Dante Vespa was born in Barfield. His father was Italian while his mother had lived in the city for her entire life. He had one older sister, and a few years after his birth, he ended up with three younger siblings. His parents both spoke Italian and English, although Italian was of course his father's first language. At home, Dante would always speak Italian since it's how his parents and sister usually spoke to each other. It was actually his first language since it was always spoken around him when he was growing up. Still, he did learn English since his parents knew it was important for him in this country. As Dante got older, he began to dislike his name and thought it was too old school and ancient. Plus, people always related him to that writer named Dante, and he didn't want to always be known for that. He ended up going by the name Dan, but soon thought that name was too boring and plain. He started being called Danny, much to the displeasure of his father who continued calling him Dante anyway.
In high school, Danny was very outgoing around his peers. He wasn't necessarily a jock or prep or anything - he was just very sociable. He was always very into music, but he couldn't sing or play an instrument. Plus, he thought those things were boring anyway. He would always sit around and listen to music with headphones and mash different songs together to see what they would sound like. He edited different songs for fun. During Danny's senior year of high school, he had saved up enough money from his part-time over the past two years and was able to afford nice DJ equipment. He started hanging out in his bedroom, always messing around with the equipment until he finally got the hang of it.
After graduating high school, he attended the University of Miduna Beach. He majored in broadcasting and also worked at the radio station for the university. At first, his only job there was to sort music and make food runs for the older students who also worked there. During his sophomore year, he was able to work nights at the station by himself. His junior year he still worked at night, but sometimes he would get to work during the day. Finally, his senior year at UMB, he was able to be in charge of the station and was almost always DJing. He loved the job and would always try to play the best and latest music. He would take phonecalls with the other students at the school and make jokes with them over the radio. Danny absolutely loved his job and planned on doing it for the rest of his life.
At the age of twenty-two, Danny graduated UMB and began searching for a job at local radio stations. At first, he found a job at a small radio station in Lebeaux. He got a job as a promotion assistant and would have to attend all of the radio station events and help out with them. He would also always have to find ways to promote the station. A year later, he got promoted to being in charge of promotions since the original guy quit. They were going to hire someone more experienced then Danny, but he convinced them to give him a chance at the job. He worked there for a while until he learned of a new job opening at a radio station in Miduna Beach. It was looking for someone to host at night, so he applied for the job. A few weeks later, he got a phonecall saying he would have to come back for a second interview. They couldn't decide between him and another applicant. After the second interview, he received the news that he didn't get the job. He continued working at Lebeaux, hoping that maybe there'd be another chance soon. Finally, another radio station had an opening. It was actually one of his favorites and he quickly applied for the night job there. He luckily got this job and moved to Miduna Beach.