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Dick McMeekin

mcmeekin@jones.edu

 

Dick McMeekin was born in Melrose, Massachusetts November 23rd 1930.

He joined the WKTZ/WJAX team in 1997 and has been doing his commentaries during the past 6 years. He is also an accomplished pianist-entertainer having appeared live or on television with personalities such as Ed Sullivan, Johnny Cash, Kirk Douglas, Phyllis Diller, and many others. As Dick puts it "I didn't believe at my age I would still be in demand, but I play at many Senior Centers, for HS Reunions (usually a half-century reunion) dances, and at country clubs." 


Dick was married to the late Ruth Virginia Kopp of Alexandria and the couple has 3 adult children and 5 grandchildren. They reside at the Beaches. They celebrate their 52nd Anniversary on July 14th 2003. As Dick puts it "That's the anniversary of Bastille Day when Many people lost their heads - as did we..............."
 

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John Regan

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Chuck Southcott

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Karl Southcott

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Jim Raposa

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Steve Cassidy

 

 

John has a life-long love for our marvelous American popular music and is fortunate to have been able to play these great tunes throughout most of his 35+ years in radio. He started his radio career in Phoenix at Arizona's legendary pioneer radio station KOY. John's first day on-the-air was July 20, 1969 ... the day Neil Armstrong walked on the moon. In 1971, he moved to southern California and built a loyal following of radio listeners on several stations, including 10 years presenting Adults Standards at KPOP and later at Los Angeles station KKGO beginning in 2002.
John has interviewed most of the wonderful artists performing the Great American Songbook and has a depth of knowledge in our musical heritage that he loves to share with his listeners.

 

John Regan

John Regan

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Chuck Southcott

 

Chuck Southcott has been presenting the great standards both locally and nationally for his entire career.
Chuck has been a dominant force in Los Angeles radio for a quarter of a century. He’s been both Program Director and air personality at KGIL, KPRZ, KMPC, KJQI, KKJZ and KKLA in Los Angeles and has worked with such stellar talents as Robert W. Morgan, Wink Martindale, Gary Owens, Charlie Tuna, Jim Lange, “Sweet Dick” Whittington, Dick Whittinghill and Peter Marshall, among others.
Chuck Southcott was named Los Angeles Times “Disc Jockey of the Year” and received both the Billboard and Gavin awards as national “Program Director of the Year.” While with KGIL that station was named “Radio Station of the Year” by Billboard magazine. While at KMPC that station was given the Marconi Award by the NAB as “Radio Station of the Year.” While Chuck was the midday air personality and Program Director at KPRZ he worked with Al Ham in re-structuring and updating the “Music of Your Life” format for future satellite distribution, and from 1995-2007 served as both Program Director and air personality for that network.
Broadcasters know Chuck Southcott’s warm, knowledgeable presentation of the greatest music ever made by way of his daily network program as well as the memorable “biographies in sound” of Johnny Mathis, Henry Mancini, Duke Ellington, Steve Allen, Milton Berle and Nat King Cole as well as the internationally syndicated weekly show “Musical.” In fact the great Peggy Lee gave her last extended radio interview to Chuck at her home in Bel Air, California.
In his spare time Chuck serves as President of the highly respected Pacific Pioneer Broadcasters as well as Vice President of the World Childhood Leukemia Council.

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Karl Southcott was born into a radio family. It didn't take him too long to embrace the world of radio himself and has been working in the business since 1981. Early on, he was a producer for the nationally syndicated Bill Balance Show and a sound man and voice-over talent on various television productions.
For 12 years Karl served as Operations Manager for the Music Of Your Life at Jones Radio Networks. As Operations Manager and morning host, Karl was instrumental in MOYL's success. With the hands-on approach he takes to develop and maintain relationships with affiliates, Karl helped to expand MOYL's station count from six to well over 170 affiliates nationwide in a short time. Under his watch, the format was heard in major markets including Washington DC, Sacramento, Los Angeles and Seattle among others.
Since early in 2007, Karl has been an integral on-air member of two highly rated AC station morning show teams for Entercom in Denver, KOSI-101 and Alice 105-9.
Karl's love of the greatest music ever made has spanned his life. He's enjoyed presenting our kind of music nationally, and it's been a thrill for him every step of the way for years. Known on the air as Carl Hampton, his upbeat and conversational approach to playing standards is contagious.
Enjoy spending time with Karl each weekday afternoon as he plays the finest music ever recorded.

 

Karl Southcott

 

 

 

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Jim Raposa

 

In a career spanning over three decades, Jim Raposa has built a solid reputation as a top-notch personality at great radio stations like: WPRO/Providence; WODS/Boston; KXOA, KNCI and KHYL, all in Sacramento, just to name a few. As a comedy writer/performer and producer, Jim has been featured on various syndicated services and great morning shows including Rick Dees, CBS Radio and even with legendary New York City radio personality, Cousin Brucie Morrow.
As an air talent, Jim has received numerous awards from fellow broadcasters in recognition of his unique ability to develop compelling and entertaining short and long form syndicated radio specials and programming: including syndicated projects on The Beatles, Mel Torme, Nat King Cole and his long-running show “Frank & Friends”, spotlighting the music and career of Frank Sinatra. In 1996, The California Legislature Assembly honored Jim on his record of achievements in the broadcast industry and display of community service.
A devout music lover and record collector (at one time his personal record collection numbered more than 10,000 pieces!), Jim enjoys classical, jazz, doo-wop, R&B and has a very special place for Adult Standards and artists like Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Peggy Lee, Bobby Darin, Nat King Cole and other legends from the genre of the Great American Songbook. "I love meeting the artists I play and hearing them tell me about their careers and the people they work with. That’s the juice for me – it’s what gets me out of bed each day!"

   

Steve Cassidy has been playing our kind of music ever since he worked for KFKA, a classic Pop/Standards station back in the 80s. Steve was a student at the time, taking classes at the University of Northern Colorado. After recognizing his calling, he put his academic career on hold to pursue a radio career. "I guess I'm still working my way through school after all these years."
Steve has been one of Denver's top rated personalities for the last 20 years as a drive time host for Shamrock Broadcasting, CBS Radio, Tribune Radio and Entercom. His upbeat style and quick wit have earned him numerous fans and many broadcasting awards over the years, including several Colorado Broadcasters Awards for Best Entertainment Show and two AIR awards for top afternoon drive personality.
Steve loves playing the Greatest Music Ever Made. Among his favorite performers; Tony Bennett, Louis Prima and Keely Smith, Ella Fitzgerald and The Genius, Ray Charles.

 

Steve Cassidy

 

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