Jersey City’s Whitney Johnson began his Tampa Bay radio career as a board op at WPLP, and then went on to Sportsradio 910 WFNS (as sports director) and 820 The Team WZTM. In 1998, his voice was the first ever heard on AM-620 when it became The Sports Animal WDAE. That day, he came on the air at 6 A.M. and opened the station’s broadcast with a news update.
In the early days, he occasionally hosted a show with Rock Riley. Later, he was primarily a sports news update anchor covering the Tampa Bay Rays, Bucs, and Lightning, and his alma mater, USF.
In early January 2011, Whitney, who was famous for his on-air greeting, "Hel-lo-o-o, Tampa Bay. How the heck are ya?" lost his job with the Clear Channel outlet when he was tossed out due to budget cuts.
1988 - 2011 Other Tampa Bay Area Stations (On Air Personality)