I’ve been announcing on commercial radio most years since 1968, when I started as a deejay on my 19th birthday.
My first radio announcing work was actually in 1967 at two college radio stations.
I was an auto racing public address system announcer every consecutive season 1976-2014 but retired in January 2015. I’ve mainly worked stock car races, but I’ve announced motorcycle, kart, ATV, vintage/nostalgia, midget, sprint, super-modified and Indy-type car races, too.
While I mainly have worked at tracks in eastern Iowa and western Illinois, I have also announced at tracks all over the Midwest — as far from home as Rapid City, S.D. and Memphis, Tenn. — and in Florida.
I’ve emceed racing and other banquets, hall of fame induction ceremonies and news conferences. I also have announced parades and moderated political debates.