Radio Broadcasting History
Radio People by Name (H1)
Brian Lee Hart
WAMS [Wilmington DE] 1957
WXUR [Philadelphia PA] 1962-1964
WNRK [Newark DE] 1980
WNNN [Salem NJ] 1980
WCTR [Baltimore MD] 1983
WVUD [Newark] 1983 - host of Scratchy Grooves
Now: Brian says (7/08), "I'm the host of
Scratchy Grooves, weekly on Variety
WVUD-FM (Univ of Deleware); the music I play
is aimed at the big bands & beyond, the era of the 78 RPM record [1892-mid 1960s], also
includes Broadway & Hollywood plus old-time radio, for our senior citizens and vererans;
I've been retired from public service since 2002 and plan to stay with WVUD-FM, the good
KQV [Pittsburgh] 1975
WXKX [Pittsburgh] 1976 -
WOKY [Milwaukee] 1977
WFFM [Pittsburgh] 1978
WWSW-FM [Pittsburgh] 198?
WPNT [Pittsburgh] 1983
KONO/KONO-FM [San Antonio]
199? - GM
Passed away of a heart attack in 1994.
BFM [Sydney, NSW, Australia] 1993
2LF [Young, NSW] 1994
ZZZ [Lismore, NSW] 1995
MMM [Adelaide, SA] 1997
Now: Nights at Triple M, Adelaide, South
WTXT [Tuscaloosa AL] 1995-2004
Now: Don says (1/05), "I am Deputy Director of
the Tuscaloosa County (AL) Emergency Management Agency. I miss broadcasting and the many
friends made along the way greatly."
KUOM Univ. of MN [Minneapolis MN] 1971
WYOO [Minneapolis MN] 1973 - Benny
1974 - Benny Blore
KTWN [Minneapolis] 1978 - Bill Hart
WAVE [St. Petersburg FL] 1981-1983 - Bill Hart
Now: Bill says (12/02), "I am in
sales/out of radio in White Bear Lake, Minnesota. I was part of Minnesota broadcast
history, when KDWB AM/FM hit at 12 rating -- the highest ever -- in 1975. I married in
1998, first time! Enjoy life on the lake with two kids."
Now: Program Director and doing middays at KGEZ,
WZPT [Pittsburgh PA] 2001
WWSW-FM [Pittsburgh PA] 1929
Now: Jonny is doing morning drive at
Classic Hits WWSW-FM, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania."
WAAT [Trenton NJ] 1958 - Harvey Miller
WIBG [Philadelphia] 1958-1962 - Humble Heavy Harvey
KBLA [LA] 1965
KHJ [LA] 1967
Armed Forces Radio TV Service [LA] 1971
KIQQ [LA] 1973
KKDJ [LA] 1974
KIIS [LA] 1975
KUTE [LA] 1980
KRLA [LA] 1981-1982
WFIL [Philadelphia] 1985
KRLA [LA] 1985
KVI [Seattle] 1986
KRLA [LA] 1988
KRTH [LA] 1991
KCBS-FM [LA] 1992
KZLA [LA] 1996-1997
KIEV [LA] 1999-1999
Now: Doing the Oldies format at Dial-Global,
Los Angeles, California. Harve has portrayed a DJ in 3 films, most recently 1995 release
of Orion Pictures film There Goes My Baby. He was elected to the Rock and Roll Hall
of Fame in 1995.
WIOQ [Philadelphia] 1980
WMGK [Philadelphia] 198?
Now: ???. email@example.com
writes: "Harvey did morning radio in Philadelphia the way a morning
show should be done -- with a great deal of humor that adults
appreciated. No sophomoric or moronic stunts on Harvey in the Morning."
firstname.lastname@example.org writes: "Harvey
also spent several years in the early 90's as the Announcer for such Nickelodeon
Kids shows as Double Dare and Family Double Dare."
WKAC [Huntsville AL] 1976
KVOO [Tulsa OK] 1933
KOMA [Oklahoma City OK] 193?
KXOK [St. Louis MO] 193?
