Radio Broadcasting History
Radio People by Name (H2)
KGPC [Grafton ND] 1969 - Billy the Kid
KMNS [Sioux City IA] 1973
WMAY [Springfield IL] 1975
WYBR [Rockford IL] 1979
KAAY [Little Rock AR] 1980
WMC-FM [Memphis TN] 1980
WRAL [Raleigh NC] 1982
KHFI [Austin TX] 1984
WRVR [Memphis] 1984
WNOE-FM [New Orleans LA] 1989
WSMS [Columbus MS] 1995
WFSN [Ft. Myers FL] 1996
KBTO [Bottineau ND] 1997
KSSS [Bismarck ND] 2002
KBMR [Bismarck] 2005
Now: Bill says (1/06), "The company has moved
me next door to do mornings on Country KBMR, Bismarck, North Dakota."
KIMM [Rapid City SD] 1977
KLTQ [Salt Lake City UT] 1985-1987 - CE
KJQN-FM [Salt Lake City] 1991 - CE
KXRK [Provo UT] 1992-1998 - CE
Now: Mario says (8/06), "i am a consulting
engineer in Salt Lake City, Utah."
'Rowdy' Ron Higgins
WRQC [Cleveland OH] 1988
WMOH [Cincinnati OH] 1992-1994
Now: Ron says, "Sadly, I only had those
two pro jobs in radio at WRQC & WMOH (besides interning)! I am working in the world
of professional wrestling with a group called Ohio Valley Wrestling! We are
the training grounds for the WWF! Check out ovwrestling.com for all the info."
KGLU [Safford AZ] 1959
KVOA/KCUB [Tucson AZ] 1961
KOOL/KOOL-FM/TV [Phoenix AZ] 1964
KARZ [Phoenix] 1979 - CE
KOOL [Phoenix] 1982-1983 - CE
Now: Thayne says (12/04), "After leaving KOOL
for the second time, I moved into TV exclusively as CE for KUSK-TV in Prescott, AZ for
five years. I then finished my career as Telecommunications Mgr. of Yavapai Community
College District and retired in January 2004. After all the years in broadcasting, I'm
probably about one french fry short of a Happy Meal and enjoying retired life in Prescott."
WADC [Akron OH] 1932
WJAS [Pittsburgh PA] 1933
KDKA [Pittsburgh] 1935
WCAE [Pittsburgh] 1938
KQV [Pittsburgh] 1940-1943/1958-1962
WERE [Cleveland OH] 1962
WHK [Cleveland] 1968-1972
Now: Ken's son, Tim, says (4/04), "Ken
Hildebrand was enshrined in the Broadcaster's Hall of Fame in 1988. This pioneer of
radio and TV broadcasting had a long and distinguished career. Check out Jeff Roteman's KQV Tribute Page for the Ken Hildebrand
Collection which contains sound bites of dad doing some news broadcasting. You might
enjoy listening to a little of them. Dad was simply one of the best ... with a great
voice and delivery. In my opinion they don't make 'em like that anymore." Click for more from Tim on Ken.
Andrew Hildreth aka Andy Anderson aka Andy Taylor
WRHR [Rochester NY] 1984
WDNY [Dansville NY] 1987
WYSL [Rochester] 1987-1989
WCMF [Rochester] 1987-1989
WCGR [Canandaigua NY] 1989
WUHF-TV [Rochester] 1990 - master control op
WKLX [Rochester] 1991
WBEE [Rochester] 1993
WNVE [Rochester] 1995-1997 - Andre
Metro Networks [Rochester] 1994
Now: Andrew says (11/06), "Member of the
103.9 WDKX Wake Up Club."
WPGC/WPGC-FM [Washington DC]
1987-2001 - GM
Now: Ben says (10/11), "I am senior VP of
CBS Radio/West Palm Beach, Florida; I rejoined CBS (we have 5 top-rated radio stations
in Palm Beach County) in 2010 after trying to retire; radio is a virus, there's no
KFLR [Phoenix AZ] 2002
Now: PM drive at Religious KFLR-FM, Phoenix, Arizona.
WAMS [Wilmington DE] 1970 - Bobby
KONO [San Antonio TX] 1974 - Bobby
WPEN/WMGK [Philadelphia PA]
1975 - Bobby 'Dashboard' Dark
WFIL [Philadelphia] 1976-1978 - K.C. Hill
Now: Mitch owns Hill Creative Services,
Inc. (TV production and trailers) and is VP at FamousRadio.com (produces in-store radio programs for retail),
KRLA [Los Angeles] 196?
KHJ [LA] 1967
Passed away in 1994.
WDOT [Burlington VT] 1977
WVMT [Burlington] 1979
WDOT [Burlington] 1982
WSYB/WRUT [Rutland VT] 1984
WVMT [Burlington] 1986
WJOY [Burlington] 1986
WQCR [Burlington] 1986
WOKO [Burlington] 1990
WKOL-FM [Plattsburgh NY/Burlington VT] 1999
WOKO [Burlington] 2011
Now: Rod says (9/11), "I have moved back
to host The Morning Roundup on Country WOKO-FM, Burlington, Vermont."
KYCA [Prescott AZ] 1982
KAMJ [Phoenix AZ] 1989-1991
Now: Ron says (7/10), "I'm living in Tempe,
Arizona, working in the financial field as a communication administrator."
KHJ [Los Angeles CA] 1982
KMGC [Dallas TX] 1986
KJMZ [Dallas] 1989
ABC Radio Networks [Dallas TX] 1992 - Hot AC News Dir
KSDO [San Diego CA] 1994
KFGY/KMGG/KSRO/KXFX [Santa Rosa CA] 1996
KHOW [Denver CO] 1998
WWDB [Philadelphia] 1999
KLIF [Dallas] 2000-2006
Now: Jeff says (5/09), "I've been with Fox News
Radio, New York City since 2006."
