Our Hosts

Thomas McDonough


Tom has been involved in the music industry since 1995 and Owned WROM Radio Detroit and WROM Records that was partnered with MI-5 Records/Universal Music Group. WROM Radio originated in Detroit, MI as a passion project in 2010. Thomas McDonough’s novel approach to radio, complementing celebrity interviews with independent music of all genres, is an uncharted territory.This approach has allowed independent artists to receive the exposure and resources necessary to ensure the greatest amount of success as possible, while providing established celebrities with a unique platform to express ideas.Thomas McDonough officially started building the WROM Radio Detroit network from the ground up in late 2010. As a native of the Detroit area, Thomas has always held music hailing for the motor city in high regard. Although, a sudden and steep introduction to the music world during the late 1990’s is what opened Thomas’ eyes to the vast possibilities of radio, ultimately leading him to explore and thrive in the internet radio market. It is Thomas’ well sought after discernment along with his unique insight that has helped him craft WROM into a media powerhouse. Tom turned all is attention to his Radio shows, he spent a year and half hosting the show This Moment in Time and now focusing his attention to this show The D Cap and also owns the record label RL Recordings in Detroit Mi.

Mark Kassa

Mark Kassa- Guitar/Vocals– Voting Member of the Grammy Awards (The Recording Academy), Graduated from Musicians Institute in Hollywood, CA.   Has written/recorded with George Clinton (Parliament/Funkadelic, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member), Andy Vargas (lead vocalist for the legendary Santana Band), Billy Cox (bassist for Jimi Hendrix’s Band of Gypsys), Dennis Coffey (guitarist from the Motown Funk Brothers), Tony “T Money” Green (bassist for Snoop Dogg, Dr Dre, The Dramatics, and Death Row Records), Davey Pattison (vocalist for Robin Trower, Montrose, and Gamma), Pat Lewis (vocalist with Aretha Franklin and  P-Funk) and legendary drummer Dennis Chambers (Santana, Steely Dan, P-Funk, Jackson 5).

Guitar/Vocals/Writer/Producer/Manager of Slight Return (slightreturn.com)  and owner of federally registered trademarks for “Slight Return”, “Welcome To The D”, “The D”, “It’s a Detroit Thing”, “It’s a D Thing”, “So Detroit”, “Hail the Heroes” and “Shake Your Detroit Right”. Produced albums/ recorded with  Jack Endino and Chris Hanzsek in Seattle, WA (Nirvana, The Foo Fighters, Soundgarden, Mudhoney, and the famed “Sub Pop” label out of Seattle), Jim Diamond in Detroit, MI (Jack White and The White Stripes), Alan Sanderson-San Diego, CA (Elton John and The Rolling Stones), Frank Jamal (Aretha Franklin).

Endorsed by the Shin-ei “Vibe Bro” Univibe company alongside guitar greats Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Eric Johnson, Doyle Bramhall, Oz Noy, and Michael Landau.


From Mark:

“Another one of my passions is charity work.  I’m thankful for all the great opportunities in life and I want to always give back.   I’m proude to be an executive board member and volunteer of the DMAN Foundation (Danny’s Miracle Angel Network).  They have a specialized studio with equipment that allows them to assist people with severe disabilities (quadriplegic, MS, closed head injuries, etc) to record tracks, singles and full albums.  Other events put on by the DMAN Foundation include the Dream Cruise (since we are the Motor City!) in Detroit, MI.  Volunteers bring their convertible sports cars and the foundation provides hoists pick the patients up out of their wheelchairs and put them into the sports car where the drivers tear off and cruise with them in the vehicle.  The organization has taken clients on Cruises, Vacations, Helicopter rides and even the TV Show “Shark Tank” where one of the hosts invested in one of the patients clothing line! (mydman.org) Here is a video from a recent cruise the organization took the clients on https://youtu.be/E_ggFtZ4mjs

-Sole sponsor and donor to the United Youth 2000 program run by coach Robert Brown in Detroit.  We had a free basketball camp in Detroit where we also taught about values, respect, etc and fed over 150-200 kids free per week, culminating  the final week of awards to build self esteem.

Volunteer at St Dominic’s Soup Kitchen in Detroit where we feed 200-300 people every Sunday morning before Church.

Sponsor a family for the Adopt a Refugee program where we provide funding for food, clothing and shelter for the abandoned, impoverished families in Iraq and Syria.

Donated multiple music performances for various causes and fundraisers and persons in need  including  the Walk for the Cure Cancer Walk and the DMAN annual gala.

