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Walter Richard (Dick) Walker was born in Hackney on 22nd July 1913. The family moved to Dagenham when he was a child. At the age of 13 he was chosen to play for Dagenham Boys. His father was unemployed at the time and so the family had great difficulty raising the 3 shillings to buy a pair of football boots.

Walker was also unemployed when he left school. He did play football for Becontree Athletic and eventually found work as an electrician's mate. In 1932 Walker was spotted by a scout working for West Ham United. After an extended trial he signed for the club in 1933. He made his debut as right-half against Burnley in August, 1934. Later, Walker recalled: "The first professional football match I ever saw, I was in."

Walker made his debut as right-half against Burnley in August, 1934. He played two more games that season. Other players in the West Ham United squad at the time included Jim Barrett, Charlie Bicknell, Alfred Chalkley, Jimmy Collins, John Morton, Len Goulden, Joe Cockroft, Stan Foxall, George Foreman, James Marshall, Jimmy Ruffell and Ted Fenton.

It was not until the 1936-37 season that Walker replaced Jim Barrett at centre half and became a regular member of the West Ham United team. In the 1937-38 season Walker played in 32 of the 42 league games. The following season he played 43 league and cup games and some journalists thought that he was good enough to play for England.

Walker was idolised by the West Ham fans. As Charles Korr pointed out in his book West Ham United (1986): "Walker's effort for his team was total, and supporters responded to that. They had a special place in their affections for the sometimes self-deprecating humour that Walker demonstrated when he exchanged jokes with the crowd leaning over the "chicken run". No one ever mistook his humour for not caring about the game: any opposing players who did would have been brought down to earth abruptly. Walker personified the East Londoner's need to work hard for anything he wanted and the humour that acted as a buffer against the harshness of everyday life. He combined that with a kind of swagger that made people realize that playing football for West Ham was something special."

Walker held his place in the team up until the outbreak of the Second World War. According to Tony Hogg, the author of Who's Who of West Ham United (2005): "Had it not been for the war it is highly probable that he would have been capped for England and also challenged Jimmy Ruffell's appearance record for Hammers."

The Football League decided to start a new competition entitled the Football League War Cup during the Second World War. The entire competition of 137 games including replays was condensed into nine weeks. Walker was a member of the West Ham United team that played against Blackburn Rovers in the final at Wembley on 8th June 1940. Despite the fears that London would be bombed by the Luftwaffe, over 42,300 fans decided to take the risk of visiting London. The only goal was scored by Sam Small after a shot from George Foreman had been blocked by James Barron, the Blackburn goalkeeper. Walker later commented: "Most of the lads had an informal cup winning reception in the Boleyn pub near the ground. We got back there in time to get in a few pints before closing time. I remember my medal going round and round the public bar."

Most professional footballers were given the opportunity to become Physical Training instructors in the British Army. However, Walker decided to volunteer for active service. Promoted to the rank of sergeant he served with an infantry battalion who fought from El Alamein to Italy and was several times mentioned in dispatches. He also represented the Army at football while in the Middle East.

After the war he replaced Charlie Bicknell as captain of the club. Ken Brown lived in the same road in Dagenham as Walker: "He was a wonderful man. I lived in the same street as him. The kids would watch him walk the length of the road to where his mum lived and we would look out of the window and be amazed that this was Dick Walker!"

In August 1950 Ted Fenton took over from Charlie Paynter as manager of West Ham United. Walker clashed with Fenton. "I didn't like him and he didn't like me". Walker saw Fenton's actions as: "A matter of taking over from someone popular and wanting to show you're in charge."

Malcolm Allison claimed that: "Ted Fenton would cheat you out of anything. We played an England amateur side. There were 22,000 at the match. The FA always gave you £5 to play against an FA team. We used to get £2 as a bonus. When we went to get our money we only got the fiver. They said it was £3 for playing and £2 bonus - they tried to do us out of two quid." Just before the next game against Nottingham Forest, Allison organized a strike. He told Fenton that the team refused to play unless he gave them the £2 that he owed them. Allison added: "He went upstairs, came straight back down and gave us the money."

Ken Tucker also complained about Ted Fenton: "The Arsenal players told me that they had got ten guineas for a game with England Amateurs, that was the FA's rate for such matches. When West Ham played against them Ted only gave us £5. Apparently the cheque had gone to Ted and he paid us in cash."

Walker remained a regular member of the team until the 1951-52 season. Walker played his last game for the first-team against Plymouth Argyle on 18th February 1953. Over the next four years he continued to turn-out for the reserves and helped to coach the young players at the club.

Ken Brown has fond memories of Walker: "I was a bit of a skinny lad and Dick Walker thought I should put on weight otherwise, according to Dick, I should never last. Andy Malcolm had a car and Dick would take the two of us up to Soho every Friday night for a glass of stout and a big steak and kidney pie, full of meat and gravy." John Lyall also praised Walker's attitude towards the young players at the club. He would be given responsibility for those young players who Lyall described as "Dagenham-type lads".

At the end of the 1956-1957 season Walker's playing contract was not renewed by Ted Fenton. Instead he offered Walker a job "to attend to the players boots" at £4 a week. In other words, the former captain ended up doing the job he had done as a groundstaff boy 25 years previously. It is believed that Fenton treated Walker badly because he was so popular with the players and fans that he feared he would replace him as manager of West Ham United.

