Radio has been my life since I was 13 years old. The question I always get is how it all start? I won a trivia contest from the local radio station in my hometown of Paris, Texas. I went to the radio station to get the prize (two tickets to a local theatre) and ... I never left. I was there everyday that summer doing odd jobs, getting the wire copy, getting records for the DJs, etc. Three months later, I was asked to do the afternoon show. (I worked cheap).
After I graduated from Paris High School, I hosted the afternoon show at the top rated station in Beaumont, Texas. Then on October 15, 1967, I received my draft notice and, as luck would have it again, I was asked to do "Good Morning, Korea" on AFKN from 1968-1970 entertaining the troops in the field and hosting some USO shows.
After the military, my lucky break into major market radio happened in 1971 at KLIF/Dallas. I also served as stadium announcer for the Texas Rangers Baseball Team.
In 1974, I married Ms. Marsha and we moved to Phoenix where I was program director of a Top 40 station. I also did work in California and Pennsylvania before moving to Richmond some 30 years ago.
My wife, Marsha whom I've been married to for over 40 years, and I have two children, Michael and Lisa and two grandchildren. I would be very remiss if I didn't also include our two Jack Russell Terriers, "Ms. Sophie-Sophia" ."and "Ms. Zoe (I aint got no middle name) Booth. That's my story and I'm sticking to it. Thank you for listening afternoons and I hope you enjoy my show and music. Zay Gezunt
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