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|Birth name||Mara Davis|
July 28, 1969 |
New York City, United States
She began her career in 1987 at WMLN-FM, Curry College radio. Upon graduation Davis worked in promotions at WZOU-FM Boston. She was fired, due to budget cuts, in 1992. She moved to Rochester, New York where she landed a late-night job at WRQI-FM. Davis soon found herself in the same slot in Atlanta at WZGC FM, Z-93. In 1996, she was moved to mid-days where she created the Out to Lunch hour. In 2003, Davis launched the Mara Davis and Dunham Morning Show on Z-93 with co-host Jeff Dunham.
Until recently, Davis was the award-winning mid-day DJ at WZGC 92.9 "dave fm" in Atlanta. Davis hosted a show called Radio Free Lunch where she came up with a daily topic and listeners called and requested songs relating to the theme. The show was a mix of rock n’ roll, talk and interviews. In October 2012 the radio station WZGC 92.9 retired "dave fm" and turned to a 24-hour sports-talk format. Davis was also featured briefly in a season 4 episode of Bravo's Tabatha Takes Over.
Awards and honors
Davis was voted Creative Loafing’s “Best Radio DJ” in 2000, 2001, 2007,2008 and 2009. She also was honored as “Woman of the Month” by Atlanta Woman magazine in 2004.