David Edward Sims believes that one of the great strengths of Radio DePaul is that it provides a laboratory for the development of media skills and the creation of great radio. He believes the medium of radio is undergoing a transition, re-calculating its relevance in the 21st century mediascape. He believes radio is best when it is live, adventurous and personal. David incorporates conversation, music and performance into his shows, and describes the concept of his show as he and his guests seated at an outdoor cafe with the listener pulling up a chair. David credits DePaul University's College of Communication as creating a learning/doing environment well suited for the cultivation of media and performance skills. A writer, spoken word artist and media personality with a background in the visual arts and public relations, he holds a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a 2016 BA in communications and media from DePaul University. In 2016 he was accepted into the Radio DePaul Hall of Fame.
David Edward Sims' media influences include Dick Cavett, Holmes "Daddy-O" Daylie, Rick O'Dell, Dinah Shore, Tom Snyder, Studs Terkel, and Scott Webb Vyverman.