WENR [Chicago IL] 1944
ABC Radio Networks [Chicago IL] 1951-2009
Now: Paul Harvey died Feb 28, 2009 at 90 years of age. Paul Harvey News
was the largest one-man network in the world, consisting of over 1200 radio stations, 400
Armed Forces Network stations that broadcast around the world, and 300 newspapers, and
streamed on the Internet.
KXZX [El Dorado AR] 1992
Now: Randy says (10/02), "I do fill-in at
Top-40 KXZX and maintain several Web sites. I am a sergeant with the El Dorado, Arkansas
Charles Hasbrouck aka Dave Campbell
WLKF [Lakeland FL] 1994-1996
Now: Charles says (3/07), "Dave says (3/07),
"I've been retired from radio since 1996; I operate a small home-based business serving the
mortgage industry, and am completing work on a Master's Degree in Mass Communication from
the University of Central Florida."
WJIB [Boston MA] 1974-1978
Now: Chris says (July 2002),
"Running Christopher Haskell & Assocs., est'd. Cambridge, MA, 1978, now
based at The Lot (Warner Hollywood Studios), Hollywood, CA. Please see my homepage
KGFF [Oklahoma City OK] 1978 -
KOFM [Oklahoma City] 1979 -
KXXY [Oklahoma City] 1981 -
Billy Joe Walker
KFXE [Pine Bluff AR] 1983 -
KJYO [Oklahoma City] 1985
WXLK [Roanoke VA] 1987
WKSE [Buffalo NY] 1992
WYCD [Detroit MI] 1994
KDJM [Denver CO] 1999
KKAT [Salt Lake City UT] 2001
Citadel Broadcasting [Albuquerque NM] 2004 - ops mgr
KIMN-FM [Denver CO] 1999
Now: Eddie says (4/16), "I am program director
for Country KYGO-FM, Denver, Colorado."
WABB-FM [Mobile AL] 1995
Now: Jay says (8/03), "I'm Operations Manager
and doing mornings at Top-40 WABB-FM,
KRXK [Rexburg ID] 1965
KFXD [Boise ID] 1965
KID [Idaho Falls ID] 1967
KISN [Portland OR] 1968 - William R.
KCBQ [San Diego CA] 1969 - William R.
KYA [San Francisco CA] 1971 - William R.
KFRC [San Francisco] 1971 - William R.
KSFX [San Francisco] 1973
KFXD [Boise ID] 1973
KPAM [Portland] 1978
KBOI [Boise] 1978
KBCI-TV [Boise] 1982
KFXD [Boise] 1984
KIDO [Boise] 1986
KTRV-TV [Boise] 1989-1994
KBOI [Boise] 2003
KWIK/KID [Pocatello ID/Idaho Falls]
Now: Bill says (8/07), "I am Public
Information Officer for the Idaho Division of Building Safety, Boise, Idaho."
Click for more from Bill.
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WBUT/WLER [Butler PA] 2006-2013
Now: Ken says
(10/14), "I am building a Part 15 AM radio station with full internet streaming,
broadcasting from Saxonburg, Pennsylvania, about 45 minutes northeast of Pittsburgh."
WTAE [Pittsburgh] 1975
WXKX [Pittsburgh] 1978
WTAE-TV [Pittsburgh] 1983
KDKA-TV [Pittsburgh] 199?
Now: Engineering at KDKA-TV,
WQCK [Baton Rouge LA] 1988
WFMF [Baton Rouge] 1990
WTGE [Baton Rouge] 1991
KLRZ [New Orleans LA] 1992
KSMB [Lafayette LA] 1993
KILO [Colorado Springs CO] 1994
WQCK [Baton Rouge] 1995
KLRZ [New Orleans] 1996
WGIR [Manchester NH] 1996
WAYM [Nashville TN] 1998-2000
WGFX [Nashville] 2003
KXDR [Missoula MT] 2003
KZOQ [Missoula] 2004
KDTR [Missoula] 2005
Now: Scott says (8/05), "I am doing
mornings at KDTR-FM, Missoula, Montana."
WZOW [Elkhart IN] 1998-2002 - owner
Now: Doug says (6/03), "I sold my stations
and moved to Daytona Beach FL; decided to stay away from radio for a while so I took a
position as Director of Sales and Marketing for an advertising agency. (Less stress!)"
