Shamus was born in Northeast Pennsylvania and raised in the Lehigh Valley. He first became involved with radio in 2002 while attending York College of Pennsylvania where he worked at WVYC, the school's student-run radio station, for college credit.
Since earning a B.A. in Mass Communication in 2007, Shamus has gone on to host shows for WXPN in Philadelphia (Y-Rock on XPN) and WMUH in Allentown. He began his WDIY tenure as an on-air volunteer in 2007 and became part of the station's staff in 2014.
As WDIY's Development Director, his duties include overseeing the station's membership, grant writing, public relations, and online activities. In his spare time, Shamus currently produces and hosts Tape Swap Radio on WDIY.