Following his testimonial match against Sparta Rotterdam Walker left the club. Walker worked as a coach for Dagenham F.C. and later became a full-time scout for Tottenham Hotspur. According to his son, Mike Walker: "He (Dick Walker) bought on many young talented players and did a great service to young players, finding accommodation for out of town lads and taking them back to his house where him and his wife, Tina, would feed them and make them feel special."

Charles Korr interviewed Dick Walker when he was writing his book, West Ham United (1986): "I have fond and vivid memories of the afternoon that I spent with Dick at the lounge at White Hart Lane when I interviewed him for the book. The setting might have been somewhat strange, but he clearly felt at home and looked like the sharp dresser and men with a zest for life that had been described to me."

Walker retired after 20 years with Tottenham Hotspur. Dick developed Alzheimer's Disease in the last couple of years of his life and became a recluse confined to his house. In 1985 he went into hospital where he stayed until he died in January in 1988.

None of the players who remained at West Ham after the post-war shake-up was more representative of the character of the club than Dick Walker. He joined West Ham just after it slipped from the first division. By the time he seized a place in the League side from "Big" Jim Barrett, the club had settled into the mediocrity that marked its time in the second division. Walker had a tough first few years; there were many fans who still called for the return of his popular predecessor. More than a decade later, Malcolm Allison would face the same kind of reaction when he took over from Walker. No one would ever have described Walker as a skilful player, least of all Walker himself: "I couldn't play, but I could stop those that-would. West Ham was a hard club." Walker's assessment does not square with the post-1958 opinion that West Ham has always tried to play skilful and elegant, if not winning, football, but it seems closer to reality. He was a great favourite with the West Ham crowd for years. For many of them, including members of the football press, he typified what made West Ham a different club, and the Boleyn Ground a unique place to play. Walker's effort for his team was total, and supporters responded to that. He combined that with a kind of swagger that made people realize that playing football for West Ham was something special.

Walker's arrival at West Ham was different from that of many of his team-mates. When he signed for West Ham in 1934, he thought of it as his big chance to get paid to play. There was nothing special about who paid; he would have played for anybody. He had never seen a West Ham match and knew nothing about the club. His older brother, who had left home long before Walker became a footballer, was a Tottenham fan, so Dick thought Spurs was special. "The first [professional] football match I ever saw, I was in." Walker was brought up in the huge new council estate in Dagenham, a big lonely place. There were few football supporters, but there were people playing the game all the time. When he was chosen to play for the district boys at the age of 13, the biggest problem was buying boots. His first pair cost 3s and he wore them as ordinary shoes by taking out the studs. The family was not on the dole because his sisters were working. Not being hungry meant "scrounging a bit", and keeping warm meant being able to "nick a bit of wood from a construction site to use in the fire". Sunday football was his chance to be good at something and to play against better competition. He was noticed by West Ham. The telegram telling him to come for an 'A' team match against Arsenal was delivered to him at the labour exchange.

After his first match in West Ham's colours, Walker was introduced to the more devious aspects of professional football. He was told to come to a shop in Shepherd's Bush whose owner ran an amateur football team, Park Royal. In order to qualify as an amateur but still get paid, Dick had a job as an electrician's mate, although "I didn't know how to change a light bulb." There was plenty of time to play football. He and his mates "trained like professionals", which was appropriate enough since they were getting paid like professionals. The Park Royal team played well enough to win everything in London and gave Walker the chance to be picked for a team that went to Paris. He got "terrific money - £4 or £5 a week in 1933 made me the richest man on our street". The next year, he was old enough to sign as a professional and he joined West Ham. After his year at Park Royal as an "electrician" it was a big jump up to a professional side. Midway through the year, the 21-year-old was dropped from the team, which meant a cut in wages from £5 to £4. Even that did not look bad when he saw the alternatives as going on the dole or becoming a barman again.

Walker knew he wanted to stay in football for more than the money: "I loved playing football... and there were other things. I moved back with my mother. I might not have been very well known yet for my football, but we were famous because we were paying the rent." Within a couple of years, when he was in the first team, the advantages of football became clearer. People in his street started to point him out and he knew what fame was when bus conductors wouldn't take a fare and people would start to talk to me in pubs. "It was like having people put out flags on the street when I walked down. I always wanted to stop and talk to them." Football gave him the chance to move out to Chadwell Heath when he got married. He lived in a place a little posher. It had curtains on the windows.

Walker was part of the Depression generation, men who came to West Ham for a job in a world where jobs were rare. He became even more than the captain of West Ham and one of its most popular players: Walker was a transitional figure in the club's history. He stayed long enough to see the arrival of players who brought promotion and a new style of football to the club. Ironically, it was one of Walker's contemporaries, a man with a background very much like his, Ted Fenton, who laid the foundation for the change at West Ham and ensured that Walker left the club.

