Clive Thomas Biography
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was born on July 14, 1942. Clive grew up in Greenwich, Connecticut, the youngest of nine children. At the age of ten, he worked for the Eisenhower campaign addressing envelopes. His family owned a china and glass store across from
Tiffany's on Fifth Avenue in New York as well as a business in Palm Beach, Florida. He earned his bachelor's degree in music from Columbia University. His radio career began at
age 18 at WBAI-FM in New York in 1961.
Thomas came to Central Florida
from Cleveland in 1973 to pursue real estate, but wound up back in radio.
Beginning in 1973 Clive was the morning host on WABR-AM
1440. In 1976, Clive moved to WDBO-AM 580
for three years as the midday host. In 1979 was offered his own
talk show on WKIS-AM 740. In 1984 Clive would be on the air at
from 2pm until 4:30pm followed by the news program "PM Orlando".
Clive would move to the morning slot vacated by Gene Burns in 1985.
From 1984 to 1988, he was also the co-anchor of the morning news on WFTV-Channel
9. In September of 1989 Clive would "take on" a group of Christian body builders called "The Power Team".
He challenged their methods of collecting money in the Orlando area, for their ministry.
Clive, manned with his tape recorder, went to the Orlando Arena during a performance there, and approached, then Orlando
Police Chief Danny Wilson, and was according to Clive, "attacked, assaulted, thrown into the alley."
Lawsuits were filed and out of court settlements were reached.