WLIR Personalites - Where are they now?
(From Wikipedia) Updated 3/28/18
Abel Sanchez Now on-air at Pulse87ny Online NY and KYLI Las Vegas
Alex "Alley Cat" Anthony Now public address announcer for New York Jets
Amy "AJ Mistress of Modern Rock" Paige Now on-air at The BIG 98, Nashville, TN
Andre "The Dredog" Ferro Former Co-Program Director and Music Director - Now traffic reporter at WCBS 880 Traffic and Weather
Armin Laszlo Overnight jock in the late 1970s now a science teacher at Anning S. Prall Intermediate School 27 located in Staten Island, New York.
Barry (Ravioli) Carollo Died December 26, 2014 in Sedona, AZ
Basic Bob ("The Van Man") WLIR Vinyl Van driver in the early 1980s
Beaver Kowalski DeBella Travesty sports reporter
Ben Manilla Runs the Audio Department and teaches at UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism
Bernardo Moronta Former weekend and overnight on-air talent - Now President of Programming at Moronta Media LLC and Board Op/DJ at 93.1 Amor New York City
Berner (on the beach) Dennis Boerner, now independent entertainment professional at Den of Thieves, Hollywood, CA
Bill Holly "All Request Morning Show" and Modern Rock Dance Party producer
Bob ("The Mighty") Waugh Now on-air and program director at WRNR-FM, Annapolis, MD
Bob Kranes Now Senior Director Marketing at The Decca Label Group/Universal Music Group
Bob Marrone Currently Producer of Jazz Stew podcasts
Bob Wilson Now WLIR historian, WLIR.FM internet radio programmer and owner of Next Wave Media
Brian Cosgrove Now Music Director and on-air at WPPB, Southampton, NY
Carol Silva "Mini Close-Up"/news, now on-air morning anchor at News 12 Long Island
Caroline Corley Died November 25, 2013
Catherine ("The Cat") McClenahan Now actor, singer, host and writer in the Los Angeles area
Charlie Ahl Now PD of WBOQ Boston
Chris "The Greek" Panaghi Now President of Amathus Music / DJG Productions
Chris (Simmons) Scimone Now on-air at WBZO-FM, Bayshore, NY
Cooper Lawrence Now fill-in radio talk show host
Couzin Ed Underground Network, now manager of "The Irish Pol" bar in Philadelphia, PA
Dale Reeves Now President of REVOmedia Productions
Dan Binder Now Senior Research Consultant at Sparknet Research & Consulting and President at db Media Services
Dan "CORKY" Posner Now Senior Project Engineer at Underwriters Laboratories
Dan Zako Former General Manager, now Regional Sales Manager at Pandora
Danny Toy Now self-employed Voiceover Actor / Broadcast Announcer
Darrin Smith Now Vice President, Music Programming at SiriusXM Radio, on-air and Program Director at SiriusXM Radio "1st Wave"
Dave "DC" Caggiano "DC's All Night Diner" died September 8, 2009
Dave Plotkin Former Production Director - now Production Director at CBS Radio/WINS-AM, New York and WLIR.FM
Delphine Blue Now Pilates Teacher at Uptown Pilates, Programmer & DJ at eastvillageradio.com and DJ & Producer at WBAI-FM, NY
Denis McNamara Now consultant at NYM, Inc. - Inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame in 2010. In the process of writing his autobiography.
Donna Donna Now on air at WBAB, appeared in the 1988 concert film Depeche Mode 101 and a 2011 rockumentary about The Replacements, "Color Me Obsessed"
DJ Theo Live broadcasts & In The Mix 1997-2004, former MD of WXXP, now radio/mixshow personality on WPTY Calverton NY and celebrity DJ/Producer
Drew Kenyon Morning show 1999–2000, now owner of Drew Kenyon Productions
Drew Scott News, now on-air weekend anchor at News 12 Long Island
Earle Bailey Now on-air at Sirius XM Radio Deep Tracks
Ed Zeidner News Director
Elton Spitzer Died April 17, 2016
Eric Bloom "The Bozo Patrol"
Eric "Fly Guy" Davis "Box" program director - now Chief Operating Officer at National Media Services, Inc.
