Radio Broadcasting History
Radio People by Name (C-1)
WYOO [Minneapolis MN] 1975
KBJM [Lemmon SD] 1976
KXGR [Hibbing MN] 1978
KYNT [Sioux Falls SD] 1979-1985
Now: Joel says (4/09), "I retired from the
radio game in 1985 after marrying, settling down (in Minneapolis, Minnesota), and finding I
could triple my income by working with crazy stuff involving automation and computers..."
Bill Chamberlain aka Bobby Hart aka Bill Kelly
KSUE [Susanville CA] 1969
KOBO [Yuba City CA] 1970
KAOR [Oroville CA] 1971
KLOK [San Jose CA] 1972
KMYC/KRFD [Yuba City] 1973
KPOP [Sacramento CA] 1974
KOBO [Yuba City] 1976 - Bill
KAAP [Ventura CA] 1977
KACY [Oxnard CA] 1978
KVEN [Ventura] 1980
KGEO [Bakersfield CA] 1982
KERN [Bakersfield] 1983
KGFM [Bakersfield] 1984 - Robert W. Hart
KLYD [Bakersfield] 1985
KAFY [Bakersfield] 1985
KKIQ [San Francisco CA] 1986
KKBN [Twain Harte CA] 1986-1989
KDJK [Modesto CA] 1987-1989 - Billy Magic
KFIG [Fresno CA] 1990
KNAX [Fresno] 1991
KUBB [Merced CA] 1992
KABX [Merced] 1993
KVML [Sonora CA] 1993
KMIX [Modesto] 1995
KRVR [Modesto] 1995 - The Knighthawk
KDDB [San Lois Obispo CA] 1997
KBCQ [Roswell NM] 1998
KHSL [Chico CA] 2000
KEWE [Chico] 2001 - Rick Hunter
KLKO/KELK [Elko NV] 2005-2006
Now: Bill says (12/12), "Update on life after
radio: After 37 years in radio I retired in 2006 and during the past few years I have
become a documentary film maker; thus far two films on Vietnam and the newest is called,
YOU'RE FIRED, The Story of the Radio DJ."
KTIM [San Rafael CA] 1975
KYA [San Francisco CA] 1977
KFRC [San Francisco] 1980
KJR [Seattle WA] 1981
KOME [San Jose CA] 1984
KSJO [San Jose] 1987
KFRC-FM [San Francisco] 1994
KXFX/KMGG [Santa Rosa CA] 1998-2002
KTOL/KRSH [Santa Rosa] 2004
KNOB/KRSH [Santa Rosa] 2005-2007
Now: Candi says (1/07), "I left full-time
radio in January 2007; am now employed in financial services; I may work part time in
radio at some point in the future, but for now, I am happy to be otherwise occupied..."
KERR [Salinas CA] 1971
KSBW [Salinas] 1973
KRAD [Grand Forks ND] 1978
KIDD [Monterey CA] 1979 - Wynn
KRDO [Colorado Springs CO] 1981 -
KWSS [San Jose CA] 1984 -
KBOS [Tulare CA] 1985
KYNO [Fresno] 1985
KNAX [Fresno] 1987
KPLX [Dallas TX] 1993
WRBT [Harrisburg PA] 1996
KIDO [Boise ID] 1997-2000 - Larry Wilson
KLAC [Los Angeles CA] 2002
XTRA [LA/San Diego - Tijuana, Mexico] 2005-2006
KPHX [Phoenix] 2009 - Brad Martini
Now: Brad 'Martini' says (2/09), "I am
founder and doing mornings on MartiniInTheMorning.com; and our Internet radio station has begun
simulcasting on terrestrial radio, so that means I'm now PD and doing mornings in
Phoenix on 1480 KPHX; programming originates from Hollywood most of the time, but we
regularly do the live morning show from our downtown Phoenix studios."
George Chambers aka Jay Edwards
KDOL [Lancaster CA] 1973
KSEE [Santa Maria CA] 1974
KRKK [Rock Springs WY] 1975
KAFY [Bakersfield CA] 1975
KCOP [Los Angeles CA] 1976
KPPC [LA] 1976
KABC [LA] 1977
KWST [LA] 1978
KTNQ [LA] 1979
KTPI [Tehachapi CA]/KDOL [Lancaster]
1980 - owner
KKHR [Abilene TX] 1986 - owner
KHJM [Tulsa OK] 1989 - exec VP
KXIT [Dalhart TX] 2001 - president
Now: George says (6/03), "I am president
of Country KXIT AM/FM, Dalhart, Texas."
