Al (Allan Baldwin) was born and raised on Staten Island, NY and was greatly influenced by all the radio stations and deejays from the area. Listening and growing up in the 1970’s, he became very knowledgeable of the music and started his radio career with a local pirate station. Then in 1979, he received his first real radio gig in New Jersey working mornings at one station and afternoon drive at another 60 miles away.
After leaving 100.1 FM WJRZ on the Jersey Shore in 1981, he moved to Florida and found work on the night shift at WTMC AM-1290 in Ocala. That same year he became Station Manager at Haines City’s WFXI, even staying on board when the station got new owners and became WTHN in 1984.
Al moved to Kissimee in 1986 to work at Little Darlin’s Rock & Roll Palace (later known as Wolfman Jack’s), a world famous night spot located at the Old Town shopping, dining and entertainment complex on US 192, off I-4. He did a live broadcast from there on Friday and Saturday nights that was aired over Orlando’s Cruisin’ Oldies WGTO and Kissimmee’s AM-1220 WMJK which had its studios at the complex. He was also the original host of the Saturday Night Cruise at Old Town. In addition to the live show from Old Town that was aired on WGTO, Al also had another show on the station called Music and Memories.
During his years in Central Florida, he had a chance to work at some of Orlando’s best radio stations, like WOCL-FM Cool 105.9 and WOMX-FM Mix 105.1. In 1999 he moved to the Raleigh-Durham area and Clear Channel’s WTRG Oldies 100.7 and Sunny 93.9 WRSN-FM, and later hosted “Eight Track Saturday Night” on Y102.9 FM WWMY. He also was a volunteer for the annual festivals on UNC-TV for shows like "My Music: Superstars of 70’s Soul" and "The Disco Explosion" for PBS.
Allan "Al" Brady moved back to Florida in 2015 and is now living in The Villages, doing voice-over commercial production, oldies radio consulting, and working closely with Rocky & the Rollers ("The Best Rock n Roll Band in the Land") on all their oldies cruises and shows around over the country.
1990 - 1992 WGTO-AM 540 - Haines City (On Air Personality)