Johnny grew up in South Florida and went on to become one of radio’s many jocks named Johnny Dark. This one, however, started out along Florida’s west coast and was Program Director, Music Director, and jock at Sarasota’s WYND, Surf Row Radio, in 1966. After a couple years there, he wanted to get closer to home, so he took at job on the air at Top 40 WSRF AM-1580 in Ft. Lauderdale and handled the music for its then-sister station, Easy Listening/AC WSHE.
Johnny moved to another Miami outlet, WMYQ 96.3, in 1972 and then on to Bartel’s legendary WOKY, The Mighty 92, in Milwaukee in 1974 as combo Music Director and afternoon drive jock. The next year he really hit the big time when he landed at Boston’s WRKO where he survived five PD’s in three and a half years before leaving for WNBC in New York in 1978.
In 1985 it was back to Beantown as Johnny segued to CBS-owned WHTT 103.3. He also made the dream of owning his own station a reality with WHQO Oldies 108 in Skowhegan, Maine. By 1990 it was time to move back home to South Florida so he began what turned out to be 12 years doing afternoon drive for Miami’s 97.3 WFLC, South Florida’s Coast.
In 2002, Johnny joined 99.9 WKIS, Kiss Country, in Boca Raton-Miami.
1966 - 1968 Other Tampa Bay Area Stations (On Air Personality)
1966 - 1968 Other Tampa Bay Area Stations (Program Director)
1966 - 1968 Other Tampa Bay Area Stations (Music Director)