CHUB [Nanaimo BC] 1973 - J. Marc
CJAV [Port Alberni BC] 1978 - J.
CJVB [Vancouver BC] 1979 - Marc
CFUN [Vancouver BC] 1983 - Marc
CHUM [Toronto ON] 1986
CJOJ [Belleville ON] 1995
Daily Oldies Network [Ontario Canada] 1996-2002 - host
Now: March says, "I am president of The
MediaTech Group Inc., a full service new-media firm serving broadcasters. I also
voice The Weather Network, Viewers Choice Pay-Per-View and several other radio and
TV stations and networks. I can be heard on commercials and private label radio
shows for clients such as Delta Airlines. And I host a regular show on 1050chum.com."
WOVV [Ft. Peirce FL] 1982-1999
Now: Jonathan (John Carbonara) says (7/09),
"After 95.5 (WOVV), I went forward with various projects, pirate radio, mobile entertainment,
mix shows, that type of thing; I'm running an appliance repair business on the treasure
coast, JMC APPLIANCE REPAIR."
KMEN [San Bernardino CA] 1970
KFXM [San Bernardino] 1971
KEZY [Los Angeles CA] 1974
KIQQ [LA] 1976
Westwood One Oldies Channel [LA] 1986
KRTH [LA] 2001
Now: firstname.lastname@example.org reports:
Bruce has been morning personality at Westwood One's Oldies Channel since 1986.
He is heard on 150 stations across the U.S. He also does weekends/fill at Oldies
KRTH-FM, Los Angeles, California."
WTRL [Bradenton FL] 1956-1957 - Danny
WDVH [Gainesville FL] 1959 - Dan
WBIL [Orlando FL] 1960 - Dan
WONN [Lakeland FL] 1961 - Dan
WCKR [Miamii FL] 1961 - Johnny
WKAT [Miami] 1962
WIOD [Miami] 1963
WQAM [Miami] 1965-1970
Now: Dan says, "I recently moved from
Atlanta to the mountains of north Georgia outside of Jasper. Although I began an
acting career over 30 years ago with Flipper, I've recently cut back to
whence we all began ... voice work. (It's just not worth it to shave anymore.)
I voice commercials for radio and TV, but my real love is "long form" narrations
for TV. TNN's Realtree Outdoors, HGTV's Gardener's Diary, Empires
of Industry on the History Channel. I can do them from my home via the Internet,
and have become fond of the commute. It's great to get in touch with old colleagues
on your site. Thanks." Click for more from Dan.
KSWD [Los Angeles CA] 2008
Now: Andy says (7/11), "I host middays at Classic Rock KSWD-FM,
Los Angeles; I also perform voice-over for radio, TV, film and video games."
Jim 'Captain Whammo' Channell
KUDL [Kansas City KS] 1972 - Jimmy
'The Greek' Morgan
KSTP [Minneapolis] 1973 - Tom
WDHF [Chicago] 1975
WMET [Chicago] 1978
WEFM [Chicago] 198?
KENO [Las Vegas] 198?
WCFL [Chicago] 198?
WAYJ [Ft. Myers FL] 1987
W??? [Ft. Myers] 1990
WSRX [Naples FL] 1992
Now: Skip Spence reports (3/03), "Jim is PD/OM and
does mornings at Christian Contemporary WSRX-FM, Naples, Florida."
WCSX [Detroit MI] 1990-1993
Now: Scott says, "I am the voice of
many major market TV stations around the US. Visit my website at (click above)
for more info."
Diane Chapman aka Diane McKenzie
WTVY [Dothan AL] 2001
Now: Diane says (11/05), "I am a partner in a
talent agency in Ft. Worth, Texas. The Yellow Rose Agency is an all-female owned and operated
business and books talent from all over the state and more..."
KLIF [Dallas TX] 1959 - Irving Harrigan
KVIL [Dallas] 1970
KLUV [Dallas] 2000
Now: Ron retired from KLUV-FM, Dallas June 24, 2005.
