Radio Broadcasting History
Radio People by Name (G2)
CFHK [London ON] 2000
Now: Paul says (Aug 2002), "I am doing
sales at Top-40 CFHK-FM (EASY101FM), London, Ontario, Canada."
WLLL [Lynchburg VA] 1998 - manager
Now: Station Manager and afternoons at
Gospel WLLL, Lynchburg, Virginia.
KLIV [San Jose CA] 1994
Now: Lynn says (6/08), "I am a weekend,
fill-in news anchor at KLIV-AM in San Jose; and a fill-in anchor at traffic.com, Emeryville, California."
KTKT/KLPX [Tucson AZ]
Now: Bill says (4/12), "I'm in
Asheville, North Carolina; spent the past several years in the private sector at
a large facility manufacturing compact discs and DVDs."
WSCM [Panama City FL] 1966 - Jim West
WPAP [Panama City] 1969 - Jim West
WBSR [Pensacola FL] 1970
WHBQ [Memphis TN] 1979
WCOA [Pensacola] 1980
WKJJ [Louisville KY] 1982
WKRG [Mobile AL] 1984-1988
Now: Jim (Kimbrel) says (8/07), "I owned and
operated a small insurance agency in Pensacola FL for 16 years before selling it in 2004.
I work as an insurance specialist for the Florida Department of Financial Services and am
married with one child. I write and record original jazz and progressive rock music and
have won the International RiffRumble competitionís Popular Vote Category several
times (conducted by Sonoma
Wireworks); my After Hours CD (Card Room Music Productions) is available
for sale at cdbaby.com/cd/jimgolden or digstation.com/AlbumDetails.aspx?albumID=ALB000008499."
Jeremy Goldman aka Michael Knight
WVBR [Ithaca NY] 2005-2007
Now: Jeremy says (12/08), "I am in Atlanta as a
project manager for an employee benefits technology company (I know, exciting); one day I
hope to get back in the game..."
WMFD [Wilmington NC] 1976 - Captain Bruce
WLAD [Danbury CT] 1978
WINE [Danbury] 1979
WTFM [Kingsport TN] 1986 - Bruce Johnson
WIVY [Jacksonville FL] 1987
WABJ/WQTE [Adrian MI] 1990 - GM
WKHM WKHM-FM/WCFX [Jackson/Mt. Pleasant MI] 1997 - owner
Now: Bruce says (July 2002), "My wife Sue
and I own Talk WKHM, Top-40 WKHM-FM, Sports WIBM, Jackson, Michigan; and Top-40 WCFX-FM,
Mt. Pleasant, Michigan."
KERR [Salinas CA] 1971
KLRB [Carmel CA] 1972
KQMQ [Honolulu HI] 1976
KPOI [Honolulu] 1977
WCAS [Boston MA] 1979
KFAT [San Jose CA] 1980 - Wild
KHIP [Salinas] 1980 - Wild
KPIG [Freedom CA] 1988 - Wild
KCDU [Carmel CA] 1996-1998
KPIG [Freedom] 1996 - consultant
Now: Bill says (10/03), "I am programing and
Internet consultant for KPIG, Freedom, California; and owner/operator of Radio Paradise, the Internet's most
popular adult rock radio station."
KTWV [Los Angeles CA] 2002
Now: Paul says (10/07), "I am VP Programming for
Smooth Jazz KTWV-FM, Los Angeles, Calfornia."
KKOK [Lompoc CA] 1974 - Little Beaver
KVFM [LA] 1975 - Jimmy Kidd
KIQQ [LA] 1975 - Dr. Greg
XEPRS [Tijuana] 1976 - Dr. Greg
KCSN [LA] 1977-1979 - Dr. G. Spacey
KVTA [Oxnard CA] 2002
Now: G.J. says (12/04), "My only goal in life,
when I was in my late teens and early 20s, was to be a Top-40 DJ. Luckily, I did not
achieve my goal and now I make a very good living as a computer network consultant and
system administrator for KVTA, KOCP, KFYV, KKZZ, KCAQ and KUNX; I also do A Computer Show on Talk KVTA,
Port Hueneme, California."
KVCK [Wolf Point MT] 1998-2001
Now: Dave says (Sep 2002), "I've been out
of radio since Feb, 2001. I'm working in sales for a marketing company in Napoleon,
North Dakota. I do miss some of the fun of radio and have put together a studio
Jacque Gonzales aka Jacque James
KRBV [Dallas TX] 2000-2001
Now: Jacque says (3/07), "I am a show host on QVC (since 2002), broadcasting live from West Chester,
Now: Station Manager at WYBR, Big Rapids, MI.
WORC [Worcester MA] 1964
WICE [Providence RI] 1967
WHIM [Providence] 1969
WSAR [Fall River MA] 1970
WPRO [Providence] 1974
KRLV [Las Vegas NV] 1982
KVEG [Las Vegas] 1990
WSUB [Groton CT] 1995
WARA [Attleboro MA] 1997-1999 - GM
Now: Consulting in the Providence Rhode
WOLF [Syracuse NY] 1974
WZYQ [Frederick MD] 1976 - G.T. Stone
WRUN [Utica NY] 1976
WSEN [Syracuse] 1976 - Lee Martin
WFBL [Syracuse] 1977
WOLF [Syracuse] 1978
WHEN [Syracuse] 1981
WYYY [Syracuse] 1988-1991
Now: Lee says (3/04), "I left radio in 1991.
