I was born & raised in Elkins & graduated from Elkins High School with the Class of 1977. While attending Fairmont State College in 1978, I began working weekends at WDNE-AM, the only radio station in Elkins at the time. This was back when we actually played records. There were no CDs, iPods or home computers. I wrote commercials on a manual typewriter. (Good thing I took “Typing 1” in High School, twice) We ripped the news off of a UPI teletype machine & read it live. I soon decided I could pay to go to college & study radio or I could learn on the job & get paid to be on the radio, I chose the latter.
My hobbies include auctions, live & on-line, which feeds my collecting habit. I collect comic books, lunch boxes, tin toys, antique phonographs & radios, anything old & interesting. I enjoy movies, I play a good round of bad golf on occasion & enjoy getting together for a good meal with friends.
My life changed on March 20, 2004, I went to work on a Saturday morning & didn’t go home for 7 weeks, I suffered an Aortic Dissection & was life-flighted to Morgantown. By the grace of God & with the help of some talented surgeons, I survived open heart surgery at Ruby Memorial Hospital. I now have a man-made Aortic Heart Valve clicking away in my chest. This is my 40th year in radio & I still love it. I host the 3 to 7 shift on WDNE 98.9 FM. Join me for the Drive @ Five.
Mon-Fri | 9p-12mid