KSWS [Roswell NM] 1970
KAPY [Port Angeles WA] 1975
KDEN [Denver] 1978
KXLY [Spokane WA] 1980
KDRK [Spokane] 1981 - Bob Simon
KTNX [Anchorage AK] 1984
KASH [Anchorage] 1985
KRPM [Tacoma WA] 1987
KYAK [Anchorage] 1988
KASH [Anchorage] 1992
Now: Steve says (4/05), "I am a music
scheduling specialist with Jones Radio Networks."
WEMD [Easton MD] 1971 - James Zielinski
WTHD [Milford DE] 1972 - James Zielinski
WMOU [Berlin NH] 1972
WWTR [Bethany Beach DE] 1974
WKOK [Sunbury PA] 1975
WYNS [Allentown PA] 1977
WKZQ [Myrtle Beach SC] 1977
WNMB-FM [Myrtle Beach] 1978
WTAB [Tabor City NC] 1979
WNMB-FM [Myrtle Beach] 1980
CFMG [Edmonton AB] 1981
CFRN [Edmonton] 1982
CHQT [Edmonton] 1985-1990
Now: Jay says (7/97), "I am Executive
Assistant for the Western
Catholic Reporter, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada."
WKHR [Cleveland OH] 1994
Now: Bob says (6/05), "I am on air at Nostalgia
WKHR-FM, Cleveland, Ohio; a part-time engineer at WKYC-TV; a production voice on WRMU-FM,
Alliance/Canton; and a production voice on WSTB-FM, Akron, Ohio; I also do industrial
narration and other voice work."
Chris Charles aka The Magic Christian
KLAS [Las Vegas NV] 1961
KUTY [Palmdale CA] 1962
KMEN [San Bernardino CA] 196?
KBLA [Los Angeles CA] 1965
KYNO [Fresno] 1967 - Chuck Christianson
KIRV [Fresno] 1968 - Chuck Christianson
KGBS [Los Angeles] 1969
KCBQ [San Diego] 1970
WCFL [Chicago IL] 19??
WVBF [Boston MA] 19??
WMEX [Boston MA] 19??
WIBG [Philadelphia PA] 1979
CFTR [Toronto ON] 19??
WHBQ [Memphis TN] 19??
KTAR [Phoenix AZ] 1990
Jones syndication [Denver CO] 19??
Chris Charles (Charles Christianson)
died Jul 2, 2010 in Iowa. See ‘Magic
Christian’ Charles Christianson/Chris Charles dies of cancer at 66
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Dave Charles (Vincent)
KKRB [Klamath Falls OR] 1989 - aka Vince Night
KFLS [Klamath Falls] 1993
KKRB [Klamath Falls] 1996
KNNN [Redding CA] 2000 - Jesse Adams
KSHA [Redding] 2001
KRNO [Redding] 2001
KNNN [Redding] 2001-2004 - Chris and Dave
Now: Dave says (8/10), "I'm in Tucson,
Arizona doing play-by-play for an Internet-based sports broadcasting and marketing
company -- and miss radio like crazy!"
KVOM [Morrilton AR] 1977
KCON [Little Rock AR] 1979
KMJX [Little Rock] 1980
KAAY [Little Rock] 1981
KARN [Little Rock] 1982
Associated Press [Little Rock AR] 1983-2005
Now: Scott Charton spent six years in the Little
Rock Bureau of the Associated Press and a dozen years as correspondent in charge of the
Missouri Statehouse Bureau in Jefferson City. In 2000, the AP created for Charton the position
of Roving Missouri Correspondent, with the entire state as his beat. Scott says (9/05), "Since
2005, I have been Director of University Communications, University of Missouri System,
Columbia, MO (email@example.com)."
KSYN [Joplin MO] 1979 - Brian Scott
KAAY [Little Rock AR] 1980
KEEL/KVKI [Shreveport LA] 1982
WTIX [New Orleans LA] 1984
KRAV [Tulsa OK] 1986
KLDE [Houston TX] 1988
WQMX [Akron OH] 1989
KWFM [Tucson AZ] 1991
KHYL [Sacramento CA] 1992-1994
Now: Owner/publisher of Morning Prep Daily, Las Vegas
(since 1993). Brian says (4/07), "Hello to all MPD stations and personalities."
