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Halle Valdez
KORL [Honolulu HI] 1976
KKUA [Honolulu] 1977-1978
KMAI [Honolulu] 1980-1982
KKUA [Honolulu] 1985-1986
3MMM [Mornington, Victoria, Australia] 1987-1987
KLCX [Indio CA] 1992
KCLB [Palm Springs CA] 1993
KPLM [Palm Springs] 2002-2003

Now: Halle says (9/03), "I'm no longer at KPLM; just a stay-at-home mom again -- in Palm Springs, California."

Greg Valentine
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WQAL [Cleveland OH] 2001-2003
Now: Greg says (6/03), "I am living outside Cleveland, Ohio, and looking to continue my career in radio. I've worked with some truly amazing people, at some awesome radio stations. There are still roles I haven't had the opportunity to play yet. Those are the ones I look forward to the most."

Austin Vali
WXLO [New York] 1973
KIKI-FM [Honolulu HI] 1978
KQMQ [Honolulu] 198?
KRTR [Honolulu] 1983
KRTR [Honolulu] 1988-1990
- mornings w/Dan Cooke
KRTR [Honolulu] 1990-1998 - GM/owner
KRTR [Honolulu] 2000 - VP/GM
KGMZ [Honolulu] 2000 - VP/GM
KXME [Honolulu] 2003 - VP/GM
WBAB/WBLI [Long Island NY] 2003 - VP/GM
Now: VP/Market Manager, Cox Radio, Long Island, New York: Rock WBAB-FM and CHR WBLI-FM.

Dave Van Allen
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WAEB-FM [Allentown PA] 1982-1988 - Dave Schaeffer
Now: Dave says (10/04), "I'm working as a paramedic and teaching emergency medicine part time, relaxing and lovin' life for the other part of the time. I got out of radio to persue computer programming; started one of the first Internet companies in the world in 1993; retired in 2000 after taking the company public. I'm married 26 years, with two kids."

Gary Van Allen
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WOCL [Orlando FL] 1999-2000
Now: Gary (Warne) says (4/07), "I left readio in 2000 to return to college; graduated in 2002 with a degree in Computer Science; bought recording equipment and now do on-line voice work from home, as well as freelance voice work all across central Florida. Still sing in a band on weekends, write my own music and novels, and work for an insurance company..."

Pete Van Baalen
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WHBU [Anderson IN] 1992-1999
Now: Pete says (6/11), "I am Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the newspaper group CNHI, working with a newspapers in Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan and Minnesota."

John Van Camp
KDON [Salinas CA] 1976
KYOS [Merced CA] 1978
KMBY [Monterey CA] 1982
KIDD [Monterey] 1983
KNRY [Monterey] 1984
KWAV [Monterey] 1985
KCBA-TV [Salinas] 1987
Martini in the Morning [Internet] 2006-present
KPHX [Phoenix AZ] 2008
Boss Boss Radio [Internet] 2012
KXGL [Amarillo TX] 2017

Now: John says (4/12), "I'm doing evenings at Classic Hits KXGL-FM, Amarillo, Texas; and I'm still running Boss Boss Radio Internet radio."

John Vance
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WAOR [South Bend IN] 2000-2002
Now: John says (7/07), "I am retired from radio (after 15 years in the biz) and am Fire Chief and paramedic in Granger, Indiana."

Tommy Vance
KOL [Seattle] 196?
KHJ [LA] 1965
Radio Caroline (pirate) [Essex England UK] 1966
Radio London (pirate) [London England UK] 1967
Radio Luxembourg [Luxembourg] 1967
BBC Radio 1 [London] 1967
Radio Monte Carlo [Monte Carlo] 197?
Capital RadioAM/FM [London] 1973
BBC Radio 1 [London] 1978
Virgin Radio [London] 1993
VH1 [UK] 1995

Tommy Vance died in Dartford, Kent, England, March 6, 2005, following a stroke. He was 63 years old. Click for more on Tommy.

