Radio Broadcasting History
Radio People by Name (T)
KIKI [Honolulu HI] 1981
KULA [Honolulu] 1987
KXPW [Honolulu] 1988
KSSK-FM [Honolulu] 1989
KAIM-FM [Honolulu] 1998
KHNR-FM [Honolulu] 2000
KGU [Honolulu] 2000
KHUI [Honolulu] 2005-2006
Now: Michael says (12/07), "As of Nov 2006,
I am working as COO/Dir of Programming for The Ocean Network (cable channel based in
Hawaii w/plans to expand to the mainland and internationally): features programming
that's in, on, about the world's oceans and waterways."
KOSI [Denver CO] 1958
WABB [Mobile AL] 1963
WSGN [Birmingham AL] 1965
KLIF [Dallas TX] 1969
KROQ [LA] 1973
KINT/KINT-FM [El Paso TX] 1974
Jim Taber died in 1992.
KWPR [Tulsa OK] 1970
WNAD [Oklahoma City OK] 1973
KXXO [Tulsa] 1974
KWEN [Tulsa] 1974
KOFM [Oklahoma City] 1975
KMOD [Tulsa] 1975
KATT [Oklahoma City] 1976
KLTE [Oklahoma City] 1979-1980
KMUS [Tulsa] 1998-2003 - owner
KAHS [Wichita KS] 1998 - owner
KRVT [Tulsa] 2000 - owner
Now: Stan says (9/04), "I own Reunion Broadcasting
L.L.C., Tulsa, Oklahoma, which acquires and develops stations, including Nostalgia KRVT,
WVPO [Stroudsburg PA] 1997
Now: Charlie says (7/03), "I am doing air
shifts when my schedule allows and vacancies exist at Nostalgia WVPO, Stroudsburg,
KCXX [San Bernardino CA] 1996-1998
KGO/KSFO/KMKY [San Francisco CA] 2004
Now: Joe says (12/05), "I am Director of
Engineering for KGO, KSFO, KMKY, San Francisco, CA."
Now: GM at Hot AC KZZP-FM, Phoenix,
KNPR [Las Vegas NV] 1991-2003
KDWN [Las Vegas] 2007
Now: Nathan says (2/08), "I'm an anchor and reporter for NewsTalk
KDWN, Las Vegas, Nevada."
WJDX [Jackson MS] 1970
WHYI [Miami] 1974
Heftel Broadcasting [Miami] 1975 - VP Programming
WKTQ [Pittsburgh] 1975
Metroplex Communications  1978 - VP Programming
WASH [Washington DC] 1983
WNEW [New York] 1983 -
WHQT [Miami] 1985
WPOW [Miami] 1986 - VP
Bill Tanner & Associates, Inc. [Miami] 1992 - owner
WPOW [Miami] 1992 - consultant
100 JAMZ [Bahamas] 1992 - consultant
WXDJ [Miami] 1993 - consultant
WQAM [Miami] 1996 - consultant
Heftel Broadcasting [LA] 1994 - VP Programming: KLVE/KTNQ
Now Vice President, Programming for Heftel
Broadcasting (KLVE, KTNQ), Los Angeles - and running Bill Tanner & Associates (program
WMXQ [Jacksonville FL] 2003
Now: Greg says (5/08), "I'm hosting mornings at
80s Rock WMXQ-FM, Jacksonville Florida; living one mile from the beach and enjoying every
bit of it."
WGL [Ft. Wayne IN] 2002
Now: Production Director for the Fort
Wayne Radio Group (WGL, WCKZ, WXTW, WHTD, WGLL), Ft. Wayne, Indiana. Rod says, "I do
air work for Talk WGL (1250 AM) and 80s Rock WCKZ-FM (94.1)."
KOTN [Pine Bluff AR] 1967
KONO [San Antonio TX] 1969
KTLK [Denver CO] 1971
KXOL [Ft. Worth TX] 1972
KRLY [Houston TX] 1974
KOUL [Corpus Christi TX] 1976-1977 - Tom Meade/GM
KILT [Houston TX] 1990-1995
Now: Rod (William T. Meade) says (3/04) "I am a
full-time writer -- in Houston, Texas. I have written two screenplays and a novel, SURGE
(published May 2004)."
