Hosted by longtime residents Kevin Shepardson and Dan Delasantos, “Havasu Pioneers Radio Show” will air on the first Wednesday of each month during Speak Out at 11:00am.
ABOUT DAN DELASANTOS:
When his parent’s role in the Apollo Space program was completed, Dan Delasantos and family moved to Lake Havasu City from Southern California in January 1971, where Dan attended grade school and graduated from LHHS in 1976. With vibrant imaginations, Dan and friends built the Big “N” Crooked homemade houseboat in high school, which became a local icon on the river with its working smokestacks, fireplace, ornamental antlers and lantern lighting. A replica now resides in the Lake Havasu City Museum of History.
Dan’s local work portfolio included companies such as Campbell Boat Company and Citizen’s Utilities Engineering Department until 1985. He relocated to experience his cultural background in Hawai’i for 10 years where he met his wife Mary, the love of his life, and began a career in telecommunications. To continue his corporate telecommunications career, they moved to Colorado to work for ConferTech International, the company that invented the “Conference Call” connecting as many as 6,000 people in one conference. While there, they adopted and raised their children Kim & Kimo Keliiheleua-Delasantos.
Although Dan was living out of town, he continued to spend several weeks each year in Lake Havasu at the family home staying in touch with hundreds of local Havasu Pioneers and residents collecting historic information along the way. Dan went on to write for two national off-road publications, work with the Forest Service, BLM, Colorado State OHV Grant Review Board, and with their kids grown and moved out on their own, Dan and Mary moved back to Lake Havasu in 2016.
Today, Dan continues to maintain his 48-year relationship with the community, write for two well-known OHV and boat publications, owns and operates IVID Technologies, donates his time to Mohave County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue and hosts the New Havasu Pioneer Radio Show.