Bob was kind enough to fill in some info about WHOO-AM
990 during the 70's and 80's. In a very informative email Bob tells
us; "... I came to WHOO as one of the "Sunshine Men" in
June of 1974 as the 6PM to midnight jock. I worked under General Manager Bob
Johnson, followed by Bill Stakelin, then Max Rein. My
first program Director was Clay Daniels "CD the PD".
About two years later it was Mike Burger,
Braun who was succeeded by Bob Grayson. About two years
later, in 1976 I was shifted to afternoon drive (3-6) and was promoted to Music
Director. My news anchor in PM drive was Alan
Spector, who today, is the morning sidekick for John Boy &
WHTQ 96.5. We did weekly promotions at
"Sullivan's" (now "Cowboys" on the Trail) and then later at
"Images" on west 50 at Pine Hills road. In 1979 I decided to
make some real money so I went into the sales department at WHOO AM &
FM. By this time WHOO-FM 96.5
had switched from Beautiful Music to Country. I relinquished my afternoon
drive shift to "Large" Larry English and went on to become
quite successful in the sales end until several management and format changes in
1988. At that time General Manager Max Rein bought Rosemont Country
Club and he hired me as General Manager there. For the past ten years I
have been in the Production department at "K-92 FM" (WWKA-FM
92.3), WDBO-AM 580 and "Star 94.5"
(WCFB-FM 94.5). I also host and produce
several "Ask the Experts" talk shows on WDBO
each Saturday morning from 6 a.m. till noon.
In 2004 Bob left WDBO and is
producing programs for WFLF-AM 540. Besides producing
duties for Bud Hedinger Live on "540 WFLA" Monday thru
Friday, 3-6 pm, Bob also is Host of the new home improvement show "The
Home Rangers" from 9 to 11 am every Saturday. On Saturday
afternoons he also produces "Justice for All" with attorney Mark
Nation from 1PM-2PM and "Digital Nation" with
computer guru Tim Taylor of TaylorWorks from 2PM-3PM. He can
also be heard on "4X Made Easy", The Robert Allen
Institute", "Optionetics" and "WizeTrade"
TV infomercials aired frequently in Central Florida.
Bob has joined the firm of
HB Production Group, doing production and voiceover work.
"In late 2010 a new Program director decided to replace me as Bud
Hedinger's Producer for almost 7 years on 540 WFLA (WFLF-AM
540). For several months I searched until an opportunity opened up at
10,000 watt- The Big 810-WEUS -Orlando's Real Talk (WEUS-AM
810) as Producer for talker Ed Tyll.
Ed has been doing his show out of New York but has now relocated to Orlando to
be here in-studio every weekday from noon 'til 3 pm."