WJZW [Washinton DC] 2004
Now: Kirk says (11/04), "I am an air
personality with Smooth Jazz WJZW-FM, Washington DC."
WING [Dayton OH] 1970 - G. Paul Tantum
WSAI [Cincinnati OH] 1974
WIFE [Indianapolis IN] 1978
KSDO [San Diego CA] 1978
KOGO [San Diego] 1980
KING [Seattle WA] 1984
WCAU [Philadelphia PA] 1988
WIP [Philadelphia] 1990
KFWB [Los Angeles CA] 1992
KGO [San Francisco CA] 1999-2006
Now: Greg says (8/10), "I couldn't resist
an opportunity to create a new format with Bonneville and the Washington Post in the Nation's
Capitol and (as of 2006) am Executive Producer for Westwood One's Fred Thompson
WYDE [Birmingham AL] 1984-1988 - GM
Now: Glen says (12/02), "I am Affiliate
Engineering Manager for EWTN Television/Radio Network, Birmingham, Alabama."
KTAR [Phoenix AZ] 1987-1994 - GM
Now: Jim says (6/03), "I am President of TazMedia (consulting & workshops for
GMs and SMs), Scottsdale, Arizona."
KISN [Portland OR] 1959
KICN [Denver CO] 1959
WIP [Philadelphia PA] 1960
WKNR [Detroit MI] 1971
KULF [Houston TX] 1972
KTRH [Houston] 1975
WTMJ [Milwaukee WI] 1982
Passed away of cancer (1989-1990). Click for more on Jim.
KGEN/KBOS [Tulare CA]
1976 - Julie Winn
KPUA [Hilo HI] 1977 - Julie
KHVH [Honolulu HI] 1978 - Julie
1978 - Julie Winn
1979 - Julie Winn
KFWB [Los Angeles CA] 1980 - Julia
KHVH [Honolulu] 1987
KGU [Honolulu] 1990
KINS/KEKA [Eureka CA] 1995
KNUU [Las Vegas NV] 1997-1999
Talk America [Las Vegas NV] 2000
Now: With Talk America and Metro
News Network, Las Vegas, Nevada. Julie tells us, "I have been with Metro since
November 1999. I anchor on KXNT, KJUL and KOOL, and write for the national network.
(I am known as McKay Winn on some Las Vegas stations)."
KLPX [Tucson AZ] 2000
Now: Morning drive (w/Barry Donovan)
at Rock KLPX-FM, Tucson Arizona. Andy says, "The team has been together for 11 years."
KMO [Tacoma WA] 1966
KJNO [Juneau AK] 1966
KTAC [Tacoma] 1967
KOL [Seattle WA] 1967
KVI [Seattle] 1970
Now: Since 1984, Bill has been a
senior information officer for the Washington State Legislature.
KEYJ [Jamestown ND] 1960
KCJB [Minot ND] 1961 - Bruce on the Loose
KXAB-TV [Aberdeen SD] 1962
KFYR AM-FM-TV [Bismarck ND] 1963
WIBC [Indianapolis IN] 1969
KTAR-TV [Phoenix AZ] 1972
KPNX-TV [Phoenix] 1979-1985
KYCA [Prescott AZ] 2003-2006
Now: Bruce says (2/06), "I have finally
retired; am residing in Prescott, Arizona."
WISE [Asheville NC] 1978-1980
Now: Chuck says (3/06), "Came out of retirement
and am doing talk and public affairs at KRLY-FM, San Diego, California."
WDRC-FM [Hartford CT] 1996
Now: PM drive at Oldies WDRC-FM,
Eric Taylor aka Eric Chase
KODJ [Salt Lake City UT] 2001
Now: Eric says (1/06), "I work in the traffic
department for Clear Channel, Salt Lake City, Utah, while doing weekends and fill-in for
three of the stations here."
KMWX [Yakima WA] 1973 - part owner
Now: Frank says (4/04), "I left KMWX/KFFM,
Yakima in 1998 ... Went into real estate on Kitsap Peninsula, WA for a year; asst mgr
for an auto parts wholesaler in Bellevue, WA from 2001-2003. I'm still doing voice
production from home as well as an occasional narration project."