Dick Walker was a wonderful man. The kids would watch him walk the length of the road to where his mum lived and we would look out of the window and be amazed that this was Dick Walker! When I started at the club he told me to be at his house at nine o'clock, I got there at five to and he sent me away, telling me to come back at the time he had told me. I did, and as we made our way to the bus stop, he told me that we would take it in turns to pay the bus fares and the tea at Cassatarri's. This seemed fair so I agreed. We got on the bus, he always insisted on sitting on the long seats, and I paid our fares. When we got to the ground, we went into the cafe and I got the teas. The next day came and I got to Dick's house dead on nine. We got to the bus stop and the bus came along, but Dick said that he didn't fancy that one, so we waited for the next. This bus had a woman conductress. Dick chatted and laughed with her, but she didn't ask him for any fares. When we got to the cafe, Phil Cassatarri gave him the teas but wouldn't accept any payment. The next day I got to Dick's house about a minute after nine. "Back to your old habits," he said. We got on the bus and he told me to pay the fares. I said: "But it's your turn." He told me: It was my turn yesterday: "But you didn't pay," I said. Dick replied: "We agreed that you would get the fares on alternate days and today it's your turn." So I had to pay. I had to pay for our teas as well, of course. But he was a good man Dick, as long as you stayed on his good side."

Most of the lads had an informal cup winning reception in the Boleyn pub near the ground. I remember my medal going round and round the public bar.

As Jim Barrett gradually made fewer and fewer first-team appearances from the mid-30s onwards, his ready-made replacement Dick Walker made progressively more. Like his predecessor, Walker was also a dominant figure at the heart of Hammers defence, but the similarities between the two legends didn't end there, for Walker too was a larger than life character who played his game with a swagger and played hard both on and off the field. His famous quote, "I couldn't play but I could stop those who could," provides an accurate summary and as he faded from the limelight he devoted endless hours helping the club's younger players - most notably his successor Ken Brown.

Dick Walker was known for his humour and love of a practical joke. His leave from the Parachute Regiment during wartime to play for West Ham was premised by speculation about his current rank which seemed to be on a sliding scale between private and sergeant and back to private again. He represented the Army in the Middle East and played for West Ham just 24 times in the war years up to 1945, although that figure included every game in the Hammers' triumphant War Cup season of 1939-40. In 1945-46, in the League South, he turned out on 44 occasions. After World War Two, Dick was elected captain of the side following the retirement of Charlie Bicknall.

It must have been a melancholy end to his first-team career when he made his final appearance in the Second Division. The lowest crowd ever for a League match at Upton Park watched Dick and the rest of the Irons lose 1-0, but the centre-half turned in his normal impeccable performance, earning the respect of each of the 8,000 Upton Park stalwarts who had turned up to cheer Dick Walker into the sunset of his career.


How Big Clint Walker Created The TV Western With 'Cheyenne,' Stories Of A TV Legend

Left: Publicity photo of Clint Walker. Right: Walker as Cheyenne Bodie with Tom Gilson as Deputy Sheriff Babe Riker. Sources: eBay Walt Disney Television via Getty Images Photo Archives/Walt Disney Television via Getty Images

Cheyenne star Clint Walker was big, handsome, and a key player in the development of TV westerns. This rugged mountain of a man, said to stand 6'6", with a 48" chest and a 32" waist, played the titular character of TV's first serious western drama, setting a template followed by shows like Gunsmoke and Bonanza. Walker's film career never quite lived up to the promise of his 1956-62 Cheyenne run, with one exception -- he's unforgettable as the reluctant badass Samson Posey in The Dirty Dozen.

Life sometimes takes us in strange directions. For Clint Walker, life took the scenic route to show business. He began life as Norman Walker thousands of miles away from Hollywood. Nevertheless, the blue-eyed hunk ended his life as a cowboy Western staple, Clint “Cheyenne” Walker. In between those two distant points, Walker worked on cargo ships, riverboats, oil fields, and casinos.

He employed his considerable bulk shifting payloads or, as a bouncer, unwanted guests. His life took a radical turn for the better when actor Van Johnson suggested the gigantic looker try acting as opposed to security. Walker heeded Johnson’s advice figuring, “I’m not going to get that far carrying a gun and a badge. It doesn’t pay that well. If you make movies, you make some pretty good money — plus, the bullets aren’t real!”


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AMATEUR DICK WALKER'S PLACE IN NORTHERN OPEN HISTORY

Picture of Dornoch contemporaries of the 1930s. Left to right: Professional Danny McCulloch, James Macrae, unknown, unknown, Duncan Fraser and Bert Sinclair. Picture was supplied by Hamish Macrae, present club captain of Royal Dornoch and son of James Macrae.