Bill Vancil
WKEI [Kewanee IL] 1959
WPEO [Peoria IL] 1960
KSTT [Davenport IA] 1961
WISM [Madison WI] 1969
- VP
WMGN [Madison] 1983 - VP/GM
Vancil Creative [Madison] 2002 - owner
Now: Bill says (7/03), "After 32 years with Mid-West Family Broadcasting in Madison, the last 13 years as Exec VP/GM of WMGN, WWQM, WJJO, WTDY and WTUX, I started my own business, Vancil Creative (Web site design/development, logo design and marketing consulting), serving clients from Madison, Wisconsin to Milan, Italy. I also own a couponing website, MadisonCoupons.com. I really enjoy combining my talents to design logos and Web sites for radio stations."

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Robert VanCleve
KKFT [Carson City NV] 2014
Now: Robert says (3/15), "I am in Carson City/Reno, Nevada working part time as a News Reporter for KKFT-FM. I also am employed part time in my other profession as a guest teacher at Sage Ridge School, a private school in Reno. My other career, as a Music Teacher, was also fun, but it was a much more serious endeavor."

Bob Vandergrift
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WVMG [Bloomington IL] 2005 - Bob V
Now: Bob says (7/08), "I'm playing Soft Rock favorites during PM drive on Adult Contemporary WVMG-FM, Bloomington, Illinois."

Bob VanDerheyden
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WYCY [Scranton PA] 1999 - Bobby V
WQFM [Scranton] 2003
Now: Bob says (1/04), "I am Sales Manager of Oldies WQFM/WQFN and host of The Doo-Wop Sock Hop Sunday nights (as the Duke of Doo-Wop), Scranton - Wilkes/Barre Pennsylvania."

Gary VanDyke
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KSPZ [Colorado Springs CO] 2001-2004
Now: Gary says (12/05), "I own Third Rock Studio, Colorado Springs, Colorado -- one of the best voice-over and narration studios in the U.S; our studios look out at the Rocky Mountains and Pikes Peak..."

Charlie Van Dyke
KIXL [Dallas] 1961
KVIL [Dallas] 1961
KLIF [Dallas] 1964
CKLW [Detroit] 1968
KFRC [San Francisco] 1969
KGB [San Diego] 1971
KHJ [LA] 1972
WLS [Chicago] 1972
KHJ [LA] 1973
KLIF [Dallas] 1979
WRKO [Boston] 1979
KOY [Phoenix] 1982
KTAR [Phoenix] 1983
KFYI [Phoenix] 1985
KGLQ [Phoenix] 1997
KRTH [Los Angeles] 1998-2000

Now: Doing image voicing for radio and TV stations nationally from his studios in Phoenix, Arizona.

Paul Van House
WCWT [Dayton OH] 1973
WCOM [Dayton] 1975
WIDG [St. Ignace MI] 1977
WOXR [Cincinnati OH] 1977
- Paul
WPFB [Dayton] 1977
WMRN [Columbus OH] 1977
KIKN/KIOU [Corpus Christi TX] 1981
KTRH [Houston TX] 1986
KFRD [Houston] 1989
- Paul Rogers
KPRC [Houston] 1989-1993
Now: Paul says (1/07), "I spent two years in TV news before getting a job at a manufacturing company as a computer programmer; I'm working as a software consultant for the Syteline ERP system; I also write and sell Binx Custom Software to radio stations, and am running a voice-over business." Memories from Paul.

Samuel Vanneste
Youla.com [Paris, France] 1999
Now: Samuel says (Oct 2002), "I am in radio administration at Youla.com French online Internet radio from Paris: world, ambient and dance music, 80s, 90s. Enjoy."

Peter Van Nort
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KIAK-FM [Fairbanks AK] 1979
Now: Peter says (12/02), "Since 1998, I have been one third of the morning show (Pete, The Cruiser & Kathryn) at Country KIAK-FM, Fairbanks, Alaska."