WSLB [Ogdensburg NY] 1980 -
WKQV [Vineland NJ] 1981
WWBZ [Vineland] 1982
WZZD [Philadelphia PA] 1984
WNAT/WQNZ [Natchez MS] 1985
WATS [Sayre PA]/WAVR [Waverly NY] 1989
WVLT [Vineland] 1991
WTKU [Ocean City NJ] 1993
WWKL [Harrisburg PA] 1994
WJYY/WNHQ [Manchester NH] 1996
WCPT [Albany NY] 2000
WCZT [Atlantic City NJ] 2000
WJLK [Asbury Park NJ] 2001
KPLA [Columbia MO] 2002
KJMO [Jefferson City MO] 2005
KMFC [Centralia MO] 2006
KATI [Jefferson City MO] 2008
Now: Kevin says (2/13), "I've been
waking up Mid Missouri as co-host of Hilley & Hart (with Erin Hart) on 94.3 KAT
Country, Jefferson City, Missouri since Feb. 2008; no better way to start the day; also
owner of Kevin Hilley Voice Productions."
WTAE [Pittsburgh] 1974
WTAE-TV [Pittsburgh] 1974
Now: Sports Director WTAE-TV, Channel 4,
Pittsburgh and the radio voice of University of Pittsburgh (Panthers) football/basketball
and the Pittsburgh Steelers (WTAE and regional net). Bill was the 2007 winner of the
Chris Schenkel Award, presented by the National Football Foundation's College Football
Hall of Fame.
KTRX [Ardmore OK] 2003 - Big Dave
Now: Dave says (4/05), "I am host of THE MORNING X with
Big Dave on Classic Rock KTRX-FM, Ardmore Oklahoma; after 10 a.m. I throw on the ops
hat as Operations Manager for the NextMedia Ardmore stations (KKAJ, KYNZ, KTRX, KVSO)."
WCAE [Pittsburgh PA] 1929
KDKA [Pittsburgh] 1933 - Buzz and Bill
WJAS [Pittsburgh] 1949
WDTV/KDKA-TV [Pittsburgh] 1950-1957 - Buzz
WWSW [Pittsburgh] 1958-1970
Bill Hinds was the 'Bill' in the
'Buzz and Bill' Pittsburgh radio/TV team. He retired
in 1970. Passed away Feb 25, 2001.
Bill's son, William G. Hinds: Wghindsite@aol.com
Jack Hines (John Heinritz)
WAGN [Menominee MI] 1964
WPAG [Ann Arbor MI] 1965
WVIC [E Lansing MI] 1967
WXYZ [Detroit MI] 1968-1968
KGO [San Francisco CA] 1970
KFRC [San Francisco] 1972
KNUS [Dallas TX] 1975-1978
KLIF [Dallas] 1989
WMAM [Marinette WI] 1990
WNFL [Green Bay WI] 1990
KRLD [Dallas] 1995
KRNB [Dallas] 2002
WBAP [Dallas] 2005
Now: Jack says (10/05), "I am working part
time at News/Talk WBAP, Ft. Worth, Texas; teaching a class in radio news reporting at
the University of North Texas; living on
a ranch outside Howe, Texas; married to my sweetheart Susan; we raised a terrific daughter
who is teaching journalism at Kalamazoo College in Michigan and working on her doctorate.
It's a wonderful life." Click for more from Jack.
Now: Mornings at KEEY/K102, Minneapolis, MN.
WMUB [Cincinatti OH] 2000
Now: John says (2/04), "I am Program
Director at Public WMUB-FM, Oxford, Ohio. WMUB is owned and operated by Miami University.
We program a format of news/talk/information and jazz for the Dayton and Cincinnati
WCDL [Scranton PA] 2004 - station mgr
WQFM [Scranton] 2006
WRSF [Columbia NC] 2008-2012 - Ed Harass
Now: Ed says (12/12), "As of Oct 2012, I
have been with Virtual News Center, a network of almost 200 radio stations nationwide;
I anchor morning drive and midday newscasts for radio stations across the country from
my home studios in Melbourne, Florida and the Outer Banks of North Carolina."
WSRA [Pensacola FL] 1966
WBSR [Pensacola] 1967 - Jak Gordon
WNUE [Fort Walton Beach FL] 1967 - Scott Gordon
WCOA [Pensacola] 1976
WFXP [Pensacola] 1987
WBSR/WMEZ [Pensacola FL]
Jack Hixon died Nov 14, 2002. Jack Hixon obit.
KGRT [Las Cruces NM] 2004
Now: Joel says (2/05), "After a breif retirement,
I landed in Las Cruces, New Mexico; because of my background in country radio, am now doing
mornings at KGRT-FM, the country
station here. I have a small digital recording studio in my house, from which I record
voice-overs for several clients in New Mexico and surrounding states."
Bill Hoadley aka Paul Kelly
KWRP [San Jacinto CA] 1990-1995
Now: Bill says (10/07), "I am retired, living in
Hemet, California with my wife Jo, along with an old dog (retired too), two cats, three
chickens, and a 26-year-old college graduate son who won't or can't leave; I have my own
little radio studio in my home, along with a hard drive loaded with over 58,000 songs -- I
come in here and play DJ all over again, it never gets out of your system does it?"
WKMS [Paducah KY] 1975
WKYQ [Paducah] 1975
WKYX [Paducah] 1975
WDDJ [Paducah] 1976
WKDQ [Evansville IN] 1979 - Lee Casey
WYHY [Nashville TN] 1984 - Lee Casey
WMYU [Knoxville TN] 1985
WFLA/WFLZ [Tampa FL] 1989
WGST [Atlanta GA] 1998
Jacor/Clear Channel [Tampa] 1998-2008 - SVP Programming
WFLA [Tampa] 2001-2008
Gabe Hobbs Media LLC [Tampa] 2009 - president
Now: Gabe says (8/12), "I am president of
Gabe Hobbs Media LLC."