Evan "Funk" Davies Now Director Business & Operations, VH1 Digital at VH1 and on air at WFMU, Jersey City, New Jersey
Flo & Eddie "By The Fireside"
Frank Bruno Now Production Director, Fox News Talk at Fox News Radio
Gary Cee Former Program Director - now Director of Operations and on-air at WNNJ, Newton, New Jersey and Rock 93.3, Poughkeepsie, New York
Gene Pardo Morning show announcer
George Taylor Morris Died in 2009
Hank Fredricks News
Harlan Friedman Now Owner of The Harlan Group, Sports Correspondent at Live It Up! and consultant at Factory 77, Inc.
Heather Schoen Former Public Affairs Director 1971-1974 - now President at Schoen and Company
Hillary Blazer Now owner of Hillary Blazer Voiceovers and Freelance Voice Talent at Don Buchwald & Associates
Howie Greene ("The Greene Team")
Hugh Foley Now Dr. Hugh Foley - Professor at Rogers State University, OK
Jed Morey Now President at Morey Publishing and publisher of the Long Island Press
Jeff Berlin WLIR imaging voice - now owner of Jeff Berlin Creative
Jeff Carlson Beck (deceased June 2018)
Jeff Faus Production staff
Jeff Jensen Now traffic reporter at Cablevision
Jeff Levine Former program director - now President at South Florida Chamber Maps
Jerry Rubino "Left of Center" - now at Weehawken, NJ based The Syndicate marketing and consulting agency
Jim Cameron Evenings and operations manager 1972–1975, now Program Director of Darien CT government TV station Darien TV79 and President at Cameron Communications Inc.
Jim McGuinn Now Program Director at KCMP-FM "The Current", Minneapolis, MN
Jimmy Howes Weekend on-air personality 1989, now program director at WGHT-AM, Pompton Lakes, NJ
Jodi Vale Now on-air at WKJY-FM "KJOY", Long Island
Joe Bonadonna Now Program Director at WHAM-AM & WAIO-FM, Rochester, NY
Joe Taggart Morning show (1996–1999), now a Long Island-based stand up comic
Joel Moss Former program director in the 1970s progressive era before Denis McNamara; Joined heritage rocker WEBN-FM, Cincinnati in 1984 where he is still Creative Services Director (12/16/11)
Joey Salvia Now technical director/creative director for "The Mike Huckabee Show"
John "Johnny McFly" Caracciolo Now owner of JVC Media LLC
John ("Don't call me Johnny") DeBella Now morning driver at WMGK, Philadelphia
John Moschitta Now operations manager and program director at WDVE and WXDX in Pittsburgh, PA
John R. Rieger Former owner, died of natural causes in August 2005
Jon Daniels Now on-air at WKJY-FM, Hempstead, NY
Jonathan Lobdell Now Director of Marketing at Metropolitan Talent Presents
Jonathan Clarke Grevatt Now on-air at WAXQ-FM, NY
Kathi "Domonique" Lee Now on-air at WBAB, Babylon, NY
Ken Kohl Program Director (1972-1975), now Director Radio Operations DIRECTV Entertainment at DIRECTV
Kerin McCue News, now News Anchor & Reporter at WOR-AM, NY and on-air at WXPK-FM "The Peak", Briarcliff Manor, NY
Kim Berk Now on-air at WLS-FM Chicago
Larry "The Duck" Dunn On-air at SiriusXM Radio "1st Wave"
Laurie Gail Now Vice President Radio & Label Relations for Play MPE
Lazlow "The Technofile" and "Underground Hard Drive"
Lenny "Peter Puberty" Diana Now Brand Manager for WLZX-FM and WAQY-FM, Springfield, MA
Lisa Ritchie Weekday evening news anchor on 770am WABC NY.
