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WUSA - A History
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WWJB - A History
WQSR - A History
WYND - A History
WWBA AM & FM - A History
WHNZ - A History
WKXY - A History
WAZE - A History
WTRL - A History
WTMP AM & FM - A History
WPAS - A History
WBRD AM & FM - A History
WPLP - A History
WJIS - A History
WMNF - A History
WDCF - A History
WTYM - A History
WENG - A History
WWRM - A History
WTKN - A History
WDCL - A History
WYUU - A History
WHVE - A History
WQBN - A History
WXCR - A History
WTBT - A History
WKES - A History
WMGG AM & FM - A History
WMTX AM & FM - A History
WNSI - A History
WBVM - A History
WILZ - A History
WSOL - A History
WWQT - A History
WTAN AM & FM - A History
WPOI - A History
WUSF - A History
WLVU AM & FM - A History
WRXB - A History
WPSO AM & FM - A History
WAMA - A History
WMTX - A History
WLLD - A History
WGNB AM & FM - A History
WHBS - A History
WAKS - A History
WSRZ AM & FM - A History
WSSR - A History
WCBF - A History
WZHR - A History
WXYB - A History
WFTI - A History
WHPT - A History
WTMY - A History
WBSB - A History
WQXM - A History
WMLO - A History
WSST - A History
WCTQ - A History
WRFA - A History
WVTY AM & FM - A History
WYTA - A History
WKRL - A History
WFJO - A History
WSJT - A History
WMGG - A History
WAVE - A History
WWMI - A History
WWPR - A History
WAYP - A History
WEND - A History
WNZE - A History
WYNF - A History
WBDN AM & FM - A History
WISP - A History
WTIS - A History
WIBQ - A History
WLFF - A History
WLCC - A History
WKZM - A History
WSRZ - A History
WPDS - A History
WSAA - A History
WGNP - A History
WZTM - A History
WSMR - A History
WOKF - A History
WLSS - A History
WWZZ - A History
WZNE - A History
WILV - A History
WSAF AM & FM - A History
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WSGX - A History
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WAVV - A History
WWLF - A History
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WJYW - A History
WRMD - A History
WIQI - A History
WAMR AM & FM - A History
WFNN - A History
WBBY - A History
WOFN - A History
WUGL - A History
WEZX - A History
WWBA - A History
WTBN - A History
WKLV - A History
WUKS - A History
WWKY - A History
WFCE - A History
WOJC - A History
WTBL - A History
WYFE - A History
WTWD - A History
WJRB - A History
WSEB - A History
WNLT - A History
WYMZ - A History
WLFW - A History
WLCY AM & FM - A History
WXTB - A History
WSPB AM & FM - A History
WGUL AM & FM - A History
WDUV - A History
WQSA - A History
WYNF - A History
WSUN AM & FM - A History
WFLA AM & FM - A History
WINQ - A History
WHBO - A History
WDAE AM & FM - A History
WYOU - A History
WQYK AM & FM - A History
WRBQ AM & FM - A History
WFSO - A History
WCWR - A History
WFNS - A History
Chuck Adams
Russ Albums
Nancy Alexander
Steve Alexander
John Alexander
Veronica Alfaro-Young
Larry Anderson
Voncile Anderson
Jon Anthony
Tom Anthony
Alan Archer
Lee Arnold
Daisy Ash
Steve Austin
Brad Baad
Gary Ballinger
Dave Banks
Bob Barnes
Allison Barnett
Denny Bateman
Chuck Bear
Glenn Beck
Don Beckman
Mark Beiro
Joe Bell
Frank Benny
Mel Berman
Frank Berry
Ken Birdsong
Tracy Black
Sonny Bloch
Neil Bob
Roy Bodden
Otis Boggs
Diane Bonilla
Marvelous Marvin Boone
Don Brady
Jim Brand
Scot Brantley
Al Brock
Pat Brooks
Charlie Brown
Carmen Brown
Hugh Brown
Steve Burgess
Bill Burnett
Bill Burns
Burt & Kurt
Shirley Buss
Gordon Byrd
Bill Calder
Peter Callahan
Mike Calta
Dave Campbell
Bill Campbell