Lloyd Hocutt aka L.A. Lloyd aka Lloyd Maxwell
KISS [San Antonio TX] 2005
Now: Lloyd says (5/06), "I am PD and
doing PM drive Rock
KISS-FM, San Antonio, Texas; also hosting the syndicated Active Rock countdown called
L.A. Lloyd's Rock 30."
[Rota, Spain] 1965
KEEL [Shreveport LA] 1968
WTIX [New Orleans LA] 1968
KTVE-TV [Monroe LA] 1969
KTSA [San Antonio TX] 1969
WBAP [Ft. Worth TX] 1970
KHJ [Los Angeles CA] 1970
KLIF [Dallas TX] 1971
KUUU [Seattle WA] 1972
WXLO [New York NY] 1974
KMO [Tacoma WA] 1975 - Tucker
KBCL [Shreveport] 1976
KNUS [Dallas] 1980-1980
KSYR/KRVQ [Shreveport] 1999-2000
Now: Scott says (3/09), "I am Pres/CEO of
Scott Hodges, An American
Communicator, LLC., Shreveport, Louisiana." Click for more from Scott.
WWSW [Pittsburgh PA] 1980
KDKA [Pittsburgh] 1983
KQV [Pittsburgh] 1985
KDKA [Pittsburgh] 1986
WTAE [Pittsburgh] 1987
WPTT [Pittsburgh] 1998-2007
WJAS [Pittsburgh] 2000-2007
Doug Hoerth died Jan 25, 2011 (natural
causes) in Pittsburgh, PA. See Doug Hoerth/Off-the-cuff 'Uncle Dougie' had 3-decade radio run in
Brian Hofer aka Brian Ocean
WNTQ/WNDR [Syracuse NY] 1982
WOKW [Cortland NY] 1984
WNTQ/WNDR [Syracuse] 1985
WUUU [Utica/Rome NY] 1988
WNTQ [Syracuse] 1989-1991
[Syracuse NY] 1989-1991 - owner
Now: Brian says (1/10), "SyracuseBroadcast.com
is still on the air and I am currently working as a level III computer support tech.
Dave Laird and Gary
Dunes are my two favorite stories; I worked many years, and had a lot of laughs
with them both."
KRXB [Corpus Chrisi TX] 1998 - GM
Now: Gary says (5/06), "I am GM of KRXB-FM,
WALL [Middletown NY] 1973
WDRQ [Detroit] 1974
WPIX [New York] 1975
WPRO-FM [Providence RI] 1977
KAUM [Houston] 1979
WABC [New York] 1979
KOPA [Phoenix] 1982
KMEL [San Francisco] 1984
KKFR [Phoenix] 1987
WQHT [New York] 1989
KFRC [San Francisco] 1993
KABC [LA] 1994
Now: Production Director at News-Talk
KABC, Los Angeles, California.
KAKE [Wichita KS] 1951
KGMB [Honolulu] 1960
KMBY [Monterey CA] 1962
KDAY [Los Angeles] 1968
KJOY [Stockton CA] 1968
KVI [Seattle] 1972
KSFO [San Francisco] 1977
KMBY [Monterey CA] 1980 - GM
KNBQ [Tacoma WA] 1983
KGHP [Gig Harbor WA] 1987 - GM
Now: Retired from broadcasting. Writing, working
part time and teaching in Monterey, California.
KIMN [Denver] 1961
Latest Report: Consultant/programmer.
KMRY [Cedar Rapids IA] 1998-2011
Now: Dick says (4/11), "After 16 years full
time in radio, I left the field and became a newspaper reporter for the Cedar Rapids
Gazette for 29 years; since 1998 I have co-hosted an oldies show, Remember When,
on Saturday nights at KMRY in Cedar Rapids. Iowa."
WHIS [Bluefield WV] 1974
WKOY [Bluefield] 1977
WMUL [Huntington WV] 1979 - Station
WXIT [Charleston WV] 1980
1981 - Chief Eng
WKLC [Charleston] 1983
WYND [Sarasota FL] 1987 -
WTLN [Orlando FL] 1990
WEAZ [Orlando] 1995 -
General Jim: Pres/GM
WPOZ [Orlando] 1998 -
General Jim: Pres/GM
WMYZ [Orlando] 2005 - General Jim: Pres/GM
Now: President, General Manager at
Christian Contemporary WEAZ-FM, WPOZ-FM and WMYZ-FM, Orlando, Florida.
KTKZ [Sacramento CA] 2000
Now: Morning talk host on KTKZ
(K-Talks), Sacramento, California.
Now: Technical support for Electric
Works Corp (makers of Digital DJ & AXS), Fort Worth, Texas.
KBSG [Tacoma WA] 1991-1998
Now: Danny says, "I am retired in
Stanwood, Washington. I saved all of the 'talent' money that I had made for 15 years
and was able to retire to my beach home. I collect all types of 'hit' outtakes. I
spend a lot of time on the Internet talking with my old buddies from the 60s, etc.
I welcome any and all emails from former listeners. Keep Rockin'."
WWCO [Waterbury CT] 1978 - Doc
WNHC [New Haven CT] 1979 - Doc
WTIC-FM [Hartford CT] 1980 - Doc
WPJB [Providence RI] 1981
WPOW [Miami FL] 1985
WQAM [Miami] 1986
WWGT [Portland ME] 1987
WXLO [Worcester MA] 1990
WBOS-FM [Boston MA] 1992
KZDG [Denver CO] 1993
WUSA [Tampa FL] 1994
Jones Radio Networks [Denver CO] 1994
Now: Jon says (6/04), "I am Senior Director
of Programming at Jones Radio Networks,
CKFM/CFRB/CJEZ [Toronto ON] 2000 - VP, GM
Now: Pat says (8/08), "I am VP and GM of CKFM
(MIX 99.9), CFRB (Newstalk 1010) and CJEZ (97.3 EZ Rock), Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
WLAC [Nashville TN] 1979-1981 - Brother Ben
Now: Ben says (8/04), "I own Spotland
Productions in Nashville, Tennessee; doing voiceover work and producing commercials
and syndicated radio programs."