WOKY [Milwaukee] 1960
WLS [Chicago] 1961
WLS [Chicago] 1967 - GM
WIXY [Cleveland] 1972 - GM
Passed away in October, 1996 in Redondo Beach,
Captain Jack Taylor
WJOK [Gaithersburg MD] 1984
WMTG [Washington DC] 1985
WWRC [Washington DC] 1986
WQSR [Baltimore MD] 1988
WGRX [Baltimore] 1990
Metro Traffic Control [Washington DC] 1994-2002
Now: Jack says (1/07), "I'm still chugging
along at XM Radio (since 2004), running
the Traffic & Weather Division; I am only doing traffic now for Washington DC amongst
my other 'desk duties'..."
WWKX [Nashville] 1980 - Craig Stevens
KQKQ [Council Bluffs IA] 1982
KLUC [Las Vegas] 1984
WRBQ [Tampa FL] 1990
KDGE [Las Vegas] 1992
KOME [San Jose CA] 1993
KITS [San Francisco CA] 1998
Now: Program Director at Alternative
KITS-FM, San Francisco, California.
WNLK [Norwalk CT] 1982
WREF [Danbury CT] 1984
WVIP [White Plains NY] 1986
WMJV [Patterson NY] 1991
WHUD [Peekskill NY] 1994
Now: At WHUD, Peekskill NY.
WXPS [White Plains NY 1993-1994
Now: Jon says (7/06), "I am Vice President,
Information Technology with priceline.com,
KPOP [San Diego, CA] 1997-2004
KWXY [Palm Springs CA] 2002
Now: Kevin says (7/06), "I am living in Palm Springs,
California doing on-air
work for Easy Listening KWXY-AM/FM; this legendary station in the desert is 42 years old in
2006 and has been owned and operated by Glenn Barnett the entire time."
Mal 'Toxic' Taylor
WIOQ [Philadelphia PA] 1999-2000
Now: Mel says (5/07), "I am in Internet sales for
worldnow.com, helping TV, radio and
newspapers build their on-line businesses."
Michael E. Taylor aka Qquincy
WTMG [Gainesville FL] 1998-2004
WXJZ [Gainesville] 2003
Now: Qquincy says (3/08), "I am PM personality, music director and
asst PD for WXJZ-FM (Smooth Jazz 100.9), Gainesville, Florida; and I own Qquincy's FunHouse SoundWorks (imaging,
commercials, Web site development), Gainesville, Florida."
WGRO [Lake City FL] 1971
WHYN [Springfield MA] 1973
WDRC [Hartford CT] 1974
WKYS [Washington DC] 1976
WDRC [Hartford] 1977
KYA [San Francisco CA] 1979-1980
KOPA [Phoenix AZ] 1982
WEZI [Miami FL] 1982-1983
WMJJ [Birmingham AL] 1985
WUSA [Tampa FL] 1987
WWRM [St. Petersburg FL] 1994
WLVU-FM [Tampa] 1996
WYUU [St. Petersburg] 1996
WKTK [Gainesville FL] 1997
WSKY [Gainesville] 1998
WLTY [Columbia SC] 1999-2003
Now: Mike says (9/03), "After being
downsized by Clear Channel in one of their budget cuts, my wife and I have returned
to our home in North Central Florida."
Rick 'Bubba' Taylor
KUPL [Portland OR] 1985
Now: Rick says (8/03), "I've been at
Country KUPL-FM, Portand, Oregon since 1985; music director and PM drive."
WWMJ [Bangor ME] 2002
Now: Sky (Natalee Kohls) says (4/07),
I am on air and Web master at Classic Hits WWMJ-FM, Bangor, Maine."
KLMS [Lincoln NE] 1971
KOIL [Omaha NE] 1972 - Scott
WHBQ [Memphis TN] 1973 - Steve
KCBQ [San Diego CA] 1973 - Sam
KFRC [San Francisco CA] 1973 -
'Citizen' Bill Carpenter
KLMS [Lincoln] 1974 -
'Citizen' Bill Carpenter
KREM [Spokane WA] 1975 -
'Citizen' Bill Carpenter
KING [Seattle WA] 1977 -
'Citizen' Bill Carpenter
KYA [San Francisco] 1977 -
'Citizen' Bill Carpenter
KSFO [San Francisco] 1979
KIOI [San Francisco] 1982
KWSS [San Jose CA] 1985
KQKS [Denver CO] 1987
KSYY [Denver] 1989
KGO [San Francisco] 1990-1997
KBAY [San Jose] 2000
KZQZ/KKDV [San Francisco] 2001
KBAY [San Jose] 2003
Now: Steve says (3/05), "I'm with
Adult Contemporary KBAY-FM, San Jose, California."
