Radio Broadcasting History
Radio People by Name (R)
WTHE [Long Island NY] 1972
WNYN [Canton OH] 1975
WGSM [Long Island] 1976
WJJD/WJEZ [Chicago IL]
1977 - Jay Stevens
WEEP [Pittsburgh PA] 1978 - Jay Stevens
WHK [Cleveland OH] 1981 - Jay Stevens
WHN [New York NY] 1983-1985
Joel Raab Associates [Langhorne PA] 1985 - president
Now: Joel says (5/07), "After leaving day-to-day
programming in 1985, I opened a radio programming consultancy specializing in country radio;
my clients include stations owned by major operators, including CBS Radio, Entercom, Beasley,
Bonneville International, Saga and others; I also work with ABC's Real Country and
Coast-to-Coast Networks; I am married with two children and live in Newtown, PA; favorite
story: when I was on the air in Pittsburgh I did a spirited talk about how great Barbara
Mandrell was, not knowing she was in the lobby listening; she burst into the studio, and
did the rest of the show with me sitting on my lap; don't you just love radio? I do!"
KGKB [Tyler TX] 1961 - Eddy Payne/Ronnie
KRYS [Corpus Christi TX] 1962 - Eddy Payne
KOLE [Beaumont TX] 1962 - Eddy Payne
KDOK [Tyler] 1963 - Eddy Payne
KLIF [Dallas TX] 1964
KCBQ [San Diego CA] 1968
KRLA [Los Angeles CA] 1969
ABC F.M. net [LA] 1971
KMET/KLAC [LA] 1972
KBBQ/KROQ [LA] 1973
KHJ [LA] 1973-1973
KGBS [LA] 1977
KSNO [Aspen CO] 1979
Satellite Music net [Dallas TX] 1988
KVIL [Dallas TX] 1989
KNUE [Tyler] 1990
KTMJ [Tyler] 1992
KTYL [Tyler] 1994
KDOK [Tyler] 1997 - Eddy Payne
KZKS [Rifle CO] 1997-2000
KAFM [Grand Junction CO] 2002
Now: Doing a weekly show on Public
KAFM-FM, Grand Junction, Colorado. Jimmy says (June 2001), "I am writing new
songs and recording a new CD (Jimmy Rabbitt and Friends;) Working on a
tribute CD for The Sir Douglas Quintet; Writing a book/screen play Joke Em'
(if they can't take a fool!) autobiography; Back to college to finish degree
in Mass Communications started at The American University, Washington D.C."
W??? [Albany NY] 1958
KDKA [Pittsburgh PA] 1959-1970
Sat PM Dance Party KDKA-TV [Pittsburgh] 1963-1967 - host
KMPC [Los Angeles CA] 1971-1978
The Parent Game ABC-TV [LA] 1972 - host
KYUU [San Francisco CA] 1978
KBRT [LA] 1980
KYXY [San Diego CA] 1981-1986
Now: email@example.com reports: Clark died of an apparent
heart attack Tuesday, July 27, 1999 while being treated for throat cancer. He
will be buried in his home town of Hudson, NY. He and his wife came back to
Pittsburgh in the 1980s to open up a bed and breakfast in Sewickley and
recently opened one in New Wilmington. He was 66 years old.
WXYC [Chapel Hill NC] 1980-1989 - as Carolyn Beck (news) Jenny Clash (DJ)
WCHL [Chapel Hill] 1981 - Carolyn Beck
WRBX [Chapel Hill/Durham NC] 1982-1983 - Becky Diamond
WRDU [Raleigh NC] 1984-1987
WDCG [Durham NC] 1987-1988 - Ashley
WTRG [Raleigh] 1988-1989
WBIG-FM [Washington DC] 1993-1995
WGMS [Washington DC] 1994-1995 - programming asst
WUNC [Chapel Hill] 1998
UNC-TV [RTP NC] 1999 - publicist, editor, announcer
Now: Rebekah says (12/10), "I am at North
Carolina's public television network, UNC-TV (since 1999); I work as editor of the monthly
program guide, CenterPiece, and in publicity and promotions for statewide and
national programming; since 2009 I also have provided on-air station promos as the voice
Mark Radziewicz aka Mark Razz aka Razz
WACB [Kittanning PA] 1982 - Mark Richards
WKST [New Castle PA] 1983
WFEM [Ellwood City PA] 1985
WWKS [Beaver Falls PA] 1985
WBZZ [Pittsburgh PA] 1989
WAAF [Worchester MA] 1991
WAXQ [New York NY] 1993
WXRK [New York] 1996
WMMR [Philadelphia PA] 2000
Sirius Octane/Hair Nation [New York] 2005
WXTU [Philadelphia] 2006
Now: Evenings at Country WXTU-FM, Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania. Razz says (4/06), "I am working at a country station after many years in Rock
radio; it's a challenge and a hell of alot of fun; I am never afraid to reinvent
myself or take on a challenge; If you don't have a Country station on your resume,
get one! I am always stoked to hear from old friends and listeners. Send a note."
Now: at Classic Rock KBFX-FM,
Walt 'Failsafe' Radke
KHJ [LA] 195?
