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WLYF-FM • Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
2010 - date

If you're looking for recent material, here are 'scoped programs, compiled directly from the digital logger. (Older stuff is further down the page.)



WUSN-FM • Chicago, Ill.
September 1986

Working the 'Third-Shifter Show' finally allowed me to break free of the rigid liner-card formatics I'd been brought up on. It was a pretty cushy gig; if need be, I could stroll in about 1:30 in the morning and be out the door by 5:31. I had a blast!

  • Play     3:32 • 3.2 MB

WAXY-FM • Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
September 1988

Even the overnight shift offered a producer/board-op and permitted considerable latitude to demonstrate personality. News anchor Nic Rogers and I approached it as 'afternoon drive' in the middle of the night.
  • Play     3:57 • 3.6 MB

WAXY-FM • Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
March 1990

'Imagine teaching your dog to fetch a stick, and having him come back instead with a bag of human body parts.' That pretty much sums up my writing style as News Director and morning news anchor from 1988-90.
  • Play     3:35 • 3.4 MB

WAXY-FM • Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
March 1990

Some of WAXY's biggest shares came from the night show -- featuring love song requests and dedications. Here I'm filling in for regular host Mark Denver, less than six days before the station's sale to Ackerley.
  • Play     4:00 • 3.8 MB

WDTL-FM • Cleveland, Miss.
Fall 1993

Marketing Delta Country to agencies and national advertisers was a challenge. So we put together a station composite to reflect WDTL's programming and production values. This was a rather slick-sounding radio station for the middle of the Mississippi Delta!
  • Play     5:00 • 4.6 MB

WLYF-FM • Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
May 1995

As PD, I don't do a whole lot of fill-in. Here's a sample of WLYF going through its glacial evolution -- at this stage, as 'LITE 101.5'. In a rare mellow moment, I'm subbing for former morning host Michael Taylor.
  • Play      3:30 • 3.2 MB

WMXJ-FM • Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
Summer 1997

Every so often the PD of our co-owned oldies station would need a weekend shift filled, so I'd strap on the headphones and fire up the Four Tops. As a goof, I slipped this aircheck into that year's AIR Awards submissions ... and it wound up as a finalist. (Fortunately a legitimate Majic 102.7 personality, Joe Johnson, scored the trophy!)
  • Play      4:09 • 3.8 MB

HOT 106 • Lancaster-York, Pa.
Summer 1998

This station doesn't exist. It was a demo created from voicetracks I did for Scott Studios in Dallas. They needed a hot AC presentation for their automation system at the fall NAB Radio Show; I decided to assemble it into an 'aircheck'.
  • Play      5:57 • 5.7 MB

WLYF-FM • Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
Spring 1999

The metamorphosis of WLYF continues. By this point, the station had gotten brighter and a bit more foreground in morning drive. Here's me, former news anchor Lisa Lupari and traffic anchor Richard Lewis.
  • Play      5:07 • 4.7 MB

WLYF-FM • Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
December 31, 1999

Laboring under the spectre of the Y2K meltdown, we produced a 30-hour retrospective of 101.5 LITE FM's 30 years as 'WLYF'. This was the piece that kicked it all off at 8 p.m. on New Year's Eve. I pushed the button, sat back and hoped we'd all be around the next morning.
  • Play      6:19 • 5.8 MB

Jefferson-Pilot Radio • Greensboro, N.C.
Summer 2003

In celebration of Jefferson-Pilot's 'Century of Excellence', I was asked to capsulize the history of JP Radio -- beginning with the purchase of the foundering WBIG, Greensboro. Now that Jefferson-Pilot is but a memory, let this piece stand as tribute to Southern broadcasting's 'grande dame'.
  • Play      4:56 • 4.5 MB

WLYF-FM • Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
November 2006

A more recent sample of me filling in for Susan Wise in morning drive, with resident wiseass Richard Lewis.


  • Play      12:00 • 5.6 MB

WLYF-FM • Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
Summer 2007

I always felt I was born about ten years too late. This is the style of radio I just missed; a composite of our short-lived 'Friday LITE Fever' retro show. Obvious nods to my buds Ken Cocker, Kris Earl Phillips and J.J. Marshall (and tribute to two masters I never met: Jim 'Captain Whammo' Channell and Big Ron O'Brien).
  • Play      6:00 • 5.6 MB

WLYF-FM • Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
Promo Reel: 2002-2007

A composite of station promos -- all written and produced (and many voiced) by me.


  • Play      9:56 • 9.3 MB

WLYF-FM • Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
Imaging Samples

A montage of current and past station imaging elements, featuring voiceover talent Susan Bennett.


  • Play      2:20 • 2.1 MB





WXLO-AM • Evanston, Ill.
Spring 1986

When I went back to Northwestern in 1986, I discovered that the Communications Residential College's little carrier-current AM station was alive and well. I rejoined the staff and set out to serve as a model of contemporary hit radio for the students of CRC. (Mostly they made fun of me.) Talk about 'narrowcasting'!
  • Play      7:24 • 6.9 MB

WLPL-FM • WYCR-FM • WYST-FM •
WYEN-FM • WASH-FM
1980-1985

I've been fortunate to have worked for PD's who were either desperate or deaf. How else can you explain putting this kid on the radio? (Gotta love that 'Baltimore O', hon.)

From weekends at WLPL, WYCR and WYST ... to overnights at WYEN, I've spent my career being tossed in the deep end. But I kept treading water and slowly started to improve. Then somebody thought it would be a good idea to have me sub in morning drive in D.C. (The entire airstaff must have had the flu that week.)
  • Play      5:30 • 5.2 MB

WSID-AM • Baltimore, Md.
August 1979

If you've scrolled down this far, you deserve to hear the worst. This is my first newscast at age 16 -- my first day on the air at Baltimore's 1000-watt daytime soul oldies station. (They actually asked me back for a second day.)
  • Play      2:18 • 2.2 MB