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Dale's Co-Workers

Al Cash
Jim Corbett
Dar Dodds
Dick Hart
Stanley Hubbard
Max Kimbrel
Elaine Powell
Dave Schick
Bob Wery

Dale Starkey

Dale is remembered as one of the first deejays to work at WGTO when the station went on the air in 1955 from studios in the Palm Crest Hotel in Haines City. When he left the station in 1959 he moved to the Pacific Northwest where he worked at KBA in Spokane, Washington.

He’s been a singer and a writer/director with a background that includes work at Classical music station KDFC in San Francisco, KNX in Hollywood, KJR in Seattle, and San Francisco’s KABL. While in the City by the Bay, Dale also taught broadcasting.

With a resume that goes back to the hey-day of network radio in the 1940’s, Dale worked with some of the big names at CBS including Gene Autry, Jack Benny, Burns and Allen, and Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy. He’s also been a musician and has played with some of the biggest of the big bands, like the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra. 

Dale’s great-sounding voice continues to bring him work doing voiceovers for national accounts like Bank of America. He has performed in numerous stage productions and concerts, hosted over 300 television interview and variety shows, and also put his voice to work in thousands of commercials as an announcer and deejay.

Today (2006) Dale lives in Citrus Heights, California, a suburb of Sacramento.

Station History

1955 - 1959 WGTO-AM 540 - Haines City (On Air Personality)

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