By ROBIN WILSON
Having previously refle cted upon James Braid's Open championship success of 1910, when he became the first five-time winner of the Claret Jug, I decided to look ahead a further 25 years through the archives of the "Northern Times" in search of a significant golfing event from 1935.
To my surprise I found that over the golf course Braid had designed for Brora in 1924 a professional golf tournament had been held.
There was scant reference to the tournament in the minute books of the Brora club other than recognition of the event being held on the Brora course and that the club would contribute 㿅 to the prize fund.
But there was a comprehensive coverage in the "Northern Times" of May 2, 1935.
The North and Midland Professional Golfers Association had seized upon the opportunity of having many of their members in the county at the end of April 1935 taking part in the Northern Open professional and amateur championship at Royal Dornoch to stage the Midland Association's first 36-hole competition of the year at Brora at the end of the Northern Open week.
The Northern Open Championship was inaugurated at Royal Aberdeen some four years earlier by a committee of North and North-east entrepreneurs on the idea of Inverness golfer Jack Bookless, the Scottish amateur champion of 1929.
Mr Bookless was the championship's first secretary and he had managed to raise a sum of 㿨 prize money for the professionals taking part at Royal Aberdeen. This had risen to 𧴜 when the event came to Royal Dornoch for the first time.
The Dornoch competition had begun on Wednesday, April 24 with the first of two 36-hole days followed up by another 36 holes on Thursday.
By the time the field moved on to Brora on Friday and the Northern Open extending into a third day for an 18-hole play-off, just seventeen competitors stayed on to play at Brora.
The professionals at Brora competed for a silver bowl put up by the North British Rubber Company. Older readers will recall with affection playing with a North British golf ball produced in their Edinburgh factory at Fountainbridge up until 1966 when the company changed its name to Uniroyal.
In their existence the Edinburgh-based company were generous supporters of golf and donated “North British Cups” to many golf clubs throughout Scotland. Their gift to Brora Golf Club in 1939 is still one of the prized cups played for by the members.
Winner of the Midland Silver Bowl at Brora in 1935 was the professional from Cruden Bay, James Forrester, who returned two cards of 72 to finish three shots ahead of James Lawson (Forfar), both these golfers finishing in the top ten the previous day at Royal Dornoch.
The first day's play in the Northern Open at Dornoch attracted a field of 54, amongst them the defending champion, James Forrester, following his win at Inverness the previous year. The county was well represented by the local professional Danny McCulloch and three other local amateurs, James Macrae, John Alec Thomson and Neil Murray.
The Brora professional Tom Ainslie was accompanied by Brora amateurs, Tommy Ross, John George Sutherland and Willie G Sutherland. R F “Bert” Sinclair was the only amateur entry from Golspie.
Lanark professional William Spark led at the end of the first day with with a two-round tally 147 (71-76) with the holder in second place on 149 (73-76). Danny McCulloch scored 78 and 74, five off the pace and just below him came the leading amateur, R S “Dick” Walker (Cruden Bay), who, on Day 2 would storm through the field to be involved in Friday's play-off.
Brora professional Tom Ainslie (77-81) was well of the pace and other than the Dornoch amateur James Macrae (77-80) none of the remaining county players came close to the top of the leader.
Overnight leader Spark saw his chance of an outright 72-hole win disappear in a three-putt-cluttered third round of 80 and getting within striking distance of the leader was Brora's Ainslie with a third round 75.
The best of the third-round scores was a 72 from William Anderson (Murcar)which would see him eventually finish as the third placed professional.
Spark's final round 71, a repeat of his first round, got him back on top of the leader board to win the professionals winning cheque of 𧴜.

But, saving his best to the last, amateur Dick Walker carded the tournament's lowest score of the week, a 70, that tied his 72-hole total of 298 with Spark, forcing a play-off for the title and championship cup. James Forrester's son, James junior, was only 18 months only when his father died. His widowed mother emigrated to the United States within months and the son went on to become a US Air Force hero - he was awarded the Legion of Merit - in the evactuation of the US army from Vietnam. James Forrester, junior, qualified as a doctor and has been a senator in the North Carolina legislative chamber for many years. Dr Forrester is pictured on right.

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Dick Walker. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dick Walker census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

There are 36 immigration records available for the last name Dick Walker. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Dick Walker. For the veterans among your Dick Walker ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Dick Walker. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dick Walker census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

There are 36 immigration records available for the last name Dick Walker. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Dick Walker. For the veterans among your Dick Walker ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.


Legends of America

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William Albert “Kid” Wade – (1862-1884) – A horse thief in northern Nebraska and the Dakotas, Wade rode with Doc Middleton, and later formed his own gang. The Kid was lynched at Bassett, Nebraska in February 1884.

Fredrick Tecumseh “Fred” Waite

Fredrick Tecumseh “Fred” Waite (1853-1895) – A Chickasaw Indian, Waite was a short-time member of Billy the Kid’s Gang and gunfighter for the Regulators during the Lincoln County War in New Mexico but, would later serve as a lawman and prominent politician.

Joe Walker (1850-1898) – An outlaw, Walker rustled cattle with various Utah outlaws before he joined with Butch Cassidy and the Wild Bunch and began to rob banks. A posse shot him to death in May 1898 at Thompson, Utah.

William Walker (18??-1889) – An outlaw and alleged leader of the Missouri “Bald Knobbers” a gang of over 400 members. He was hanged in May 1889 at Ozark, Missouri.

William Walker (18??-1889) – William Walker killed Calvin Church in the Choctaw Nation of Indian Territory in December 1888. While admitting his role in the murder, Walker claimed that he had been hired by another man to kill Church. He was to receive ten dollars and two quarts of whiskey for the crime. He was hanged at Fort Smith, Arkansas on August 30, 1889.

William Wall – An outlaw member of the Wild Bunch, he was captured and sent to prison. He was released on January 11, 1900, along with Matt Warner.