KPNW [Eugene OR] 1997-1997
Now: Logan says, "I am retired from
radio and am a software engineer in Silicon Valley, California."
KESO [South Padre Island TX] 2001-2004, 2006
Now: Logan says (10/06), "I am operator of
KESO/KZSP, South Padre Island, Texas; was GM of these stations until their acquisition
by Border Media Partners; I remain with BMP as satellite station manager; also am
involved with a number of Internet enterprizes, including ALL TEXAS LIVE radio and a number of Internet magazine portals."
WRNO [New Orleans LA] 2003
Now: Jeremy says (1/04), "I am Production
Director for Clear Channel's seven radio stations (WQUE, WYLD, WRNO, WNOE, KSTE, WODT)
in New Orleans, Louisiana."
John Hawkins aka The Hawk
KPFA [San Francisco CA] 1964
KRTG [San Francisco] 1965-1966
KPEN [San Francisco] 1966-1968
KNBA [Vallejo CA] 1966-1970
KKIS [San Francisco] 1967
KKHI [San Francisco] 1968-1970
KMPX [San Francisco] 1968-1969
KNEW [San Francisco] 1971-1974
KWUN [San Francisco] 1974-1977
KGO [San Francisco] 1977 - consultant
KKFX [Seattle WA] 1981-1983 - co-owner, VP/GM (&DJ)
Now: CEO, ADVISOR MEDIA Inc., San Diego, CA.
(technology magazines, conferences, CDs and Web sites).
WSML [Graham NC] 1971
WIIN [Atlanta GA] 1973
WSGN [Birmingham AL] 1974 -
KSLQ [St. Louis MO] 1975 - Screamin'
WDHF [Chicago IL] 1976 - Jay Hawkins
WIFE [Indianapolis IN] 1973 - Jay
WYNF [Tampa FL] 1976 - Screamin'
KNUS [Dallas TX] 1977 - Jay
KIOY [Fresno CA] 1980 - Jay
WCHL [Chapel Hill NC] 1983
Now: Phil says (5/14), "I also worked part
time at KCLQ, Fresno in 1985 and did college basketball color announcing for 3 years for
Fresno State women 2003-2006; I'm a professional photographer in Fresno, CA teaching photo
workshops in Yosemite National Park and Colorado (see philhawkinsphoto.com)."
KTTS [Springfield MO] 1987 -
KTLO [Mountain Home AR] 1988
Now: Sports Director at KTLO, Mountain Home,
KMYR [Denver CO] 1941
KXLA [Los Angeles CA] 1943
KECA [LA] 1948 - ABC Network
KNX [LA] 1950-1952
KYA [San Francisco CA] 1957
KDAY [LA] 1959
KFWB [LA] 1960
KGMB-TV [Honolulu HI] 1965-1969 -
weatherman and Mr. Checkers of Checkers & Pogo Show
KOA [Denver CO] 1974-1985 - GM
KIEV [LA] 1991
From Darr & Scott Hawthorne (Nov 6, 2007), "It is
with a heavy heart that (we) inform you fans of the passing of our father, William James
Hawthorne. He died this afternoon shortly after (our visit) with him at the Buena Vista Care
Center in Goleta, CA. He was sedated, but was able to say a few words. It did not appear that
he was in any pain, it was just his time ... Thank you all for your fanship of our dad." See
more on Jim Hawthorne: Ex-Denver radio man Hawthorne still behind the mic, by Dick Kreck,
Denver Post (4/05/07), Jim's thoughts from Feb 2000 and Andrea Walsh's Jim Hawthorne fan
Marc Haycook aka Marc Elliot
KTXY [Jefferson City MO] 2001
KLOU [St. Louis MO] 2004
Now: Marc says (1/05), "Im hosting 6p-11p
on Oldies Radio 103.3 KLOU."