KISN [Portland OR] 1961
WRFS [Alexander City AL] 1980
WJHO [Opelika AL] 1981
WFRI [Auburn AL] 1982
WSGF [Savannah] 1982
WMJJ [Birmingham] 1982
WKXX [Birmingham] 1984
WYHY [Nashville] 1985
WFLZ [Tampa] 1989
WEBN [Cincinnati] 1994
Jacor Market PD (8 stations) [Cincinnati] 1996
Clear Channel East Regional VP [Cincinnati] 1998
Now: Clear Channel East Regional Vice President
of Programming, Cincinnati, Ohio.
WWNQ [Columbia SC] 2005
Now: Randy says (7/05), "I am Operations Manager
for WWNU (New Country) and WWNQ (Country Legends) in Columbia, SC. Working for a now company
Double O Radio headed by the legendry Bob Pittman and Bob Sherman, real radio done the
way it used to be."
KQV [Pittsburgh] 1968
WHTX [Pittsburgh] 1986
KKLO [Kansas City KS] 199? - GM
Now: General Manager, Sales Manager and Program
Director at Religious KKLO, Leavenworth, Kansas.
Rockin' Ron Chavis
KRNB [Dallas TX] 2006 - The Nighttime Dog
Now: Ron says (3/08), "I host a love-song show
that airs weeknights on Urban
Contemporary KRNB-FM in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex; the show is called The Quiet
Storm and is the number-one rated adult R&B show in north Texas (it streams live around
the world via krnb.com)."
CFCH [North Bay ON] 1967
CKAP [Kapuskasing ON] 1970
CFCH [North Bay] 1971-1978
Now: Mike says (4/03), "I am living in the
Bahamas and operating a small hotel with my wife, Barbara. I'm also producing radio
programmes for Catholic Radio in the Bahamas. I enjoyed my years as evening DJ and weekend
DJ at CFCH in North Bay and evening DJ at CKAP in Kapuskasing. Both stations were MOR but
the evening was given over to Top-40."
WHOD [Pittsburgh PA] 1948
WAMO [Pittsburgh] 1956
KQV [Pittsburgh] 1972
WNRZ [Pittsburgh] 1985-1986
WAMO [Pittsburgh] 1992
WAMO-FM [Pittsburgh] 1996
WWSW-FM [Pittsburgh] 1998
WLSW [Scottdale PA] 2000
WKFB [Pittsburgh] 2006-2007
Weigle says (11/11), "Porky is back home in Pittsburgh, after an attempt at retirement
in Florida, and in Nov 2011, at age 93, Porky made his Internet debut at
run by fellow Steel city radio icon, Terry Lee . Porky Chedwick is the only DJ from Pittsburgh
honored by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and is regarded as the first white DJ on the eastern
seaboard to air exclusively R&B; also, he was the first DJ to feature exclusively oldies.
Visit Porky's Web site at porkychedwick.com." See Porky Chedwick:
Radio’s Most Ignored Pioneer.
KYNO [Fresno] 1962 - owner
consultancy [Fresno] 1964
KGB [San Diego] 1964
KHJ [LA] 1965
KIQQ [Los Angeles CA] 1973-1978
Gene Chenault died Feb 23, 2010
in Tarzana, California (90 years old, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma). See
The Amazing and Adventurous Gene Chenault by Woody Goulart
WHBC [Canton OH] 2002
Now: At Mornings at News-Talk WHBC,
CBS Radio net [New York NY] 1988 - anchor
Now: News anchoring at CBS Radio, New York
'Skinny' Tom Cheney
WEKZ [Monroe WI] 1965
WDXY [Sumter SC] 1965
WTIX [New Orleans LA] 1969-1976
WEZB [New Orleans] 1981
WQUE [New Orleans] 1983
WLMG [New Orleans] 1986
WCKW [New Orleans] 1988
KQLD [New Orleans] 1989-1992
Now: Tom says (Aug 2002), "I'm with
The Erv Woolsey Company (a management firm representing country artists George Strait,
Lee Ann Womack, Robert Lee and others), Nashville, Tennessee."
WNNJ [Morristown NJ] 197?
WDHA [Morristown NJ] 1979
WNEW-FM [New York] 1985
WJFK [Washington DC] 1989
WXRK [New York] 1990
WFAN [New York] 1993
Now: PD at sports WFAN, New York.
WFKS [Daytona Beach FL] 1990-2000
KFI [Los Angeles CA] 2000
Now: PM drive w/partner John Kobylt doing
the John and Ken Show
on Talk KFI, Los Angeles, California.