Dan Wallace, aka: Texas Dan – Texas outlaw Wallace was captured after robbing and killing a rancher near San Antonio in the late 1880s.

William “Bronco Bill” Walters

William E. Walters, aka: Bill Anderson, Billy Brown, Bronco Billy (1869-1921) – “Bronco Bill” Walters might have started out his life as a cowboy and a railroader, but he soon found a more lucrative future as a train and stagecoach robber.

Charles G. Walrath – After shooting and killing William Shook, Walrath was hanged.

Bill Warderman – Member of the Black Jack Ketchum Gang.

George Washington – A New Mexico outlaw, Washington was lynched in June 1882 in Lincoln, New Mexico.

James Wasson (18??-1886) – Wasson was wanted for the 1872 murder of a man named Henry Martin, but eluded capture until 1884. After he killed Almarine Watkins in Oklahoma, he was finally captured. He was hanged at Fort Smith, Arkansas on April 23, 1886.

Ellen Watson, aka “Cattle Kate”

Ellen Watson, a/k/a Cattle Kate (1861-1889) – An alleged cattle rustler by those involved in the Johnson County War of Wyoming, Watson was actually innocent.

John Watts – A cattle rustler who was killed by the militia in New Mexico in March 1883.

Gilbert Webb – Arrested for complicity in the robbery of an Army paymaster at Fort Thomas, Arizona on May 11, 1889.

John Joshua (J.J.) Webb (1847-1882) – Both a lawman and an outlaw, Webb served as a Dodge City, Kansas Deputy Marshal before moving on to Las Vegas, New Mexico. There, he served as a “crooked lawman” when the Dodge City Gang was in control.

Wilfred Webb – Arrested for complicity in the robbery of an Army paymaster at Fort Thomas, Arizona on May 11, 1889.

George “Red Buck” Weightman (18??-1896) – Thought to have hailed from Texas, Weightman was a noted horse thief and killer before joining the Doolin Gang. He was killed by lawmen near Arapahoe, Oklahoma in 1896.

Charles Knox Polk Wells (1851-1896)– An admitted outlaw and murderer originally from Missouri, Wells robbed banks and trains and allegedly killed over thirty men including an uncle and a jailer. He was convicted of murder in May 1882 and received a life sentence. He died in an Iowa prison.

Henry Wells – Oklahoma outlaw Henry Wells rode with Al Spencer and Jelly Nash.

Tom Welsh – A New Mexico outlaw Welsh killed Joe Hickson in Good Hope, New Mexico on October 28, 1884.

Kinch West – Outlaw member of the Tom Story Gang of Oklahoma.

Richard West, aka: Little Dick (1860-1898) – Richard “Little Dick” West was an outlaw who rode with Bill Doolin and the Oklahombres in Oklahoma.

“Red River” Tom Whealington – A New Mexico outlaw, Whealington was shot and killed with Dick Rogers while attempting to break a friend out of jail in Springer, New Mexico on March 13, 1885.

Ben Wheeler – See Ben Robertson

Grant Wheeler (18??-1895) – A train robber in Arizona, Wheeler was pursued by ex-Tombstone lawman and railroad detective, Billy Breakenridge into Colorado. Surrounded by a posse on April 25, 1895 in Mancos, Colorado and wounded, he committed suicide rather than be taken in.

Frank Wheeler – A member of Selman’s Scouts following the turmoil of the Lincoln County War in New Mexico. He was shot and killed by Sam Perry in Hillsboro, New Mexico Territory on July 16, 1879.

James Wheeler – New Mexico outlaw Wheeler shot and killed Adolph Davidson in Chance City, New Mexico in April 1886.

V. S. Whitaker – A member of Selman’s Scouts following the turmoil of the Lincoln County War in New Mexico. He was killed by a posse led by Juan Patron near Fort Sumner, New Mexico Territory on October 10, 1878.

Ham White – A murderer and stage robber on the road between San Antonio and Austin, Texas.

Pete Whitehead – An Oklahoma murderer, Whitehead killed Jack Bullard and a deputy in Roger Mills County, Oklahoma.

Thomas Willis (18??-1890) – An outlaw operating in Indian Territory, Willis robbed and murdered W.P. Williams with the help of John Billee in the Kiamichi Mountains of Oklahoma. Wanted for robbery and murder, he was captured by U.S. Deputy Marshals, Will Ayers, James Wilkerson, and Perry DuVall and taken to Fort Smith, Arkansas where he was hanged on January 16, 1890.

Aaron Wilson (18??-1875) – Black outlaw Aaron Wilson killed James Harris with an ax and then shot and killed Harris’ 12-year-old son. The motive was theft. He was hanged at Fort Smith, Arkansas on October 12, 1875.

George Wilson, aka: James Casherago (18??-1896) – On May 15, 1895, Wilson killed his traveling companion, Zachariah W. Thatch, with an ax. He was the last man hanged at Fort Smith, Arkansas on July 30, 1896.

Jim Wilson – A New Mexico outlaw, Wilson shot and killed Dane Williams in Central City, New Mexico on March 20, 1886.

Sinker Wilson (18??-1876) – Sinker Wilson murdered a sheep drover named Datus Cowan in 1867. He was arrested, convicted and sentenced that year, but escaped jail and remained at large for nine years until captured early in 1876. Has hanged at Fort Smith, Arkansas on September 8, 1876.

