Jeff started working in radio in 1967 when he was a senior in high school, playing southern gospel music on Sundays at his hometown station, WCIR-AM, in Beckley, West Virginia. After graduation from Woodrow Wilson High School, he attended Duke University, where he hung around WDBS, the campus radio station, before joining Beckley’s WJLS in the summer of 1969.
While in the Air Force (1971-1974), he learned electronics, knowledge of which came in handy after leaving the service and returning to WJLS. In 1979, he moved to WMBC in Columbus, Mississippi, but was there for only a short time before relocating to Florida’s west coast the following year and becoming an engineer at New Port Richey’s WGUL-AM and WPSO FM. During his time there, he became a host of “Open Line,” the stations’ talk show.
After earning a B.S. degree in Mathematics Education from the University of South Florida in 1991, Jeff changed careers, and became a high school math teacher at River Ridge High School in New Port Richey. Since 1995, he’s been at Gulf High School there, and today (2010) teaches Algebra II Honors, Advanced Math Topics, and Pre-Calculus. He is also in charge of the school’s web site.
Although out of radio for a long time now, he still has an interest in broadcasting and continues to maintain a number of web pages dealing with radio history, including New Port Richey’s WGUL.
UPDATE: Jeff passed away in June 2022 at age 71.
1980 - 1991 Other Tampa Bay Area Stations (On Air Personality)
1980 - 1991 Other Tampa Bay Area Stations (Engineering)