WJTW [Joliet IL] 1989
Metro Networks [Chicago] 1990-1998 - (various stations)
WWBZ [Chicago IL] 1991
WBBM-FM [Chicago] 1991
WXLC [Chicago IL] 1994
WPNT [Chicago] 1995
WNND [Chicago] 1997
WERV [Chicago] 2004
WSSR [Joliet] 2008
Now: Scott says (5/08), "I am IT Director
and doing PM drive at Hot AC
WSSR-FM (Star 96.7), Joliet (suburban Chicago), Illinois; I also continue as Sunday
morning traffic and sidekick voice on WGN; and I'm still doing the WLS history site."
KRCK [Palm Springs CA] 2002 - VP/mgr
Now: Kevin says (1/04), "I am Station Manager
at 80s Rock KRCK-FM, Palm Desert/Springs (Coachella Valley), California. Originally got out
of radio to make a living (love the biz, but...)." Kevin also runs Audio Service America (on-hold programs).
KDNK [Carbondale CO] 1984
KSNO [Aspen CO] 1985-1987
KRDO [Colorado Springs CO] 1999
KYZX [Colorado Springs] 2002
KKFM [Colorado Springs CO] 2005
Now: Monty says (1/06), "I just started at
Classic Rock KKFM-FM, and I'm looking forward to finally finding a place to grow." Monty
also runs D.J. Monty B./Rockstar
Productions (mobile entertainment services), Colorado Springs, Colorado.
WAJP [Joliet IL] 1975-1978
WCCQ [Joliet] 1977-1979
WSPY [Plano IL] 1979
WAJP [Joliet] 1979 - CE
WLMT [Wilmington IL] 1980 - mgr
WLBK/WDEK [De Kalb IL] 1980 -
WFYR [Chicago] 1984
WIVY [Jacksonville FL] 1985-1995 - CE
Now: Paul says (8/02), "...I work as
a corporate engineering director for AT&T Broadband and practice law in the areas of
intellectual property/contracts, and practice as a sole-practitioner in estate planning
and immigration law..."
KEKB [Grand Junction CO] 2004-2006
Now: Dave says (11/07), "I am Creative Services
Director for the Horizon
Broadcasting Group; I have found my true calling in
radio, creating fun and effective ads that work for clients."
KRIZ [Phoenix] 1972
KLIF [Dallas] 1973
KUPD [Phoenix] 1975
KXKX [Denver] 1976
WXKX [Pittsburgh] 1977
WMET [Chicago] 1978
WXKX [Pittsburgh] 1979
KTCZ [Minneapolis] 1982
KVUU [Colorado Springs] 1988
firstname.lastname@example.org reports: "Bobby lives
in Colorado Springs and has a computer programming business. Although he doesn't
completely rule out a return to radio, it's not something he's pursuing at this time."
Bobby's long term goal: climb all of the 53 peaks in Colorado that are over 14,000 feet
high. Good luck Bobby!
WBUF [Buffalo NY] 1990-1992
Now: Jeff says (5/11), "I work for an airline
as an A&P mechanic now; have been out of radio full time for many years but still keep
my nose in it, along with my voice, and attempt at a sense of humor; when it's in your
blood, it's hard to leave it all together."
WMGR/WOBB [Albany GA] 1995-1999
Now: Lou says (2/08), "I am master control,
operations supervisor for WFXL-TV; and I do voice work, commercials, station imaging --
my Web site is lousvoice.com."
Mark 'The Shark' Christian
KYMS [Los Angeles CA] 1983
KPZE/KEZY [Los Angeles] 1988
KTBM-TV [Los Angeles - Tustin]
1990-1995 - master control op
KBRT [Los Angeles] 1991-1993
KFSH [Los Angeles] 1991-1991
KKLA [Los Angeles] 1991-1994
KWVE [Los Angeles] 2004-2006
KXMX [Los Angeles] 2004-2005
KLAA [Los Angeles] 2008
Now: Mark says (3/10), "I hung my shingle
at AM-830 KLAA in Anaheim, CA in 2009 as a fill-in engineer for about 3 months until Paul S.
came in; I went to Omaha Nebraska to assist Salem Communications; from there I have
engineered at The Academy of Radio & TV Broadcasting and am negotiating with KLAA-AM to be
a contract Engineer." Click for Mark's autobio.
KFXM [San Bernardino CA] 195?
