the webmaster of www.dfwRetroplex.com,
an all-encompassing history of radio and television in the Dallas-Fort
Worth market. Shannon, a longtime record and aircheck collector,
began cataloging historical tidbits about the market in 1984, and the website
is the culmination of years of research. Mike was the program director
and creative mind behind "Retro Radio," an oldies music/talk format that
aired in Dallas-Fort Worth during 2008. From 2003-2009, Mike's regular
job was that of morning traffic anchor at WBAP-820 AM in Fort Worth, and
doing afternoon and weekend traffic reports for WFAA-TV Channel 8 in Dallas.
Currently, Shannon still works in the transportation industry. As
a hobby, Mike has dabbled in acting...appearing in the premiere episode
of Fox-TV's "The Good Guys," and in several episodes of the revised "Dallas"
series. Shannon devised the new HI-FI
CLUB concept in 2006.
36 years in Texas radio took him to WOAI in San Antonio, and to KLIF, WBAP,
KRLD and others in DFW. Although Ray retired from radio in 2008,
he still operates a successful voiceover and production company in his
spare time, where he's often called upon to share his "Wolfman Jack" voice!
He came on board in 2006 and was 'elevated' to co-host of the show in 2013.
Ray is mostly retired these days after spending his most-recent working
years as an educator. He provides many of the jingles for
HI-FI CLUB, and lends his expertise on numerous
creative projects, particularly the 'Lost JFK Tapes' presentation, our
salute to the late George Carlin, and the "Retro Radio" format. Whitworth's
specialty on THE HI-FI CLUB is his production, writing and storytelling
of numerous "rockumentary" presentations, including in-depth analyses of
Woodstock, the year 1968, and literally hundreds of pop/rock artist profiles.
"The Hi-Fi Club" on 12/30/2007: 1. Mike at the KMNY board.
shoot in 2006: 1. Mike. 2. Original co-host John
John, Ray, Bud Buschardt, 2007. 2. Special guest Bob Bruton,
(L-R) Mike, Ray and special guest Bud Buschardt, 2007. 2. Bud
and Ray. 3. John.
KMNY Operations Manager Ted Sauceman. 2. Special guest Jim
Thomas, 2008. 3. Mike.
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