Bruce Holland aka Happy Holiday
KIMN [Denver] 1958
KLO [Ogden UT] 1961
Now: With a drug company and raising
show dogs in Roy, Utah.
WQEN [Gadsden AL] 1977
WGAD [Gadsden] 1979-1986
WGSV [Guntersville AL] 1982-1986
WGAD [Gadsden] 1991
WAAX [Gadsden] 1994
WERC [Birmingham AL] 2003
WVNN [Huntsville AL] 2006
WAAX [Gadsden] 2007
Now: J. (Joe) says (9/09), "I am
morning host on
News-Talk WAAX, Gadsden, Alabama." Click for more from J.
WHK [Cleveland OH] 1959
WINS [New York NY] 1964
KYA [San Francisco CA] 1965
WWDC [Washington DC] 1969
WMAL [Washington DC] 1979
ABC Information Network [Washington DC] 1984
Now: Sports anchor at ABC radio,
Washington DC and play-by-play voice (since 1979) for University of Maryland
football/basketball. Johnny is also voice-over
announcer for ABC TV and local and national radio/TV commercials
Order his autobiography: Johnny Holliday: From Rock To Jock. Lots of memories, anecdotes,
articles, photos, etc.
WBLT [Bedford VA] 1967
WWOD [Lynchburg VA] 1969
WLLL [Lynchburg] 1970
WLVA [Lynchburg] 1971
WROV [Roanoke VA] 1972
WLVA [Lynchburg] 1976
WKZL [Winston-Salem NC] 1981-1987
Chuck passed away April 20, 2001
after a long battle with cancer. Chuck's widow, Karen Holland, requests your 'Chuck story'.
KSRM [Soldotna AK] 1996
Now: Steve says (5/03), "I am Operations
Manager and do mornings on News/Talk KSRM; I also help program three other stations ...
fun fun fun in the Midnight sun."
WMMX [Dayton OH] 2000
Now: Todd is Promotions Director at
Hot AC WMMX-FM, Dayton, Ohio. Todd says, "I also maintain the station website."
KQV [Pittsburgh] 1958
WLS [Chicago] 1960
WABC [New York] 1962
WKNR [Detroit MI] 196?
CKLG [Vancouver BC] 1963-1965
KOIL [Omaha] 196?
KISN [Portland OR] 1965-1966
WOHO [Toledo OH] 1967-1970
WKTQ [Pittsburgh] 1973
KISN [Portland OR] 1974
KEYV [Las Vegas] 1986
Passed away in Las Vegas in 1986.
WFLZ [Tampa FL] 2002-2004
Now: Bryan says (5/04), "...Although every time
I leave the Tampa Bay area, all roads and answers point right back, I am leaving once again.
My goal in life was to work for WFLZ. Finding the desired plan B is my current project. I'm
also webmaster for the online tribute site to legendary CHR The Power Pig --
an extensive site reliving the history, fun and choas that was The Pig."
WHAT [Philadelphia PA] 1947
WDEL [Wilmington DE] 1950-1955
WAMS [Wilmington] 1957
WNRK [Newark DE] 1969
WIP [Philadelphia] 1972-1974
WVUD-FM, Univ of Delaware [Newark] 1993-2008
Roger died Nov 28, 2009 in Wilmington,
Delaware (age 86). See the tribute to Roger Holmes and Long time Wilmington Radio Personality Roger Holmes Passes.
KELO-FM [Sioux Falls SD] 1992-2001
Now: Reid says (7/06) "I am working with
Northwestern College Radio in St. Paul, Minnesota."
Fred Honsberger aka The Honzman
WRSC/WQWK [State College PA] 1974
WKBO [Harrisburg PA] 1976
KYW [Philadelphia] 1977
KDKA [Pittsburgh] 1979
Fred Honsberger died Dec 16, 2009 (age 59)
at his home in Monroeville [Pittsburgh], PA. See KDKA
Radio Host Fred Honsberger Has Died (KDKA-TV). And Love him or hate him, 'Honsman' is king of Pittsburgh radio
KNAF [Fredricksburg TX] 1967
KGVL [Greenville TX] 1968
KLIF [Dallas TX] 1968 - Robert 'O'
AFIN (AFRTS) [Keflavik Iceland] 1970-1971
FEN (AFRTS) [Tokyo Japan] 1975
KRPM [Tacoma WA] 1978-1978 - Robert 'O'
KKGM [Fort Worth TX] 2005
KAAM [Dallas TX] 2005
Now: Bob says (7/06), "After getting started in
commercial radio in the 1960s, I entered the military and worked with American Forces Radio
in Iceland and Japan for several years; following military service, I went to work for
the Boeing Airplane Co. and spent 22 years, primarily working public and community relations;
today, I am glad to have my antenna plugged back in, and am back on the air at Nostalgia
KAAM, Dallas, Texas."
Tom Hood aka Tom Kelly
KBRO [Seattle WA] 1961
KBRC [Mt. Vernon WA] 1963-1965
KOMO [Seattle] 1967
KJR [Seattle] 1969
KFBK [Sacramento CA] 1971
KNX [Los Angeles CA] 1975
KAYO [Seattle] 1980-1983
KING [Seattle] 1985-1988 - News/Talk consultant
Now: Tom says (1/06), "I am now a p/t
physicians asstistant in Tacoma, Washington. Not much radio for nearly 20 years; miss it,
but not the hassles ... any way we can make it a civil service gig? (smile). I went back
to school and graduated in metallurgy; it's since served to whet my appetite and tripled
my income (if you don't count the cleaning bill) to dumpster-dive for buried treasure;
such a deal..."
WRNL [Richmond VA] 1978
WRVQ [Richmond] 1980 - promotion dir
WOMX [Orlando FL] 1988-1993 - marketing dir
Now: Tom says (2/07), "I left radio in 1993, had two
other gigs and joined Walt Disney World Marketing in 1995; left Disney in 2005 to assume the role
of VP Marketing with MLB's Tampa Bay Devil Rays; send me an e-mail and let me know how you are
WLVA [Lynchburg] 1982
Now: Club jock in Charlotte NC area.
