Discovering first hand the harsh realities of the commercial radio industry in the mid 1970’s, while working at two small town commercial radio stations in London, and Urbana, Ohio, I ended up working 30 plus year career in the telecommunications field (retiring in 2006).
Though I never worked again professionally in the radio industry, I still had a desire to be an on air radio announcer, initially applying for a volunteer announcer position at WQRP (originally on FM 88.1 now on FM 89.5) in 1986 (after hearing our very own Brad LaBarr). Though this opportunity never panned out, I finally got my break in 1994 when I became a part time volunteer announcer/board operator at Dayton Public Radio WDPR/WDPG (FM 88.1/89.9) where I’m still on air every Monday evening from 7p.m. – 10 p.m.
Though being involved at Dayton Public met my initial need at becoming an on air radio announcer along with farther expanding my personal involvement in the greater Dayton area Public Radio Community, these endeavors never truly satisfied my passion and dream of becoming a 1960’s era top 40 radio DJ.
That dream finally became a reality for me when I went on the air in January 2008 as DJ other Chuck Berry where I’m finally fulfilling my lifelong dream, while taking your request, and playing the greatest music of all time for you every Thursday afternoon from 7 to 9 p.m. on Oldies 97.3 Radio!