CJMQ [Lennoxville Québec] 1988 - Bishop's School
WYBC [New Haven CT] 1992 - VP, Acting GM
WFQX [Winchester VA] 1997
WNTW [Winchester VA] 1998
WCGA [Brunswick GA] 2000
Radio America networks [Washington
Now: Franklin says (1/05), "I am Executive
Producer / Creative Producer for Radio
America networks, Washington, DC (The G. Gordon Liddy Show, The Michael
Reagan Show). I am also running Raff
Radio Marketing Group, a radiocentric media buying house & creative shop, Washington
WNBC [New York] 197?
WFAN [New York] 1989
Now: Engineer/board operator for Imus in the
Morning at sports/talk WFAN, New York
WEEF [Chicago] 1969
WVVX [Chicago] 1972
WEFM [Chicago] 1975
WPGU [Urbana IL] 1976 - GM
WILL [Urbana] 1979-1980 - mgt (uiuc.edu)
WSHH [Pittsburgh PA] 1982-1982
Now: Roger says (12/13), "Since 1982 I've
been president of Commercial Media
Sales, a rep firm specializing in small and medium market radio stations located
all over America; in 2003 we began brokering stations as well."
WPEZ [Pittsburgh] 197?
KWK [St. Louis MO] 1979
WLVE [Miami FL] 1984
WKRL [Clearwater FL] 1986
WFYV [Jacksonville FL] 1990
KCFX [Kansas City MO] 1991
WROR [Boston MA] 2001
WZLX [Boston] 2002
Now: Program Director at Classic Rock
WZLX-FM, Boston Massachusetts.
WMHX [Harrisburg PA] 2005-2007 - Jon Ryan
Now: Jon says (3/07), "I direct several funeral
homes and cemeteries through out central Pennsylvania; I live with my beautiful wife and
awesome kids in Exeter, PA and can be found volunteer firefighting, playing a great game of
neighborhood football and just relaxing with the family at one of the area antique malls; I
also own an ice-cream, funnel cake and lemonade concession business, which keeps everyone
real fat and busy."
WTYX [Jackson MS] 1991-2003
Now: Bob says (2/05), "I am semi-retired
(doing voice-overs) in Jackson, Mississippi."
CJCL [Toronto ON] 2007
Now: Rick says (1/07), "I'm the morning sportscaster
with the Landry and Stellick morning show (Don Landry and Gord Stellick) on Sports CJCL,
Toronto; have been a professor of broadcast journalism and improvisation at Seneca College
since January of 2001."
WCIL [Carbondale IL] 1980
WEBQ [Carbondale] 1982
WGBF [Evansville IN] 1983
WBOW [Terra Haute IN] 1987
WLRW [Champaign IL] 1987
WAZY [Lafayette IN] 1988
WBOW [Terra Haute] 1990-1992
WNTC [Evansville] 1995
WNSR [Nashville TN] 1997
WJOX [Birmingham AL] 2000
WJOL [Joliet IL] 2002
WSSP [Milwaukee WI] 2004
WLKN [Sheybogan WI] 2007
Now: Chip says (10/07), "I am doing mornings on Adult Contemporary
WLKN-FM, Sheybogan-Manitowoc Wisconsin."
KVAN [Vancouver WA] 1981-1982
Now: Dan says (3/19), "Discovering that radio was
'fame, fortune, and food stamps,' I became a freelance writer, authoring HOW TO BE A DISC JOCKEY
(TAB Books, 1981) and 103 other non-fiction books. Now retired and living in northern California --
and helping out with a LP FM."
WBAC [Cleveland TN] 1981
WALV [Chattanooga TN] 1983
Now: Mornings (w/Mike Lee) at Top-40
WALV-FM, Chattanooga, Tennessee. Ed says (10/04), "I've never worked anywhere but
Cleveland/Chattanooga, Tennessee. I work with a super guy (Mike Lee ... he tells me he's
great all the time). Brewer Broadcasting is a great employer and I appreciate the wonderful
audience we have."
WCCC/WCCC-FM [Hartford CT]
1998 - Chief Technical Officer
Now: John says (1/09), "In addition to
working at WWUH (University of Hartford) and WCCC, I am president of Ramsey
Communications Services (radio engineering consulting and contracting); I'm also
the chair of Chapter 14 of the Society of Broadcast Engineers (2009)..."
WXCL [Peoria IL] 2003 - B.J. Stone
Now: Bret says (6/03), "I am APD and MD
(as B.J. Stone) at Country WXCL-FM, Peoria, Illinois."
KODA [Houston TX] 1992
KVIL [Dallas TX] 2005
Now: David says (8/05), "I have moved to
Dallas and joined the morning
show at Adult Contemporary KVIL."
KASH [Eugene OR] 1947
CHUM [Toronto] 195?
KROY [Sacramento] 195?
KOBY [San Francisco] 1956
KPIX-TV [San Francisco] 1958 - dance show host
KEWB [San Francisco] 1959
KDWB [Minneapolis] 195?
KFWB [LA] 1961
KFI [LA] 1968
XPRS [San Diego - Tijuana, Mexico] 1971 - consultant
CHUM [Toronto] 1971 - consultant
CKSL [London Ontario] 1974 - consultant
CKAN [Toronto] 1986 - PD/manager
Now: Retired and residing in Florida.
KNBQ [Tacoma WA] 1984-1988
Now: Jeff says (7/11), "I am living in the
Seattle area; since 1997 I have been out of radio - while continuing to do freelance
voice-over work and special events and sports announcing..."