KSOK [Winfield KS] 2003-2007
Now: Steve says (3/08), "I decided that it was
time to take a vacation from broadcasting and spend more time raising my daughter; I'm
working for a local construction company and enjoying life without the incumbent stress
related to management in broadcasting..."
Susan Leigh Taylor
KCBS [San Francisco CA] 2000
Now: Morning co-anchor at News KCBS,
San Francisco, California.
WDXB [Chattanooga TN] 1973
WFLI [Chattanooga] 1974
WQXI [Atlanta GA] 1975 - Chris Marshall
WAAY [Huntsville AL] 1975
WRJZ [Knoxville TN] 1977
KIKI [Honolulu] 1978
KPIG [Honolulu] 1978
KMAI [Honolulu] 1980
KQMQ/KKUA [Honolulu] 1981
ICRT [Taipei] 1984-2000
ICRT [Taipei] 2002
98.5 FM [Bangkok Thailand] 2004-2006
Now: Tony (Allen S. Peeples) says (10/07), "I gave
radio a rest and wanted to try something different; got into real estate (Atlanta, Georgia)
just as the real estate market began to tank; Bangkok is looking real good at the moment.""
Frank Terry (Terrance Crilly)
KMEN [San Bernardino] 1962
KMAK [Fresno] 1962
KHJ [LA] 1965
KFI [LA] 1969
KFRC [San Francisco] 197?
KSAN [San Francisco] 198?
KNEW [San Francisco] 1995
KFGY [Santa Rosa CA] 1998-1999
Frank Terry died June 20, 2007 at his home
KLQL [Luverne MN] 1993
Now: Bruce says (5/07), "I'm Operations Manager
and Sports Director at KQAD/KLQL in Luverne, Minnesota; I'm on Country KLQL-FM mornings, and
voice-track afternoons on Adult Contemporary KQAD."
Gene Thayer (Bill Thayer)
KMBY [Monterey] 1963 - Bill
KORL [Honolulu] 1964
KHAI [Honolulu] 1964
KPOI [Honolulu] 1965
KCUB [Tucson] 1966
KTKT [Tucson] 1966
KKUA [Honolulu] 1967 - Mark
KIKX [Tucson] 1967 - Lester Steven
CKFH [Toronto] 1969
KWFM [Tucson] 1970
KIKX [Tucson] 1970
KRLA [LA] 1972 - Bronco Birdbath
KIKX [Tucson] 1972
KAVV [Benson AZ] 1986 - Wade Thruit
Now: Ranching on Davidson Canyon,
southeast of Tucson, Arizona. "We spend a lot of time goofing off in Mexico,
scuba diving and surfing."
John Thayer aka Dr. Dr.
WHQT [Miami FL] 1987-1987 - John Thayer on the Ayer
Now: Dr. Dr. says (12/10), "My name was
legally changed from John Thayer to Dr. John Thayer, with doctorate from FIU, Miami,
am now Dr. Dr. Thayer; I bought a small station in Zephyrhills, FL, 96.7 fm WZPH [The
Zephyr]; switched format to Oldies rock 'n' roll, and played ONE MILLION songs in a
row ... NO commercials, no interruptions, just song after song for 6 years -- as of
Jan 2011 still continuing, now going for 1.1 million."
KYSM [Mankato MN] 1970-1980
Now: Brad says, "After ten years at KYSM,
I moved to Minneapolis, to become the head DJ at The Gay 90s/Dance Annex 1981-1991. I
got into Public Access Cable TV in 1986, which I won State (Minnesota) Cable Access
Awards. In 1995 I transformed my Computer Bulletin Board into an Internet Service
Provider and now serve most of Minnesota with Internet service. We do streaming
audio/video webcasts at http://www.lakes.com general: In 1992 I organized the Mankato (MN)
Radio/TV Hall Of Fame project. 50 or more Mankato radio personalities returned for
Dom Theodore aka Domino
WHYT [Detroit MI] 1987
WDFX [Detroit] 1990-1991
WIOG [Saginaw MI] 1988-1992
WTCF [Saginaw] 1992
WFLZ [Tampa FL] 1994
KRBE [Houston TX] 2001
WKQI [Detroit] 2002
WVMV [Detroit] 2009
WXRK [New York NY] 2009
Now: Dom says (12/09), "I am VP/CHR Programming,
CBS Radio, also PD WXRK,
New York and WVMV Detroit."
