Who's Who at WONN

Dick's Co-Workers

Arch Abernethy
Willie Anderson, Sr.
Marji Bedgood
Tim Bedgood
Paula Bennett
Frank Berry
Rev. James Berry
John Bond
Mike Booker
Al Brock
Charlie Brown
Garland Burt
Mary Cameron
Dave Campbell
Nancy Cattarius
Frank Clarke
Larry Cox
Bob Crews
Yvonne Cummings
Dance the Night Away
Dave Day
Gary Dennis
Larry DeVore
Loris Duncan
Dick Eyrich
Florida Citrus Mutual Calling
Bill Francisco
Tim Galloway
Joe Garagiola
John Gilman
Eddie Glover
Murray Goldsborough
Jim Greenfield
Bob Hailey
Darla Hall
Robert Hall
Angie Harrell
Bob Helmick
Bonnie Higbie
Charlie Hilliard
Steve Howard
Ed Kirkland
Laurie Krosney
Jay Kuppers
Mel Letanosky
Enrique Lopez
Jim Maloy
Phyllis Maxwell
Duane McConnell
Eric Michaels
Pat Morgan
Tunie Moss
John Newman
Bob Nickell
The Connoisseur of the Obscure
Andrea Oliver
Skip Paradise
Mike Parrish
Buddy Penn
Eric Pera
Jonnie Pinkston
Tommy Reynolds
Jay Rich
Roy Riley
Joyce Robbins
Brenda Roberts
Terry Roberts
Bonnie Rowbotham
Arthur Rowbotham
Dan Sanborn
Gene Schlei
Frank Schulte
Tom Shaw
Bob Shoopman
Smoke House Serenade
Dave Sousa
Lenn Spears
Shari Szabo
Debbie Tennick (Hogan)
Renee Weems
Alan Wendt
Tim White
Chris Wolf
Woody Wooden
Reba Zoellner

Dick Goleno

Dick was a native of East Palestine, Ohio and graduated from Youngstown State University in Youngstown, Ohio where, in 1960, he received a degree in education. While in college he started his radio career doing high school play-by-play for WSOM-FM in Salem, Ohio. Later he did play-by-play for Mt. Union College and pre-season play-by-play for the Detroit Tigers, Cleveland Indians, and Cleveland Browns.

Dick moved to Lakeland in 1968 and joined the staff at WLAK as Sports Director. He moved over to WONN in 1970. In 1975 he left to work at W.R. Grace Company, but came back to WONN in 1985 and became a Marketing Consultant, WONN Program Director, and Sports Director for the Hall Florida stations.

In 1989 Dick was promoted to Operations Manager of both Hall Lakeland stations, WONN and WPCV, and a few years later took over hosting WONN’s morning show in 1992. He stepped down from the Operations position in 1995 because of health reasons but remained in his other positions including hosting the morning show on WONN until his death September 6, 2001.

At the WONN 50th Anniversary celebration in January 2000, Dick was honored for his many years in broadcasting with a surprise presentation. In 2001 he was inducted posthumously into the Polk County Sports Hall of Fame.

Station History

1970 - 1975 WONN (On Air Personality)
1970 - 1975 WONN (Sports)
1985 - 2001 WONN (Sales)
1985 - 2001 WONN (Sports)
1992 - 2001 WONN (Program Director)
1992 - 2001 WONN (On Air Personality)

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