WSKZ [Chattanooga TN] 1997
Now: Rich Randall is local co-host of the John Boy & Billy
Big Show on Classic Rock WSKZ-FM (KZ-106), Chattanooga, Tennessee. Rich says (11/04),
"I am semi-retired from daily broadcasting and producing individual radio shows, marketing
and advertising conulting, and media (talent) consulting; and living in Atlanta, Georgia."
The Green Hornet/Hermit's Cave [Detroit MI] 1940s - radio actor
freelance radio gigs [Chicago, Cleveland, Akron] 1940s
WERE [Cleveland OH] 1949-1961
Top DJ in America  1955 - TIME magazine
WCBS [New York NY] 1956 - Saturday show
WBBG [Cleveland] 198?
WRMR [Cleveland] 1990-200?
Now: Bill Randle died July 9, 2004 (cancer)
at the Hospice of the Western Reserve, Cleveland, Ohio. John Rook reports, "Bill Randle, ‘The Pied Piper
of Cleveland’, has signed off for the last time, he was 81. Bill was a disc jockey before
they had a name for it, starting a radio career in 1949 Cleveland at WERE, many unknown
big stars of the future including Elvis Presley were introduced by Randle to Buckeye
radio listeners. His recommendation alone opened the door of stardom for dozens of unknown
singers in the 1950s as an exciting rhythmic sound called rock ’n’ roll began its march
across America much to the delight of teenagers and the shock of concerned parents. Bill
Randle deserves a special place in Cleveland’s Rock ’n’ Roll Hall of Fame." See Bill Randle 1923-2004 from the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
WVOK [Birmingham AL] 1981-1990
Now: Wayne says, (2/08), "I joined the U.S.
Federal Emergency Management Agency in Atlanta, Georgia in 1989; I can remember like
yesterday the days in Birmingham Radio..."
Bob Randolph aka Cowboy Bob
WYXZ [Mansfield OH] 2001-2002
Now: Bob says (8/04), "I'm out of radio,
working for the American Bowling
Congress in public relations (since August 2002)."
KYTE [Newport OR] 1991
Now: Johnny (John R. Wareham) is
PD and DJ at Hot AC KYTE-FM, Newport, Oregon.
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KACL [Bismarck ND] 2012
Now: Randy says (3/17),
"I am market engineering manager and on-air for Townsquare Media in Bismarck, North Dakota."
WINZ [Miami FL] 1977
KNX [Los Angeles CA] 1978
WNWS [Miami] 1979
WFTL [Miami] 1991
KABC [Los Angeles] 1997
Now: Al talks evenings at News/Talk KABC, Los Angeles.
WRKO [Boston] 1972
production company [Boston] 1984 - owner
Killed in 1987 motorcycle accident at the
age of 37.
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KDKA [Pittsburgh PA] 2007
Paul does the KDKA Morning news -- with Larry Richert and John Shumway. He says
(10/17), "I worked part-time in the Top-40 era in the late 1970s in my hometown and
as a college student. Tried sales and sales management in the mid to late 1980s, went
back to college and eventually landed a job in news, which was what I was most
interested in from the beginning! Have been anchoring for 20+ years."
Now: The old 'Nighthawk' is now VP/GM
of KONI, Maui, Hawaii.
Dave Ratcliffe aka Captain Dave Edwards
WKBO [Harrisburg PA] 1971-1975
Now: Dave says (12/17), "I retired in 2015."
Chris Rathaus aka Chris Randall
WPRO [Providence RI] 1964
WLOB [Portland ME] 1967
WPTR [Albany NY] 1968 - Chris 'Topher' Randall
WKNR [Detroit MI] 1969 - Chris Ryan
WBMJ [San Juan PR] 1970
KDKA [Pittsburgh PA] 1972
WOWO [Ft. Wayne IN] 1973
WDAE [Tampa FL] 1976-1977
Sun Radio Net [Clearwater FL] 1994 - syndicated Talk host: The Rat House
WRMF/WJNO [West Palm Beach FL] 1996
WQAM [Miami FL] 1997
Radio Ink magazine [-] 199? -
producer: Radio Live series
RadioCentral Internet radio [San Francisco CA] 2001
Sirius Satellite Radio [New York]
2002-2006 - talk channel imaging, promos
Chris Rathaus died May 18, 2006.
John Ravenscroft aka John Peel
KOMA [Oklahoma City] 196?
KLIF [Dallas] 196?
WRR [Dallas] 196?
KIMN [Denver] 1964
KMEN [San Bernardino CA] 1966
Radio London (pirate) [London England UK] 1967
BBC Radio 1 [London] 1967-2004
Now: John Ravenscroft aka John Peel died Oct 26,
KSKG [Salina, KS] 1996
KYEZ [Salina, KS] 2004
Now: Bill says (3/04), "I'm Program Director and
morning personality on Country KYEZ-FM, Salina, Kansas."
KTON [Belton TX] 2004
Now: Billy says (1/06), "I am in Belton on air
producing a Classic Country Format with a Texas flavor: playing the legends of Country,
Texas greats and newcomers, and long lost music Top-40 Country has forgotten."