Testified in front  the  of Michigan Congress  on the proper distribution of public benefits to help the poor get fresher product in supermarkets in urban areas considered “food deserts”

Full line of apparel for the trademark brands at welcometothed.com

Our Guest Cohosts:

Chanel Ryan

Chanel, an American actress has successfully navigated the acting and modeling industry over the past decade. Descriptions of Chanel are as varied as the roles she plays. A ball of energy with captivating eyes in a pretty blonde package. She’s a chameleon with strength, vulnerability, and great comedic timing in equal amounts. She shines in the lighter, bubbly types and specializes in darker material, playing edgy and troubled young women.

Ryan’s first movie appearance was in the independent film WAITING FOR THE ROCKET. When she auditioned for the film GEORGE WALLACE legendary director John Frankenheimer offered her the part on the spot, working with veteran actors Gary Sinise and Mare Winningham. Next she landed the role of one of the Felon Cheerleaders in the Universal film BASEkeball, from the creators of South Park and director David Zucker. Her improv training with the Groundlings and ACME Comedy Theater helped her garner a guest starring role opposite Bill Murray in the pilot THE SWEET SPOT.

In her early professional years, Chanel’s main focus was modeling. In 2011, she shifted her attention to acting full time. Her recent roles include a guest appearance on THE LATE LATE SHOW opposite James Corden and John Stamos; Starring roles in two independent films, horror film CIRCUS OF THE DEAD alongside genre legend Bill Oberst Jr., and the psychological thriller HOUSE ON RODEO GULCH. She can also be seen in the upcoming release of the comedy HYPNOTIZED starring Vinnie Jones and Kevin Pollak, as well as the drama BIGGER THAN THE BEATLES.

Her past work includes Jonas Akerlund’s SMALL APARTMENTS with James Caan, Billy Crystal and Matt Lucas; DOROTHY & THE WITCHES OF OZ, starring Sean Astin, Christopher Lloyd and Lance Henrickson; SKUM ROCKS with Alice Cooper and BAD KIDS GO TO HELL based on the best-selling comic book with Judd Nelson and Ben Browder. She appeared as “Fantazia” in the cult classic follow-up HOBGOBLINS 2 from director Rick Sloan; ALICE D, where she played horror icon Kane Hodder’s evil sidekick “Isabel”; and Creature Feature DEAD SEA.

Always striving for more from her career, the progression to producer was only natural. She is currently in development on several feature films, serving as both producer and co lead:, where she brings her extensive experience, knowledge of public relations/marketing/branding and her vast rolodex to the team.

Chanel is currently enrolled in the second year of a 2 year Meisner program under Alex Taylor and has studied with some of L.A.’s most respected and renowned acting coaches including Margie Haber (Master Class), Aaron Speiser, Lesly Kahn, and Scott Seditas.

Her affinity for accents and extensive dialect coaching from the “Master of Voices”, Bob Corff, has helped her perfect numerous accents, from British to Southern.

She’s proficient with handguns, automatic rifles and shotguns, as well as hand to hand combat, including knife and firearm disarmament.

To date, Chanel has appeared in over 30 national commercials including PEPSI, SATURN, VOLKSWAGEN, DEL TACO, WET & WILD COSMETICS, AUDI, COCA-COLA, and VISA. You have seen her in campaigns for ANHEUSER BUSCH, BURKE WILLIAMS SPAS, EDWARD JONES INVESTMENTS, HARLEY DAVIDSON SWIMWEAR, HARRAH’S CASINOS and MILLER BEER, as well as in fashion shows for FREDRICK’S OF HOLLYWOOD.

Named one of the “Sexiest Women on the Planet” by magazines from four continents, her face and body have graced magazines across the globe, including ESQUIRE, GQ, MAXIM, FHM and PLAYBOY.

In 2004, Chanel created her “CHANEL” Swimsuit Calendar; garnishing awards year after year and becoming a seasoned producer of photography and editorial layouts. Her shoots appear regularly on magazine covers and editorials around the world; in publications such as FHM, DT, NUTS, MEN’S EDGE, PEOPLE, RALPH, etc. Her clients range from fashion designers, models and actors, feature film campaigns and image consultancy.

An avid animal lover, activist and “rescuer”, Chanel’s home is a revolving door for animals in need. Her current roommates include two rescue felines, King Leo and Tigger. A portion of the proceeds from her numerous autograph appearances always go to support animal charities each year.