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62WHEN Radio Show Chronology

AMD="Morning Drive - 6-10a"
MID="Mid days - 10a-3p"
PMD= "Afternoon Drive - 3p-7p"
EVE="7p-12a"
ON="Over Night - Mid-6a"



1959
Ron Curtis joins for news

1966
Ron Curtis moves from WHEN Radio news to WHEN-TV news

1972
AMD - "Sweet Dick" Burch
MID - Jerry Morgan
PMD - Jack Mindy
EVE - Cliff Korradi
ON - Roy Taylor

1973
AMD - Phil Markert
MID - Dr. Al Adams
PMD - Jack Mindy
EVE - Mike Andrews
ON - Roy Taylor
News - Charles Webster, Bob Smith - Weekends - The Coyote, Dick Perry, Chip Lee - Notes - Dick Burch left early in the year for WNDR. Jerry Morgan also left for WNDR. Cliff Korradi left the business. Mike Andrews left to program WRGI-AM/FM in southwest Florida. He was replaced by John Simmons late in the year. The Coyote is Terry O'Shea.

1974
AMD - Phil Markert
MID - Dr. Al Adams
PMD - Jack Mindy
EVE - John Simmons
ON - Roy Taylor
News - Rod Wood, Gary Girrard, Bob Smith - Air Traffic - Captain Gordon

1976
AMD - Phil Markert
MID - Ray DiOrio
PMD - Jack Mindy
EVE - Jay Fredricks
ON - Pete McKay
Notes - Jack Mindy leaves and is replaced by Jim Shafer - Chris Tyler starts part time.

1977
AMD - Phil Markert
MID - Ray DiOrio
PMD - Jim Shafer then Jay Flannery
EVE - Chris Tyler then Paul Kelley
ON - Pete McKay then Dave Greene
Air Traffic - Captain Scott King
Notes - Tyler starts fulltime doing evenings in Jan. 77 before eventually leaving for WBEN in Buffalo in August. Jay Flannery joins in September from Elmira for 3-7, replacing Shafer who left for St.Louis radio.  Between Jim's departure and Jay's start, Pete McKay did PMD in the interim. Paul Kelly 7-Midnight replaces Chris Tyler starting in Sep. 77 In Dec. 77 - Dave Greene arrives from Minneapolis-St. Paul for Overnights and "Point Trivia" begins. He replaces the departing Pete McKay. Tom Owens and Jay Walker(Weekends)
News - Jules Coleman, Bill Carey  Renda Kimble
1978
AMD - Phil Markert then Ray Diorio
MID - Ray DiOrio then Paul Kelley
PMD - Jay Flannery
EVE - Paul Kelley then Mike Roberts
ON - Dave Greene with "Point Trivia"
Air Traffic - Captain Scott King
News - Bill Carey, Jules Coleman, Paul Jacobson, Renda Kimble Dan Cummings joins news team in Spring, Dave Bristo, Renda Kimble - Weekends - Tom Owens & Jay Walker
Notes - Morning man Phil Markert leaves to take on wake up duties at KAAM Dallas-Fort Worth. Ray Diorio moves to morning drive and Paul Kelley moves to mid-days.

1979
AMD - Ray Diorio
MID - Paul Kelley moves to mid-days from evenings
PMD - Jay Flannery
EVE - Mike Roberts then Dick O'Neil
ON - Dave Greene with "Point Trivia" then Bruce Oberle
Air Traffic - Captain Scott King
News - Jules Coleman, Bill Carey  Paul Jacobson, Dan Cummings Weekends/Others - Jay Walker, Mike Roberts, Tom Owens - Notes - Dave Greene departs in late July '79 for WGY. He is replaced by Bruce Oberle