KMPC [Los Angeles CA] 1967-1968 - sports writer
KSRF [Los Angeles] 1968-1969
KACE [Riverside CA] 1968
WSAR [Fall River MA] 1969-1970 - Tom Mitchell
KLIV [San Jose CA] 1970-1979
KEEN [San Jose] 1975-1978
KSFO [San Francisco CA] 1979-1980
Now: Bob says (11/07), "My rollercoaster radio
ride came to an abrupt end in San Francisco and I began working with smaller clients on
their radio advertising; clients recommended to me by friends I'd made in the sales
department during my ten years at KLIV in San jose. Freelance work turned into a small
advertising agency which blossomed over nearly thirty years into one of the Bay Area's
premier advertising and marketing nameplates: Bob Ray Creative Services. I readily admit
that I've had more fun, been blessed with more success and enjoyed more of life than was
likely meant to be my share. I am forever grateful to those who extended both hands to open
doors that were closed; providing a guiding light on dark inroads; giving me confidence
when my own was lacking. Charlie Tuna's generosity to a college kid on the phone helped get
the snowball rolling down the hill and today - forty years later - I'm happy to say the
snowball is still rolling. My advertising agency thrives while others have fallen, my
voice-over career brought me back in the summer of 2007 to where it all started in Los
Angeles and, with a little luck, I'll have time to climb some a few more mountains. Radio
has always been the great love of my life and although she dumped me years ago, I'd take
her back in a second. There is no ride like radio even though it's a job you start to lose
the day you are hired."
WYND-FM [Hatteras NC] 1996-2000
Now: Don says (9/11), "I am an ordained
minister and chaplain emergency response counselor in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina; I also
play drums part time."
KWHN [Fort Smith AR] 2010
Now: Kelley says (3/12), "I am still doing
radio, since 1990, with Clear Channel in Fort Smith, Arkansas."
WAPE [Jacksonville FL] 1996-1999
Now: Matt says (6/03), "I am Director of
Creative Services for Cox Radio Group, Jacksonville, Florida; also shopping agents,
running Matt Ray Productions on the
side, and raising two boys. Still playing in the sandbox. If it weren't for digital
editors I'd probally be in the seminary by now."
WBRV [Boonville NY] 1985-1985
WZOZ [Oneonta NY] 1988
WCDO [Sidney NY] 1990
Now: Rob says (6/07), "I do morning
drive and am News Director at Adult Contemporary WCDO, Sidney New York; we were forced
to broadcast from our tower site outdoors, with a laptop, an old mike mixer, and cell
phones to gather emergency information, after floods forced us out of our downtown
location. We received all sorts of accolades for staying on the air and bringing
information to our area after devastation hit our area."
WOHN [Herndon VA] 1976
WPGC/WPGC-FM [Washington DC] 1976
WPFW [Washington] 1979
KKUR [Ventura CA] 1989
KIST [Santa Barbara CA] 1990
KHTX [San Bernardino CA] 1991
KLIT [Los Angeles CA] 1991
KMPC [LA] 1993
KERN [Bakersfield CA] 1993
KDES [Palm Springs CA] 1993
KRCI [Avalon CA] 1994 - GM
KGRB [LA] 1994 - GM
Westwood One Oldies Channel [LA] 1995
ICRT [Taipei] 1996
KRLA [LA] 1998
KOLA [San Bernardino] 1999
WBIG-FM [Washington DC] 2000
Now: Host/Creator of "Rock & Roll
Revue" at WBIG-FM (Oldies 100), Washington, DC.
WNEW [New York] 1946-1952
Monitor, NBC Radio [LA] 1960s/70s - co-host
Match Game, NBC-TV [LA] 1962-69 - host
Match Game, CBS-TV [LA] 1973-79 - host
Hollywood Squares, NBC-TV [LA] 1983-84 - host
Passed away in
Glouster, Massachusetts, Nov 29, 1999 [age 81].
WDZ [Decatur IL] 1957
WEEK [Peoria IL] 1958
KISN [Portland OR] 1959
KAYO [Seattle WA] 1961
KBOX [Dallas TX] 1962
WDGY [Minneapolis MN] 1962
KGW [Portland] 1964
KEX [Portland] 1968
WSBA [York PA] 1973
WOYK [York] 1995-1998
Hal Raymond died of ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) August 8, 2005.
WZIX [York PA] 1979 - Randy Bell
WYCR [York] 1980
WRHY [York PA] 1981
WPCN [Stroudsburg PA] 1982
WSBG [Stroudsburg] 1984
WNCK [Providence RI] 1986
WHTF [Lancaster] 1987
WZXL [Atlantic City NJ] 1990
Now: Steve says (4/07), "I am PD and morning
host at Rock WZXL-FM, Atlantic City, New Jersey.
WXMY [Saltville VA] 2000-2007 - owner
Now: Jeff says (2/12), "Due to some bizarre
legal issues, I'm now retired from broadcasting, but still doing voice-over work
from my home studio (who isn't?); I'm in the process of discovering new paths in
KNUZ [Houston TX] 1972-1972
Now: Bob says (7/12), "After many years on
the air I changed into the engineering domain. I worked with the real professionals -
Star Stations, Drake, RKO, and networks; I learned from the best and after more than 40
years in the business I now understand that today, radio is CRAP - bottle-fed,
pre-recorded, multi-station ownership; it has all changed, and not for the best."
Tom Reason (Tommy Fairweather)
KOTZ [Kotzebue AK] 2001-2001 - GM
Now: Tom says (10/07), "I'm working as a technical
support specialist for National Oilwell Varco, Houston, Texas; I'm finally using that
electronics experience and training to make really decent money and loving life; I love radio,
but we all know that it's almost impossible to make a decent living in radio these days;
please email me, I love hearing from old friends and co-workers..."