I own a sales and marketing company
in Central New York; and I contribute to wolf1490.net, the WOLF tribute site run by Bob Mitchell."
KLRO [San Diego CA] 1968
KOZN [San Diego] 1969
KSDO [San Diego] 1971
WOKZ [Alton IL] 1972
KSD [St. Louis MO] 1973
NBC [New York] 1975 - news
NBC [Washington DC] 1989-1992 - news
Now: Ron says (3/03), "I am producing
documents for a large law firm in New York City."
Tim Goodrich aka Skeeter Nash
KDXY [Jonesboro AR] 2003
Now: Tim/Skeeter says (3/08), "I'm lovin' life,
livin' large and working for Saga Communications in Jonesboro (Northeast) Arkansas,
doing the number one-rated afternoon drive show on Country KDXY-FM (104.9
The Fox), and voice-tracking the number one-rated evening show in the market on Classic
Hits KEGI-FM (100.5 The Eagle)."
KFDA [Amarillo TX] 1959 - Sam Hill
KBOX [Dallas TX] 1961 - Danny Preston
WQAM [Miami FL] 1962
WKNR [Detroit MI] 1964
WKNR-FM [Detroit] 1968
WABX [Detroit] 1969
WIOT [Toledo OH] 1972
WWWW [Detroit] 1974
WCOZ [Boston MA] 1976
WBCN [Boston] 1979-1982 - The Duke of Madness
WCGY [Boston] 1985 - The Duke of Madness
WROL [Boston MA] 1994-1999
Now: Jerry says (12/05), "I retired in 1999
after forty years on the air. While working in Boston at WCGY I started to teach at The
Massachusetts College of Communications, which has since changed it's name to the New England Institute of Art;
I have been there since 1990; I teach all aspects of radio, including digital media
production and vocal acting."
Now: Middays at KMEN, San Bernardino, investment
executive with Baraban Securities, La Jolla and teaching mathematics courses at
Coleman College, San Marcos, California.
WFOR/WHER [Hattiesburg MS] 1978
WHSY [Hattiesburg] 1980
KXOW/KACQ [Hot Springs AR] 1983
WMSU [Hattiesburg] 1984
WSVH [Savannah GA] 1986
WCBE [Columbus OH] 1988
KUNR [Reno NV] 1992
WNCW [Asheville NC] 2002
WRKF [Baton Rouge LA] 2009
Now: Dave says (5/09), "I am President and
GM of Public WRKF-FM (89.3 - Your NPR News Source), Baton Rouge, Louisiana."
WCED [DuBois PA] 2002
WOWQ [DuBois] 2008
Now: Drew says (9/08), "I am News/Sports Director
and doing mornings for Country
WOWQ-FM, WQYX-FM, WCPA-AM and WZDB-FM (First Media Radio), DuBois, Pennsylvania."
KNUU [Las Vegas NV] 1995
Now: News anchor at News/Talk KNUU,
Las Vegas, Nevada, "where I also ride my motorcycles a lot."
WQXR [New York NY] 1995
Now: News anchor at Classical WQXR-FM,
New York, New York.
WHEB [Portsmouth NH] 1969 - Dana
WBBX [Portsmouth] 1970 - Dana
WFEA [Manchester NH] 1971
WPOP [Hartford CT] 1974
WRCQ [Hartford] 1976
WPOP/WIOF/WYSR/WMRQ [Hartford CT] 1979-1997
Now: Lee says (1/06), "I am a booth announcer at
WFSB-TV, Channel 3, Hartford, Connecticut and running Lee Gordon Productions
(voice-overs). I was Production Director at WPOP and
sister station at 104.1 FM through three formats and sets of call letters: Soft Rock WIOF,
Adult Contemporary WYSR, and Modern Rock WMRQ, from 1979-1997 when that position was
eliminated due to consolidation with other SFX (later Capstar) stations. I now also do
televised drawings for the CT Lottery each week."
WMJC [Detroit MI] 1983
WCSX [Detroit] 1985
WHYT [Detroit] 1987 -
Scott Go Go Gordon
WDFX [Detroit] 1991 -
Scott Go Go Gordon
KHTK [St. Louis MO] 1992-1994 -
Now: Scott says (7/07), "I am a marketing consultant for major and
independent record labels based out of Detroit and Los Angeles."
Tim 'Gonzo' Gordon
KPAM [Portland OR] 2001-2002
Now: Tim says (12/02), "I am no longer in
radio. Doing sales and marketing in Salem, Oregon for Interpretive Exhibits, Inc., a
company that designs and fabricates custom museum and visitor center exhibits."
KSFO [San Francisco CA]
KMPC [Los Angeles CA] 1972
KIIS [LA] 1975
KTNQ [LA] 1977-1979
KPFK [LA] 1996-1999
Now: Kathy is a screenwriter (since 1979;
with her husband) and has just (April 2000) finished a project for Paramount.
She says, "I do miss doing the morning show ... not getting up at 5am ... just
being on the air. I've got a bad radio jones so I'm already trying to
figure out how to get on the air again somewhere ... any suggestions?"
