Kannon grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina. He was still in high school when he first heard Open House Party and got so excited he knew a radio DJ is what he wanted to be. Starting at a small AM station at age 16, he was eventually hired for weekends at WRDU, the rock station in Raleigh while building a reputation as a rave DJ around the country. At 19 he was hired as main mixer for Open House Party and within a couple of years he took over the nighttime DJ slots, first at Q97.9 in Portland, then to Atlanta's 95.5 The Beat, and for the past few years as afternoon host at Philadelphia's Wired 95.5. Kannon took over as host of Open House Party Sunday in 2008, and assumed Saturday night show duties as well after John Garabedian retired.