WXPS [White Plains NY] 1987-1993
WKHL [Stamford CT] 2004
Now: Gary says (9/04), "I'm doing weekends
and fill at Oldies WKHL-FM (KooL 96.7), Stamford, Connecticut; still doing voice-overs,
commercials and acting on film and TV."
WHEB [Portsmouth NH] 1973 - Scott Michaels
WSAR [Fall River MA] 1974
WJTO [Portland ME] 1976
WGIR [Manchester NH] 1976
WFTN [Franklin NH] 1977
WHEB [Portsmouth] 1979
WSNE [Providence RI] 1984
WNNR [New Haven CT] 1986
WWBB [Providence] 1989-1994
WODS [Boston MA] 1998
Now: Norm says (3/06), "I am running my own
production company, NT Productions, Boston, Massachusetts (since 1994), doing voiceovers,
production and on-air for CBS Radio Boston (WODS and WBMX). My old college radio station --
Northeastern University -- had a reunion of the old (carrier current) WNEU staff, graciously
hosted by Ron Frizzell at his stations in North Conway, NH in 2004. The famous and the
infamous were there! Our honored guests were J.J. Jeffrey, Arnie Ginsberg and John Garabedian.
What a blast!"
WVNN [Huntsville AL] 1996
Now: PD and morning co-host at Talk WVNN,
WGUF [Gulfport MS] 1979-1984 - GM
Now: Gary says, "I own GRT Productions,
Los Angeles, CA. We produce the ongoing syndicated radio show The Bottom Line."
CKKS [Vancouver BC] 1994-1994 - Jack Casey
Now: Gerry says (10/02), "I'm no longer in
radio and now devote my full time to TV and Film work (with occaisional voice over gigs).
I reside in the Vancouver BC area."
WARR [Warrenton NC] 1971
WHNC [Henderson NC] 1972
WSGN [Birmingham AL] 1974
WRVQ [Richmond VA] 1978
WMJJ [Birmingham] 1982
Capitol Broadcasting [Birmingham] 1985 - VP Programming
Ameron Broadcasting [Birmingham] 1992 - President
Capstar/AMFM [Birmingham] 1997 - 2000 - VP/GM
Now: With Sharepoint Management Inc.
(since 1990), Birmingham, Alabama.
WIVK [Knoxville TN] 1976-1996
Now: Bob says (3/04), "I am an actor and writer
in Hollywood. Father of Jake Thomas star of Lizzie Mcguire. Writer of Lizzie
KMVV/KZND [Anchorage AK] 2008
Now: Dan says (9/10), "I'm back in Anchorage,
Alaska doing afternoons on Rhythmic AC KMVV-FM and weekends on Alt Rock KZND-FM; I am also
a senior AE for the Anchorage Integrated Media cluster."
KSIR [Estes Park CO] 1982-1984 - station mgr
Now: Dave says (1/07), "I left the radio
business in 1984 and spent the next 16+ years in marketing/communications/PR for two
large non-profit conference centers in Colorado; since Jan 2001, I've been a mission
worker with Presbyterian Church (USA), serving with my wife, Susan, in Mexico; we're
living in Cuernavaca, south of Mexico City, but still have our home in Estes Park,
KSSJ [Sacramento CA] 2004
Now: Doug says (11/06), "I host the Smooth Ride Home at
Smooth Jazz KSSJ-FM, Sacramento, California; once I discovered Smooth Jazz, I fell in
love with it; being part of this great radio station, KSSJ, and getting to work with
world-class musicians is so much fun."
