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WSWO-LP / Oldies 97.3FM is proud of the volunteer staff that keep this station going! We are 100% staffed by volunteers who bring a variety of experiences and years of knowledge in music, engineering, broadcasting and media production. If you would like to know more about the on-air personalities that you enjoy hearing, click on the individual tabs to learn more!

Born and raised in the land of funk (Dayton, Ohio) I was lucky enough to hear some of the best music that have influenced me though my life. From local radio to the great bands and solo acts, I got the itch for radio early in my life. One of the first paying jobs came […]

Rock and Roll has been in my blood, since I first turned on a radio listening to Elvis, Buddy Holly etc, and I love it!  Growing up in West Virginia I was fortunate enough to hear KDKA from Pittsburgh and late at night could listen to the great disc jockeys on WLS from Chicago and […]

We lost Bill Glover Feb 24th, 2016.  We lost a great Friend and one of our original talents that made Oldies 97.3 what it is. While we still mourn his passing, we do know he would prefer we Laugh and remember him with a SMILE !   Bill,  you will always live on in our […]

Some say I was vaccinated with a phonograph needle.  As far back as I can remember,  I always wanted to be on the radio.  When I was a little kid, my grandparents had a big console radio in their living room and I used to listen to our local announcers on that radio.  I vowed, […]

We lost Kevin O’Boyle on July 4, 2020.  Kevin was always positive, always well prepared, and a very talented play-by-play broadcaster, and covered numerous football, basketball, and baseball games on Oldies 97.3.  He also hosted several seasons of our former football coaches show with then-Wayne head football coach, Jay Minton. His unexpected passing came as […]

Mr. Big was in third grade when the Bob Braun Show came to the Victory Theater downtown.  WDTN was providing the camera equipment.  When I walked into the auditorium, I saw the cameras and knew at that moment I wanted to be in broadcasting.  Fast forward to sophomore year at Northridge High School, I discovered […]

As I was growing up listening to top 40 rock and roll radio stations in the early 1960’s, I began to develop a passion for wanting to become a top 40 style radio announcer. Discovering firsthand the harsh realities of the commercial radio industry in the mid 1970’s, while working at two small town commercial […]

AKA PJ. I am a lifelong resident of Miami Valley. I started my broadcasting career at the age of 16 at WIZE in Springfield and have worked at WBLY, WCOM, WCHO, WCHI, WSWO-TV26, and other regional radio stations along with Armed Forces Radio (AFKN) in both on-air and engineering capacities. In the ’60s, after foreseeing […]

John King is a retired Radio Broadcasting executive.   The last 15 years of his career were spent doing corporate oversight management for the largest radio corporations.  Deregulation of the radio industry and the following consolidation, sent John through a whirlwind tour of Regent, Citadel, Clear Channel, Capstar, and SFX Broadcasting companies.  Having lived in Nashville, […]

Join Mike Reisz- Wednesdays from 4-7 pm for “Mike’s Connections”. The whole world links together in Mike’s strange universe. Oddball facts, strange celebrations, death-defying convoluted logic, oh, and all those oh-so-great tunes from the 50s, 60s and 70s… Radio bio: I started listening to radio as an innocent child (driving my poor mother nuts with requests to […]

Name: Tony Peters Airshift: Mondays, 10a to 2p Where did you grow up?   I was born in Dayton, but moved to Cleveland at an early age, then North Carolina, then back to Dayton (whew) Who were your earliest influences?  Casey Kasem and Kid Leo at WMMS in Cleveland.  Being a kid in the Seventies and […]

Shelly promotes Dayton, Ohio rock and roll bands and encourages everyone to support their local music scene. Also a musician, she prefers to produce rock shows and successfully built 2 passion plays based on the Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust, using all Dayton musicians and music theater actors. She and her husband have an […]

I joined WSWO when I retired from full-time engineering. I spent my career developing reconnaissance systems for the Air Force, working as military, civil service and as a contractor. I play music for my Church and in a local band- the “Living Room Band” from Fairborn and Huber Heights. I play 6 string guitar and […]

I listened to Top 40 radio in the ’60s and ’70s from Dayton, Cincinnati, and Chicago. In the early ’70s, I worked at stations in Jackson, OH and London, KY. On my Saturday show I try to bring some of that Top 40 energy as we play the great music from that time. It is […]

                        Zack relocated to the Dayton area from southeast Ohio to attend Wright State University.  He got his start in radio while still a high school student, at the now-defunct WZIO near Portsmouth, Ohio, starting out as a board operator and statistician for sports […]

              John Bennett’s radio career began in his bedroom with his records and the weather forecast clipped from the newspaper as he tried to sound like the great Top 40 DJs of the time. After college he went to LaPorte, Indiana, one of the most remote radio outposts in […]

Kel Crum pursued a career in radio the day he discovered there was no long-term money in folding balloon animals. He later discovered there wasn’t much more money in radio, but what’s done is done. He has worked at several stations including WDPR in Dayton, WBLY in Springfield, and WLW in Cincinnati. Kel has been writing […]

  I got “hooked” on radio as a child. I received a 14 transistor radio at the age of nine. It was small enough to be concealed under the pillow on my bed. This afforded me countless hours of listening to the “BIG” clear channel stations. Stations like WLW-Cincinnati,WLS-Chicago,WSM-Nashville,WBAP-Dallas,CKLW-Windsor/Detroit,and numerous others.  At this time I was […]

Hi Oldies Listeners, my name is Joey B. I grew up here in the local area and have been listening to all this great music we play here ever since I can remember. Keeping this great music alive one of my goals because I don’t want it to be lost for current or future listeners. […]