Spector, Art's son and Orlando radio personality tells us about his dad.
"...I wanted to share with you the fact that my father was a prominent
radio personality in Orlando from the late 1950's until the late 1960's. Art
Spector spent a number of years at what I believe was Orlando's original
country station, WHIY-AM
1270 (located on the first floor of the Fort
Gatlin Hotel on Orange Avenue in Downtown Orlando). Around 1966,
he moved over to WABR-AM
1440 (with studios at 222 Hazard in Dubsdread Country Club) and helped
engineer a format change to country ("Top Gun Radio"), eventually
knocking off his former station. At WABR, Art was reunited with a former colleague from
Wilson, where they co-hosted the "Art and Andy" morning
show. In the late 1970's, I had the pleasure of working with Andy at WHOO-AM
990, where I was news director and he was production director.
Andy told me of one morning when he and Art were doing a live spot for a bank
and my father ad-libbed, "For fast, friendly service, remember those three
magic words: stick 'em up!"