Now: Doing project work for Minneapolis radio
stations KEEY, KFAN, KMJZ, KSGS and Radio Maria, Guatemala City, Guatemala. Member of
technical committee for the Shoreview FM Group, which jointly owns a 9 station common
antenna and transmission plant in Minneapolis-St.Paul,MN.
WESA [Pittsburgh PA] 1983-1996
WLTJ [Pittsburgh] 1987-1989
KQV [Pittsburgh] 1989-1995
Now: Vice-President, Media Relations for
professional soccer team.
KCBQ [San Diego] 1976
KGB-FM [San Diego] 1979
KRTH [LA] 1981
KODJ [LA] 1989
Francisco CA] 1992
KYCY [San Francisco] 1999
Now: Mornings at oldies KFRC/KFRC-FM, San
KZZP-FM [Phoenix AZ] 1983
KEYN [Wichita KS] 1984
WNCI [Columbus OH] 1985
KKLQ [San Diego CA] 1988
WTHZ [Tallahassee FL] 1990
WGRD-FM [Grand Rapids MI] 1991
WASH [Washington DC] 1994
WNND [Chicago IL] 1997
KESZ [Phoenix] 2005
Now: Kevin says (6/05), "I'm PD at Adult
Contemporary KESZ-FM, Phoenix, Arizona."
WEAK [Midland PA] 1960 - bootleg station owner
WAMO [Pittsburgh] 1966 - Frank the
IIFFV [Viet Nam] 1969 - broadcast specialist
WAMO [Pittsburgh] 1970
KDKA-TV [Pittsburgh] 1970
WTAE-TV [Pittsburgh] 1971
WLWC [Columbus OH] 1975
WCMH-TV [Columbus OH] 1975
QUBE Interactive TV [Columbus OH] 1977
KQV [Pittsburgh] 1985
Now: News Director at all-news KQV, Pittsburgh.
KVEC [San Luis Obispo CA] 1970
KIQQ [LA] 1972
KFMI [Eureka CA] 1974
WBWB [Bloomington IN] 1977
Now: Woody Goulart, Ph.D. is a writer in
WABC [New York NY] 2001-2004
WINS [New York NY] 2006
Now: Don says (8/07), "I am working weekend
mornings as sports anchor at 10-10 WINS, New York; the shift starts at 3:50 a.m. when several
cups of coffee enable me to negotiate the computer in preparation for the twice-an-hour
sportscasts from 5:15 a.m. until noon..."
KMEO [Phoenix AZ] 1966 -
KCLS [Flagstaff AZ] 1969 -
KEOS [Flagstaff] 1970 -
KNUS [Dallas TX] 1973 -
WFAA [Dallas] 1974 -
KNUS [Dallas] 1973 -
WBBM-TV [Chicago IL] 1981 - engineer
KERA-TV [Dallas] 1986 - engineer
KDFI-TV [Dallas] 1990 - engineer
KBCI-TV [Boise ID] 1994 - Asst. Chief Eng.
KIVI-TV [Boise] 1996 - Chief Eng.
KBCI-TV [Boise ID] 1994 - Asst. Chief Eng.
Now: Assistant Chief Engineer at KBCI-TV,
Boise, Idaho. Click for more
WNWC [Madison WI] 1983-2004
Now: Gordon says (2/04), "I'm working as a
freelance journalist through my company SCRIBE MEDIA, Madison Wisconsin."
KYMS [LA] 1971
KROQ [LA] 1975
KWST [LA] 1977
KMEL [San Francisco] 1979
KSAN [San Francisco] 1981
KTIM/KTID [San Rafael CA] 1987
KFOG [San Francisco] 1988
KOFY [San Francsico] 1989
Metro Networks [San Francisco] 1990 - Bob Michaels
KGO [San Francisco] 1992
KIOI [San Francsico] 1992 -
AMI News [San Francisco] 1995 - Bob Michaels
KFGY [Santa Rosa CA] 1997
KYCY [San Francsico] 1999-2001
KGO/KSFO [San Francsico] 2006-2007, 2009
Now: Bob says (4/10), "I am living in the
Sonoma Wine Country and doing everything I love about radio: In addition to filling in
at Metro and KGO/KSFO, I work for myself, anchoring newscasts for stations in 6 markets
and doing a weekly jazz show for KJZY; I also contract out as a voice talent for
narrations, spots and IVR scripts."
Allen 'Boogie' Gowan
WZLA [Abbeville SC] 2001
WLMA [Greenwood SC] 2008
Now: Allen says (12/08), "I am doing the
weekly Beach, Boogie, and
Blues on Talk WLMA, Greenwood, South Carolina; still playing 33 years later;
thanks to all who have been so loyal to me..."
WLAN [Lancaster PA] 1966-1981
Now: John (Greineder Jr.) says (10/06),
"After 1981, I formed my own DJ services company, which included the first video dances
in Lancaster county, Pennsylvania; I retired from DJ services in 2000, and work in my own
business under Lancaster Newspapers."