Producing syndicated Beach Music show. Affiliated with The Wax
Museum record store in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Now: At WPEN, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
email@example.com reports: Ed is now a premier Voice Over
talent. He is the voice of KNBC, Los Angeles news as well as numerous other
stations. You will recognize his voice on the Jeep Eagle and Liquid Plumber
ads among others. Also a script writer.
Jones Radio Networks [Denver CO] 1994-1995
Now: Ken says (0601), "I produced and engineered
radio broadcasts for Greenfield Sports Engineering for major sports teams in Denver."
William A. Hopkins
KTRH [Houston TX] 1949
KBLS [Houston] 1950
WWOL [Buffalo NY] 1954
WSAI [Cincinnati OH] 1955
WING [Dayton OH] 1959
KYA [San Francisco CA] 1960
KROY [Sacramento CA] 1961
KXOK [St. Louis] 1965
WNBC [New York NY] 1971
WABC [New York] 1972-1976
WRDR [Atlantic City NJ] 1983
Now: Since leaving the radio biz in
1983, Bill has been concentrating on his voice-over/production biz and doing some
acting in regional theatre in New York and Philadephia.
Now: President/CEO of CRN, the Cable
Radio Network, a national satellite radio service that broadcasts on cable TV text
WNIA [Buffalo NY] 1965 - Jerry Jack
WUSJ [Buffalo] 1967 - John Andrews
WEBR [Buffalo] 1969
WJJL [Buffalo] 1971
WADV [Buffalo] 1972-1975
WGRZ-TV [Buffalo] 1987-2000 - show host
Now: Jack says (4/03), "I own a real estate
company in a suburb of Buffalo, New York. I do v/o work and have appeared in numerous TV
spots in the upstate New York region."
WEW [St. Louis] 1984
KSD [St. Louis] 1986
KMOX [St. Louis] 1988
Now: Retired. Residing in St. Louis,
KPTK [Seattle WA] 2004
Now: Gary says (10/05), "I am at KPTK AM 1090
(Progressive Talk), Seattle, Washington; producer for the morning show. I also own my own
WMID [Atlantic City NJ] 1970
WIBG [Philadelphia PA] 1972
WDVR [Philadelphia] 1974
WCAU [Philadelphia] 1975
WPEN [Philadelphia] 1977
ABC Radio [New York NY] 1979-1986
Now: Bob says (3/06), "I am Multimedia Editor at
Bloomberg News, New York City; residing in Lawrenceville, New Jersey."
WBEY [Annapolis MD] 1987
WAMD [Aberdeen MD] 1987
WXCY [Havre de Grace MD] 1989
Now: Dave says (11/06), "I am PD/OM and still
doing PM drive at Country WXCY-FM -- and loving it; the station was owned by Prettyman
Broadcasting till 1995, Delmarva Braodcasting Company now."
WGTR [Boston MA] 1974
WRAN [Morristown NJ] 1975 -
KSEI [Pocatello ID] 1977 -
KRBU [Pocatello] 1978 -
Broadcast Electronics [Quincy IL] 1979
Century 21 Productions [Dallas TX] 1980
WKAJ/WASM [Sarasota Springs NY] 1981 - station mgr
Now: Barry says, (11/07), "I am fighting fires and
saving lives in Morristown, New Jersey; and I'm a partner in Common Cents Computing, a computer
KBIS [Bakersfield CA] 1956 - Mark Ford
KMEN [San Bernardino CA] 1962 - Mark Ford
KBBQ [Los Angeles CA] 1962 - Mark Ford
KHJ [LA] 1963 - Mark Ford
KHJ [LA] 1965
KFI [LA] 1977
KMPC [LA] 1982-1994
Marv (Marvin Howard Fink) died June 26, 2004
(brain hemorrhage) at his home in Los Angeles. John Rook
(johnrook.com) reminisces, "I will
remember his excellent delivery of the news on the Lohman and Barkley show at KFI and
the years we spent working together there. His delivery was unique and his professionalism
unequaled for all who worked with him at KFI, KMPC & KHJ. Marv was a gentleman." Los Angeles Times obit of July 2, 2004.
WCMX [Ft. Wayne IN] 1976
WBAT [Marion IN] 1978
WIOU [Ft. Wayne] 1979
WMEE [Ft. Wayne] 1980
WZWZ [Kokomo IN] 1983
WXIR [Indianapolis IN] 1985
WMUZ [Detroit MI] 1986
WBTU [Ft. Wayne] 1993
WFWI [Ft. Wayne] 1993-1994
WGL [Ft. Wayne] 1998
WAJI [Ft. Wayne] 1999-1999
WXKE [Ft. Wayne] 2003
WGL [Ft. Wayne] 2003-2011 - station mgr
WAJI/WLDE [Ft. Wayne] 2012
Now: Scott says (2/13) "In 2013 I became an
eCommerce Media Specialist full time; check out my blog at sclohonet.blogspot.com and Web site."
KWEN [Tulsa OK] 1991-1999
Now: Tim says (2/07), "I am Executive Producer of
American Country Countdown with Kix
Brooks; in Nashville, Tennessee and still employed by ABC (I did mornings at ABC radio Networks
Real Country format from 2001 to 2005)."
WEAT [West Palm Beach FL] 1995-2000
Now: Jon says (3/13), "I'm out of radio,
working for On Hold Technologies, West Palm Beach, Florida as a production manager and
WHON [Richmond IN] 1965
- Jay Howell
WGLM [Richmond IN] 1966
- Jay Howell
WDAO [Dayton OH] 1970
WKAL [Rome NY] 1972
KUZZ [Bakersfield CA] 1976
KYNO [Fresno] 1980
KCBS [San Francisco] 1982
KFYI [Oakland CA] 1984
KSFO [San Francisco] 1985
WCKY [Cincinnati] 1986
KUZZ [Bakersfield CA] 1988
Now: Mark says (2/10), "I retired as News
Director at KUZZ-FM, Bakersfield on Oct 2, 2009."