KFXM [San Bernardino CA] 1959
KDEO [San Diego CA] 1960
KSON [San Diego] 1963
KCRL-TV [Reno NV] 1965 - news
KOLO [Reno] 1966
KSAY [San Francisco CA] 1968
KEEN/KBAY [San Jose CA] 1973-1992
Now: Ed says (3/05), "I am semi-retired
in the Austin, TX area enjoying my my daughter and two grandchildren. Still doing
George Thomas (George Apfel)
KLUC [Las Vegas NV] 1997
WGR [Buffalo NY] 2010
Now: George says (4/12), "I am
Chief Engineer for Entercom Buffalo (WGR-AM, WBEN-AM, WWKB-AM, WWWS-AM, WTSS-FM,
KIQQ [LA] 1985
Now: Actor, living in Los Angeles.
WSSR [Clearwater FL] 2001
Now: Mornings at Hot AC WSSR-FM,
Clearwater (Tampa), Forida.
KOFM [Enid OK] 2005 - GM
Now: J.J. says (3/06), "I am GM and midday personality at
Country KOFM-FM, Enid, Oklahoma."
WLAN-FM [Lancaster PA] 2002
Now: AM drive at Top-40 WLAN-FM, Lancaster,
Pennsylvania. Joe says (10/02), "I'm still rousing rabble in between raising my three
kids and keeping my wife happy."
WRXL [Richmond VA] 1979
WWWV [Charlottesville VA] 1980
WWDC [Washington DC] 1981
KOST [Los Angeles CA] 1982
KFI [LA] 1984
WLS-FM [Chicago IL] 1985
KLTE [Oklahoma City OK] 1987
WCLR [Chicago IL] 1988
KLSY [Bellevue WA] 1988
Now: John says (4/07), "I'm Director of Public
Relations for East-West University, Chicago, Illinois."
WVAM/WPRR [Altoona PA] 1985
WWZU [Williamsport PA] 1988
WBXQ [Altoona] 1990-1997
Now: Mike says (Aug 2002), "I am a music
specialist with Clear Channel Entertainment. I still do a little fill in at Classic
Rock WBXQ-FM, Altoona, Pennsylvania."
Now: At WKIX, Raleigh, NC.
WIOO [Carlisle PA] 1999
Now: Ray says (8/07), "I'm PD and afternoon
driver at WIOO (Country Gold 1000), Carlisle, Pennsylvania; I write copy, do much of the
production, do some sales, and have a mobile DJ business that I developed in the area back
in the early 1980s; many years in the business ... it's still fun."
KBBT [San Antonio TX] 2004
Now: Rick says (5/05), "I am running four
stations (including #1 in market) for UnivisionRadio in San Antonio, Texas." And, oh,
the memories, "I was doing a weekend shift at Z90 in 1991. I was almost ready to get
off. Jerry Clifton called me and said (as only he can) "I've been listening for three
hours, when does your show start?"
'Rocking' Rob Thomas
WGNE [Daytona Beach FL] 1988-1989
Now: Rob (T.R. Brown) says (8/11), "In 1989
I moved to Austin, Texas, as a deputy sheriff, and am still working in law enforcement..."
KXGE [Dubuque IA] 2000
Now: PD and afternoons at Classic Rock
KXGE-FM, Dubuque, Iowa.
KILS [Salina KS] 2003-2005
Now: Steve says (3/10), "I've returned to
locally owned and operated radio by acquiring a 5kW AM station on the outskirts of Boston;
we’re playing all the Top 40 hits from the 1960s & 1970s (just like we used to when we were
all kids in this business) with a bit of Motown and Doo-Wop; we're having fun at AM 1540-WXEX,"
WDOK [Cleveland OH] 1991-1999
Now: Tony says (12/09), "I'm in Cleveland,
Ohio and on Internet radio at legatocafe.net; more about me at tonythomas.net."
ABC Radio Networks [Dallas TX] 1999
Now: Vic says, "I am a multi-format show
host for ABC Radio Networks, Dallas, TX; including the Real Country, Stardust,
Memories and Pure Gold formats, as well as the ABC LocalMax system where I currently
do afternoons on WDTL in Cleveland, MS and V105 in Minneapolis-St. Paul."
Wilson 'The Python' Thomas
WSML [Graham NC] 1971
SuperCFL@aol.com reports, "Python passed on a
few years ago. I don't really remember any details, but perhaps Dusty Dunn or another
area alumnus would know more detail."