he had the proper 1200s and then worked his way to mastering CDJs in addition to vinyl. Started Spinning underground and mainstream bars and clubs in 1996 and has covered all types of formats from Pop, Alternative, Dance, and House.