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Eddie's Co-Workers

Arch Abernethy
Willie Anderson, Sr.
Brad Baad
Linda Baad
Marji Bedgood
Tim Bedgood
Paula Bennett
Frank Berry
Rev. James Berry
John Bond
Mike Booker
Jerry Bright
Al Brock
Charlie Brown
Garland Burt
Mary Cameron
Dave Campbell
Jim Campbell
Nancy Cattarius
Brooke Chamberlain
Chickenman
Frank Clarke
Larry Cox
Bob Crews
Yvonne Cummings
Dave Day
Larry DeVore
Loris Duncan
Scott Edwards
Jack Eilertsen
Howard Ellis
Dick Eyrich
Florida Citrus Mutual Calling
Ron Fraiser
Bill Francisco
Joe Garagiola
John Gilman
Murray Goldsborough
Dick Goleno
Bob Hailey
Robert Hall
Darla Hall
Rich Halten
Ron Hart
Bob Helmick
Mike Helminski
Cal Hendricks
Don Hiers
Bonnie Higbie
Charlie Hilliard
Alex Houston
Steve Howard
Ralph Janotti
Joe Pyne Show
Bob Jones
Robert King
Ed Kirkland
Laurie Krosney
Jay Kuppers
Frank Laseter
Ernie Legge
Jim Maloy
Phyllis Maxwell
Bill McClure
Duane McConnell
Yvonne McDaniel
George McGovern
DuLaurence Miller
Pat Morgan
Tunie Moss
John Newman
Bob Nickell
Andrea Oliver
Skip Paradise
Mike Parrish
Buddy Penn
Eric Pera
Jonnie Pinkston
Tommy Reynolds
Jay Rich
Roy Riley
Mike Rivers
Joyce Robbins
Brenda Roberts
Terry Roberts
Dave Ross
Arthur Rowbotham
Bonnie Rowbotham
Butch Rush
Dan Sanborn
Gene Schlei
Marge Schmidt
Frank Schulte
Bob Shoopman
Jerry Smithwick
Smoke House Serenade
Bill Snyder
Dave Sousa
Steve Sparkman
Lenn Spears
Russ Starner
Vic Swan
Shari Szabo
Tom Talcott
John Taylor
Debbie Tennick (Hogan)
George Tuttle, Sr
Phil Wayne
Renee Weems
Alan Wendt
Bob White
Tim White
Chris Wolf
Bob Wolfe
Shirley Wolfe
Woody Wooden
Reba Zoellner

Eddie Glover

Eddie was originally from Davenport, FL and worked in sales for WONN for 30 years – from 1963 until he retired in 1994 – and was known affectionately around the station as “Little E.” In the 1970’s, when gas prices shot up like a rocket due to the Gulf oil embargo, he was often seen riding his Vespa scooter on calls to his clients and, during the day, would park it in the “scooter closet,” a name given the storage area under the walkway to the entrance to the building.

Co-workers remember Eddie for his humor, exemplified at a staff birthday gathering when GM Art Rowbotham naturally wanted to know if any of the sales staff had sold anything that day. When he got around to Eddie, the reply was, “I got two orders today, Boss. Get out and stay out!” It was classic “Little E” humor.

Eddie never met a stranger. He was fun to be around and was not the kind of person to say bad things about anyone. That alone makes him rather unique in the radio business. His client list didn’t consist of the big banks, car dealers, or super stores either. They were mostly, shall we say, “less lucrative clients,” but he always had a way of identifying with them and getting their business.

For many years, Eddie spent his off-time as a “weekend warrior,” one weekend a month and two weeks every summer, with the Florida National Guard. He retired from service after 40 years as a 2nd Lieutenant. During his enlistment, he received many awards and honors, among them the Florida Meritorious Service Ribbon (27 times) and the Florida Active Service Medal (5 times). Federal awards included the Armed Forces Reserve Medal and the Army Reserve Achievement Medal.

Eddie retired from Hall Communications in 1994. “Little E” was a special man and definitely one-of-a-kind. The radio business – no, the world – needs more like him. The life-long Polk County resident past away December 17, 2008 of heart failure at the age of 81.

Station History

1964 - 1994 WONN (Sales)

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