WHTZ [Newark/NY] 1988-1996 - CE
Now: David says (10/02), "I am with
TransLanTech Sound, LLC, New York, NY, creators of the award-winning Ariane Stereo
InterFM [Tokyo Japan] 1996-1998
CKLG [Vancouver BC] 2003-2007
Now: Jeff says (7/07), "I have moved my voice
business to Los Angeles, California, where the Voice Boy empire continues to expand."
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WIZM/WIZM-FM [La Crosse WI]
1971 - GM/president
Now: Dick says (4/15),
"Semi-retired (2009); Still working, national sales, board of directors at several Midwest
Family stations (including WIZM, WIZM-FM), doing some real estate buying-selling, involved
in loads of community groups, boards including Wisconsin Broadcasters (VP of radio), member
Wisconsin Broadcasters Hall of Fame, couple of university foundations. Travel (foreign)
couple times a year."
WSCM [Panama City FL] 1960 - Jolly Jon
WPCF [Panama City] 1967-1968
WYOU [Tampa FL] 1970-1971
Now: Jon says (7/03), "I'm a technical
training consultant. My board and control room has turned into a classroom. My audience
is now just 10-20 years of age. It's still exciting to know that I can still speak, and
maybe make a difference. WSCM and WDLP always were in competition for listeners and
revenue in Panama City. Our station manager, Gene Millsteen, and the WDLP manager got
into a verbal exchange once that went something like this: WDLP mgr said, 'WSCM
must mean, we slaughter country music.' Gene said, 'WDLP, we do lousy
WKDF [Nashville] 1989
Now: Program Director at WKDF-FM, Nashville.
WCOV [Montgomery AL] 1977
Alabama Information Net [Montgomery] 1979
NBC Radio Net [Montgomery] 1979-1989 - Alabama news
WCOV [Montgomery] 1980
WBAM [Montgomery] 1981
WIGC [Montgomery] 1982
Alabama Radio Net [Montgomery] 1983
WACV [Montgomery] 1985
WLWI [Montgomery] 1991-1991
Now: Clay says (10/03), "I recently ended
27 years in radio, newspaper and wire service (UPI) journalism to become public
information director for the Alabama House of Representatives."
WYEP [Pittsburgh PA] 1974 - aka John
LBC [London England UK] 1979
The Source NBC [New York NY] 1985-1997 - London correspondent
Now: Mal says (6/07), "I am teaching radio
and TV production and theory to students at City and Islington College and the University
of Westminster, both in London." Click for more from Mal.
B. Mitchel Reed - The Beemer
WOR [New York] 1956
KFWB [LA] 1957
WMCA [New York] 1963
KFWB [LA] 1965
KPPC [LA] 1968
KMET [LA] 1968
KRLA [LA] 1971
KMET [LA] 1972
KLOS [LA] 1981
Global Satellite NetworkRockline [LA] 1981 - host
Passed away at his home in LA in March 1983
Don K. Reed
WLIR [Long Island NY] 1963
WCBS-FM [New York NY] 1972
Now: firstname.lastname@example.org reports (July 2002), "Don has
just passed his 30-year mark on legendary NYC Oldies station WCBS-FM, and is one of
only two jocks (Bill Brown is the other) who's been there since they went oldies in
WQDR [Raleigh NC] 1985-1987 - Donna Belle
WRDU [Raleigh] 1988-1995
WCXR [Washington DC] 1987-1988
KLOL [Houston TX] 1998-2000
Now: Donna says (8/05), "I am a voice-over talent for TV news and
sports networks and am represented by the William Morris Agency in New York."
WIBX [Utica NY] 1983-1987
Now: Jerry says (11/02), "I am Senior Media
Relations Specialist with the Oneida Indian Nation and its Turning Stone Casino Resort
30 miles east of Syracuse, New York. I also do free-lance voice-overs and on-camera
acting for video production companies."
WEKT [Elkton KY] 1997 - owner
Now: Nick says (6/04), "I co-own Gospel WEKT
in Elkton, Kentucky. Our station is automated about 65% of the day and after 30 years,
my DJ'ing days are pretty much over. I do a lot of commercial production along with
handling advertising sales. I also work at the FOX & UPN Television Stations in
Nashville, TN. I'd love to hear from any of my long time aquaintences in the radio
WWKY [Lexington KY] 1980 - Eric
WAXU [Lexington] 1982
WJMM [Lexington] 1987 - Paul
WFKY [Frankfort KY] 1990-1991
Now: Tim is a motion picture
projection and sound service engineer for ASC Companies, in West Palm Beach, FL.
He says, "I've also built a video production suite (Cinex Studios, Florida) to
make special-interest and short-run videos. Some of my film library can be seen
in "The Drive-In" episode of Fox Television's "That 70s Show", as well as in
numerous documentaries. Look for me in the text of the "Drive-In Movie Memories"
book, by Don and Susan Sanders; for which I also contributed many of the
KYKS [Lufkin TX] 1994 - Mark Reed
KAVX/KSWP [Lufkin] 1998
KVTT [Dallas TX] 2005
KITY/KOTY [Llano/Mason TX] 2011
KSAM [Huntsville TX] 2014
KHVL [Huntsville] 2014
Now: Bryan says (12/17), "I host mornings on KHVL,
middays on KSAM (Huntsville, TX) and Operations Manager for both stations."