WHTG [Eatontown NJ] 1969
WAVI [Dayton OH] 1971
WWCO [Waterbury CT] 1972 - Danny Chaplin
WILI [Willimantic CT] 1973
WCCC [Hartford CT] 1974 - Racoon Charlie
WSAR [Fall River MA] 1975 - Daniel Francis Hayden
WHIM [Providence RI] 1976 - Max Barnes
WHCN [Hartford] 1977-1987 - Daniel Francis Hayden
Now: Dan says (12/07), "I'm running
Pathfinder Consulting & Research,
a company that I started in 1987, providing programming consulting and audience
research for radio; living in Kensington, Connecticut, a few miles south of
Now: Doing voicework and syndication at Pelmorex
Broadcasting, Toronto and National Sports Radio in Toronto
Now: Production Director at WRKR-FM, WKFR-FM,
WKMI-AM, Kalmazoo, Michigan.
WFAT [Brooklyn NY] 1977
WILD [Brooklyn] 1979
WHOT [Brooklyn] 1980
WGUT [Brooklyn] 1982
WSTC [Stamford CT] 1986
Radio New York Int'l [offshore NY] 1987
Now: The Pirate radio legend (at least in his
own mind) for over 20 years, is now running Radio Free New York Real Audio web site.
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KEX [Portland OR] 1956
KWJJ [Portland] 1958
KLIV [San Jose CA] 1960
KYA [San Francisco CA] 1960
KLIV [San Jose] 1962
KFWB [Los Angeles CA] 1964
KCBQ [San Diego CA] 1965
KNEW [San Francisco] 1967
KNBR [San Francisco] 1968-1973
XTRA [LA/San Diego - Tijuana, Mexico] 1988-1991
Now: Jack says (5/14), "I retired to a small town
near Lake Tahoe in 2005; I still do freelance work in Los Angeles but mostly enjoy my
granddaughter and goddaughter."
WNEX [Macon GA] 1959
WAKE [Atlanta] 1961 - Danny Daye
WYDE [Birmingham AL] 1961
KYA [San Francisco] 1962
KGB [San Diego] 1964
KRLA [LA] 1965
KDAY [LA] 1971 - 3 weeks only
KRLA [LA] 1971 - 27 years total
Billboard Personality of the Year 1984, 1985
KRTH [LA] 1992
Now: Middays (since 1993) at Oldies
KRTH-FM, Los Angeles, California.
WNXT-FM [Portsmouth OH] 1999
Now: Steve says (7/01), "In 1999,I returned to
my hometown in Portsmouth, Ohio as the managing partner for Hometown Radio Inc, and morning host on Hot AC
WNXT-FM (MIX 99.3); we have worked very hard to cultivate local radio into the new
media order and feel that our success has been due to taking our industry back to where it
started; local, local, and more local is our mantra and Gorilla Glue to our success."
KLAC [Los Angeles CA]1945
KXLA [LA] 1958
KFOX [LA] 1966
KLAC [LA] 1971-1980
Passed away Nov 24, 1980 at the
Motion Picture Television Country Home, Woodland Hills, California.
WMC-FM [Memphis TN] 2005
Now: Wendi says (7/06), "I am doing weekends on
Hot AC WMC-FM (FM 100), Memphis, Tennessee and working at a local medispa; would LOVE to get
back into radio full time."
Jim Hazeltine aka Jim Rivers
WLAN [Lancaster PA] 1961
WCOL [Columbus OH] 1966
WSAI [Cincinnati OH] 1967 - Ron Martin
WIBG [Philadelphia PA] 1968
WKLO [Louisville KY] 1970
WBBF [Rochester NY] 1971
WBLG [Lexington KY] 1975
WKQQ [Lexington] 1977-1979
Jim Hazeltine died Aug 1, 2009 in
Atlanta, Georgia. See James Ezra Hazeltine III (from Hightower Funeral Home) and his
obituary by his sisters, Glenna Hazeltine and Rachel Gawn.
His last note to us (7/06) said, "I am retired and living in suburban Atlanta after 20
years in higher education as a professor, then associate dean, in the business college at
Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago. On leaving WBLG in 1977, I enrolled in the
University of Kentucky to finish the MBA that I'd started in Philadelphia, then went on
to earn a doctorate."
