I often tell people I have never worked a day in my life. That's because I have been doing what I have always wanted to do since I was 15: radio. From playing 45s when I was in high school, to working with one of the country's largest radio corporations, I have done just about everything in the business, including being a station owner. I was born, raised, and still live in West Calcasieu. I am a child of the '70s, so being on the air at 92.9 The Lake is the perfect radio job for me
I am a Detroit native, who got into radio in the mid 1970’s after a stint in the U.S. Army. My favorite artists are The Four Tops and Bob Seger. My career stops have included Kenosha, WI; Bloomington, IN; and Ocean City, MD; before landing in Lake Charles in 1994. My wife Ginger and I have six cats: Hokey, Pokey (that’s right), Lady Jane Grey, Dirt Bag, Nefertitti and Brutus (Buckeye). Needless to say we go through a lot of cat food! I still root for my hometown sports teams, the Detroit Tigers and even the Detroit Lions, and I also enjoy watching college football
Casey has been telling us what song is number one for decades, and we are replaying all those great American Top 40 shows from the 70′s … rebroadcast just as they were back when. It’s amazing that Casey actually kept every show and now we can re-live all those great countdowns every weekend on 92.9 The Lake! Casey “recounts” the hits every Saturday and Sunday morning from 9 a.m. till noon!!
Dick Bartley was once given the key to the city of Lake Charles … and for good reason! Dick has been a Saturday mainstay for a long time now and folks here consider him part of the community. Rock and Roll’s Greatest Hits is six hours of fun and great music and a super way to spend a Saturday evening!
Gary Michael Shannon here. My career in radio has been one for the ages – a rags to slightly-nicer-rags story that, frankly, should be made into a TV show on a cable network or something. You may not believe this, but I was raised in the wild by a family of hyper-intelligent armadillos in Beaumont, Texas, and learned from an early age that if you’re not quick-witted, you might get hit by an 18-wheeler. From time to time I occasionally roll myself into a ball to escape predators, angry program directors or awkward situations