John Lewis Reeder aka Johnny Lewis
KDOL [Lancaster CA] 1961
KREO [Indeo CA] 1962 - CE
KWIZ [Los Angeles CA] 1965
KTBT [Los Angeles] 1970-1972
Now: John says (3/05), "In 1978 I started
as Chief Engineer for the then UCLA Department of Theater, Film & TV. The position did
not include a teaching assignment, but with my background I guest lectured in TV
production classes, as I do today, on technical issues and the operation of new
production and recording equipment. Over the years, I have upgraded the UCLA Film &
Television Studios three times and have advanced most major production elements to
digital. As a major architect of all things video at UCLA's School of Film, and
Television, I am quite busy but still find time to do voice-overs for student films.
I also record DJ tapes & CD's, just for fun, calling them The Melnitz Music Machine
named for Melnitz Hall, home of the Film & Television school's production facilities." Click for more from John.
WDNH [Honesdale PA] 1977-1978 - owner: Linc Nickerson
Now: Leighton says (2/09), "I am Senior Manager
for Qualcomm's MediaFLO (live TV to your hand-held device); I have been a ham radio operator
since 1959 (ex K10DC, ex W2HIE, now W7HIE)."
WRBR [South Bend IN] 1994
Now: Gary says (2/09), "I am still at Rock
WRBR-FM, South Bend, Indiana; I have been a weekend DJ since 1994 which has turned
out to be my longest job held..."
KQCY [Quincy CA] 1968
KFLW [Klamath Falls OR] 1968
KJAY [Sacramento CA] 1969
KLIL [Ukiah CA] 1971
KPSI [Palm Springs CA] 1971
WCNL [Newport NH] 1972 - GM
KCNO [Alturas CA] 1972-1972
KNBA [Vallejo CA] 1975
KPH [Point Reyes Station CA] 1976-1997 - Morse Code station CE
KOIT [San Francisco CA] 1997-1999
Now: Warren says (7/09), "I am I am retired (as
of 2007) in Eureka, CA, doing mostly nothing, but with lots of memories: a 35-year career
in 28 cities, coast to coast and I would surely love to hook up with some of my old
friends." More from Warren.
WLRS [Louisville KY] 1964
WINN [Louisville] 1965
WAKY [Louisville] 1966
WKLO [Louisville] 1967
WNHC [New Haven CT] 1968
KSTT [Davenport IA] 1969 - Brian Alexander Christie
WIRL [Peoria IL] 1970 - Jonathon Christie
WIFE [Indianapolis IN] 1971 - Jonathon Christie
WOWO [Ft. Wayne IN] 1972
WCDQ [New Haven] 1973
WGBS [Miami FL] 1976
WJW [Cleveland OH] 1978
WGCI [Chicago IL] 1978
WDEE [Detroit MI] 1978
WKTU [New York] 1979-1982
WRKI [Danbury CT] 1986
WKCI [New Haven CT] 1989-1991
WSIX [Nashville TN] 1998
WSM-FM [Nashville] 1999
Sirius Satellite Radio [New York] 2001
WKGC [Panama City FL] 2004
Now: Dale says (10/05), "I do a show on WKGC, Panama
City, Florida; it is public radio so I get to play the music I love; an eclectic mix of Jazz
and Standards." He fills us in, "I was, along with the Real Bob James, one of the founders of
ACN (The American Comedy Network) and worked for them full time from 1983 to 1987 and part time
through 1994. I have always been in and out of radio because I've spent so much time doing VO
work. I am the voice of President Clinton in the Beavis and Butthead movie and just recently got
another residual check - after almost 10 years. Who Knew! I have a VO studio in Florida where I
do voices and radio liners for folks around the country and I was one of the original hosts hired
for the launch of Sirius radio. That gig lasted almost three years. Your site really brought
back a lot of memories. I've worked with a lot of the talented people listed. It is nice to know
where these great personalities are now."
WJZF [Tallahassee FL] 1996-1997
Now: Ron says (11/02), "I'm in Operation
Enduring Freedom, military journalist/broacaster, Afghanistan."
WCWR [Clearwater FL] 1969
WILZ [St. Petersburg FL] 1973
WDAE [Tamps FL] 1974
WLCY [St. Petersburg] 1975
KBEQ-FM [Kansas City MO] 1977
KXKX [Denver CO] 1975
KIMN [Denver] 1978
KTLK [Denver] 1979
WZZP [Cleveland OH] 1980
KOAQ [Denver] 1980-1987
KKPK [Colorado Spring CO] 2005
Now: Jack says (4/09), "I am in Denver doing
voice-over commercials, and I own a wholesale car business; plus I do weekend work on Adult
Contemporary KKPK-FM (92.9 The Peak), Colorado Springs, Colorado."
WFUN [Miami] 1963
WKNR [Detroit] 1965
CKLW [Detroit] 1969
WKNR [Detroit] 1970
Now: Freelancing (writing/producing)
in New York City.
