WGBI-AM 910, WGBI-FM 101.3 RADIO
Above: From the National Radio Club's index of Historic QSL cards and letters.
The days of records, turntables, carts, reel to reels... and all the music, news and weather... keep the dial tuned right here for the WGBI Radio Tribute Page!
The Staff of WGBI: (photo: Paul Lowry)
WGBI-AM RADIO STAFF:
Back in the days when AM ruled the radio airways. WGBI-AM RADIO personalities Tom Reilly, Keith Martin, Bill White, and Hoyt Keiser. After a long stint as the main anchor at WBRE-TV, Keith Martin was recently appointed as Pennsylvania Homeland Security Director. Tom and Bill are no longer with us. Hoyt still lives up in the Endless Mountains... Tunkhannock. Hoyt was the "baby" of the on-air staff at the time.
The WGBI-AM Radio board (courtesy Paula Deignan Reynolds)
Above: WGBI Radio copy letterhead. (courtesy: John Wareham)
WGBI Night Beat: Paul Lowry
Paul now lives in Manhattan.. and like me, still loves the earlier days of radio... and tv!
(Courtesy: Paul Lowry)
WGBI RADIO PERSONALITY BILL SHUPERT: Ad taken from The Aquinas, the student newspaper at the University of Scranton. Bill's had a huge personal record collection and his show featured big bands, jazz and great dance music of the time. This ad from from a January 15, 1960 edition of the paper. (courtesy Paul Lowry)
My old pal, Bill Shupert, who died this past year. He was an overnight sensation when he came to work doing an all night dj show. He was a musician with Benny Goodman when he was fresh out of school. (Marty Gladstone/former WDAU/WGBI engineering/operations staffer)
John Wareham aka Johnny Randolph. Johnny worked at WGBI-AM & FM in BOTH Locations! 1981-1983 or so. Johnny has been waking you up on KYTE-FM for the last 11 years in Newport, Oregon. (courtesy John Wareham) (John also gives us the WGBI ruler, below, the WGBI Radio manila envelope logo towards the top of the page.. and the FM 101 Letterhead below) Johnny R in the old WGBI-FM Production Room.
Photo taken of Brian Hughes between
1987 & 1989 at WGBI's announcer room on the second floor of the old Kresge
building. Brian worked at GBI from November 1984 until the sale to Keymarket
in March 1993. Brian is currently the News Director at Citadel (Wilkes-Barre
area) since 2003, and Music Director at Magic 93 (WMGS) since May 2004.
The sign below the on-air light reads "Bear Den".. The "Bear Den" refers to Phil
Cumming's news room, and was given that name by the late Paul Kolodgie (aka Paul
STEREO 101 AUTOMATION MACHINES... REMEMBER DRAKE CHENAULT (ckick on photo to enlarge)
WGBI radio carts...on the far right, about 2 or 3 down, are the weather carts I used on my last night on WGBI radio. (courtesy: John Wareham)
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