John DeBella's name has been synonymous with radio entertainment for over 35 years. He was instrumental in the successes of WLIR/WDRE New York, WPEZ Pittsburgh, and both WMMR and WYSP in Philadelphia. John is now the host of WMGK’s top five rated morning show.
Educated at Hofstra University he earned a BFA in design in 1972. While there he came to the attention of The National Lampoon Radio Hour, the syndicated radio program that starred John Belushi, Chevy Chase, Dan Akroyd, Bill Murray and many others. John wrote and produced segments for many of the Lampoons early broadcasts. John made his professional radio debut on WLIR-FM in 1976. There he helped develop an entirely new radio format called "NEW WAVE", it is now more commonly known as the "New Rock or Alternative" format. In 1982 John moved to WMMR-FM in Philadelphia, it was his time there that truly made him a force in the national radio scene. In just two years he had catapulted his morning show not only to number one, but to the highest ratings in local radio history. His show was copied in nearly every radio market in America. In October of 1994 John moved to afternoons at WYSP-FM. Within one year WYSP became Philadelphia's #1 station for men. In June of 2002 John returned to morning radio once again, this time at Philadelphia’s Classic Rock station 102.9 WMGK. John instantly became the perfect fit for the station and its audience. In just 3 short months John moved WMGK’s morning ratings from 12 to 5 place with adults 25 -54, and has maintained a top rated show ever since. It is now the #2 morning show in the market.
In 2009 John received a TV production deal and launched DWI (DeBella World Industries) a production company that developes broadcast and web video content.