William Wilson – During the Lincoln County War of New Mexico, the Dolan/Murphy faction paid Wilson $500 to kill one of his opponents, one Robert Casey, promising him that the law would look the other way. Lawrence was wrong and Wilson was hanged twice on December 10, 1875.

William “Billy” Wilson – See David L. Anderson

William Henry Whitley, aka: Bill, Will (1864-1888) – The co-leader of a gang sometimes referred to as the Bill Whitley Gang, and at other times, the Brack Cornett Gang, Whitley was a bank and train robber in Texas during the late 1880s.

Dick Woods – See Richard Barter

Nick Worthington – A New Mexico and Colorado outlaw, Worthington stole horses and killed several men before he was shot and killed by civilians in Cimarron, New Mexico in June 1878.

Zip Wyatt in Jail by the Police News, 1895

Nelson Ellsworth Wyatt, aka: Zip, Dick Yeager, Wild Charlie (1864?-1895) – An Oklahoma outlaw, Wyatt was a cattle rustler and post office robber, who also killed a deputy sheriff in Kansas. Pursued by lawmen in Oklahoma, he was wounded at the time of his capture on August 4, 1895. He later died in the Enid, Oklahoma jail on September 7, 1895.

Wa-Har-Key Son – A Choctaw Indian, he was wanted for the double murder of Mr. Marriot and his wife. He was arrested by Heck Thomas and sentenced to life in prison.

Archie Wolfe – An outlaw in the Cherokee Nation of Indian Territory, Wolfe was a friend of ned Christie. He was captured in Chicago, Illinois.

Jack Womankiller – Outlaw in the Cherokee Nation of Indian Territory, Womankiller was convicted of killing a settler. He was hanged at Fort Smith on July 11, 1884.

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Joseph Walker (1854-1943)

Joseph Walker was not a parishioner here but worked as St. George&rsquos sexton from 1886 until 1940 when he retired, a total of 53 years. He was here longer than most parishioners.

Walker was born a slave in 1854 on the farm of Col William Goodwin in Spotsylvania. He recalled how at age 9 Goodwin left to fight. Walker remembered fighting around Goodwin&rsquos sister home which became the Battle of the Wilderness. Walker described how Gen. James Longstreet formed one line of cavalry and two of infantry in the front yard. The household was in the process of vacating the premises when gunfire commenced around them “like a thunder storm.” After the family made it through the lines of soldiers unharmed, they moved from place to place as skirmishes continued in the days ahead.

Walker came to Fredericksburg and worked in a paper mill and butcher in the home of William S. Barton. Besides working at St. George&rsquos he was a janitor at the National Bank of Fredericksburg and a contractor for hauling the mail between the post office and railway stations. He also served his own church Shiloh Baptist New Site as a senior deacon for about 48 years.

In 1940, he dictated vivid recollections of his life to Rev. John J. Lanier, who was a rector for nine years and held Walker in high esteem. Lanier privately printed copies of this memoir, “Life of Joseph F. Walker, Fredericksburg, Virginia,” around the same time. Lanier called Walker a &ldquogentleman&rdquo and said that he was &ldquoglad to call him my friend.&rdquo

The Vestry in honor of his service designated him &ldquosexton emeritus &ldquo in 1940 and pensioned him for life. He was respected for his politeness, courtesy and hard work. The tribute on his gravestone reads: “SOUND IN JUDGMENT, COURTEOUS, INDUSTRIOUS, RELIABLE. A CHURCHMAN AND BENEFACTOR.”

Walker Grant School in Fredericksburg was named after Walker and freeman and educator Jason Grant, a teacher and principal. Both men contributed extensive time and effort to the founding of a publicly supported black high school in Fredericksburg. Walker was self-taught, having learned through his jobs and observing others but kept an intense interest in education

The school was established in 1938 and named in their honor. Ultimately, it became a middle school for all children in the city, and when a new building was constructed in 1988, Walker-Grant was conveyed.


Photos

This picture is taken from the mill yard on the North end of the Lake. On the extreme left is the Rondel house (which is still there) and the large building to the far right is the old hospital.

Photo courtesy of Sande Jenkins Sandbom

Photo courtesy of Sande Jenkins Sandbom

Photo courtesy of Sande Jenkins Sandbom

Photo courtesy of Sande Jenkins Sandbom

Photo courtesy of Sande Jenkins Sandbom

Tommy, Dorothy, and "Bud" are children of Charles Jenkins and Pearl Laflamme Jenkins, while Jack is the son of John Van Sinderen and "Babe" Laflamme Van Sinderen

Photo courtesy of Sande Jenkins Sandbom

Richard (Dick) Cantlin and wife Freida - newlyweds ca.1930s

Photo courtesy of Sande Jenkins Sandbom

I am not sure who this is, but we think it is either John Van Sinderen (l) and Charles Jenkins (r) or Charles Laflamme (r)

Photo courtesy of Sande Jenkins Sandbom

Aunt Alice Thomas Slater (tallest). I am not sure who the gal is on the far left (Alice's friend Vienna?), but the young gal is Alice's daughter, Flora Mavros, and the boy is my uncle, Larry Thomas. I am not sure, but I think the dock they are on is the public access one that was across the highway and down a dirt road from the Big Lake Tavern on Highway 9 near where the Thomases lived. Given the age of Larry and Flora, I would think these photos are from around 1943-1945

Photo courtesy of Sande Jenkins Sandbom

is L to R, back: Violet Thomas Jenkins and her mom Hazel Thomas (my mom & grandma). In front of Violet, on left is Larry Thomas. I believe next to Larry, the gal in the middle (with the hat) is Larry's niece/my cousin, Nancy Thomas. I don't know who the others are.