1980
AMD - Ray Diorio
MID - Joe Gallagher
PMD - Jay Flannery
EVE - Dick O'Neil then Vic Johnson
ON - Bruce Oberle then Peter King
Air Traffic - Captain Scott King 
Weekends - Jay Walker, Tom Owens - News - Bill Carey, Jules Coleman, Dan Cummings, Tony Rizzo, Renda Kimble, Jeff Scheidecker, Carol Anne Strippel, Anne Grabowski  - Notes - Peter King joins for overnights in April from Burlington, VT. Nighttime personality Dick O'Neill departs for WTNY 

1981
AMD - Ray Diorio
MID - Joe Gallagher
PMD - Jay Flannery
EVE - Vic Johnson
ON - Peter King
Air Traffic - Captain Scott King
News - Dan Cummings, Tony Rizzo, Jeff Scheidecker, Renda Kimble, Carol Anne Strippel, Anne Grabowski, Dave Bullard - Reporters - Stu Nagurka - Notes - Dick O'Neil left and was replaced by Vic Johnson in the summer. Bullard joins in the fall, replacing Dan Cummings.

1982
AMD - Ray Diorio
MID - Peter King
PMD - Jay Flannery
EVE - Vic Johnson
ON - Ben Brodie
News - Dave Bullard - Notes - Joe Gallagher heads for WKBW in Buffalo. He's replaced by Peter King (from overnights) in November '82. Ben Brodie takes over overnight duties.

1983
AMD - Ray Diorio
MID - Peter King
PMD - Jay Flannery
EVE - Vic Johnson
ON - Ben Brodie
News - Dave Bullard, Dan Cummings - Notes - Dan Cummings returns after getting Masters at Cornell.

1984
AMD - Ray Diorio
MID - Peter King
PMD - Jay Flannery
EVE - Vic Johnson
ON - Ben Brodie
News - Bill Carey, Dan Cummings, Dave Bullard - 12/84 Dan Cummings leaves for WIXT-TV Air Traffic - Captain Scott King

1985
AMD - Phil Markert
MID - Peter King
PMD - Jay Flannery
EVE - Steve Simpson
ON - J.B. Louis
News - Christy Casciano, Dave Bullard - Air Traffic - Captain Scott King Notes - Markert replaced Diorio in late summer, when Ray heads off to the Mobile-Pensacola market.

1986
AMD- Phil Markert
MID - Peter King
PMD - Jay Flannery
EVE - Steve Simpson
ON - J. B. Louis
Air Traffic - Captain Scott King
News - Donna Speziale, Bill Pfohl, Geoff Dunn, Laurie Bean, Jim Campagna, Jim Gilchriest, Devon Blair, Dave Bullard -  Weekends/Others -  Skip Clark, Lee Goodman, Ben Brodie, Matt Bishop, Chuck Sanborn, Fred Wright, Becky Palmer, Jim Prell, David Scott - Notes - Skip Clark joins in April from WFBL. Bullard leaves for WTVH-TV.

1987
AMD - Phil Markert
MID - Peter King
1200 - Jay Flannery
0400 - Steve Simpson
EVE - ?
ON - ?

Weekends - Skip Clark -Others - Jeff Blumin - Notes - Former WHEN weekend air personality Jay Walker dies in June.

1988
0430 - Bill Merchant
AMD - Phil Markert
MID - Al Peterson
PMD - Don Richardson
EVE - Simone / Freddy James*
1100 - Larry King
Weekends - Skip Clark - Notes - Jay Flannery left in March for WNYZ, replaced by Peterson. Peter King left middays to become PD. *Freddy James briefly succeeded Simone prior to the station's adding Sally Jesse Raphael.

1989
AMD - Phil Markert
MID - Becky Palmer
PMD - Tom Sawyer
0700 - Roger Springfield
0800 - Sally Jesse Raphael
EVE - Tom Snyder
ON - Bill Merchant with The All Night Gold Rush
Weekends - Lisa Chapman, Matt Bishop, Larry Fine, Gary Agnew, Skip Clark - News - Robert Jason, Devon Blair, Rene Gilbert - Traffic - Captain Scott King - Sports - Jim Gilcrest - Notes - Barry Farber added 6-7 p.m. Peter King is PD.

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