KLAC [Los Angeles] 1959 - voice of LA Lakers
Now: Inducted into American
Sportscasters Association Hall of Fame in 1995. Died Aug
WLJE [Gary IN] 1990-1995
Now: Anchoring AM drive news
at MetroNetworks (for Country Q93 and Business News KIKK) and a noon newscast on KRTS
(Classical), Houston, Texas."
'Brother' Dave Hedrick
KBKB [Burlington IA] 1975-1978 - GM
Now: Dave says (7/03), "I publish a regional
shopper paper in Macon, Georgia); and I broker radio stations (with Ted Gray)."
KIMN [Denver] 1957 - owner
KGMB [Honolulu] 1965 - owner
KGMB-TV [Honolulu] 1965 - owner
WKTQ [Pittsburgh] 1973 - owner
WHYI [Miami] 1974 - owner
Cec Heftel died Feb 4, 2009 in San Diego,
CA. He was 85 years old. See Former Hawaii Congressman Cec Heftel dies (KGMB-TV),
Cec Heftel, former Congressman and broadcast industry mogul, died
(Honolulu Star-Bulletin), Cec Heftel, former KGMB owner and congressman from
Hawaii, dies at 85 (Honolulu Advertiser) and Programmers Remember Cecil Heftel (radio-info.com).
WGAL [Lancaster PA] 1965
WSBA [York PA] 1977
WGAL-TV [Lancaster] 1977-1979 - News Dir
Now: Paul says (1/03), "Since 1980 I have
hosted the nationally-syndicated weekly program The Gospel
KINT-FM [El Paso TX] 1977-1979
Now: Pete says (1/03), "I am in Copenhagen,
Denmark, free-lancing, raising a family and enjoying life."
WBUD [Trenton NJ] 1971 - Bob Taylor
WKAP [Allentown PA] 1973 - J. Robert Taylor
WAMS [Wilmington DE] 1974 - J. Robert Taylor
WHLW [Lakewood NJ] 1975 - Tom Rivers
WJRZ [Monmouth/Ocean NJ] 1977 - Bob McCrae
WRGI [Naples FL] 1978 - J. Robert Taylor
WINK [Ft. Myers FL] 1978-1980 - Bob McCrae
WNJN [Trenton NJ] 1993 - J. Robert Taylor
WMGQ [New Brunswick NJ] 1995-1996 - Bob Taylor
KVST [Conroe, TX] 2004-2005 - J. Robert Taylor
Now: Bob says (3/06), "WBUD was quite the shock
for a first job. All the phones were under lock and key to prevent outward calls. The
broadcasting school I went to had better gear. WAMS was by far the best gig. Philly suburb,
big market sound and Ray Quinn was as good as it gets as a PD. I'm doing voice work and
Imaging now so if you need something, email me. I'll send a demo. Other than that, TV
engineering in Houston, TX pays the bills."
KSCS [Ft. Worth TX] 1999
Now: Local Sales Manager at Country
KSCS-FM, Ft. Worth Texas."
WPQR [Uniontown PA] 1998-1998
Now: Glenn is in sales in Uniontown, PA.
WTRW [Two Rivers WI] 1982
Now: Mark says (12/01), "I am president and
owner, WTRW Incorporated (Oldies WTRW), Two Rivers, Wisconsin."
KBIA [Columiba MO] 1987
Now: Program Director at KBIA (Public
Radio at Univ of Missouri), and host of Morning Edition since 1988.
WGN [Chicago IL] 1951-1955 - The Marriage License
WCFL [Chicago] 1953
WMAQ [Chicago] 195?
WIND [Chicago] 195?
WLS [Chicago] 195?
WJJD [Chicago] 195?
WAIT [Chicago] 195?
WENR [Chicago] 195?
WBBM [Chicago] 196?
WLS-FM [Chicago] 1971
WCSF [Joliet IL] 1974-1986 - Radio Dept Chair
WJJD [Chicago] 198?-1983
WJOL [Joliet IL] 1988-2002
Now: Art Hellyer lives in the Chicago, Illinois
area. Study his rambling autobio (caution: patience required).
KRLD [Dallas TX] 1995
Now: Doug is a reporter for News KRLD and anchor for the Texas State
Networks, Dallas, Texas. He says (4/10), "I have been with TSN/CBS Radio, Dallas since
1995; oversee newsroom operations for the network, which has over 100 affiliates statewide;
we do hourly five-minute newscasts for mostly rural radio stations."