WEZO [Rochester NY] 1971
WNYR [Rochester] 1971
WPHD [Buffalo NY] 1974
WEBR [Buffalo] 1974
WFMS [Indianapolis IN] 1976
WMYK [Norfolk VA] 1976
WNOR [Norfolk] 1977
WMYG [Pittsburgh PA] 1988
WHRO [Norfolk] 1989
1990-1993 - VP/GM
Now: Ron says (6/08), "I am strategic
business planner at the Virginia Housing Development Authority in Richmond -- at VHDA
Aaron Rehkopf aka Bill Rehkopf
WWCH [Clarion PA] 1986
WMKX [Brookville PA] 1987
WPXZ [Punxsutawney PA] 1991
WKSB/WRAK [Williamsport PA] 1992
WHP/WKBO [Harrisburg PA] 1993
WARM [Scranton PA] 1996
WRBT [Harrisburg PA] 1996 - Harvey Taylor
WPOC/WSMJ/WCAO [Baltimore MD] 1999
KDKA [Pittsburgh] 2007
WNEW [Washington DC] 2012
WCBS [New York NY] 2016-2017
Now: Aaron/Bill says (11/17), "I am with
CBS News, Washington, DC."
KKIS [San Francisco] 1988
KYA [San Francisco] 1992
KSFO [San Francisco] 1992
KYCY [San Francisco] 1994
KBAY [San Jose CA] 1994
KBGG [San Francisco] 1994
KABL [San Francisco] 1997
Now: Program Director at Nostalgia KABL,
San Francisco, California.
WODE [Allentown PA] 2000-2002
Now: Jim says (1/10), "I have been an English
teacher at Lehighton Area High School since 1977; I would love to get back into an Oldies
formatted radio station in the Lehigh Valley"
WXLO [New York NY] 1974-1976
WSGA [Savannah GA] 1977-1981 - Denis Reid
WRNL [Richmond VA] 1983-1985 - Denis Day
WDYL [Richmond] 1986-1987
WCMS [Norfolk VA] 1989-2000
WNIS/WTAR [Norfolk] 2000
WKCK [Norfolk] 2004-2005
WUSH [Norfolk] 2010
Now: Denis says (5/10), "I am Production
Director at Country WUSH-FM, Poquoson, Virginia."
Now: Doing afternoon news on 'Supertalk' WINZ,
Miami, Florida. Jim is also a juvenile drug counselor at Here's Help Miami
and hosts the Here's Help Show on Y-100, BIG 106 and Planet Miami-Fort Lauderdale
on Sunday mornings.
KDON [Salinas CA] 1987
KXXX [San Francisco] 1990
KFRC [San Francisco] 1991
KFRC-FM [San Francisco] 1992
KYA [San Francisco] 1993
KSFO [San Francisco] 1993
KBGG/KABL [San Francisco] 1996
Comquest [San Diego] 1996
Premiere Radio Networks [Los Angeles CA] 1998
KIIS [Los Angeles] 2001
Premiere Radio Networks [Los Angeles] 2004 - Mediabase
Mike says (5/05), "I am with the Mediabase
division of Premiere Radio Networks (syndicate), Los Angeles, California."
WIXY [Cleveland OH] 1968
WIOD [Miami FL] 1975
WAXY [Miami] 1993
WJNA [West Palm Beach FL] 1999
Zeigler reports, "Mike Reineri, 60, passed away Friday, Jan 3, 2003 after a brief
illness. Mike was born in Pittsburg, KS and grew up mostly in Raleigh, NC. He spent
46 years as a radio broadcaster in Chicago, Atlanta, Jacksonville, Cleveland and the
last 27 years in South Florida. We will always remember Mikey saying at the close of
every show, 'Y'all hold what y'all got, until you get - what y'all want.' Good-bye
Mike, you were GREAT radio. Steve Zeigler, WIOD (1970-1996)."
WAIA [Jacksonville FL] 1994-1996
Now: Renee' (Mullins-Puzo') says (11/03),
"After semi-retiring from broadcast radio, I own own a business specializing in senior
health care in Jacksonville, Florida."
KFAR [Fairbanks AK] 1968
WXFM [Chicago IL] 1970
WDHF [Chicago] 1971
WMAQ [Chicago] 1975-1988
Satellite Music Network [Mokena IL] 1985-1988
WUSN [Chicago] 1988-2003
WCCQ [Joliet IL] 2003
Now: Rich says (6/10), "I'm with Next Media's
Country WCCQ-FM (98.3) and teaching radio at the Illinois Center for Broadcasting; also,
having fun doing some TV (Animal Planet, Discovery, Weather and A&E) as well as some film
work (The Truth About Average Guys). Having been in radio since 1968, there is no
shortage of stories -- only a shortage of available space."
KBOB [Davenport IA] 1993-1996 - Boots McKay
Now: Dick says (10/03), "I am enjoying a
retirement from radio, so to speak, by using my voice talents at an automotive
advertising agency. We do all the writing, voice-over talent, buying and servicing
of over 30 accounts from coast to coast."
WKCI [New Haven CT] 1969
WPLR [New Haven] 1970 - Paul
WSVP [Providence RI] 1971 - Bill Walker
WMEE [Ft. Wayne IN] 1971 - Paul Drew
WAVZ [New Haven] 1973 - Cash Sunshine
KGMQ [Honolulu HI] 1974 - Captain Cook
WAVZ [New Haven] 1976 - Cash Sunshine
WRBQ-FM [Tampa FL] 1977 - Cash Sunshine
WQXM [Clearwater FL] 1978
WSDO [Miami FL] 1978
WHCN [Hartford CT] 1980 - Eddie Haskell
WPLR [New Haven] 1983 - Eddie Haskell
WMMO [Orlando FL] 1989-1995
Now: Paul says (7/07), "I'm senior multi-media
producer for Symantec Software (Central Florida); I left radio in 1995, and, what I miss most
is the old days, Drake radio, high energy, hard drivin' rock jocks who knew the art form
of being a radio personality; the closest I get to a mic these days is doing the
international phone announcements for Symantec (you only have two more hours to wait for
a tech, etc.) and voicing many of the learning courses for Symantec products; I stay in
touch with a number of the guys I came up in radio with; I would love to hear from anyone
I may have worked with during my 26 year career in radio; please contact me -- unless I
owe you money."
