Marvelous Marvin Boone
“Marvelous Marvin” is the son of former deejay Marvin Boone, Sr., a man who couldn’t stand the new music called rock ‘n’ roll back in 1955 so he moved into news. While working at Cleveland’s WHK, Marvin Sr. introduced his son to Don Imus and some others there who he hoped would talk him out of going into the radio business. But the effort didn’t work.
Once it was decided that radio was what he wanted to do, Boone enrolled at the Ohio School of Broadcasting in Cleveland which eventually led him to Tampa Bay’s WFSO. There, he became a sidekick on the morning show with a feature called “Stump the DJ,” in which listeners would call in and try to stump him with trivia questions about rock music.
From WFSO, he landed at WGUL in New Port Richey hosting a Saturday night oldies request show in 1980 called “Old Gold Retold.” In 1983 he moved to mid-days at Magic 96 WMGG (where he picked up the “Marvelous” moniker from the late Scott Robbins), then to oldies WHBO and WYUU U92. In the late 90’s he even pulled off a short talk radio gig at WFLA before moving over to Q105 WRBQ in 2000 to spin requests in the mid-day slot.
Marvin was pink-slipped by CBS in October 2008, but surfaced the following summer as the new morning host (and music director) for Spring Hill’s True Oldies 106.3 WJQB. He also continues to be a popular mobile deejay and is available for all types of functions, including parties and weddings.
1978 - 2009 Other Tampa Bay Area Stations (On Air Personality)