Who's Who at WONN

Mike's Co-Workers

Arch Abernethy
Willie Anderson, Sr.
Brad Baad
Linda Baad
Marji Bedgood
Tim Bedgood
Frank Berry
Rev. James Berry
Mike Booker
Al Brock
Charlie Brown
Garland Burt
Jim Campbell
Dave Campbell
Chickenman
Frank Clarke
Bob Crews
Larry DeVore
Florida Citrus Mutual Calling
Bill Francisco
Joe Garagiola
John Gilman
Eddie Glover
Murray Goldsborough
Dick Goleno
Bob Helmick
Robert King
Jay Kuppers
Phyllis Maxwell
Bill McClure
Duane McConnell
Pat Morgan
Skip Paradise
Buddy Penn
Jonnie Pinkston
Tommy Reynolds
Jay Rich
Roy Riley
Mike Rivers
Joyce Robbins
Terry Roberts
Dan Sanborn
Gene Schlei
Frank Schulte
Bob Shoopman
Smoke House Serenade
Bill Snyder
Dave Sousa
Tom Talcott
Alan Wendt
Chris Wolf
Woody Wooden

Mike Parrish

Mike has spent almost his entire life in Lakeland. Born in Augusta, Georgia, he and his family moved here when he was only six months old.

While still attending Lakeland High School, he was hired as a cameraman for Community Cablevision, whose studios were in the basement of the WONN building. It was there in 1969 that he caught the attention of station owner Duane McConnell, who offered him an engineering position.

Mike stayed with the station until 1976 and became one of its part time deejays during his last two years there. In addition to his duties at WONN, he also did engineering work for WPAS in Zephyrhills.

Today (2013), the former volunteer fire chief for the Highland City Fire Department (1988 to 1999) handles the eleven-state southeastern area as a sales rep for Rohn Products, a manufacturer of towers (including the one at WONN).
 

Station History

1969 - 1976 WONN (Engineering)
1974 - 1976 WONN (On Air Personality)

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