WWIN [Baltimore MD] 1956
WTOW [Baltimore] 1957
WCAO [Baltimore] 1957
AFKN [Seoul Korea] 1960
WWIN [Baltimore] 1962
WBAL [Baltimore] 1964
WFBR [Baltimore] 1965
WENE [Binghamton NY] 1968 - national PD
WITH/WITH-FM [Baltimore] 1968
WWDC/WWDC-FM [Washington DC] 1976
WITH/WITH-FM [Baltimore] 1980 -
WNTR [Washington DC] 1985 - GM
WFBR [Baltimore] 1987
American Radio Network [Baltimore] 1988 - VP Programming
WCBM [Baltimore] 1992
WITH [Baltimore MD] 1995-2000 - GM
Now: Ed says (6/06), "I am working for Computer
Sciences Corporation, Baltimore, Maryland, as a management analyst."
WPOM [West Palm Beach FL] 1989
WUNR [Boston] 1993
WRBB [Boston] 1994
Now: Operating a consulting practice in
Boston. Click for more on
WSOY [Decatur IL] 1970
WSOY-FM [Decatur IL] 1980
WSHY [Shelbyville IL] 1984 -
WSOY/WSOY-FM [Decatur IL] 1988 - GM
WXFM [Decatur IL] 1994
Now: Semiretired: taping a few interviews for the
WXFM morning show and doing occasional stockbroking for a local investment firm in
Decatur, Illinois. Click for more on
KTCR [Minneapolis MN] 1970
KSTP [Minneapolis] 1972
WYOO [Minneapolis] 1972
WRAH [Minneapolis] 1972
KSTP-FM [St. Paul MN] 1976
KDAN [St. Paul] 1978
KLAS [Las Vegas NV] 1980-1985
KGBC [Galveston TX] 1999
KSNR [Grand Forks ND] 2000
KZLK [Rapid City SD] 2002
KCCR [Pierre SD] 2002
Now: PM drive at Classic Rock KCCR Pierre,
South Dakota. Tommy says (4/03), "I have always worn two hats: broadcasting and live
performing as a pianist-singer-band leader. In addition to 5 days a week in pm drive, I
am playing and singing at the renowned historical landmark in South Dakota, the Saint
Charles Hotel. I was blessed by being brought into the business in 1970 by the co-founder
of Top-40 radio, Bill Stewart. My other major mentor in broadcasting is my life-long
friend and radio legend Dave Diamond, who ruled California airwaves for decades and
is now the CEO of the Radio-TV Broadcasting Department at Black Hills State University.
I have just completed a major book deal and a motion picture is forthcoming that will
feature my original score. Full details of everything available at my Web site."
WEEP [Pittsburgh] 1958
KDKA [Pittsburgh] 196?
Westinghouse Broadcasting [New York NY] 196?
Tony retired from broadcasting and
owned an art gallery in New York for several years. He passed away in the
KSYL [Alexandria LA] 2001
Now: Dave says (4/09), "I am Ops Mgr,
Chief Engineer and talk host at Talk KSYL, Alexandria, Louisiana; I also host 2 Internet
stations (Kdave.us & krrvonline.com)."
Stan Grams aka Johnny Dart
WVTN [Gatlinburg] 1981-1983 - station mgr
Now: Stan says (1/03), "I'm retired in
Zephyrhills, FL; volunteering for Mission Support Services, Inc."
WKTK [Gainesville FL] 1985-1999 - VP, GM
Now: Gary says (4/04), "I am with
Clear Channel in Melbourne, Florida."
KUSC [LA] 1950
KALI [Los Angeles CA] 1955
KWOW [LA] 1956
KWIZ [LA] 1961
KYMS [LA] 1971 - GM
KNOB [LA] 1973 - GM
Now: firstname.lastname@example.org reports, "Larry went into
the computer biz in the 1970s. Now retired and living in Southern
WLIR [Long Island NY] 1951
WBAB [Long Island NY] 1953
WTMI [Long Island NY] 1953
WRFM [New York NY] 1957
WWRL [New York] 1959
WABC-FM [New York] 1962
KJAZ [San Francisco] 1973
KNPR [Las Vegas] 1982
Now: Alan is retired and living in New Zealand. Click for more on Alan.
KNX [Los Angeles CA] 1959
KABC [Los Angeles] 1962
KLAC [LA] 1968
WMCA [New York NY] 1970
WOR [New York] 1977
WABC [New York] 1984
WOR [New York] 1996-2006
WABC [New York] 2006
Now: Evenings at
conservative talker WABC, New York, New York.
WWDC [Washington DC] 1945
WMAL [Washington DC] 1953
WRC [Washington DC] 1984
WDCU [Washington DC] 1987-1993
Brown reports (4/09), "After a career in radio spanning over 40 years, Felix Grant passed
away at age 74 on Oct 13, 1993 (liver cancer). A great Felix Grant archive has been
established at the University of the District of Columbia that features his famous interviews
with jazz musicians and Felix Grant's donated albums, books, music along with a variety of
other research tools about jazz dedicated to this fine DJ." See Felix E.
WAYM [Nashville TN] 2005-2005
Now: Elizabeth says (5/05), "I own
RADIOELIZABETH, Nashville, Tennessee:
tracking, imaging and commercial voice-over."
