Who's Who at WONN

Dan's Co-Workers

Arch Abernethy
Willie Anderson, Sr.
Brad Baad
Linda Baad
Bob Bartel
Marji Bedgood
Tim Bedgood
Paula Bennett
Bob Berry
Frank Berry
Rev. James Berry
John Bond
Mike Booker
Jerry Bright
Al Brock
Charlie Brown
Charles Bruce
Garland Burt
Ed Cain
Jim Campbell
Dave Campbell
Brooke Chamberlain
Chickenman
Bert Christopher
Frank Clarke
Larry Cox
Bob Crews
Dave Day
Tom Dell
Larry DeVore
Al Dohany
Scott Edwards
Jack Eilertsen
Howard Ellis
Florida Citrus Mutual Calling
Ron Fraiser
Bill Francisco
Joe Garagiola
John Gilman
Eddie Glover
Murray Goldsborough
Dick Goleno
Bob Hailey
Robert Hall
Darla Hall
Rich Halten
Ron Hart
Bob Helmick
Mike Helminski
Cal Hendricks
Don Hiers
Charlie Hilliard
Alex Houston
Happy Howard
John Hoy
Jan Hutchens
Dan Huth
Ralph Janotti
Joe Pyne Show
Bob Jones
Robert King
Laurie Krosney
Jay Kuppers
Frank Laseter
Ernie Legge
Jim Maloy
Larry Marker
Phyllis Maxwell
Bill McClure
Duane McConnell
Yvonne McDaniel
George McGovern
DuLaurence Miller
Pat Morgan
Skip Paradise
Mike Parrish
June Pastore
Buddy Penn
Eric Pera
Jonnie Pinkston
Ed Pyle
Tommy Reynolds
Jay Rich
Roy Riley
Mike Rivers
Joyce Robbins
Terry Roberts
Dave Ross
Butch Rush
Gene Schlei
Marge Schmidt
Frank Schulte
Bob Shoopman
Pappy Smith
Jerry Smithwick
Smoke House Serenade
Bill Snyder
Dave Sousa
Steve Sparkman
Lenn Spears
Russ Starner
Jim Stevenson
Vic Swan
Tom Talcott
John Taylor
George Tuttle, Sr
Jacqueline Valentino
Tutt Walker
Phil Wayne
Dick Weaver
Alan Wendt
Dave Wenger
Mark Wheeler
Bob White
Chris Wolf
Bob Wolfe
Shirley Wolfe
Woody Wooden

Dan Sanborn

Born in Flushing, New York in 1916, Dan and his family moved to Miami in 1924 and two years later, to Lakeland. After graduating from Lakeland High School, he accepted a job at the Lakeland Evening Ledger where he became a reporter and the newspaper’s only photographer.

After his discharge from the Navy in 1946, Dan opened Sanborn Photo Service in downtown Lakeland. In 1960, he was persuaded to join the news department at WONN, and two years later was named News Director, a position he held until he retired in 1982.

Dan continued to make Lakeland his home with his wife, Elsa, until he passed away in 2001 at age 85.

Station History

1960 - 1982 WONN (News)

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