KRLA [LA] 1960
KFWB [LA] 1961
Dead Man's Curve [LA] - songwriter
The Little Old Lady
from Pasadena [LA] - songwriter
Beatles Story LP
[LA] - 1964 - producer
KHJ [LA] 1965
KFWB [LA] 1966
KIQQ [LA] 1974
Actor (appeared in 17 movies) [LA] 1970s-1980s
Passed away in June, 1991.
Now: Owner (partner since 1996) at KFQX, Abilene,
Paul Christy aka Eric Chase
KRLC [Lewiston ID] 1967
KENO [Las Vegas NV] 1967
KUDL [Kansas City KS] 1968
KYNO [Fresno CA] 1969
KGB [San Diego CA] 1971
KFRC [San Francisco CA] 1972
KIQQ [Los Angeles CA] 1974
KFI [LA] 1978
KJR [Seattle WA] 1981
KRBE [Houston TX] 1983
KZFX [Houston] 1989
KHMX [Houston] 1990
KRTH [Los Angeles] 2003
KLDE [Houston] 2004-2008
KKRW [Houston] 2011
Now: Paul is doing weekends at Classic Rock
KKRW-FM, Houston, Texas.
WFLZ [Tampa FL] 2007
Now: Tommy says (1/07), "I am living a dream
as PD of WFLZ-FM
(933FLZ), Tampa Bay's Hit Music Channel and home to the syndicated MJ Morning Show."
Vin Ciavatta aka Vinnie McCoy
WSRS [Worcester MA] 1999-2001
Now: Vin says (9/06), "I am Senior Account
Manager for the Arbitron Company, overseeing the New England region and parts of
Western New York state."
Jackson T. Chase
WMID [Atlantic City NJ] 1971-1977
WAYV [Atlantic City] 1979-1987
WBSS [Atlantic City] 1993-1994
WTKU [Atlantic City] 1997
Now: Jackson says (10/05), "I'm doing PM drive
on Oldies WTKU-FM (Kool 98.3), Ocean City, New Jersey."
WYSL [Buffalo] 1964
WMJQ [Buffalo] 1973
WBEN-FM/WMJQ [Buffalo] 1976
Now: Music Director and DJ at WMJQ-FM, Buffalo.
WOWO [Ft Wayne IN] 1967
WROV [Roanoke VA] 1968
WJAS [Pittsburgh PA] 1970
KDKA [Pittsburgh] 1973-2001
John Cigna died [age 75] May 20, 2011 in
McCandless [Pittsburgh], PA. See Retired KDKA Radio Host John Cigna Has Died [KDKA-TV]; John
Cigna has died [Pittsburgh Radio & TV Online]; and Obituary:
John Cigna / Beloved longtime morning drive host on KDKA-AM
WWRM [Tampa FL] 1993
Now: Paul says (6/04), "I am PD at Adult
Contemporary WWRM-FM and Operations Manager of a six-station Cox cluster in Tampa, Florida."
WWCO [Waterbury CT] 1971
WDRC-FM [Hartford CT] 1973
WKYS [Washington DC] 1975
WRQX [Washington DC] 1978
KHTZ [Los Angeles CA] 1980
KKHR [Los Angeles] 1983
KIIS [Los Angeles] 1985
FOX TV Network [LA] 1988 - voice of FOX
Knight & Daye NBC sitcom [Los Angeles] 1990
World Chart Show [Los Angeles] 1995 - co-host
CBS-TV [Los Angeles] 1997 - voice
NBC-TV Net [Los Angeles] 2005 - voice of NBC Drama promos
Now: Joe says (2/06), "I am doing promos for
FOX, NBC and Food TV networks; voice of the Grammy Awards and the Emmy Awards; image
voice for radio stations coast to coast; living in Los Angeles."
KAOR [Oroville CA] 1962
KPAY/KPAY-FM [Chico CA]
Now: Jan says (1/08), "I'm old now, retired,
living near Yosemite, California. When Jim Walley was building his new station, KAOR in
Oroville and I was out of the U.S. Navy, I joined him and the company; it was formulative
years at their best (you learn more working for a 'coffeepot' station because you get to
do it all); in 1966 I was asked to join KPAY-AM in Chico, CA, helped build their new
KPAY-FM and got to work with great people, Steve Bise (now KUIC), Mike Forrester (now
KJR-FM), Levi Chase (don't know where he went after KPAY), Lee Gordon, Truman Rich, many
other radio guys - some still in the biz."
