Jack’s radio career began in Toledo, Ohio in 1940. After a stop in New Orleans, he moved to St. Petersburg in 1943 and joined WTSP as a staff announcer. While there, various promotions upped him to chief announcer and program director, before he resigned in 1955.
He was also a songwriter. During his 12 years at the St. Pete station, he wrote and produced radio station music jingles for a singing team known as “A Jack and His Jills,” composed of salesgal Jane Parris, traffic manager Selma Hamilton, and steno Millie Sullivan. In 1952, he conceived and copyrighted the station’s weeknight “Million Dollar Bandstand” show, and syndicated it to stations in other markets, including Jacksonville and Orlando.
Faulkner went on to work with St. Pete Beach’s WILZ as general manager and program director when the station first went on the air in 1957, and later served in various positions at Pinellas Park’s WFSO beginning in 1966.
1943 - 1969 Other Tampa Bay Area Stations (Various)