KMIX [Modesto CA] 1994
KCOO [Bakersfield CA] 1997-2001
KHIX [Elko NV] 2005
Now: Beau is PD and doing mornings at Hot AC KHIX-FM,
David Reynold (David Esch)
AFVN [Saigon, Vietnam] 1968
WCAR [Detroit MI] 1969
KKGF [Great Falls MT] 1970
WFUN [Miami FL] 1970
WZUU [Milwaukee WI] 1972-1973
KBIG [Los Angeles CA] 1985-1985
WNUA [Chicago IL] 1987
WYTZ [Chicago] 1990
WPNT [Chicago] 1991
WMVP [Chicago] 1997-1998
Now: David says (11/07), "I am a Chicago-based
voice-over talent; was promo and segment voice of
The Jenny Jones Show for 11 seasons; also, the voice of Indiana Jones and Han Solo for
LucasArts' Temple of Doom and Galactic Battleground, respectively."
KRVN [Lexington NE] 1983-1992
Now: Dick is a reporter for the
North Platte Telegraph, North Platte, Nebraska. He says (10/02), "My most
emotional experience was being a young broadcaster on the air the day President John
F. Kennedy was shot. The difference in the speed, quality, and flow of information from
almost anywhere in the world today compared to that day in 1963 is something a person
would have to experience in order to fully appreciate. 1963-bulky reel-to-reel tape
decks, phone feeds with beepers, clack, clack, clack of teletypes, three speed
turntables that never seemed to run at the right speed, cart machines always needing
the heads cleaned, first-phone or restricted license requirements, and low pay were
some of what 1963 radio was like."
KPFT [Houston TX] 1976
KILE [Galvestn TX] 1977
KILT-FM [Houston] 1978
KLOL [Houston] 1979
KYND-FM [Houston] 1979
KENR [Houston] 1980
KNUZ [Houston] 1983
KODA [Houston] 1998
KKRW [Houston] 1998
Now: Howard says (8/03), "I am still working
at Adult Contemporary KODA-FM and Classic Rock KKRW-FM on weekends, and any other time
they need me. I was the last country disc jockey on KENR when it changed formats from
country to a radio magazine type format. I played the last song on KNUZ when they changed
the format from Oldies to News Talk."
KQAQ [Austin MN] 1960
WNDR [Syracuse NY] 1961
WPOP [Hartford] 1962
WKBW [Buffalo] 1963
WDOK [Cleveland] 1966
WIXY [Cleveland] 1966
WXYZ [Detroit] 1966
WDRC [Hartford] 1968
KQV [Pittsburgh] 1975
WIBG [Philadelphia] 197?
KMPC [LA] 1980
WGAR [Cleveland] 1981
KRTH [LA] 1981
WHTZ [Newark/NY] 1983
WHYT [Detroit] 1984
KMGG [LA] 1984
WFIL [Philadelphia] 1984
WHLW [Lakewood NJ] 1985
WNBC [New York] 1985
WSHE [Miami] 1987
WQAM [Miami] 198?
WIOD [Miami] 198?
WPLG-TV [Miami] 198?
WIOD [Miami] 198?
WBZT [West Palm Beach] 1994
WFLY [Albany NY] 199?
WOR [New York] 1996-2010
Now: Joey Reynold's stint at
WOR ended in 2010; his overnight show was replaced by the syndicated Coast To Coast.
See joeyreynoldsradio.com for contact info.
KMVI [Wailuku (Maui) HI] 1967
WILS [Lansing MI] 1968
KMVI [Wailuku (Maui) HI] 1969
KMVI-FM [Wailuku (Maui) HI] 1969
KONI [Lanai City (Maui/Lanai) HI] 1993-1999
KAOI [Wailuku (Maui) HI] 2003
Now: L.D. says (4/13), "
I unofficially retired from radio after the KONI gig in 1999. Internet Radio Hawaiian Hits Live
1996 to 2003. Did stints at Pacific Radio Group, KAOI Radio Group. Still on the air today doing
Tech Talk Radio Saturdays on KAOI AM/FM."
KKJO [St. Joseph MO] 1989
Now: Rick says (2/09), "
Besides doing afternoons on
Adult Contemporary KKJO-FM (K-JO 1055), St. Joseph, Missori, I am overseeing a fine
satellite AM station (Oldies 1550), and I can also be heard on MIX 97 One in North Platte,
Nebraska spinning 70s tunes on Saturday nights..."
KCBS San Francisco CA] 1989
Now: Evening anchor and voice of KCBS
news radio, San Francisco California. Ron's son Rick says, "In 2004 Ron will mark
50 years in broadcasting. Ron and his wife, family marriage counselor Denise
Reynolds, are also the founders of New Perspectives, a spiritual foundation in
(Ron's son Rick)Sactorick@aol.com
WMC/WMC-FM [Memphis TN]
2000 - CE
Now: Skip says (Aug 2002), "Skip is alive
and well and living in Memphis."