Rob Heming aka Ruben James
Now: Latest report (10/98) had Rob at
WBBG/WTNX, Youngstown, Ohio.
KQIN [Seattle WA] 1975
KBBX [Seattle] 1975
WTOC [Savannah GA] 1976
WKZL [Winston-Salem NC] 1977
WORD [Greenville SC] 1982
KOJO [Ft. Worth TX] 1987
KIKX [Colorado Springs CO] 1990
KTSL [Spokane WA] 1991
KAAK [Great Falls MT] 1992
WGSY [Columbus GA] 1995
KISC [Spokane] 1998
KOSS [Lancaster CA] 1998
KJR-FM [Seattle] 2002-2007
Now: J.J. says (11/07), "My run at KJR-FM came to
an end ... I was trakking the show from Spokane and had been doing that way for more than five
years (I did do a number of live shows and appearances), and the new PD that took Bob Case's
place (Jay Kelly) decided to have someone from Seattle do the show; it was a great run,
going from weekends and fill-in, to 7-midnight to PM drive -- it was my dream to be back on
the air in Seattle my hometown where I got my start; I am still with Adult Contemporary
KISC-FM doing afternoons as I have since 1998, and I trakk afternoons 2-7 at
KOSS-FM, Lancaster, California and have been doing that since 2002 as well; and I continue
to own and operate my production company
doing voiceovers, commercials, liners, and imaging for stations all over the country; love my
work and life is good. Thanks again for 440.com, LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT!" Click for more on J.J.
KGRR [Dubuque IA] 1994
Now: Mornings at Classic Rock
KGRR-FM and VP of Radio Dubuque, Inc., Dubuque, Iowa.
email@example.com says, "For over 40
years Paul Hemmer has been the standard of excellence in the tri-state area."
CHED [Edmonton AB] 2001
Now: Warren says (11/02), "I am PM news
anchor and Assistant News Dir at Talk CHED, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. After more than
30 years in broadcasting, I am still having a blast."
Wes S. Henderson
KCOV [Corvallis OR] 1955
KFLY [Corvallis] 1958
KLOO [Corvallis] 1964
KRKT [Corvallis] 1964-1968
Now: Wes says (7/10), "My radio career allowed
me to complete my college education at Oregon State University, Nijenorde University in
Holland, and the University of Oregon (B.S. 1968). But, Boy, was it fun! I am grateful for
the stories listeners have shared with me for decades after we grew up together." Click for the full story from Wes.
KOFI [Kalispell MT] 2004-2005
Now: John says (7/10), "I'm living in NW Montana,
consulting, station ownership, writer, author."
Steve Hendrix aka Ed Hendrix
WBMS [Asheville NC] 1976
WKYK [Burnsville NC] 1977
WBHN [Bryson City NC] 1978
WISE [Asheville] 1978
WSKY [Asheville] 1980 - Steve Starr
WRAQ [Asheville] 1981-1983
Now: Steve says (3/07), "I have still continued to
run mobile DJ service Sounds Familiar since 1982; live in Wilmington NC and am a Ph.D. teaching
Psychology in the North Carolina Community College System. I think all the WISE/WKSF guys should
have a reunion before we are all dead."
WNFL [Green Bay WI] 1978
WMAM [Marinette WI] 1980
WGNW [Milwaukee WI] 1983
WISN [Milwaukee] 1984
WDEL [Wilmington DE] 1986
WILM [Wilmington] 1987
WKBO [Harrisburg PA] 1989
Standard News Radio net [Washington DC] 1992
WTOP [Washington DC] 1998
Voice of America [Washington DC] 2001
Now: News editor at Voice of America;
Washington DC bureau chief and news correspondent for 6PR AM-Radio Perth,
Australia (since 1998). See sites.google.com/site/randyhennig/.