Photo courtesy of Sande Jenkins Sandbom

Viola Jenkins Ebel Savage (who now resides in Anacortes) is the second girl from the right, second row back. Not sure if any of her younger or older brothers and sisters are in the picture.

Photo courtesy of Sande Jenkins Sandbom

My dad, Gordon Jenkins, front row, second from left, and I believe his brother, "Bud" Jenkins the third from left.

Photo courtesy of Sande Jenkins Sandbom

I'm not exactly sure about this one, but it appears my dad, Gordon Jenkins, is the dark haired guy in middle row (2nd from left). It would have been about his 6th, 7th or 8th grade photo, as he didn't go to school after 8th grade graduation.

Day Lumber Company trade dollar

Found in the creek on the Walking M Ranch in the late 1950's

Concrete bridge Nookachamps Creek Circa 1920. This bridge is located on Highway 9 at Big Rock and is still in use today.

Big Lake Townsite Postcard

The above "real photo" postcard was purchased on eBay (Dec., 2008). It is one of the best photographic overviews of the Big Lake town site available, and represents a sort of Rosetta Stone for understanding many of the other pictures of the town that the Historical Society possess. The town of Big Lake came into being at the beginning of the 20th century. Big Lake was owned by the Day Lumber Company and contained a depot, company store, post office, hotel, boarding house, town hall, reading room, church, hospital, many storage buildings, bunk houses and company houses for the mill workers families. By the time the above photo was taken (about 1915 - 20?) the town was well established.

Notice the school to the left and the Town Hall to the far right. Look closely and see the railroad crossing sign, and clothes drying on the line (far left).

Notice the train stopped at the depot. The company store is at the far right, the company farm/ranch is at the top, and the Town Hall is on the left. Notice the large sign just above the train (it advertises farm land for sale), and notice the horse in the corral.

The above postcard was acquired several years ago. This card provides a less revealing angle on the townsite. It's also of much poorer quality than the one above, but shows some of the same landmarks. This postcard is dated 1911.

Walker Valley looking West from just beyond Perks place (formerly Fred Young's).

Walker Valley looking S.E. from current Schacht house site.

Jim Schacht on the potato digger and John Cantlin on the tractor.

We need your help. This is a photograph of a 7th grade class at Big Lake School. We would like to know the year and if individual students could be recognized and named.


A Growing Influence

Candidates and strategists courting the Uihleins come to Uline’s 200-acre campus in Pleasant Prairie, Wis., just over the border from their hometown, Lake Forest, Ill. Called the Lodge, the headquarters looks like a rustic retreat made over as a corporate office. Men wear ties and tattoos are frowned upon.

It is usually Mr. Uihlein they want to see.

“The times I’ve been to Wisconsin to meet with him, he’s the kind of individual who will leave his office and walk down to meet somebody,” Mr. McDaniel said. “He treated me like family.”

Dan Proft, a Chicago talk show host who runs the Uihlein-backed Liberty Principles PAC, has visited frequently. He called Mr. Uihlein an “across-the-board conservative” interested in “shrinking the size and spending and scope of government.”

Mr. Uihlein’s donations this cycle include $11 million to three political action committees, mainly to support Kevin Nicholson, a Wisconsin candidate for Senate who fits the outsider mold the Uihleins prefer. A former Marine, he has never run for public office before, and recently questioned the “cognitive thought process” of veterans who vote Democratic.

Mr. Uihlein also gave more than $7 million to PACs affiliated with Club for Growth, an anti-tax group that supported conservatives in 13 recent races nationwide.

He has backed Scott Walker, Wisconsin’s governor, supporting his 2016 presidential bid before rallying behind Senator Ted Cruz’s. The Uihleins were among the top donors recruited by Reince Priebus, then the Republican National Committee chairman, to close ranks behind Mr. Trump. Mrs. Uihlein took on a prominent fund-raising role Mr. Uihlein was at the White House the day the former F.B.I. director James B. Comey delivered his Senate testimony last year.

“Like a lot of conservatives, they bounced between a few candidates,” said Eric O’Keefe, director of Club for Growth’s Wisconsin arm.

Inside the company, Mrs. Uihlein is more visible. In a corporate video, she is shown meeting employees and reviewing Uline catalog pages.

The couple work both in tandem and apart. After they each wrote $5,000 checks to redo a Manitowish Waters playground, “we called to see if it was a duplicate,” said John Hanson, chairman of the town board. “They said no.”

The Uihleins responded to questions for this article both jointly and individually.

“Dick is much more interested in policy and politics,” Mrs. Uihlein wrote. “My passions are in investments and charitable work in our community.”

