John was WHOO’s news director in 1969 and 1970 after the station switched from Top 40 to country. Prior to moving to Orlando, he had worked in Atlanta at a number of stations, including WSB, WKLS, WIIN, WLTA, WAKE, WFOM, and WPLO.
After leaving the radio business in the early 1970’s, John entered the television field, starting first as an on-air talent, later as production manager, operations manager, and director of engineering for WFTV Channel 9. Since then he’s worked in Nashville, Atlanta (again), Phoenix, and Charlotte.
Today (2007) John lives in Virginia and is the director of engineering at a television station there. He’s also President and GM of non-commercial oldies FM, WYLI-LP in Lake Wylie, SC.
1969 - 1970 Other Central Florida Stations (News)