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Chris Rathaus

Chris began his radio career as Chris Randall in Portland, ME at WLOB and then moved on to Albany’s WPTR, Detroit’s legendary Keener 13 WKNR, Pittsburgh’s KDKA as production director and assistant program director, and Ft. Wayne’s WOWO as PD.

He moved to Tampa’s WDAE as program director in 1976 and later formed Studio C and MediAide audio production companies. Following stints with Beasley Broadcasting’s WQAM in Miami and Clear Channel’s WJNO/WRMF in West Palm Beach, he turned to San Francisco’s internet radio start-up RadioCentral before joining Sirius Satellite Radio in 2003 as a producer.

Chris passed away from cancer in New York City in 2006 at the age of 63. He was widely known for his audio production skills and, in 1998, received the International Radio and Television Society Foundation’s Gold Medal Award for best audio production. Using his real name, he hosted “The Rat House,” a syndicated talk show distributed to more than a hundred stations through Clearwater’s Sun Radio Network, and produced “Radio Ink Live,” the audio series for radio management, and marketing magazine Radio Ink.

Station History

1976 - 1989 Other Tampa Bay Area Stations (On Air Personality)
1976 - 1989 Other Tampa Bay Area Stations (Program Director)

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