This Ship’s Captain

Hola Beach Bum & Island Timers everywhere! Sharky here!

My name is Marc Volkman, you can call me Sharky. I am the owner/operator/station manager/program & music director/graphic artist/ web designer/on-air personality, well pretty much Mr. Everything here at Beach Bum Radio KCZM.

Raised in the Midwest, I have always had an in inexplainable call to the sea. I am a 30+ year veteran SCUBA diver, award winning underwater photographer and dedicated beach bum.

I am also a lifelong fan of radio and a huge music buff. I was Station Manager & Program Director at WBAQ college radio for 2 years, while attending Blackhawk Jr. College in Moline, Ill, majoring in Art & Broadcasting.

I have a Digital Electronics Technology degree from DeVry Institute of Technology, (now DeVry University).

I worked part-time for the American Forces Radio and Television Service (AFRTS), now just simply called American Forces Network (AFN), while stationed on Midway Islands, while serving in the U.S. Navy as a Radioman, (which has nothing to do with broadcast radio). I also provided some shipboard news and information services while stationed on the guided missile fast frigate, USS Ramsey FFG-2

The lovely Mrs. Sharky and I have made Cozumel, Mexico our vacation home for nearly 20 years. I saw the need for such a thing as this type of radio station, many years ago, and was very exited to have the opportunity to be a member of the staff of Cozumel Radio until I became the owner of the station in the Spring of 2014.

 We changed the name of the radio station in the Spring of 2016 to widen our listening audience to ALL beach lovers, what’s the point of being on the ‘world wide web’ if you aren’t trying to reach a world wide audience?

Any questions, comments, want to be a part of the gang, sponsorship info? … contact me at:

Thanks so much for visiting KCZM – Beach Bar Radio for the World! Where We’re Always on Island Time!