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Host of the syndicated Digital Blues and Moderator of the Digital Blues Facebook Group. Award winning Radio Host.

The year was 1962. The scene was my parents’ kitchen in Philly. Suddenly, I heard something coming from the top of the refrigerator. Mom said it was a radio playing music. Right then and there, I was hooked! I asked my Dad to take me to the record store and bought my first 45’s, “Go Away Little Girl” by Steve Lawrence and “Ruby Baby” by Dion. A little later, I discovered American Bandstand and it solidified my passion for music. Growing up in Philadelphia didn’t hurt. At the time, some of the best music was heard on the great WIBG and WFIL. I also had a love for R&B music and became a fan of Motown, Stax and the soul hits of Atlantic Records by listening to stations such as WDAS-FM and WHAT. I knew then that I wanted to be a DJ, entertainer, and musician! 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 broadcast media, with the hopes of catching a break in a major market in the USA. 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. In1986, 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 on-air host for a local pro wrestling talk show on WMET. In 1993 when the show ended, another co-host and I developed the show for TV. We 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. In2003, I went back to radio, hosting a show on WYRE playing the great music of the 40’sthrough today. From 1975 through 2016, I was 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.

From "The Valley of the Sun,' Classic Hits KOGY 95 plays The Greatest Hits of All Time

Fitness and Nutrition Specialist. Host of the world syndicated Exploring Mind and Body

Lovin’ the music & wanting to keep it alive is an understatement for Gary.
He’s still at it today.

He first noticed ‘the sound’ at the early age of 8 in 1967 & eventually was brought up on The Jackson 5 from the very early 70’s.
He was presented with his very first record player, a ‘Discatron’ front loading 7” slot player in silver with two massive buttons!
Eject & Play…at that age & he thought, ‘waaaw, this is it!’
Although he had ‘the sound’ all around him from the age of 7, he confesses he didn’t actually get to choose & buy! his first 7” single until around Christmas 1973, when on a holiday break to family & armed with enough pocket money, he raced to a branch of ‘Woolworths’ in Pembroke Dock South Wales UK, then, over to the ‘record bar’ & bought a copy of The Staple Singers – ‘If you’re ready come go with me’ needless to say it got played to death & everybody ended up knowing all the words &! Gary’s favorite part of the song which was the ‘dubbl drum riff’ near the end.
He considers himself very fortunate to have been born just in time to fully appreciate what he calls ‘three decades of the very best music’ which he says can still be heard influencing so many tracks from the 2000’s. It's been such an honor to him to have ‘lived the time frame’ of Soul & Disco Funk music from its beginning.
His biggest kick is when he finds out that someone has ‘discovered all this great music’ & immediately loves it. That makes it all worth the effort.
He very much looks forward to having you around during the show.

Geoff present Time of Our Music Life on Classic Hits KOGY 95 each Thursday at 1:00 pm.

Brighten each morning, Monday through Saturday, from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. with the husband-and-wife team, John and Heidi. They present great features, music and much more. Wake up to great entertainment on the John and Heidi Show.

In the 1950s, my interest in Rock ‘n’ Roll began when my sister and her friends danced in our basement to their favorite records.
After playing radio disc jockey in my basement with my friend Von, I moved up to the “BIG” time as a volunteer “newsreader” in Muncie, Indiana at WBST-FM while attending Ball State University (“Go Cardinals!”). To this day I can still remember the face of the engineer on the other side of the studio glass window as I pronounced “Tucson”, Arizona as “Tuck-sun.” Oops!
My first professional radio job was in Muncie, Indiana. I started as weekend newsman at the Top-40 station, WERK-AM where I was “One of the men at WERK”! Instead of reporting the news, I really wanted to “spin” the Top 40 Hits. Up the road, in New Castle, Indiana was my first chance to do that at WCTW-AM.
Since the late 1960’s, I have been a D.J. at many Top 40 radio stations from small to large markets including…
WCVS-AM Springfield, Illinois (When I accepted the job over the phone, I could have sworn the guy said he was calling from W “CBS”.)
KELI-AM Tulsa, Oklahoma
WCOF-FM (“Coast 107.3”) Tampa Bay, Florida (Worked with the Legendary Scott Robbins)
WSUN-FM (“Oldies 97.1”) Tampa Bay, Florida (Back with Scott again!)
WRQQ-FM (“Oldies 97.1) Nashville, Tennessee (Broadcasting from historic Music Row)
Tiring of working for “the man”, I purchased my own broadcast facility WWON-AM in Waynesboro, Tennessee. On the first day of ownership, I flipped the format from Country to “BIG Oldies 930” featuring Scott Shannon’s True Oldies Channel.
In addition to being a live, on-the-air D.J. I’ve spent the last 25 years syndicating my own program “Oldies Coast-to-Coast™ specializing in ’50s & 60s Rock ‘n’ Roll, which was broadcast on many radio stations throughout the U.S.A. Recently, I was selected by the National Top 40 Hall of Fame and Radio Museum in Chattanooga, Tennessee to broadcast my newest syndicated program playing ‘60s & ‘70s Rock ‘n’ Roll from the historic BIG JET-FLI studios (WFLI-FM-AM).
At Top 40 Coast-to-Coast(tm) we’re stuck in the Super ’60s. ’70s & ’80s, and we love it!
I know you do too. So, every week, roll down your car window, crank up the radio with Top 40 Coast-to-Coast(tm), Americas All-Star Classic Hits Rock ‘n’ Roll Radio Show(tm).
Will you do me a “BIG” favor? If you know of a radio station that is not broadcasting Top 40 Coast-to-Coast(tm) tell them to contact me.
Great Rock ‘n’ Roll…just like it used to be!

Album rock radio veteran Ken Rundel and his wife MJ host this ode to peace, love, and rock and roll from the George Carlin Memorial Studio in the Bamboo Peace Palace, Eureka Springs, Arkansas.

Mr. R is an escalating radio DJ and CEO/President of RnR Radio and is rapidly becoming a major force in today's entertainment industry.
Hailing from Freeport, Long Island, and now living in Las Vegas. Mr. R started his career in the late '80s as a rapper by the name Kool Rob-O; writing his own songs and recording "clean lyric" rap for a local record label. After years of pursuing his rap career, he decided to give it up to pursue a broadcasting carer.
Mrs.R is a radio/voice talent and also the CFO of RnR Radio. Prior to doing the RnR Radio Show, she was featured as the voice for Welcome Calls for Sprint/Nextel Cell Phones.
Watch out for the husband-and-wife team as they take the radio world by storm!

Pat Gwinn is an accomplished radio broadcaster and syndicates several award-winning shows. Pat presents two great shows on Classic Hits KOGY 95. First join Pat every Saturday at 3:00 pm for Pat Gwinn's Soul Vault. Pat continues each Sunday at 3:00 pm with Pat Gwinn at the Beach.