WIOD [Miami FL] 1992-1996
Now: Dave says (1/03), "Into Tomorrow
with Dave Graveline started in 1995. It's a 3-hour national radio program (as well
as 60 second daily features) covering the latest in consumer electronics & technology.
The show airs on over 100 stations every Sunday (check the Web site for more info). I'm
also a former Metro-Dade police officer."
Now: Host/Executive Producer of "Into Tomorrow"
Radio Network. Also a former Metro-Dade Police Officer for 8 years. Currently also
owns Advanced Telephone in Miami Lakes, a telecommunications company specializing in
pagers, cellular, caller ID, ads-on-hold and business telephone systems.
KRUX [Phoenix] 1962
KUPD [Phoenix] 1968
Dick Gray passed away Dec 31,
1968. Click for more on
WHJJ [Providence, RI] 1998-2000
Now: Jimmy says (2/07), "I finished with
broadcasting in 2000; got series 7 and 63 stock brokerage licenses and worked with
Fidelity Investments until 2002; am working from home doing investments."
KMOX [St. Louis MO] 2000
Now: Doing various programs on News/Talk KMOX,
St. Lousi, Missouri.at Jon says (3/04), "I'm having a great time on the air in St. Louis,
talking to more than half the country every night."
WBAQ [Greenville MS] 1972
WDDT [Greenville] 1973
WJDX [Jackson MS] 1975 - Bobby Grey
WKOR [Jackson] 1975 - Bobby Grey
WHBQ [Memphis TN] 1976 - Robert Grey
WKTQ [Pittsburgh PA] 1977 - Bobby Grey
WMPS [Memphis] 1978 - Robert Grey
WYIG [Jackson, MS] 1978
WZXR [Memphis] 1979
WMC [Memphis] 1985
WEGR [Memphis] 1986
WMC-FM [Memphis] 1988
WSRR [Memphis] 1996
WRVR [Memphis] 1998
WMC-FM [Memphis] 2000
WOTO [Memphis] 2002
SIRIUS Satellite Radio [New York NY] 2005-2005 - 13/Elvis
WKNO/WKNP [Memphis/Jackson] 2008
Now: Rob says (12/08), "I am the local anchor
for Morning Edition on Public WKNO-FM, Memphis and WKNP-FM, Jackson, Tennessee."
WAXC [Rochester NY] 1972
WKBW [Buffalo NY] 1973
WPOP [Hartford CT] 1974
WRC [Washington DC] 1974
WAPE [Jacksonville FL] 1976
WWDC-FM [Washington DC] 1981
WARW [Bethesda MD] 1998-1999
Now: Doug says, "I'm doing my own
syndicated morning show. You can hear it on-line every day at www.Live365.com."
Larry White remembers: The Greaseman appeared
only one night on WKBW in Buffalo as part of a promotion that then KB program
director, Jefferson Kaye, staged. He was looking for a new 7-12 midnight jock and
brought in several guys from across the country to "audition".
KWIZ [Los Angeles CA] 1974 - music dir
KLVE [Los Angeles] 1976 - music dir
Programme Shoppe [Hollywood CA] 1972 - music dir/talent coordinator
Filmways Radio [Hollywood] 1975-1978 - music dir
Now: Verna says (2/07), "If this site is
only for on-air personalities, then I shouldn't have signed up; mostly, I was a music
director or talent coordinator; I spent six years in radio (mostly in Los Angeles)
from about 1971 to 1978. I am now a Clinical Social Worker at Patton State Hospital
(for the forensic mentally ill), Patton, California. I still have hundreds of record
albums and 45s from my old radio days; even have some reel-to-reel tapes of some of
the radio shows we did." Click for more from Verna.
Radio MAS [Valletta, Malta] 1993
Capital Radio [Valletta, Malta] 1996
Now: Alex says (2/07), "Here we are, in Malta,
enjoying every minute of radio presenting; my top two shows are REFLEX (The 80s Show),
a 3.5 hrs every Saturday morning and SHAFT (70s) every Sunday night; I also present
drive times on Mon, Wed and Fri so it's quite a lot considering that it's part-time; and I'm
a DJ and promoter of 80s disco parties (definitely the biggest in Europe) attended by over
3000 people (more info on reflexmalta.com).
I've been a fan of the Duran Duran since 1981; in 2004, I took a group of 55 Maltese Duran Duran
fans over to London to catch the band live -- little did I know that once I'm in London, the
band's PR man shall contact me to ask if I'd like to meet the band members and interview them
backstage before the concert (photos and whole story is on reflexmalta.com)."
KQV [Pittsburgh] 1968
WSAY [Rochester NY] 1958
WKMH [Detroit MI] 1961
WQAM [Miami] 1962
WKNR [Detroit] 1963
KULF [Houston TX] 1972
Bob Green Productions [Houston] 1973 - owner
Now: Running Bob Green Productions (audio
for radio, TV and corporate), Houston, Texas. Bob says (4/96), "I haven't been able to
throw out over 700 reels of tape from the 1960s radio yet. Even the master Pams jingles."
WFRY [Watertown NY] 2004
Now: Bud says (9/04), "I am doing PM drive Country WFRY-FM
(Froggy 97), Watertown, New York. The group of professionals here at Regent Broadcasting
of Watertown and the community are great to work with, so I think I will stay for awhile
and continue to learn."