Larry Van Nuys
KBCA [Los Angeles CA] 1959
KBLA [LA] 1960
KNOB [LA] 1961
KGFJ [LA] 1963
KGIL [LA] 1964-1966
KFI [LA] 1969
KGIL [LA] 1970
KFI [LA] 1976
KABC [LA] 1977
KMPC [LA] 1981-1984
Larry Van Nuys Productions [LA] 1984
- owner/resident deep voice
Now: Running Larry Van Nuys Productions, West Lake Village CA (805)496-1112.

Juke Van Oss
WHTC [Grand Rapids MI] 1951
Now: In 2001, Juke celebrated 50 years at the same station, Talk WHTC-AM, Holland, Michigan. He says (10/02), "I'm still hosting Talk of the Town, a two-hour talk show from 9:30-11:30 AM, M-F."

Joe Van Riper
KIXL [Dallas TX] 1966
KVIL [Dallas] 1966
- AKA Dave Edwards
WWDC [Washington DC] 1967
WHAP [Richmond VA] 1968
WSSV [Richmond] 1970
WBT [Charlotte NC] 1976-1980

Now: Joe says (2/12), "I am a freelance voice talent living in the Hudson Valley, just North of New York City; I have a well-equipped home studio, a fat client list, and no intention of retiring as long as the work keeps coming in; what might you have heard me narrate? Tens of thousands of radio and TV spots and videos ... but there were two especially memorable jobs: nearly 70 episodes of the 1-hour documentary series on A&E called America's Castles, and the 2-minute produced opening of NFL Film's coverage of Superbowl XXL. Looking back, I owe it all to Charley Van Dyke, who 'discovered' me in 1966, performing as a folk singer at the Rubiyatt Coffee House in Dallas, TX; it wasn't my singing, for sure -- nor my guitar chops -- that attracted his attention. It was the patter between songs that he noticed. "Who writes your material?", he asked me. I said, "Nobody... I just wing it." "All that stuff is ad lib?" "Well, yeah. I don't prepare what I say, I just talk to the audience." "Damn, you oughta be in radio!" Charley helped me get my 3rd ticket (the FCC license required at the time) and my first job doing elevator music segues at KIXL; the rest is history."

Kevin Vargas
KIIK [Davenport IA] 1977 - Kevin Michaels
WWCT [Peoria IL] 1983
KWHL [Anchorage AK] 1984
KKLZ [Las Vegas NV] 1987
- Kevin 'Las' Vargas
WAZU [Dayton OH] 1989 - Kevin 'The Coxman' Cox
WAFX [Norfolk VA] 1991
WHVY [Annapolis MD] 1992
KISS [San Antonio TX] 1993

Now: Program Director and PM drive at Rock KISS-FM, San Antonio, Texas.

David Varndell
WHVY [Annapolis MD] 1991
WYRE [Annapolis] 1991
- David Allen
WFEL [Baltimore MD] 1991 - David Allen
WXCY [Havre de Grace MD] 1992 - Mike McCoy
WAFY [Frederick MD] 1997 - David Daniels
WINC-FM [Winchester VA] 1997 - Mike McCoy
WWRE/WWRT [Winchester VA] 2002 - Kevin Scott
Now: David says (1/04), "I am doing weekends at WINC-FM (Mike McCoy), but I also do weekends on sister station Classic Rock WWRE-FM/WWRT-FM (as Kevin Scott); and I'm a Web developer/Lotus Notes developer for HMSHost Corporation, Bethesda, Maryland."

'Brother' Dave Vasser
WCON [Cornelia GA] 1968 - David Vasser
WRFC [Athens GA] 1972 - David Vasser
WRKT [Titusville FL] 1974
WTMA [Charleston SC] 1974
WCSC [Charleston] 1975
WQSN [Charleston] 1977
- Dave Derek
WABZ [Albemarle NC] 1980
WZKY [Albemarle] 1986
WWMG [Charlotte, NC] 1991
WQLD [Montgomery AL] 1997

Now: Dave says (6/07), "I retired from radio in Sep 2004 and reside on the 13th fairway of the Stanly County Country Club, Badin NC; my last radio job was at Magic 96.1 in Charlotte, NC; I'm doing a custom weekend show on Cool 104.3 WQLD, Montgomery AL; am employed full time in emergency services communications, manage two Internet marketing sites and instruct emergency services at a local college; I continue to do voice-overs for numerous clients, have written a 9-1-1 training manual and am an active volunteer in the local and national Red Cross." Click for more from Dave.