WQXC [Kalamazoo MI] 2005-2005
Now: Mark says (12/06), "After spending a
great deal of my life doing programs and characters on radio, I'm now a voice-over artist
in Burbank, CA; I also produce historical documentaries; and I'm writing a screenplay
about top-40 radio of the sixties..."
KMGX/KRQQ [Tucson AZ] 1979-1981 -
Now: Scott says (11/09), "I'm working from home
on Sanibel Island, Florida; the company I work for is headquartered in Tempe, AZ, and I
have to hop on a plane occasionally to meet with customers; when I'm not working, I run on
the beach, soak up sunshine, and drink beer (not necessarily in that order); my wife and I
also spend time up north with our two daughters and two grandsons. I've worked in
broadcasting all of my life, if not for a station directly then for a broadcast-related
company; in 1981 I migrated from radio to TV, and on to satellite communications; from
2000-2007 I worked and lived in Europe, spending four years in London and three in
Amsterdam; my jobs in Europe provided satellite or playout services to radio and TV
WGHT [Pompton Lakes NJ] 2002
Now: Jimmy says (7/07), "I'm PD and doing
Oldies WGHT, Pompton Lakes, New Jersey."
KPRW [Perham MN] 1999
Now: Dave says (1/05), "I am raising my family
and playing mornings for Hot AC KPRW-FM, Perham, Minnesota. Lot's of local involvement. I
call my side production "Howeywood Studios". Yeah, it's a computer with an awesome mic,
but the theatre of the mind is a blast."
WNVZ [Norfolk VA] 1996-2000 - aka Jerry Maguire
WWDE [Norfolk] 1997-2001
WFOG [Norfolk] 1997-1999
WVKL [Norfolk] 1999-2001
WAFX [Norfolk] 2001
WWVZ/WWZZ [Frederick MD/Washington DC]
WARW [Bethesda MD] 2003
WHFS [Bethesda] 2011
Now: Jerry says (1/06) "I am Program Director
for Talk WHFS, Morningside, Maryland."
KRLY [Houston TX] 1975 -
KIKK [Houston] 1980 - Andy
KRBE [Houston] 1994-1997
Now: Andy says (2/07), "Since 2005, I
have been Chief Engineer of Cox Radio-Houston, Texas: KKBQ, KTHT, KHPT, KHTC (formerly
J. Paul Huddleston
KFXM [San Bernardino CA] 196?
KFWB [LA] 1961
KHJ [LA] 1965
KROQ [LA] 1972
WBCS [Milwaukee] 1980
WOAI [San Antonio TX] 1984
Passed away in 1993.
Emperor Bob Hudson
KRLA [LA] 1963
KBLA [LA] 1966
KFWB [LA] 1967
KEZY [LA] 1968
KGBS [LA] 1969
KRLA [LA] 1974
KFI [LA] 1974
XPRS [LA] 1981
KRLA [LA] 1985
Passed away September 20, 1997 at
his home in Monrovia (Los Angeles), California.
KDWN [Las Vegas NV] 2006
Now: Brian says (5/08), "I am News Director,
Assistant PD and anchor at Talk KDWN (720AM), Las Vegas, Nevada."
KILT [Houston] 1966
KFMB [San Diego] 1975
Now: Passed away in November,
1997 after a lengthy illness.
WCKJ [Augusta GA] 1985 - Rockin' Ray
WMTZ [Augusta] 1988 - Rockin' Ray
WGOR [Augusta] 1992
WKXC [Augusta] 1997
WGTR [Myrtle Beach SC] 1997
WSYN [Myrtle Beach] 1998-1999
Now: Ray says (11/05), "I am working in law
enforcement in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The radio part of my life is over with;
since my last gig (WYSN) I've gotten two dozen or so offers and have turned them
all down. The biz changed for the worst after the FCC deregulation, in my opinion."
Tom Hudson aka J.D. Harlan
WSRZ [Sarasota FL] 1996
Now: Tom says (1/09), "I am living in
Sarasota, Florida, practicing law and still playing the hits weekends on Oldies
WSRZ-FM; radio has been a blast, although it was a lot more fun before voicetracking."
WFUN [Miami] 1961
KYRX [Mark Huffman] 2000-2001 - GM
Now: Mark says, "I am a freelance writer
and producer, serving clients in broadcast, print and Web communications, in the
Washington, DC area."
Dick 'Huggy Boy' Hugg
KRKD [Los Angeles CA] 1951
KWKW [Los Angeles] 1954
KALI [Los Angeles] 1955
KGFJ [Los Angeles] 1955
KBLA [Los Angeles] 1965
KRKD [Los Angeles] 1965-1966
KRTH [Los Angeles] 1975
XPRS [San Diego - Tijuana, Mexico] 1981-1982
KRLA [Los Angeles] 1983-1998
KRTH [Los Angeles] 1998-2002
Now: Dick Hugg died Aug 30, 2006 (age
78) in Long Beach, CA. More on Huggy Boy at latimes.com, laweekly.com and laweekly.com.
WHBB/WTUN [Selma AL] 1970
WAMA [Selma] 1974
WRFG [Atlanta GA] 1976
WKRP [Atlanta] 1979
WPCD [Champaign IL] 1981
Now: Dan says (9/10), "I retired after 26
years as General Manager of WPCD-FM and instructor in Broadcast Performance and
Broadcast History at Parkland College, Champaign, Illinois; I do podcasts on adult
slowpitch softball, treasure hunting, and old-time radio." He remembers, "There really
was a WKRP, and it was in Dallas, Georgia--a suburb of Atlanta. As program director, I
was often interviewed by stations around the country wanting to talk to the real WKRP.
