Who's Who at WONN

Jan's Co-Workers

Willie Anderson, Sr.
Bob Bartel
Bob Berry
Charles Bruce
Ed Cain
Tom Dell
Al Dohany
Jack Eilertsen
Howard Ellis
Florida Citrus Mutual Calling
Stan Grams
Rich Halten
John Hoy
Dan Huth
Larry Marker
Duane McConnell
DuLaurence Miller
June Pastore
Buddy Penn
Jonnie Pinkston
Dan Sanborn
Pappy Smith
Smoke House Serenade
John Taylor
George Tuttle, Sr
Tutt Walker
Dick Weaver
Dave Wenger

Jan Hutchens

One of WONN’s deejays in the late 1950’s was a young, good-looking guy named Jan Hutchens (Jay Mann). After about a year behind the mike at the Lake Hunter station, he left both Lakeland and his deejay work and went into the music business where, in 1960, he co-produced a #1 hit, “Stay,” for Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs.

In 1961 Jan co-produced some sides for Chicago singer and Elvis sound-alike Ral Donner at the Fox Talent Recording Studio in Orlando. These sessions yielded Donner’s first two hits, “Girl of My Best Friend” (a song recorded by Elvis in 1960 on his “Elvis Is Back!” LP) and the top 10 “You Don’t Know What You’ve Got (Until You Lose It,” with national distribution set up with George Goldner’s Gone record label.

Hot on the heels of three top 40 hits, one of them a #1 record, Jan formed his own label, Tigre Records, in 1962 but it yielded no hits, and neither did any other recording projects that involved him.

Jan is now deceased.

Station History

1959 - 1960 WONN (On Air Personality)

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