Now: TV news anchor at KSBW-TV, Salinas/Monterey
WGLD [Cleveland OH] 1963
WERE [Cleveland] 1964
WLEC [Sandusky OH] 1964
WTVN [Columbus OH] 1965
AFN-E [Frankfurt, Germany] 1968
WTMJ [Milwaukee WI] 1969
WDAE [Tampa FL] 1981
WZUU [Milwaukee] 1982
WTMJ [Milwaukee] 1983
Now: PM drive at News/Talk WTMJ, Milwaukee,
WIVY [Jacksonville FL] 1977
WQIK [Jacksonville] 1979
WTMA [Charleston SC] 1980
WKTM [Charleston] 1982
WXLY [Charleston] 1984
WAVF [Charleston] 1987
WEZL [Charleston] 1990
WKAK [Albany GA] 1998-2004
WDEN [Macon GA] 2006-2006
Now: Mike says (5/08), "I'm general manager of
a hotel in Atlanta, Georgia; I love Charleston, SC, worked at some great radio stations
there, and owned a limousine service; I'm not in radio at the moment and boy do I
WRBA [Panama City FL] 2004-2005 - GM
WLLJ [Chattanooga TN] 2007 - station mgr
Now: Steve says (12/09), "I'm loving life as
station manager at Contemporary Christian WLLJ-FM, Chattanooga, Tennessee."
Bob Greenfield aka Bob Booker
KSDR [Watertown SD] 1975
KELO [Sioux Falls SD] 1978
KKRC [Sioux Falls] 1979
KSDN [Aberdeen SD] 1980
KQDJ [Jamestown ND] 1982
KHOW [Denver CO] 1983
KBPI [Denver] 1985
KAZY [Denver] 1987
KNUS [Denver] 1989
Jones Radio Network [Denver] 1992
Now: Bob says (4/06), "I'm a sports engineer
in Denver, Colorado; I go to ball games for a living; set up and run broadcasts for
visiting teams at Nuggets, Avalanche, Broncos, etc.; also travel to do the same for
Westwood One. Still working part time at Jones on the CD Country format. Married, two
girls, suburban life in Foxfield, SE of Denver. What a business, huh?"
WAYS [Macon GA] 1998-2000 - Doowop Dan
Now: Dan says (1/03), "I am a staff attorney
for the Georgia Court of Appeals in Atlanta. Still have the radio bug, though, especially
for those oldies."
WHBR [Altoona PA] 1977-1979 - Michael V. Gannon
Now: Dan says (7/99), "I am a certified
registered nurse anesthetist practicing in Mt. Vernon, Washington."
WSIX [Nashville, TN] 2011
Now: Billy says (4/12), "I moved back
to Nashville to step in behind the legendary country jock, Gerry House (mornings at WSIX-FM);
there's nothing better (in country radio) than waking up Music Row."
WABC [New York] 1960
Passed away Sept. 30, 1996.
Now: Publisher of the Kentucky Standard,
KHEZ [Caldwell ID] 1989-1992
Now: Art says (Aug 2002), "I run an
in-house ad agency in the Boise, Idaho market for a retail chain, so I'm still in the
business and write and produce spots weekly."
KPUG [Bellingham WA] 1976
KBOI [Boise ID] 1977
KJRB [Spokane WA] 1977
KEZE [Spokane] 1981
KBOI [Boise] 1983
KCIX [Boise] 1986
KVI [Seattle WA] 1988
KZOK [Seattle] 1991
KJR-FM [Seattle] 1998
KIRO [Seattle] 1998
theDial.com [Seattle] 2000-2003
KOMO [Seattle] 2002-2012
Now: Brian says (6/12), "I am retired
from radio, in Seattle, Washington."
WFOB [Toledo OH] 1967
WLEC [Sandusky OH] 1970
WFOB [Toledo] 1978
WFIN Findlay OH] 1983
WGIG [Brunswick GA] 1989-2000
Now: John says (9/06), "I had an extremely
popular and successful talk show in Brunswick, Georgia called Straight Talk until
2000. After 38 years in radio, I became disgusted with the turn radio had taken and went
into local government service in Brunswick, Georgia, where I reside today."
KJRB [Spokane] 1968
KJR [Seattle] 1968
KZOK [Seattle] 1975 - GM
KJR [Seattle] 1982
KOMO [Seattle] 1984
KJR-FM [Seattle] 1994-2000
Now: Norm says, "I left KJR-FM in
April 2000, right before the change in call letters (can you believe those
boneheads?) and format."
KTHI [Boise ID] 2002-2003
Now: Pete says (3/04), "I own a pallet business
in Boise, Idaho. I do free lance announcing; looking to get back into broadcasting."
WVAR [Richwood WV] 1970
WAGG [Nashville TN] 1977
WBDY [Bluefield VA] 1977
1978 - DJ/GSM
WWVA-TV [Bluefield] 1986
WCIR [Beckley WV] 1988 - Sales Mgr
1989 - VP: Sales
Now: Steve says, "I left WYVE/WXBX in
May of 1999. I am currently working my own mobile deejay/karaoke service and doing
radio and TV production for select clients in the market on a retainer basis here
in Princeton, West Virginia."