KQV [Pittsburgh] 1963
WFIL [Philadelphia] 1955
WFIL-TV [Philadelphia] ABC-TV 1955 - American Bandstand
Now: Heading Dick Clark Productions. Ringing in
every New Year from Times Square for ABC-TV. Residing in the Los Angeles area.
Gary Clark aka Gary Semro
KHOW [Denver CO] 1970
KIMN [Denver] 1971
WEEP [Pittsburgh PA] 1973
KCKN [Kansas City KS] 1976
WENS [Indianapolis IN] 1979
Satellite Music net [Chicago IL] 1981
KQKT [Seattle WA] 1984
KRXY [Denver] 1985
WWYZ [Hartford CT] 1987
WCBS-FM [New York NY] 1988
WYNY [New York] 2000
WBZO [Bay Shore NY] 2001
KOSI-FM [Denver] 2002
Jones Radio Networks [Denver] 2002
Now: Gary says (Oct 2002), "I am a
national air talent on Jones Radio Networks (over 600 affiliates) on Good Time Oldies,
CD Country, Classic Country, & A/C formats. Also on locally on A/C KOSI-FM, Denver,
WKY [Oklahoma City OK] 1960
WTIX [New Orleans LA] 1965
KFRC [San Francisco CA] 1966
KYA [San Francisco] 1969
WWDJ [Hackensack NJ/NYC] 1972
KVKI [Shreveport LA] 1985
KEEL/KITT [Shreveport] 1987
KVKI-FM/KITT [Shreveport] 1992
KSYR/KRVQ [Shreveport LA]
KLKL [Shreveport] 2000-2006
Howard Clark died April 5, 2009 (lung cancer; age 70);
See Veteran broadcaster Howard Clark
dies (email@example.com). Ross Jackson says, "I was
shocked and saddened to learn that my very first good PD, Howard Clark, had passed away after a
short battle with cancer. Just add HC to the lineup of RWM, TRDS, Wolfman, George Michael, and
you've got a hell of a radio station. God rest their souls."
CJCD [Yellowknife NWT] 1997-1999
Now: John says (1/05), "I'm still in Calgary
... can't seem to leave this place ... and I work in sales at Telus."
KHJ [LA] 1966
WOR-FM [New York] 1967
KTWV [LA] 1988
KCBS-FM [LA] 1997-1998
Now: firstname.lastname@example.org reports (12/08), "Steve
is the C.E.O. of Redrock Enterprises, Inc. in Beverly Hills, CA."
WODJ [Grand Rapids MI] 1996-2002
Now: Tony says (7/03), "I'm running Tony
Clark Production Services, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan doing voice-over for broadcast and
corporate AV needs, and occasionally appearing on various Mid-Michigan stations when
the mood hits."
WSTA [St. Thomas VI] 1968
WEDR [Miami] 1970
KRSA [Salinas CA] 1972
WKXY [Sarasota FL] 1977
KUFO [Galveston TX] 1980
KNUZ [Houston TX] 1986
KSAU [Nacogdoches/Lufkin TX] 1989
KLSB-TV [Nacogdoches/Lufkin] 2002
Now: Chief Engineer, master control
supervisor, computer guru, staff pizza delivery boy and general madness at NBC19/FOX30
TV, Nacogdoches/Lufkin, Texas."
Kent Clarke aka Casey Kennedy
KVSF [Santa Fe NM] 1972
KRUX [Phoenix AZ] 1976
KOOL-FM [Phoenix] 1981-1987
Now: Kent says (11/09), "I retired In Arizona
KPBS [San Diego CA] 1975
KRIG [Odessa/Midland TX] 1978
KWES [Odessa/Midland] 1984
KHTZ [Reno NV] 1986
KGGI [Riverside CA] 1987
KKLQ [San Diego] 1987
KYNO [Fresno CA] 1989
WRBQ [Tampa FL] 1990
KHMX [Houston TX] 1991
KEDJ [Phoenix AZ] 1993
KFNN [Phoenix] 1998
KZON [Phoenix] 1998 - John Edison
KOOL-FM [Phoenix] 2002
KZON [Phoenix] 2004 - John Edison
KFMR [Phoenix] 2005-2006
XM Satellite Radio [Wash DC] 2006 - programmer
Dial Global [Phoenix] 2010 - programmer/music scheduler
Now: John says (4/13), "I am
programmer/music scheduler for Dial Global, working from home in Phoenix, AZ."
