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Warren Johnson

Warren was a native of Chicago and first came to Tampa Bay on vacations after his family retired and settled here. He liked the area, too, and began his local radio work in 1955 as an announcer with Mutual affiliate WTSP-AM 1380.

From there, he moved to WSUN as host of the nightly show “Hall of Records” from 10 to 11 P.M., and was often seen on sister station WSUN-TV Channel 38.  In 1959, he replaced Glen Dill as chief announcer for St. Pete Beach’s WILZ.

Johnson attended Northwestern University and was also a mechanical engineer. He enjoyed music and, before getting into radio, played trumpet with the Bob Crosby, Charlie Barnet, and Freddie Slack orchestras. Additionally, as a member of the U.S. Navy Band, the accomplished musician performed on the NBC Blue network’s “Meet Your Navy” radio program in the early 1940’s.

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1955 - 1960 Other Tampa Bay Area Stations (On Air Personality)

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