Chas Henry aka
KTAO [San Jose CA] 1971
KFMR [San Francisco CA] 1972
KSND [San Jose] 1973
KSJO [San Jose] 1974
KEEN [San Jose] 1976
KLEI [Honolulu HI] 1977
KKUA [Honolulu] 1978
KORL [Honolulu] 1979
KKUA [Honolulu] 1981
WXQR [Jacksonville NC] 1981
WBQB [Fredericksburg VA] 1996
WASH [Washington DC] 1996
WTOP [Washington DC] 1997-2005
WNEW-FM [Washington DC] 2012-2015
Now: Chas says (9/15), "In 2015 I joined Westwood One
News as an afternoon drive anchor and national security correspondent. Broadcasting work of some
sort, much of it part-time, has been a constant in my life since age 13; amidst it, I did a career
in the U. S. Marine Corps -- and studied at USC, Oxford and Georgetown; since retiring from the Marine
Corps in 1996, I've been at it essentially full-time."
WBTU/WSHI [Ft. Wayne IN]
2002 - GM
Now: GM at Country WBTU-FM and Nostalgia
WSHI-FM, Ft. Wayne, Indiana. John says (11/03), "I love broadcasting so much, I came
back to it after several years of owning an advertising agency."
KXLE [Ellensburg WA] 1945
KONP [Port Angeles WA] 1946
KRKL [Seattle WA] 1948
KISW [Seattle] 1950
KRSC [Seattle] 1952
KAYO [Seattle] 1953
KTIX/KETO [Seattle] 1959
KING [Seattle] 1961
KFKF [Bellevue WA] 1963
KIXI/KIXI-FM [Seattle] 1968
Passed away in December, 1969. Click for more on Jack.
KTUE [Tulia TX] 1976
KDDD [Dumas TX] 1977
KLUR [Wichita Falls TX] 1979
KXYL [Brownwood TX] 1980
KBIM [Roswell NM] 1982
KKYN [Plainview TX] 1983
KIXZ [Amarillo TX] 1985
KDJW [Amarillo] 1986 - J.B.
KTEO [San Angelo TX] 1988
KETR [Commerce TX] 1991-1993
Now: John says, "I am out of
full-time radio working as a computer programmer and announcer for interactive
voice response units. I still do high school football play-by-play as a part-time
WBRB [Detroit MI] 1960
WLIN [Detroit] 1961
WJEF [Grand Rapids MI] 1961
WIBM [Jackson MI] 1963 - Wild Willy
WTRX [Flint MI] 1964 - John Paul Jones
WTAC [Flint] 1965 - Wild Willy
WKLO [Louisville KY] 1966 - Wild Willy
WNHC [New Haven CT] 1967
WKLO [Louisville] 1971
CKLW [Detroit] 1973
WNDE/WFBQ [Indianapolis IN]
WLCY [St. Petersburg FL] 1975
WIFI [Philadelphia PA] 1976
WMAQ/WKQX [Chicago IL]
WBXX [Battle Creek, MI] 1989-1992 - GM
WWQQ [Wilmington, NC] 1995-1997 - GM
Now: Bill says (10/15), "I am president of Bill
Hennes & Associates consulting, Pompano Beach, FL (all formats of radio, Internet, social
media, recording artists, record labels); in 2013 I launched TodaysHottestHits.com; I
also am founder of allaboutcountry.com
(Country radio news, industry news, music news, etc.); registration is free and the site
is updated 24/7."
Now: Director of Engineering at KUSC, Los
KXJZ [Sacramento CA] 2001-2003
Now: Bob says (12/15), "Since 2003 I have been
a freelance reporter for National Public Radio."
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KOMS [Poteau OK/Ft. Smith AR] 2013 Shotgun Dan
Now: Dan says (3/16), "I continue to PLAY everyday on
the radio: - 1 LIVE morning show & 2 voice track shows - I actually compete with
myself on NASH ICON in Fayetteville & Ft Smith (the MIRACLE of voice tracking). Not sure if I
will ever FULLY retire..."
