Fisher summer 5-8PM. Summertime
1972, I got a call from an Emerson buddy, Bill Barry.
He got me my first commercial radio job, at WMLO.
1972-1973 Bud Fisher weekends. Finished college working at WHYN & then WBIS.
1973Bud Fisher Weekends. The station that made Mike Toscano famous.
“Rockin’ with Bud” Mid-days. Great station. Album rock, and we picked out our own music. Wayne Norman did mornings (and still does!) and is now a really a radio legend along with his UConn sportscasting. Terry Lee did afternoons and Les Morrell evenings. Check out WILI’s Website. See “history” http://www.wili.com/am/
1974 Summer Gary Morgan PM Drive. The “other” Springfield Rock station in the 70’s.
Staff included PD & Morning Guy Kevin O’Neill (Brownell)
1974-1975 Gary Hunter Evenings. Part of the original staff that included:
Lou Terry (mornings) Kent Clark (Mid-days) Bob Marx (PM Drive)
1974-1975 Con-current with WRCQ & WCCC. Instructor at CSB.
Sales Manager Legend Ron Pell of WDRC AM&FM.
There is no better place to learn where podcasting, webcasting, satelite radio, broadcasting & sportscasting.
Dick Robinson & his family are the best.
1975 Gary Hunter PM Drive. Hired by Rusty Potts, I was a jock at the station 30 years ago
when it switched to album rock. Recently, I was on-air with Mike Karolyi to reminisce about those early days. Good to see Picozzi & Jay Schultz again.
Gary Hunter. Was all set to take over morning show when I caught
laryngitis during my weeklong audition. Now
1975 Gary Hunter Program Director/ Mornings. Replaced Jay Crawford who
Went to WDRC. Jay hated WDRC. He replaced me, so I did Disco. This sucked as well.
1975-1978 Gary Hunter. Six nights a week. Hired jocks for three clubs.
1989 Returned to on air working part time for Jack Carney, shortly after Lou Terry passed away.
1989-1990 Mornings. “Mike and the Hunter”.
1991-1992. Sales. Sales Manager finalist, which means I didn’t get the job. So I left. Gary Craig & Damon Scott are still there. They made sales easy. Great personalities at events.
1992-1995 Sales (& a ton of production) and Sales Manager. Bob Lang, Lee Gordon, AJ Austin, the late Judy Jarvis, Jeff Katz, Steve Spencer, Cary Paul, Frankie B., Missy Robinson, Eddie Roland, Tammy Rabbet & many more. Great place to work.
1992-1993 Gary Hunter. I warmed up the crowd for the comedians during my Star 104.1 era.
Con-current with Radio 104 & WPOP. Sales. Picozzi & the Horn. Litch. The station is “a waste of a signal” currently. (The River? Please…) Liberty Broadcasting killed this station.
1996 Sales. Opie & Anthony were the morning guys. They were great to work with. John Osterland was terrific also.
1997. Sales Manager. It had to end sometime. Gary Girarde’s station would be where it ended for me.
TV Sales, at Cox Communications and Marketing at Northeast Utilities would occupy my next few years.
I’m back in sales at United Liquors, headquartered in Braintree, MA. It’s nice to sell something else that I truly believe in. Go Huskies!