"Long Tall" Andy Geller Now a national voice over artist - AndyGeller.com
Lorraine Rapp Now co-host/co-producer of Take Care at WRVO Public Media
(John) Loscalzo Died April 1, 2015
Lynda Lopez Now on-air news anchor at WCBS, NY
Malibu Sue Now at The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
Maria Chambers Now Instructor at the Connecticut School of Broadcasting, Traffic Reporter at Total Traffic and Supervisor at WKWZ Syosset High School
Margaret Locicero Promotions director (1973-1979), now president of Blame It On Us Marketing & Promotion
Mark "The Shark" Drucker died February 23, 2005
Matt Cord Now evenings on-air at WMMR-FM, Philadelphia
Matt Wolfe Now Production Manager at ABC Radio
Max "The Mighty Maximizer" Leinwand Now Director of programming at MediaPlace
Meg Griffin Now on-air at Sirius Radio "The Loft" and "Classic Rewind"
Michael "Eppy" Epstein Punky reggae party and owner of "My Father's Place"
Michael Ross Former part-timer and on air at WPLJ-FM, WSHE-FM, WZTA-FM and WBGG-FM, died January 1, 2000
Michael Tapes Tuesday Night Concert Series producer, now owner of Michael Tapes Design, Melbourne, FL
Mike "Kidman" DeFosses Underground Network Morning Show, now a realtor in Glastonbury, CT
Mike Jones "The man with a face for radio"
Michael R. Glaser WLIR Hempstead Assistant Chief Engineer, NBC-TV New York, Barnstable Broadcasting, Long Island Radio Group Engineering Manager / Chief Engineer. Now RF Supervisor for Cumulus Media, New York City - 770 WABC, 95.5 WPLJ, WNSH, WNBM, WELJ.
Mina Greene ("The Greene Team") Now weekend news anchor at WBZ-AM, Boston
Mindy Barstein Owner WXUR-FM AND WRNS-AM in Utica /Rome, NY
Morgan "Morgasm" Thomas Now looking for her next broadcasting challenge
Mrs. Gyrtlebaumer "Mr. Hand" (Eric Wasserman)
Nancy "The Lady in Red" Abramson Now VP, Affiliate Sales & Content at Compass Media Networks
Orli - The English Muffin
Otis Finn (Jim Finnemore)
Paul Cavalconte Now Host, The Vinyl Experience PRN Progressive Radio Network and on-air at WFUV, New York and WQXR-FM, Newark, NJ
Paul W Robinson PD - Mid-days - Founder & CEO Emerald City Radio Partners
Pete "Captain Traffic" Tauriello Now traffic reporter at 1010 WINS
Peter Schacknow News, now senior producer at CNBC
Ray White Now on-air at Classical KDFC, San Francisco
Richard Neer Now announcer at WFAN AM & FM
Rob Rush Now on-air at WWSK ("94.3 The Shark"), Smithtown, NY and production/voiceovers at Connoisseur Media Long Island
Ron "RJ" Morey Now CEO of the Morey Organization
Russ Mottla Former program director - now announcer at Encisage Radio Group, San Marcos, CA
Scott "DJ Bird" Peacock "sitting in" - now owner/editor of Hockeybird.com
Sean "The Brain" Ross Now VP of Music and Programming at Edison Research and Top 40 Update columnist at Billboard
Sharon "at the Shore" Sperber Now President/Co-Owner of Trailhead Marketing
Shelley Miller Former music director - now on-air at KTCZ-FM, Minneapolis, MN
Sid Zimet Audio by Zimet, Workshop Recording Studio - died March 4, 1988
"Smokin" Joe Belsito
Spicey McHugh Traffic reporter
Stacey Cahn News Anchor/Reporter, "Mini Close-ups", Now Time in a Bottle Video Productions
Steve "The Pistol" Jones Now VP ABC News Radio
Steve Kass (Kastenbaum) Now New York-based correspondent for CNN Radio
Steve Morrison Now on-air at WMMR-FM, Philadelphia, PA
Steve North "Mini Close-Up"/News Director, now Broadcast Writer, CBS This Morning at CBS News
Steve Reggie News, now traffic reporter at Metro Traffic
Steven Starr Volunteer/news volunteer (1974-5), now CEO of CitizenGlobal.com
Susan Browning Former Island morning show host - now radio personality at WHUD-FM, Peekskill, NY and Hotel Concierge at City Experts/New York Guest
Ted Taylor Now new media and artistic director at House of Rock Entertainment
The Unknown DJ
"Tokyo" Rose Pisani Former music director, now SVP Marketing for WE TV & Wedding Central
Tom Calderone Now President of VH1
Tommy "DJ Tarnax" Nappi Now on-air at WKTU-FM, Lake Success, NY and VP/Promotion for Warner Bros. Records
Trulia Child "Platter D'Jour"
Vin Scelsa Retired in 2015
Willobee (Carlan) Now Director of Broadcast Operations at Shamrock Communications, Reno, NV
Zim Barstein Former General Manager, now Sales Manager at Arnold Aerial Advertising in Manhattan