Sue moved to Florida in 1970 from Chicago, where she began her broadcasting work, to become Tampa Bay’s first woman radio traffic reporter. She took over the job from a St. Petersburg policeman who had been doing the weekday morning and afternoon reports for WWBA. Promoted as “Officer 36-24-36,” the 20-year old brunette flew a thousand feet up six hours a day, re-routing motorists away from accidents and warning them of congested roads.
A feature of her broadcasts was the “Short-Cut Charlie” portion in which she pointed out particularly bad drivers. However, she made sure to cite exceptionally courteous and safe drivers, too.
In addition to the traffic reports for WWBA, Sue did other local radio and TV work, and was a director for the Redington Shores Playmates, a thespian group of area high school students.
1970 - 1970 Other Tampa Bay Area Stations (Traffic Reporter)