The year was 1962. The scene was my kitchen. I heard something coming from atop of the refrigerator. Never really heard it before but I knew I was hooked. It was a radio playing music and I was hooked. I asked my dad to take me to the record store to buy my first 45’s, Go Away Little Girl by Steve Lawrence and Ruby Baby by Dion.
Then I discovered American Bandstand and it solidified my passion for music. Growing up in Philadelphia didn’t hurt, where, at the time some of the best music was heard on the great WIBG and WFIL. I knew then that I wanted to be a DJ, entertain and play music.
In 1974, I attended broadcasting school and landed a job working in the mail room at WCAU-TV and radio where I continued to learn about the broadcast media with the hopes of catching a break in a major market in the US. But fate had other plans.
In 1977, I was offered a position at CBS Records to work in the mail room and learn the music business. I progressed through the ranks…mail room to merchandiser to sales. In 1986, I was offered the opportunity to move to the Washington, DC region to manage a sales territory and I have been in Maryland ever since. This was by far the BEST job anyone could have!
In 1989, I realized my dream as I took over as an the on air host for a local pro wrestling talk show on WMET. In 1993, when the show ended, myself and another so host developed the show for TV and debuted on Public Access TV in Montgomery County, Md and Washington, DC in 1994. This show ran on air for 20 years before ending in 2014. In 2003, I came back to radio, hosting a show on WYRE playing the great music of the 40’s through today.
During 1975 through 2016, I was also a mobile DJ, working weddings, corporate events, family fun nights and everything in between. I also managed to spend time in a wedding band from 1979 to 1984. So you see, entertainment and music were in my blood.
I am now retired from radio sales and am extremely excited to work with the talented individuals at Hall of Fame Music and bring my passion for the music of my youth, 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and 80’s to the airwaves.
So as you see, my passion has been entertaining people via various forms for over 40 years. And I hope to do the same for the Hall of Fame Music listeners.