Joe Vaughan
KEWI/KSWT [Topeka KS] 1971
WREN [Topeka] 1971
KCKN-AM/FM [Kansas City KS] 1972
WDAF [Kansas City MO] 1977
KLWN/KLZR [Lawrence KS] 1979
KCMO [Kansas City MO] 1985-1990

Now: Joe says (1/08), "Since leaving KCMO-AM in 1990: Owner/President Joe Vaughan Associates Publishing, Prairie Village, Kansas. Elected GOP Moderate Precinct Committeeman 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, filed candidate 2008. Elected countywide to a 4-year term on the Johnson County (Kan.) Water District #1 Board of Directors. Re-elected unopposed to a 4-year term April 2007. Chair Governmental Affairs/Community Relations Committee. Story #1: Had a young reporter giving the ski report one day and he referred to Crested Butte as Crusted Butt. Story #2: Remember, complete coverage begins on ???? tonight at 7 p.m. on today's general 'erection' (obviously, he meant 'election')..."

Keith Vaughn
KKQV [Wichita Falls TX] 1985 - Keith Travis
KTLT [Wichita Falls] 1987 - Keith Travis
KLUR [Wichita Falls] 1989 - Keith Travis
KYYI [Wichita Falls] 1994 - Keith Travis
KQXC [Wichita Falls] 1994
KATT [Oklahoma City OK] 1995
ABC Networks [Dallas TX] 1996
KZPS [Dallas] 1997
Cumulus [Wichita Falls TX] 1999

Now: Keith says (6/08), "I am Operations Manager for Cumulus, Wichita Falls, Texas (KLUR 99.9, KYYI 104.7, KOLI 94.9, KQXC 103.9); and I'm still operating Keith Vaughn Voice Imaging."

Jon Vaught
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WFIF [Bridgeport CT] 2001 - station mgr
Now: Jon says (8/05), "I'm station manager of Life Changing Radio, 1500 AM, WFIF in Milford, CT. We are a 5-kW MW daytime commercial Christian radio station, with our primary target area Bridgeport - New Haven, CT. Our format is talk/teaching."

Sean Vedell
CHNR [Simcoe ON] 1984
CKOC [Hamilton ON] 1986
CHAM [Hamilton] 1989-1998

Now: Sean is out of radio. He says (Oct 2001), "I'm working in computers for the Hamilton Wentworth District School Board, Hamilton, Ontario, and loving it."

Frank Vela aka Frank Stevens
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WMFJ [Daytona Beach FL] 1997-1998
Now: Frank says (6/04), "I was determined to open my own station; in 2003 my dream came true. The FCC started a new radio service in 2000 (LPFM) and I jumped on it and now have Oldies WFJV-LP, Citronelle, Florida."

Mike Venditti
WJJZ [Mt. Holly NJ] 1971
WSNI/WRCP [Philadelphia PA] 1975
- Chief Engineer
KFEQ [St. Joseph MO] 1975
KBRN [Denver CO] 1976
- GM
KBCQ [Roswell NM] 1977
XERF [Ciudad Acu�a Mexico] 1981-1983
WNJC [Vineland NJ] 1995
- co-owner
Mike engineered or established and operated nearly 60 radio stations and was a pioneer in Christian radio. He passed away April 27, 1998. Click for WNJC's Tribute to Michael Venditti.

Don Verity
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WRWD [Poughkeepsie NY] 1998
WBPM [Kingston NY] 2010
- Station Mgr
Now: Don says (10/10), "I am Station Manager for 92.9 WBPM and The Hudson Valley Talk Radio Network (WGHQ WBNR WLNA)."

