Who's Who at WONN

Jay's Co-Workers

Arch Abernethy
Willie Anderson, Sr.
Marji Bedgood
Mike Booker
Garland Burt
Jim Campbell
Frank Clarke
Bob Crews
Larry DeVore
Florida Citrus Mutual Calling
Bill Francisco
John Gilman
Eddie Glover
Murray Goldsborough
Dick Goleno
Bob Helmick
Phyllis Maxwell
Bill McClure
Duane McConnell
Pat Morgan
Skip Paradise
Mike Parrish
Buddy Penn
Jonnie Pinkston
Joyce Robbins
Terry Roberts
Dan Sanborn
Gene Schlei
Bob Shoopman
Smoke House Serenade
Bill Snyder
Dave Sousa
Tom Talcott
George Tuttle, Sr
Bob Wolfe
Shirley Wolfe

Jay Rich

While Lakeland native and Lakeland High School Class of ’68 alumnus Jay Rich was earning his BA degree in speech & theatre at Stetson University (1970-1973), he was also working in Polk County radio – first for Auburndale’s WTWB (1967-1968), and then Lakeland’s WONN (evenings 1968-1970) and WVFM (1970-1972).

His interests turned to television in 1972, and he became a reporter/photographer and then weatherman for Orlando’s WFTV channel 9. A few years later, he began doing video production work for various religious organizations and then became a freelance production director/engineer/editor for ESPN, MediaComm, and Virta Mediacommunity. He also taught ‘final cut’ editing at the Carolina School of Broadcasting.

Today (2010), Jay does TV production work and owns Rich Experience, Inc., a real estate business, in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Station History

1968 - 1970 WONN (On Air Personality)

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