From Tragedy to Triumph: The Doghouse’s Elvis Medina Reinvents Himself With New Purpose

"I blamed myself for everything that happened afterwards and went into severe depression...It wasn't my fault but I took it on my shoulders. If I'd been a better this and that then that wouldn't have happened. You can't live like that. It was just a tough time. It's tougher on the holidays and her birthday.

Cannibis 101 Producer and owner of

It was appointment radio. Elvis and J.V. took the Bay Area by storm as the preeminent morning radio show in the mid 90’s. When the run ended, Elvis had to cope with the trauma of a serious car accident and losing his father, ex-wife within the span of a few months. Still going after more than three decades in the business, he looks back at the highs and lows in radio, the origination of his on-air name along with a new life as a entrepreneur by starting Podcast To Go and the move back to Southern California to produce the Cannibis 101 podcast.

The Dave Lewis Show
The Dave Lewis Show
From Tragedy to Triumph: The Doghouse's Elvis Medina Reinvents Himself With New Purpose


  1. Michael says:

    What a story about him! Thank you for the awesome interview. He was talking about how there’s probably a VHS out there somewhere of him jumping out of the building and Ryan Seacrest came up to interview him. I actually still have that VHS lol.

  2. MM says:

    I’m glad I found this. It’s an ejoyable listen. I became a HUGE fan of Elvis when he cohosted the Doghouse on Free FM in NYC. It was a brief run but that show was therapy for me. I hope he’s doing fine during this pandemic. I hope you are too. Thanks for having him on as a guest.

  3. Beth Simmons says:

    Thank you so much for posting this interview. I’ve been doing radio since 2000 when I started as an intern for Sarah and No Name @Alice 97.3 and it still holds a lot of magic for me. You two have a great energy and I loved every minute.

  4. Bob Bolli says:

    Dave. Great interview with Elvis. Learned a few new things about him that I didn’t know. Keep these up I enjoy listening to them.

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