WIQI/WUSA [Tampa FL]
1984-1989 - Anne Clarke
WUSF [Tampa] 1984-1987
WMNF [Tampa] 1985-1987
1984-1987 - Anne Austin
WRBQ-FM [Tampa] 1990 - Anne
WFLZ [Tampa] 1990 - CoCo Deeluxe
WSNI [Philadelphia PA] 1991 - Anne
WJJZ [Philadelphia] 1996
WUSL [Philadelphia] 2000
WOGL [Philadelphia] 2003
Now: Anne says (10/03), "I am
Program Director (off air) at Oldies WOGL-FM, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania."
KKLT [Phoenix AZ] 2003
Now: Joel is Program Director at Adult
Contemporary KKLT-FM, Phoenix, Arizona.
Jim Griffey aka J.J. Sanford
WQHZ [Erie PA] 2003
Now: Jim says (9/03), "I am Production
Director for Regent Broadcasting of Erie (WXKC, WXTA, WQHZ, WRIE). I also do a weekend
shift on our Classic Rock station, WQHZ, using the name J.J. Sanford. I am an Erie,
Pennsylvania native and have worked in Erie radio for 30 years."
WAYM [Nashville TN] 1998-2001
Now: Doug says (8/05), "I'm still in radio -
Syndicated on the Salem Music
Network - Doug & Kim - Your Family
Friendly Morning Show".
WMC-FM [Memphis TN] 1976
WHBQ [Memphis] 1978
WTMA [Charleston SC] 1980 - T.J.
WSSX [Charleston] 1981 - T.J.
WCCO [Minneapolis MN] 1982 - T.J.
KELT [McAllen/Brownsville TX] 1984 - T.J.
WKHK [Richmond VA] 1989
WSOC [Charlotte NC] 1993
Tad Griffin died Sep 20, 2012 in Richmond,
VA (cancer; age 54). See Tad Griffin Obituary (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
KKYX [San Antonio TX] 1994
KONO-FM [San Antonio] 1998
Now: Dave says (2/07), "I am still playing the
hits PM drive at
Oldies KONO-FM, San Antonio, Texas."
WNOR-FM [Norfolk VA] 1994
Now: Mornings at Rock WNOR-FM (Tommy and
Rumble), Norfolk, Viginia.
KSTP [St Paul MN] 1956
WGBS [Miami FL] 1957
WNEW [New York NY] 1961
WHN [New York] 1962
WCBS [New York] 1970
ABC radio [New York NY] 1972 - correspondent
Now: Retired from ABC in 1997. Currently
doing free-lance, voice-overs, documentaries and books on
tape. Click for more on
KMOX [St. Louis MO] 2001
Now: Mike says (4/04), "I'm hosting St. Louis
Cardinals post-game shows and am a co-host of the KMOX Sports Open Line."
WTKW [Syracuse NY] 1993
Now: Mimi says (1/08), "I'm PD and doing
PM drive at Classic Rock WTKW-FM, Syracuse New York; also VP/Programming for Galaxy
Communications; host of the comfortably eclectic Blue Moon Cafe Sunday mornings on
WTKW since 1993."
WFAS [White Plains NY] 1962-1966
WSAY [Rochester NY] 1963-1964 - Mike Melody, Bobby Bell
WBBF [Rochester] 1964-1966
WHAM [Rochester] 1966-1971
WHFM [Rochester] 1967-1971 - mgr
WQXR [New York NY] 1971-1975
WPAT [Patterson NY] 1972-1973
WVIP [Mt.Kisco NY] 1973-1976
Now: Peter says (11/07), "I'm living in Northern
Westchester, doing freelance VOs, medical/technical narration, training films, books on tape and
professional photography since the mid 1970s; I really enjoy the challenge of bringing the
written word to life; photography allows me the freedom to create and the opportunity to seek and
share the beauty of people and nature in visually compelling images; communication is what it's
all about. Radio was really exciting during the heyday of sex, drugs and rock 'n roll in the 1960s
and 1970s; after that it became a job being confined to a little room, talking to myself and
watching the seconds of my life tick away punctuated by station breaks, news, commercials and
weather; I had to get out and smell the roses -- that's when I began to get serious about
photography, which had been a hobby since forever; I literally grew up in a darkroom by my father's
side as he developed pictures (it was junior high school before I realized that not everyone got
up from the dinner table and went downstairs to develop pictures); having cut my teeth on
Rolleiflexes and SpeedGraphics with 'normal' lenses, I rediscovered the magic in the box with a
Nikon camera with wide angle and telephoto lenses; I have never looked back except to enjoy where
I have been and I continue to look forward and find beauty and joy all around me."
WLS [Chicago IL] 1971 - +ABC Net
WABC [New York NY] 1974 - +ABC Net
WNBC [New York] 1975 - +NBC Net
WCBS [New York] 1978-1981
RKO Net [New York] 1978-1984
ABC Net [New York] 1985
WABC [New York] 1986-1988
WOR [New York] 1988 - +ABC Net
CBS Net [New York] 1992
WWDB [Philadelphia PA] 1999
ABC Net [New York] 2000
KLAC [Los Angeles CA] 2001
KGO [San Francisco CA] 2004
Now: Gil says (1/08), "I'm doing weekday afternoons
at News/Talk KGO, San Francisco, California; I also fill in for Paul Harvey."