Jim Campbell
Bob Campo
Don Capone
Kevin Card
Bill Carl
Dr. Don Carpenter
Terry Casey
Al Casey
Dave Cash
Pat Chamburs
Mark Champion
Charlie Champion
Marc Chase
Laura Chase
Tom Chase
Scott Chase
Steve Cheney
Glenn Cherry
Lou Al Chiaramonte
Rita Ciccarello
Cigar Dave
Paul Ciliano
Roz Clark
Bob Clark
Marshall Cleaver
Todd Clem
Don Coe
Tim Coles
Rick Collins
Bill Connolly
Carson Cooper
Ken Copper
Al Corbett
Duane Cornett
Lee Courtney
Todd Cralley
Dennis Crandall
Rick Crandall
Dr. Chuck Crane
Mike Creager
Lary Crews
Dick Crippen
Art Cronk
Nikki Cruz
Joe Culbreath
Mike Culotta
Bob Cummings
Harry Cup
Chris Curley
Kathy Curtis
Hank Dale
John Dalton
Eugene Danzey
Tim Davisson
Bob Dearborn
Bob DeCarlo
Gene Deckerhoff
John DeHaven
Paul Delaney
Scott Dennis
Glen Dill
Dan DiLoreto
Jason Dixon
Mason Dixon
Nanci Donnellan
Bill Dudley
Steve Duemig
Al Dunaway
Corey Dylan
John Eastman
Ronald Ebben
Ed Edwards
Jack Ellery
Bill Elliott
JR Evans
Wayne Facyson
Tamsen Fadal
Scott Farrell
Tony Fernandez
A.G. "Tony" Fernandez
Charlie Fernandez
Charles Fernandez
Frank Ferreri
Jack Fichter
Joseph Field, Jr.
Rich Fields
Reggie Fine
Larry Flegle
Marvin Flemmings
Dick Florence
Valorie Flowers
Les Foerster
Al Ford
David Fowler
Jane Friend
George Gainey
Al Gale
Bill Gamble
Russell Gant
Woody Garcia
Al Gardner
Jim Genovese
Pat George
Martin Giles
Susan Giles-Wantuck
David Gold
Paul Gonzalez
Jerry Good
Ronald Gordon
Jon Grayson
Scott Griffith
Bob Haa
Marlen Hager
Joe Hager
Norm Hale
Sandy Hall
Steve Hall
Sean Hamilton
Chuck Harder
Dave Harrell
BJ Harris
Jack Harris
Spyder Harrison
Hawk Harrison
George Harvey, Jr.
Rick Hatfield
Marc Haze
Tom Henderson
Bill Hennes
Mike Hennessy
Bob Hensler
Howard Hewes
Downey Hewey
Don Hibbitts
Bob Higby
Gabe Hobbs
Tim Hobson
Chris Holiday
Allan Hollar
Brian Holmes
Les Howard
Bob Hughes
Dianne Hughes
Herb Hunt
Steve Huntington
Mark Jackson
Peter Jahns
Brian James
Chris James
Maria Janello
Ralph Janotti
Greg Jarrett
Bill Jenkins
Mike Jennings
Ralph Johnson
Whitney Johnson
Maverick Johnson
Dan Johnson
Jim Johnson (WHBO)
Jim Johnson (WQXM)
Ted Kamikaze
Kane
Jeff Kapugi
Warren Kauffman
Marc Kaye
Alicia Kaye
Al Keck
Ann Kelly
Austin Keyes
Gary Kines
Carrie Kirkland
Kristy Knight
Gary Knight
Zoltan Koppany
David Kraddick
Wayne Kysor
Kenny Lamb
Shayna Lance
Ronnie Lane
John Lanigan
Mark Larsen
Bob Lassiter
Sam Latimer
Jeff Laurence
George Laurie
Keith Lawless
Scott Ledger
Adam Lindemann
Gene Lindsey
Clair Linn
Lionel
Pepper Lipsync
Charlie Logan
Jim Lord
Rob Lorei
Dan Lothian
George Lowe
Mike Lyons
Charlie Mack
Kevin MacKenzie
Bruce Maduri
Skip Mahaffey
Stan Major
Jim Maloy
Dave Mann
Steve Manuel
Carl Marcocci
Rich Marino
Walt Marsicano
Beecher Martin
Ken Martin
Tom Martinkovic a.k.a. Bobby Ocean
Jay Marvin
Burl McCarty
Sam McClelland
Dave McClure
Les McDowell
Terry McElhatton
Marty McFly
Mark McGee
Gerald McGougan
Gary McHenry
Dana McKay
Bob McKay
Pat McKay
Dave McKay (WQYK)
Dave McKay (WWBA)
Terrance McKeever
Ron McKenney
Ed McMann
Carl Metcalf
Bruce Micek
Ron Michaels
Randy Michaels
Steve Michaels
Doug Miles
Dangerous Dan Miller
Jay Miller
Jack Miller
Jeff Miller
Art Millman
Charlie Mills
Moby
John Moore
Karl Moore
Mike Moore
Brad Moore
Roosevelt Moore, Jr.
Dave Morgan
Rick Morgan
John Morris
Jeff Mufson
Kevin Murphy
Tom Murphy
Bob Narley
Bob Neil
Robert Nelson
Robert Nelson
Jim Nettleton
Amy Newman
Gerald Newton
Terry Nichols
Roy Nilson
George Nix
Dick Norman
Bob O'Brien
Charlie Ochs
Russ Offenbach
Mike Oliviero
Michael Osterhout