Alas, the fantastic call letters did not translate into commercial success (not a lot
of business in rural Georgia, and as a low-power daytimer we didn't have a lot to
offer the Atlanta market), and the station is now dark. But what I time I had in the
year-and-a-half I was there!"
WCSC [Charleston SC] 1970
WCOS [Columbia] 1970
WXRY [Columbia] 1971
WNOK [Columbia] 1971
WDXY [Sumter SC] 1972
WGCD [Chester SC] 1973
WSOC [Charlotte NC] 1974
WMHK [Columbia] 1976
WGRC [Lewisburg PA] 1988
KJIL/KHYM [Meade KS] 1991
Now: Don says, "I'm still (May 2000) at KJIL
as General Manager. I also do morning drive. I've done morning drive for twenty
years now. That includes the years at WGRC in PA and WMHK in Columbia SC. We
have added KHYM-FM and have purchased KJOV in Woodward, OK which is repeating
the programming of KJIL."
KBOX [Dallas TX] 1961
WQXI [Atlanta GA] 1961
WPLO [Atlanta] 1962
WQXI [Atlanta] 1963-1969
Now: Passed away in 1969, reportedly
Paul J. Hughes
WLTR [Biloxi MS] 1969 - Pablo
WLOX [Biloxi] 1970 - Pablo
WVMI-FM/WQID [Biloxi] 1971 - Pablo
WBLG-TV [Lexington KY] 1973 - production
WEKY [Lexington KY] 1974
WKQQ [Lexington] 1975
WBLG [Lexington] 1975
WVLK [Lexington] 1976-1982
WMAK [London KY] 1986-1990 - owner/partner
WNSR [Nashville TN] 1999
Now: Paul says (7/06), "I am Creative Production
Director and in sales at Nashville Sports/ESPN WNSR (AM 560). I have been CEO of a full-service
ad agency (top-billing and award-winning); also served as producer for a film production
company; and have held various marketing positions in the corporate world. Based in Nashville,
Tennessee, I devote my (free) time to stock and assignment photography along with commercial
writing and audio production projects. See the full story here."
Ron Hughes aka Ron Edwards
WPEN [Philadelphia PA] 1975-1977 - Bobby Mitchell
Now: Ron says (5/05), "I am out radio but am
trying to make a comeback via the
voiceover business; and I am an FAA Inspector with the U.S. Government assigned to
the New York International Field Office at JFK International Airport. My work takes me
to places around the World on a fairly regular basis."
Walter J. Hughes
WRBI [Batesville IN] 1985 - Jason
WCLU [Cincinnati OH] 1985 - Wally
WNOP [Cincinnati] 1985
WJRZ [Monmouth/Ocean NJ] 1986 - Steve
WRQN [Toledo OH] 1988 - Steve
WKRC [Cincinnati] 1990 - Wally
WGRR [Cincinnati] 1998 - Wally Jay
Now: Wally says (1/10), "I am the owner of
Wally J Productions (producer of Cool Bobby
B's DooWop Stop on Sirius/XM and various terrestrial stations) and doing mobile DJ and
Karaoke in the Cincinnati Area."
Dave Hull - The Hullabalooer
KGFL [Roswell NM] 1955
WONE [Dayton OH] 1957
WQTE [Detroit MI] 1960
WTVN [Columbus OH] 1961
WFLA [Tampa FL] 1963
KRLA [LA] 1964
KFI [LA] 1969
KGBS [LA] 197?
KMPC [LA] 1978 -
KRLA [LA] 1980
KRTH [LA] 1994
KIKF [LA] 1996
KWXY [Palm Springs CA] 1997
Now: At Easy Listening KWXY/KWXY-FM, Palm Springs/Cathedral, California.
Dave picked up his nickname while at WONE, Dayton. Don Barrett quotes Dave
as saying, "A woman wrote me from a hotel outside Dayton to say she couldn't
stand all that hullabaloo. Well, Webster's defined it as a tumultuous out roar,
so I used it."
KUIK [Portland OR] 1958
KNEW [Spokane WA] 1961
KISN [Portland] 1961
KOIL [Omaha NE] 1961
KGON/KGAL/KGAY [Portland] 1962
- Paul Anthony
KDWB [Minneapolis MN]
1964 - Paul Anthony
KUXL [Minneapolis] 1964
- Preacher Paul Anthony
XERB [LA/San Diego -
Tijuana, Mexico] 1966 - The Nazz
[Los Angeles CA] 1968 - Paul Anthony/Ralph Hull
Now: Rick Everett reports:
Ralph/Preacher Paul is now a semi-retired fisherman, and lives near
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
WMYU [Knoxville TN] 1996
Now: Doug says, "I work weekends at
WMYU (Oldies 93.1), Knoxville, Tennessee. I also write a weekly science column in
the Knoxville News-Sentinel and teach chemistry and physics."
Don 'Da Hummer' Humiston
KIPO [Hilo HI] 1975
KIKI-FM [Honolulu HI] 1975
KIOE [Honolulu] 1976
KULA [Honolulu] 1978
KQMQ [Honolulu] 1979
KDEO [Honolulu] 1980
KGU [Honolulu] 1981
KKUA [Honolulu] 1982
KIKI-FM [Honolulu HI] 1984
KIOE [Honolulu] 1991
KHUL [Honolulu] 1997-1998
Donald R. Humiston died May 21, 2009 in
Honolulu, Hawaii (heart attack; age 62).
KGVL [Greenville TX] 1955
KNOW [Austin TX] 195?
WINS [New York NY] 1965-1967
KFWB [Los Angeles CA] 1967-1971, 1972-1974
KABC [Los Angeles] 1971-1972
KMOX/KMOV-TV [St. Louis MO] 1974-1995
Herb Humphries died Aug 23, 2003
(congestive heart failure and diabetes) at his home in Texas. See Former KMOV News 4 reporter Herb Humphries dies (gatewaycityradio.com), Herb
Humphries - My Hero (Ken Tipton, beholder.com), and Behind-the-Scenes
- Herb Humphries Tribute: Part 1, Part 2, & Part 3.