KTIM [San Rafael CA] 1971
After Dark v3.0 [San Rafael CA] 199? - voice in Bad Dog
Now: In the computer business in San Francisco,
WKLO [Louisville KY] 1959
KRIZ [Phoenix AZ] 1962
WKLO [Louisville] 1964
Now: Passed away in October,
1998 (lung cancer).
George Groves (Granny Goose)
KGMB [Honolulu] 1964
KSSK [Honolulu] 1975
KGMB-TV [Honolulu] 1996
Now: Special Producer in Program Development at
KGMB-TV, Channel 9 and doing TV/Radio voice-overs in Honolulu.
Sid Grubbs aka The Mojo Man
WCNG [Pittsburgh PA] 1962 - Mr. D the Mojo Man
WHLL [Wheeling WV] 1964 - Mr. D the Mojo Man
WING [Dayton OH] 1967
WCEF [Parkersburg WV] 1968
WOHO [Toledo OH] 1968
WNIO [Niles OH] 1969
WORD [Spartanburg SC] 1970
WISE [Asheville NC] 1970
WGOW [Chattanooga TN] 1971
WPDQ [Jacksonville FL] 1971
WNAM [Neenah WI] 1972
WRKT [Titusville FL] 1973-1973
Now: Sid says (3/08), "Since 1977
I have been married to a wonderful girl and we have a successful wholesale ice cream
business in Weirton West Virginia. I worked for two PDs who I really looked up to, Jack
Gale at WPDQ, Jacksonville and Sam Holman at WOHO, Toledo; and one great station owner,
Lew Dickey Sr. Lew grew up in the same area I did near Pittsburgh. Several things that man
said to me I'll remember forever (a brilliant mind)." Click for
more from Sid.
KILO [Colorado Springs CO] 1981-1993
Now: Kurt says (5/04), "December 2003, I
retired from Pikes Peak Community College in
Colorado Springs, Colorado; taught radio and TV skills to students for 30 years and
programmed and managed college station KEPC
KSTE [Sacramento CA] 1995-1998
Now: Emil says (11/05), "I am working in San
Francisco, and as newspaper columnist since 1995."
Roy 'the Bell Boy' Gunderson
KIMN [Denver] 1958
KOA [Denver] 1962-1970
Now: Maribeth Lewis, KIMN News, reports (6/04),
"Roy 'the Bell Boy' Gunderson died June 2, 2004 (age 77). He had been diagnosed with multiple
sclerosis in 1995, and had spent the past nine years fighting the disease with admirable
courage and grace. Roy's son, John, told
us (3/02), "My dad was at KIMN from 1958-1961 and had the 3-7 shift, which was listened
to by over 50% of the listening audience. He left KOA radio in 1970 to go into the
insurance business, retiring from that in 1986. He considered KIMN to be one of the
highlights of his life."
KGIL [Los Angeles CA] 1981-1989
Now: Johnny says (1/09), "I am retired in
Morro Bay, California -- been here since 1999, doing a little broadcast advertising,
making a retail jewelry item, just about to publish a book; from 1967 to 1979 I was half
of Gunn-Vigran Spots, with actor Herb Vigran..."
WGZB [Louisville KY] 2001
Now: Program Director at Urban Contemporary
WGZB (B96) and Hip Hop WBLO (Hot 104), Louisville, Kentucky.
WKRQ [Cincinnati OH] 1980
WRRM [Cincinnati] 1993-1999
KUIC [Vacaville CA] 2004
Now: Weekends at Hot AC
KUIC-FM, Vacaville, CA. Brinke says (4/04), "Since 2000, I have been Website Editor
for CNET Radio, San Francisco,
WKYX [Paducah KY] 1971 - Gary
WNOE/WNOE-FM [New Orleans LA] 1973 -
Trigger Black/Max Bozeaux
XEROK [Juarez, Mexico] 1974 -
WRNO [New Orleans] 1974
KTFM [San Antonio TX] 1975
WAKY [Louisville KY] 1977
WMC-FM [Memphis TN] 1979
KOPA [Phoenix AZ] 1982 - GM
WZLX [Boston MA] 1985
WQMF/WQNF [Louisville] 1992
Now: Gary left radio in 1995 to form Talking Point Graphics
Inc.. He says, "We develop high-end presentations for people like
CBSMarketwatch.com, Fox Sports, Procter & Gamble, and General Electric. I
still maintain an interest in radio through some content licensing to Radio
KCYX [McMinnville OR] 1983
KHVH [Honolulu] 1991
KHNR [Honolulu] 1993-1999
Now: Reporter/weatherperson at KITV
(ABC Channel 4), Honolulu, Hawaii.
WHN [New York NY] 1984
WNCN [New York] 1987-1995
WFAN [New York] 1987-1995
WNSR [New York] 1988-1992
WAXQ [New York] 1994-1998
WINS [New York] 1996
WHUD [Peekskill NY] 2004
Now: Sue says (6/06), "I am AM News Anchor
at Adult Contemporary WHUD-FM; I continue to do freelance voice-over work, and books on tape,
as well as news anchoring per diem at 1010 WINS."