“The Old Man of the Airwaves!” Having just turned 70 in September 2017, I believe I am the oldest part-time announcer at any Pamal radio station. Starting in 1966, I worked a dozen or so jobs at stations around the country and in American Forces Radio in Korea. Between 1977 and 1988, I worked for WHUD, supervising the creative services staff and participating in writing and production of all commercials, public service announcements and station promotions. I held various positions including announcer/air personality, news reporter and writer, and news anchor.
Then I decided it was time to get a grown-up job and went to work for the government for 26 years. That didn’t work out quite the way I expected – too many floods and hurricanes. All through those years, not a day went by when I didn’t miss being on radio.
So in 2014, I convinced my old boss to give me a chance and I returned to my roots in broadcasting. For much of the time since I was the musical-type host Sunday mornings, midnight to 6:00 a.m. on 100.7 WHUD.
My wife Marion and I have been married since 1980 and we have two grown daughters. One is a small business owner and artist in Carmel, New York and the other is a journalist, budding radio personality and seriously excellent barista in Buffalo.
Life is good. The music is good. The coffee is … hot. And I’ll be around from time to time to liven up your weekend. Keep an ear out!