I was raised in a family of 4 boys, in the town of Wall, PA, familiar to some for being the home of Cornerstone TV. My family attended a Byzantine Catholic Church, where we learned to honor and respect God, but no mention of having a personal faith in the Lord Jesus.
I was faithful in my church attendance up until my college years at Penn State.
My first encounters in Central PA were on the long 3-hour drives with my dad as we would take my brother George to his residence hall during his time at Penn State. I also attended there, and graduated from Penn State in 1979. During my time at the University Park campus I lived in the Nittany Barracks, a group of buildings that had been used by the military going back to the days of World War II. These residence halls would only be considered cool by a college student. The buildings were replaced a number of years ago, so I can’t enjoy them again when I take an occasional nostalgic walk on the campus.
I got into broadcasting back in 1981, after getting some basic training in this field via the famous Columbia School of Broadcasting. My first job in radio was in a very small station in Sutton, West Virginia, WSGB. This station had a format of country in the morning, adult/contemporary in the midday, and hard rock in the evening. We also had a feature entitled Deepest Sympathies, which had the announcers reading the local obituaries.
Over the next 5 years I worked at a couple of other stations. Then in 1986 I moved to State College to work at a station that was just starting up, WZWW. While at this station I became familiar with WTLR and a number of people who were involved with it. Also during this time back in 1988, after visiting a local church a couple from the church paid me a visit, and presented the Gospel via the Evangelism Explosion method, and I came to know Jesus as my Lord and Savior.
I came to work at WLTR in September of 1989. For over 25 years I have done about every aspect of radio: DJ announcing, news, and various types of production. I've gone from records and reel to reels, to uploading and downloading audio files on the computer. I thank the Lord for allowing me to be a part of this ministry for so many years. I’ve truly been blessed through this ministry.