Judd Otis
Scott Owens
Bill Owens
Gordon Page
Frank Parker
John Parker
Priscilla Parker
Ron Parker
Joe Patrick
Paul Harvey News
Justin Pawloski
Lowell Paxson
Ed Pendino
Bob Penrod
Carlos Jose Peralta
Mitch Perry
Jon Pinch
Bill Polk
Paul Porter
Jon Powers
Neil Presant
Randy Price
Q Morning Zoo
Jay Quigley
Jim Quin
Gus Quintero
Rex Rand
Drew Rashbaum
Chris Rathaus
Mike Reeves
Dave Reinhart
Paul Resnik
Art Reuben
Bob Reynolds
RJ Reynolds
Bobby Rich
Liz Richards
Don Richards
Rick & Suds
Michael Ricker
Rock Riley
Dick Ring
Ed Ripley
Mike Rivers
Tom Rivers
Scott Robbins
Jay Roberts
J. Paul Robinson
Gene Robinson
Angelito Rodriguez
Neil Rogers
Ted Rogers
Jeff Rogo
Ron & Ron
Art Ross
Robert Rounsaville
John Rowe
Marshall Rowland
Robert Rowland
Daylon Rushing
Tim Ruskell
John Rutledge
Jeff Ryan
Marti Ryan
Craig Sager
Dave Saint
Rick Samples
Tom Sanchez
Steve Sande
Nick Sanders
Nikki Sandler
Vicki Santa
Al Santana
Todd Schnitt
Roger Schulman
Bob Schuman
Glen Scott
Ron Scott
Sea Bass
Mark Sebastian
Stephen Seravalli
Michael Serio
Bob Seymour
Jim Shafer
Scott Shannon
Michael Sharkey
Darek Sharp
David Sharp
Hank Shaw
Harvey Sheldon
Jack Shell
Ron Shepard
Read Shepherd
Jim Shirah
Cal Shrum
Big Dom Siciliano
Dan Sileo
Valerie Silver
John Sipos
Paul Sliwa
Hugh Smith
Rob Snowden
Gordon Solie
Annie Sommers
Chary Southmayd
Michael Spears
Roy Speer
John St. John
Jim Stanley
Dr. Chuck Stevens
Shauna Stevens
Greg Stevens
Dan Stevens
Marla Stone
Rick Stone
John Stortz
Carl Strandell
Bob Stroud
Jere Sullivan
Bill Swisher
Bryan Sykes
Chris Taylor
Sharon Taylor
Michelle Tellone
The SportsChix
Dom Theodore
Chadd & Kristi Thomas
Chris Thomas
Myron Hieronymous Thomas
Duff Thomas
Jim Thurman, Jr.
Tim & Tom
Bob Tracy
Nick Van Cleve
Marc Vila
Anita Wadd
David Wagenvoord
JoJo Walker
Jerry Walker
Uncle Johnny Walker
Rusty Walker
Don Wallis
Scott Walterman
Steve Warren
Mike Waters
Tramonte Watts
Ray Webb
Tedd Webb
Mike Weber
Robert Weeks
Jack Weldon
Rod Weller
Brock Whaley
Fez Whatley
Cleveland Wheeler
Mark Wheeler
Tim White
Rob Whitehurst
Dan Whitney
Jetie Wilds
Art Williams
Mark Williams
Early Williams
Walter Windsor
Dennis Winslow
Ed Winton
Chris Wolf
Todd Wright
Randy Wynne
Dave Zeplowitz

Russ Altizer

Russ had been managing a small radio station in Bassett, Virginia, when he moved to Tampa in the spring of 1973 to work in sales for WQYK. One of the biggest and most remembered promotions the station ever ran was one that Russ cooked up in 1974 – a guitar picking contest at Paragon Music Center on West Hillsborough Avenue in Tampa.

The premise was simple: the last participant still picking after all others had been eliminated was declared the winner. The contest started on a Sunday at 12 noon and ended early the following Friday morning. WQYK carried live on-the-scene reports every 15 minutes, 24 hours a day, from Sunday through Friday. Dick Rumore, the owner of Paragon Music, says that it was the Pick-a-Thon that got his business up and running. Look in the Photo Album under Mobile Units to see a picture of the Pick-a-Thon in progress.

Russ continued to work in radio sales until 1981 when he joined the sales staff of WFTS-TV Channel 28. In 2002 he took early retirement and today (2005) continues to live in Tampa where he runs a media buying service. With a partner, he also runs a company called Big Hit Reunion.

Station History

1973 - 2002 Other Tampa Bay Area Stations (Sales)

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