Dennis started in radio in the summer of 1964 after his senior year at Winter Park High School as the “Sunday guy” at Clermont’s WSLC-AM. While attending the University of Florida, he worked part-time at Gainesville’s WRUF-FM and WDVH-AM (doing PM drive at the latter as "Little" Bobby Dennis), and eventually made PD at WUWU.
After receiving his degree in 1970, he was on to grad school in Tallahassee and PD work for WONS-AM. When his FSU coursework was completed, he moved to Orlando in 1973 and programmed BJ-105 and, the following year, did sales at WORJ-FM.
The central Florida native’s next seven years were spent on the air at Atlanta’s legendary 94Q WQXI-FM, which, at the time, had double-digit, shares and dominated the local airwaves. A stint programming Milwaukee’s WMGF-FM was followed by a return to Florida in 1985 as PD and afternoon drive host for Tampa Bay’s Magic 96 WMGG-FM.
From Tampa, Dennis headed back to Atlanta to sign on and program Fox 97 WFOX-FM for 10 years, and PD classic rock Z93 WZGC-FM. While at Fox, he also consulted The Woodfin Group of stations (WGSY-FM in Columbus, GA, and WFSY-FM Panama City, FL), flipping both to A/C with double-digit debuts in the ratings. In fact, WFSY in Panama City set a national format record at the time with a 34 share of adults 25-54 in its first book.
Next, he was hired at Houston’s KLDE-FM and, eventually, became operations manager for the Cox cluster there (KKBQ, KLDE, KTHT, KHPT). In 2001, he ended up in Philadelphia to program Oldies 98.1 WOGL-FM. After one more return to Florida to PD West Palm Beach’s WRMF in 2004, he moved to the GM’s chair at WNUY-FM in Bluffton, Indiana, a move-in to the Fort Wayne metro.
Today (2011), Dennis is program operations manager for Northern Broadcast’s talker WSRT-FM and classic hits WFCX-FM, and lives in Traverse City, MI.
1985 - 1986 Other Tampa Bay Area Stations (On Air Personality)
1985 - 1986 Other Tampa Bay Area Stations (Program Director)