KAMC [Dallas TX] 1973
KBUC [San Antonio TX] 1977
KZEP [San Antonio] 1988
KLFX [Killeen TX] 1994
Now: Michael Clay (Smith) says (1/98), "I
have left the radio business and am a teacher in central Texas."
KENS [San Antonio TX] 1999
WOAI [San Antonio] 2003-2005
Now: Tom says (12/07), "I am working on a project
that hopefully will replace the DJ retirement fund that I am currently working with - the
WIL [St. Louis MO] 1960
WINS [New York NY] 1961
WIP [Philadelphia PA] 196?
WIBG [Philadelphia] 197?
WCAU [Philadelphia] 1974
WPEN [Philadelphia] 1978
Now: Passed away in 1998. email@example.com says, "Dick was famous for his
'Afternoon Reading' from the Philadelphia phone book, and 'Jungle Dick' series with
Bill St. James on WIP, Philadelphia.
WRGA [Rome GA] 1986-1993
Now: Ben says (1/09), "I left radio in 1993 to
work for Scripp Howard as News Director for their North Georgia Cable TV News Operation
(and was also principal anchor for 8 years); since 2002 I have managed a media department
and TV production facility for a software company in Georgia..."
CKNW [Vancouver BC] 2002
Now: Mike says, "I am still in the news
business ... 40 years and counting."
Chuck 'Huckleberry' Clemens
KMEN [San Bernardino CA] 1962
KCBQ [San Diego CA] 1966-1967
KMEN [San Bernardino] 1974
KGB [San Diego] 1974-1975
Now: Gene Knight says (5/04), "I had lunch with a friend
and Huckleberry recently. I listened to Huck when he was on KCBQ
in 1966-1967, but had never met him. It was great to get to know him. He does indeed
live in San Diego, and does seem to be retired, but has endless fun stories about his
days in radio." Click for more on Chuck.
WYSL [Buffalo NY] 1982
WNYS [Buffalo] 1984
WXRL [Buffalo] 1985
WKYN [St. Marys PA] 1988
WHLM [Scranton/Wilkes-Barre PA] 1990
WXRL [Buffalo] 1994
Now: Mornings at Country WXRL, Buffalo, New
WHOO [Orlando FL] 1965-1967
Now: Bill says (4/13), "I am in Lake Ridge,
Virginia (Washington DC Metro), am owner/operator of a mobile DJ/event planning business;
KPOD-FM [Crescent City CA] 2006
Now: Chuck says (3/11), "I am Operations Manager
for three stations in Crescent City, CA; I also host the morning show on Country
KMJX [Little Rock AR] 1992
Now: firstname.lastname@example.org reports:
"Clyde continues to broadcast Beaker Street at Classic Rock KMJX-FM, Little
Rock Arkansas and on the Web through beakerstreet.com. His day job since the early 1980s: TV engineer
for Media Services at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences."
WBZZ [Pittsburgh PA] 1993
Now: Mornings (John-Dave-Bubba-Shelley)
at Top-40 WBZZ-FM, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
WCOU [Portland ME] 1971 - Bill Flynn
WJAB [Portland] 1972 - Bill Flynn
WABK [Augusta ME] 1973 - Bill Flynn
WJBQ [Portland] 1973 - Fritz the Cat
WBLM [Portland] 1977-1979 - B.C.
KJJY [Des Moines IA] 1981 - VP/GM
KPOP-FM [Sacramento CA] 1984 - VP/GM
KLRS [Santa Cruz CA] 1986 - VP/GM
KOME [San Jose CA] 1988 - GSM
WGRF [Buffalo NY] 1989 - GSM
WBEE [Rochester NY] 1992-2000 - VP/GM
Now: Bill says (9/03), "I gave up radio
in 2000 to join the dot-com craze and I'm happy to say that we survived the dot-bomb.
I am co-founder/executive VP of RegionalHelpWanted.com, Buffalo, New York."
Rick Cluchey aka Rick Somers
KHTC [Houston TX] 2006-2008
Now: Rick says (2/11), "I am an IT engineer
for a telecommunication corporation outside the Detroit market; after taking some time
off from radio to pursue other interests, I am currently looking for some part time
on-air voice work."