Born in Elmira, NY, George attended
Ithaca State College and worked at WOLF as well as other stations in
New York and Michigan before moving to WPOP in Hartford to replace
Roy Cooper on the 3:00-7:00PM shift.
On July 7, 1966, George broke the
world's record (at the time) for the longest roller coaster ride at
Riverside Park by going round and round 310 times over 12 1/2 hours.
By that time he was hosting WPOP's wakeup show from
left WPOP for WIXY Cleveland and later worked at WIXZ near
Pittsburgh. He was working in the promotions department of CBS
Records when he passed away.
George died in
|Dale Dorman on WRKO
survey circa 1968|
with Bud Ballou, one of Syracuses most popular night time disc
jockeys. With Dorman and Ballou (now competetion at WNDR) constantly
throwing jabs at each other, evenings were outstanding.
eventually leave for Fresno and San Francisco, California
and later to Denver to work WITH Bud Ballou.
They eventually ended up
on competing stations in Boston, Dorman mornings on WRKO and Ballou evenings on WMEX.
Until August 2003 he did afternoons in Boston on
He retired in 2008 from Oldies103.3
WODS before his passing October 21, 2014. He was
After WOLF Fred
spent 3 years in Pittsburgh from 1968 to 1971. Fred also did
mid-days and mornings on KQV, with many of the id's voiced by Fred
during his years there as well as in the 70's on WOLF.
Fred worked in Denver as well as in Omaha at KOIL and
in Cleveland at WKYC. But Fred has spent most of his career in
Chicago. He has worked at a couple of the most influencial stations
in the midwest; WCFL and WLS. Fred also worked at WFYR, WMAQ, WJMK,
WLUP and WPNT. Fred was hosting the afternoon show at The Eighties
Channel 103.1 FM WXXY however the station has reportedly changed
Fred's booming voice has been on
commericals all over the country. Possibly you've heard his spots
for Alberto Culver, Kraft Foods, Kroger Supermarkets, and Old Style
Beer and many others. If you've seen Ferris Bueller's day off,
you've heard Fred. His is the first voice heard in the motion
several of Fred Winston airchecks on-line on Uncle Ricky's Reel Top
40 Archives as well as a vintage jock clip and newscast on the airchecks page here. Also a Thank You to
Fred for the WOLF Site
|Fred Winston with
Don Barber & The
|Don Barber &
Barber and the Dukes 2003!
Dan Leonard, former WOLF
and WNDR great died February 11, 2002 in California of cancer
according to The Syracuse Post Standard's Bill LaRue. Dandy Dan was
probably responsible for more record hops in Syracuse than any other
disc jockey. He hosted The Teen Canteen where you could see artists
like Sam and the Twisters, Don Barber and the Dukes, The Monterays,
Paul Anka and Bobby Rydell all for a buck!
According to the WOLF story, Dan
Leonard came to Syracuse as a news director at WNDR in 1952 and
became a disc jockey in 1957. Until 1963 he established himself as
the "Dean of Syracuse Radio". Then in the late summer of 1963
'Dandy' Dan Leonard made the switch to WOLF.
Dan Leonard and Bud Ballou
were the "one-two" punch in Syracuse Radio with 87 percent of the
total listening audience on WOLF in 1963 through 1964. It wasn't
until Bud Ballou's departure that Leonard eventually left again in
1965 to return to WNDR as well. Click
HERE for Dan Leonard on
WNDR, November 21, 1969.
Dan Leonard was honored in 1993 with the first Lifetime
Achievement Award at the Syracuse Area Music
After Randy worked at WOLF, he then also seemed to follow in the
footsteps of Bud Ballou working at WMEX Boston and KBTR Denver. He
joined the WPOP News team in Hartford and was hired to be the Capitol Beat news reporter.
Randy left Hartford
for Philadelphia where he worked for WFIL, WPEN and KYW.
As of 2/2/03
he was news director at WNPV in Lansdale, PA. just outside of
After WOLF, Ed Clancy joined WPOP in
1966. Ed did several different shifts before becoming morning anchor
in 1969. In 1970 Ed joined the staff of Senator Tom
Dodd. WSMB in New Orleans for a number of
Through most of
1972 Ed stepped out of his role as newsman to host a program called
Women's Glib on WPOP. Ed played a few records in between phone
calls from women sharing their innermost thoughts on
Hartford for good, Ed moved to New Orleans where he worked at WGSO,
WTIX and WWL. He
also hosted the morning show at
PD at WOLF in 1962-63 before going off to
wear Uncle Sam's green uniform.
says "WOLF went through some major changes when Joel Fleming was
eased out as GM and Ev Wren took over. He wanted to create a
different sound, and I was about to be drafted so we parted ways. I
hired George Brewer at WOLF and gave Fred Winston his first job
in the biz. Bud Ballou and I were roommates when I was at WOLF.
I got back into radio in 1967 at
KMBY, Monterey, CA. I later went to KNEW, Oakland, and KNBR and KGO
in San Francisco before getting out of the biz in the mid-70s. I've
been PR ever since." Many
thanks to Dale for his remembrances.