WJOI [Florence AL] 1955
WJRD/WNPT/WTBC [Tuscaloosa AL] 1955-1959
WSGN [Birmingham] 1958
WALA [Mobile AL] 1959
KTHS [Little Rock AR] 1960-1962
WTOP [Washington DC] 1963-1965
NBC, CBS, CNN [Los Angeles CA] 1965
KFWB [LA] 1968-1998
Don Herbert died Feb 2, 2008 (see Don
Herbert Dies on this ocregister.com page); he had retired in 1998 after 30 years with News KFWB, Los
Angeles, California; in his last message to 440, Don said, "I was known as Don Herbert aka
that other guy. You have no idea how many times I was mistaken for Mr. Wizard, the other
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KXST [San Diego CA] 1997-1998 ops mgr
Now: Doug says (8/14), "I am retired from the radio
business. Was Exec VP, Promotional Broadcast Network, San Diego CA 1998-2008 (syndicated
promotons to stations in 50+ markets). Currently partner in Arc Lite Power, LLC, a green
WCOS [Columbia SC] 1968
WKYB [Hemingway SC] 1970
WCOS [Columbia] 1970
WNOK [Columbia] 1980
WCOS-FM [Columbia] 1983
WZLD [Columbia] 1983
WEZC [Charlotte NC] 1986
WMIX [Charlotte] 1988
WWMG [Charlotte] 1990
WOMG [Columbia] 1990
Now: PM drive at Oldies WOMG-FM and
running Hunter Herring Mobile Music,
Columbia, South Carolina.
WGRQ [Fredericksburg VA] 2001
Now: Director of Sales & Marketing at
WGRQ-FM (Rockin' Oldies 95.9), Fredericksburg, Virginia.
CHRX [Vancouver BC] 1988-1991
Now: Steve says (5/03), "I formed Profile Communications Ltd. in 1985
and through this company continue to provide voice-over, media imaging and sound design
to clients in Canada, the U.S. and Europe. Production has always been my first love in
radio. The Internet and the digitization of the universe has taken this love to new
WMOD [Washington DC] 1971 - Carson King
WASH [Washington DC] 1973
KIMN [Denver CO] 1975
KIMN-FM [Denver] 1975 - Jim Townsend
WAVA [Washington DC] 1977
Pollack Communications [Los Angeles CA] 1981 - consultant
WXTR [Washington DC] 1982
KLTR [Houston TX] 1984
WCLR [Chicago IL] 1986
Atlantic Ventures [Boston MA] 1988 - VP/programming
KDBK/KDBQ [San Francisco/San Jose CA]
WBOS-FM [Boston MA] 1991-1998
Clear Channel Communications [Maine] 2000-2003 - VP/market mgr
Now: Jim says (9/07), "I run Herron Media (Rockport, Maine); am thoroughly immersed in providing voice-over for
TV, film, radio, and corporate business clients and just love it. Each day I have the honor to work
with amazing clientèle worldwide. Many of whom I have been involved with for years and some just
beginning a working relationship. In the words of Thoreau; do not hire a man who does your work
for money, but him who does it for love of it." More from Jim.
KIRO [Seattle WA] 1984
Now: Gregg says (5/09), "I am the morning
anchor/host on News-Talk 97.3 KIRO-FM and have now been with the station for 25 years;
the station completed its switch from 710 AM to 97.3 FM in April 2009."
Daniel Hess aka Dan Phillips
KYTE [San Francisco CA] 1968
KTOB [Petaluma CA] 1971-1978, 1993-1997 - GM
Now: Dan says (3/12), "I am a screenwriter;
left broadcasting in 1997; directed the feature film, "Sweet Insanity" in 2005."
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WDMX [Parkersburg WV] 1991-2012
Now: Doug says (4/16),
"I left (radio) to become the Outreach and Communications Coordinator for The Arc of the Mid Ohio Valley in Parkersburg, WV. We advocate for people with
intellectual and developmental disabilities ... It has been super great and very rewarding..."
KZIM [Cape Girardeau MO] 1992-2003
Now: Terry says (6/03), "I am Corportate
Program Director For Zimmer Radio Group, Cape Girardeau, Missouri."
WLUP-FM [Chicago IL] 1979-1993
Now: Bob says (8/12), "In 2008 I joined
Group as a director and opened their first Chicago Office. For over 20 years, I
have been a radio and TV station broker and have been involved in transactions totaling
some 1 billion dollars."