Al Vertucci
WBAB [Babylon NY] 1979
WAPP [New York NY] 1982
- Tooch
WBAB [Babylon] 1984 - Tooch
WCBS-FM [New York NY] 1988 - producer
Jones Radio Networks [Denver] 2003
Now: Al says (5/05), "I am on the air for Jones Radio Networks' Classic Hits format originating out of Denver, Colorado. I'm also the Assistant Operations Manager and Production Director for the format."

Kim Vestal
KLIV [San Jose CA] 1979
KARA [San Jose] 1980
KBAY [San Jose] 2002
KRTY [San Jose] 2007

Now: Kim says (2/07), "I'm on the air weekends at Country KRTY-FM and doing freelance voice-over work from my digital home studio."

Tony Virga aka Tony Vincent
WHGC [Bennington VT] 1981
WKOL [Amsterdam NY] 1982
WVIP/WVIP-FM [White Plains NY] 1984
ABC net [New York NY] 1986
- producer
WABC [New York] 1988-1991 - producer
Now: Tony says (7/06), "I moved to Los Angeles in 1995 after getting into TV in 1993; I am in the Directors Guild of America and have been a segment director and producer for Paramount, Sony, Telepictures and various production companies; even though TV has been great, I really miss my days in radio."

Bill Vogel
WFMK [Lansing MI] 1971 - Chuck Vogel
WVIC [Lansing] 1972 - Jack O'Neill
WDRQ [Detroit MI] 1974 - Jack O'Neill
WVOY [Traverse City MI] 1976 - The Captain
WKHQ [Traverse City] 1980 - The Captain
Now: Doing mornings at Top-40 WKHQ, Traverse City, Michigan.

Den Vogel
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WMUS [Muskegon MI] 2000
Now: PM Drive at Country WMUS-FM, Muskegon, Michigan.

Lee Vogel
WQAM [Miami FL] 196?
WKAT [Miami] 196?-1970

Paul Woodward reports (10/00), "Lee Vogel died from cancer in 1970, maybe 1971, after spending his last years in broadcasting in Miami..."

Lee Vogel
WMCK [Pittsburgh PA] 1957
KQV [Pittsburgh] 1958
WAMP [Pittsburgh PA] 1959
CKEY [Toronto ON] 1963
WKBW [Buffalo NY] 1965
WDRC [Hartford CT] 1967
WNBH [New Bedford MA] 1968
WBNY [Buffalo NY] 1970-1977

Now: Lee left radio in 1977; his daughter-in-law reports (1/09) that Lee is alive (81 years old), well, and living in Charleston SC. For more on Lee, see wdrcobg.com/alpha_tv.html.

Phil Vogel
WJLS [Beckley WV] 1940
WGKV [Charleston WV] 1945
WKNA [Charleston] 1953
WRON [Ronceverte WV] 1954
WWNR [Beckley] 1956-1975

Passed away in 1975. For further info, please contact Phil's son, Steve, at stevev@amerimail.com

Ken Voight
WBAX [Wilkes-Barre PA] 1971
WENY [Elmira NY] 1972
WRKL [White Plains NY] 1974
WINS [New York NY] 1979
WNBC [New York] 1981
KFYI [Phoenix AZ] 2002-2005

Now: Ken says (6/09), "I am unemployed, working on my ranch in Queen Creek, Arizona."

Tom Voinche
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KJJB [Eunice LA] 1981-1993 - pres/GM
Now: Tom says (11/02), "After 32 years in radio I began working in television at KATC-TV-3 in Lafayette, LA, where I am host of Good Morning Acadiana."

Mark Vos
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KJJY [Des Moines IA] 2006
Now: Mark says (12/06), "After 30 years in Rock and Progressive programming, I've gone Country; I'm now doing morning drive at KJJY, Des Moines, Iowa."

Jerry Voyles aka Jerry Valentine
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WYDE [Birmingham AL] 1995-1998 - VP/GM
Now: Running J Voyles Productions (film, video services), Birmingham, Alabama.

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