Over the last 20 years, Sean "Hollywood" Hamilton has become one of the most recognizable names in radio from coast-to-coast. Coined as a radio icon, he has hosted shows at Z-100 in New York, KIIS FM in Los Angeles and then a show back in New York at KTU while establishing a legion of fans and admirers within the music industry, leading all his shows to #1 in the Arbitron ratings in a relatively short amount of time.
Sean Hamilton always dreamed about becoming a disc jockey. His dream started at sixteen years old when he constructed an illegal pirate radio station in the basement of his parent's home. His pirate radio station was pulled off the air by the Federal Communications Commission, but he immediately landed his first job in commercial radio in his hometown of Reno, Nevada. In 1990, New Line Cinema released a popular motion picture called "Pump up the Volume" starring Christian Slater, loosely based on Sean's life. Sean Hamilton's popularity rose and his innovative style quickly generated attention within the radio industry. He felt, "the early success of my career was based on working the phones and being able to adlib with people on the air naturally."
In 1983, Sean received his big break when he was asked to incorporate his philosophy as part of the launch of a new radio station called Z-100 in New York City. Little did he know he was about to become part of the most successful radio station in the country. Just 72 days after the start of WHTZ the station rose to #1 and still to this day, it remains the most powerful radio station in America. Sean stayed #1 at Z-100 from 1983 until his departure in 1987.
That same year, Sean also created the enormously popular show "Lovelines." It became a huge hit in New York, and evolved into a 15-year syndicated radio success and MTV TV show starring Adam Carolla and Dr. Drew.