John T. Humphries
KOHO [Wanatchee WA] 1999
Now: John T. says (10/10), "I
am now at Adult Album Alternative KOHO-FM, Leavenworth, Washington, in the Cascade
Mountains; up to my ears in wonderfull radio late afternoos, with a gospel music show
on Sunday morning (pick it up at kohoradio.com)..."
John Hunerlach aka John McCrae
KRQR [San Francisco CA] 1993-1996
Now: John says (8/09), "I'm doing voice-over
in New York City, represented by Don Buchwald & Associates; I've dropped the stage name
of McCrae and perform under my real name, John Hunerlach; you hit my site, jhvo.com for information..."
WGNG [Pawtucket RI] 1973 - Peter
WJAR [Providence RI] 1973 - Peter
WPRO [Providence RI] 1974 - Peter
WNLC [New London CT] 1975
WMGK [Philadelphia] 1977 - Peter
WHRC [Port Henry NY] 1982 -
WZZZ [Syracuse NY] 1982 - owner
Now: Professor, Department of Communication Studies,
State University of New York at Oswego, New York.
KFI [Los Angeles CA] 1949-1960 - The Night Owl Club
Hunter hosted the The Night Owl Club (all-night talk show) on KFI (640 AM) from 1949 to
1960; he was also the host of the Ben Hunter Movie Matinee on KTTV, Los Angeles; and
was the author of the book, The
Baja Feelings. Ben Hunter died in 1980.
WINK [Ft. Myers FL] 1991-1995
Now: Mike (Goldstein) is, "Living in
Florida; have raised a family and am a very successful salesrep. Of all the
jobs I've had radio was the most fun,without a doubt!!! If only it paid the
bills. Ah, but a perfect world is a dream. Still have all of my old material.
Back in the days when personality was an asset. Oh shut up and read the
CKWS [Kingston Ontario,
CFTR [Toronto Ontario] 1976
CJCL [Toronto] 1983
CKEY [Toronto] 1984
Westwood One Oldies Channel [Los Angeles CA] 1988
KLAC [LA] 1989
WJIM-FM [Lansing MI] 1995
WOMC [Detroit MI] 2000
WRBQ-FM [Tampa FL] 2009
Now: Rick says (4/10), "I transferred within
CBS Radio in July 2009 from WOMC to legendary WRBQ (Classic Hits Q105), Tampa, FL; doing
weekends here and lovin' the Gulf coast; I think I just might retire here."
WLTW [New York NY] 1990-2006
Now: Rick says (3/08), "I'm between jobs and
looking for my next opportunity..."
KING [Seattle] 1976
KQOT [Yakima WA] 1977
KMWX/KFFM [Yakima] 1979
KOMO [Seattle] 1980
KLSY [Bellevue WA] 1984-2003
Now: Tim says (8/07), "While I've gone to the dark
side (a creative director at an advertising agency), I still dabble in radio production for a
cluster of stations in Hawaii as well as writing daily show prep for Radio-Online; also, I'm a
contributor to Tonight Show monologues; I continue to write a column for my local
newspaper, the Bothell and
Kenmore Reporter. My 27-year radio career took me from broadcasting morning drive
live in Japan to diving into a pool filled with tartar sauce; I had a 19-year run at KLSY and
dabbled with a weekend shift at the Seattle Wolf in 2006; that demonstrated to me that it
wasn't being on the radio that I missed, it was the camaraderie of a morning show; when I
considered going back into radio as a career, I had to ask myself, "And what would you do that
you didn't do already?" I've interviewed the famous, worked with the best, so even if I don't
eventually return to an on-air position, it was a great ride, but as you probably know, never
say never." (Check out Tim's Wacky Week Web
WVVW [Morgantown WV] 1964
WMMN [Morgantown] 1969
WPAR [Parkersburg] 1970
WCLG [Morgantown] 1971
WIRK [West Palm Beach FL] 1976 - Chuck
WCLG [Morgantown] 1977
WSB [Atlanta GA] 1978
WCNN [Atlanta] 1984-1987
WDUN [Gainesville GA] 1989
WZGC [Atlanta] 1999-2000 - The Coach
Now: Chuck says (2/03), "I moved to Furman
University in Greenville, SC in 2000 as Athletic Marketing Director. I continue to do
radio and television play-by-play for Furman. I have been the Furman Voice since 1994."
WKDN [Camden NJ] 1955
WWDB [Philadelphia PA] 195?
Passed away. firstname.lastname@example.org says, "Harvey was the
jazz impresario at the Red Hill Inn outside of Camden, NJ in the 1950s. He
brought in memorable jazz acts to the area. After his death, he was succeeded by
Sid Mark, who now has a syndicated show, Sounds of Sinatra.
John Hutchinson aka Hutch
KWK/KWK-FM [St. Louis MO] 1981
KLPX [Tucson AZ] 1984
WLVE [Miami FL] 1994
Heart fm [Birmingham England UK] 1994
WBOS-FM [Boston MA] 1995
WHEB [Portsmouth NH] 1995
WLVE [Miami] 1996
WPLM [Plymouth MA] 1999
WBOS/WROR [Boston] 1999-2004
Now: John says (1/06), "After moving from
Greater Media to Infinity Broadcasting in 2004 (WZLX Boston), I work as David Lee Roth's
studio, technical producer and on air 'foil', based in New York City..." Click for more on John.
William Malcom Hutton
CFNY [Toronto] 1984 - GM
KUCD [Honolulu HI] 2001
Now: PD and middays at Hot AC KUCD-FM
(Star 101.9), Honolulu, Hawaii.
WLTY [Norfolk VA] 1990-1994 - The Real Steve Kelly
Now: Steve says (3/04), "I'm a mental health
services rep with APS Military Healthcare, Hampton VA, serving active-duty and military
retirees and their families in accessing their TRICARE mental health benefits."