It all started on July 1, 1992 at then WFPG Talk Radio 1450 AM, located at California Avenue in Atlantic City.
This site is now the Atlantic City Clayton Graham Public Safety Building and the Townsquare Media Atlantic City studios moved to our present Northfield location about 28 years.
Whoever said that life is short, is right. This has all flown by in the seeming blink of the eye.
Our first guest exactly 30 years ago today was New Jersey Governor Jim Florio. Governor Florio was scheduled for one hour and asked on-air if he could stay for the entire program.
Governor Florio’s willingness to appear on our brand new, unproven talk radio program and travel from Trenton to appear in-studio really helped to launch our career going forward.
To start our program with the state of New Jersey’s chief executive officer was priceless.
It’s hard to believe that a full 30 years has elapsed. It seems like half that amount of time.
It’s also hard to believe that we’re still at the same radio station, 30 years later, now called WPG Talk Radio 95.5 … this is very rare in the radio business.
I want to take this opportunity to thank my employer, Townsquare Media Atlantic City, our valued guest listeners and advertisers for making the past three decades possible.
My sincere thanks and appreciation to our Townsquare Media Atlantic City leadership team: Michael Ruble, President, Joe Kelly, Content Director, Chris Coleman, Program Director, Jennifer Doughten Smith, Marketing Director, Jim McClain, General Sales Manager and Chelsea Masterson, Digital Managing Editor.
Our leadership team is the very best in our marketplace.
I also want to take this opportunity to thank the entire team at Fox News Radio for the privilege of working regularly with all of their nationally syndicated programs, with talented broadcasters Brian Kilmeade, Guy Benson and Jimmy Failla and their fabulous team members.
My sincere thanks to Michael Harrison, Founder, Publisher & Editor of Talkers Magazine.
Michael has been a mentor, friend and has had a profound, positive impact regarding my broadcasting career.
I also want to thank Paul Rotella, President of the New Jersey Broadcasters Association for his unconditional support of me and our great industry.
When you have the privilege to be a broadcaster, in the spoken word format and have a career that is measured in more than three decades, there are so many people responsible for this.
I am so grateful for our first 30 years. Together, let’s see where this journey takes us going forward.