They started their packing supply business in 1980. “Dick quit his job, we’d just built this house, we had three little kids,” Mrs. Uihlein once said. Their son Brian, a Uline executive who was inducted into the American Platform Tennis Association Hall of Fame — the sport is a family favorite — has said the business operation “went down to the basement, then it moved up to the playroom upstairs.”

Uline lacks a visible corporate communications department and has a moribund Twitter account, unusual for a company with more than 6,000 employees. But it aggressively advertises digitally, and by widely distributing its catalog, which features more than 34,000 items, from gift wrap to shelving.

The company’s business growth is evident. Uline, which is privately held, built a 279,000-square-foot headquarters in Pleasant Prairie in 2010, and a second, 300,000-square-foot office on the same campus in 2017. (State and local tax incentives sweetened a move across the Illinois border.)

Mrs. Uihlein’s politics emerge in her essays.

“When we watch TV news, the channel is mostly set on Fox News,” she once wrote. She has also railed against the Chicago murder rate and the number of people on food stamps.

“You could tell which way she leaned,” said Brian Hillard, 39, who worked at a Uline warehouse near Allentown, Pa., one of 11 locations the company operates. “It wasn’t excessive, it was more just her two cents on things. I didn’t agree with them for the most part.”


Dick Walker - History

Radio Broadcasting History
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Chris Shackleford
Complete Your History
WNWN [Battle Creek MI] 2002-2002 - Chris St. John
Now: Chris says (10/03), "I run a tanning and movie rental store in Youngsville, North Carolina."
[email protected]




Eric Shade
XXXX [Xxxx XX] 19xx
--> Now: Promo. Dir. at KSLY/KSTT/KXFM, San Luis Obispo, CA.
[email protected]



Ronnie G. Shaeffer

Complete Your History
WCMB [Harrisburg PA] 1973-1983
Now: Ronnie says (10/08), "I live in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania after vowing never to return, I got hooked on the Internet sounds of the DooWopCafe.net and currently do shows Friday, Saturday and Sunday."
[email protected]



Don Shafer
KALL [Salt Lake City UT] 1957
KOMA [Oklahoma City OK] 1960
KXOK [St. Louis MO] 1961
KQV [Pittsburgh PA] 1964
WCKY [Cincinnati OH] 1965
WTAE [[Pittsburgh] 1967
WNBC [New York NY] 1969-1970
KSL [Salt Lake City UT] 1988
Now: [email protected] reports: "After leaving the radio biz in 1970 to pursue other interests, Don returned to the airwaves at News/Talk KSL, Salt Lake City, Utah, where he is still doing his popular weekend shows."
[email protected]



Jim Shafer
WNDR [Syracuse NY] 1969
WADR [Utica/Rome NY] 1970
WSEN [Syracuse] 1973
WHEN [Syracuse] 1975
KSD [St. Louis MO] 1977
WFLA [Tampa FL] 1978
WLCY [St. Petersburg FL] 1981
WSUN [St. Petersburg] 1982
WGAR [Cleveland OH] 1986
WKJY [Hempstead NY] 1990
WTDR [Charlotte NC] 1991
WWWB [Greensboro NC] 1994
WWMG [Charlotte] 1996
WLYT [Charlotte] 2005-2010
Now: Jim says (10/10), "Clear Channel eliminated the live morning show on WLYT-FM (LITE 102.9) in April 2010 I'm hoping to catch on somewhere else in the Charlotte market -- after 19 years entering my ninth year as host of the Jerry Lewis Labor Day MDA telethon, doing commercial voicework, fronting a five-piece party and show band, touring the southeast U.S."
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Dave Shakes

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KIOI [San Francisco CA] 1995-1996
Now: Dave is a consultant with Alan Burns & Associates, San Francisco, CA.
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'Wild' Bill Shakespeare
KWNZ [Reno NV] 2012
Now: Bill says (4/14), "After 30 years in the radio biz, I'm back at Hot AC KWNZ (POP FM), doing Afternoon Drive. It's been a great ride and so much has changed in radio since my start I just hope the fun and on-air creativity are reincarnated."
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Shana
KFRC [San Francisco] 1975
KHJ [LA] 1976
KLOS [LA] 1980
KMET [LA] 1984
KLSX [LA] 1991-1994
KCBS-FM [LA] 2002
Now: Weekends at Classic Rock KCBS-FM (Arrow 93), Los Angeles, CA. Shana is also an independent record promoter for Apex Music, Los Angeles.
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Pat Shanahan
WFOX [Milwaukee WI] 1958 - Rocky Foxx
WRIT [Milwaukee] 1960
WBZ [Boston] 1966
WISM [Madison WI] 1970
WJW [Cleveland OH] 1971
WQFM [Milwaukee] 1973
WFPS [Rockford IL] 1975
WRKR [Milwaukee] 1983-1987
WIZD [Stevens Point WI] 1990
WYTE [Stevens Point] 2005-2008 - host: Polka Fest
Mike Shanahan died (70 years old) March 10, 2008 in Stevens Point, Wisconsin.



Mark 'In the Dark' Shands
WKOR [Starkville MS] 1968
WJDX [Jackson MS] 1971
WZZQ [Jackson] 1971
WHYI [Miami FL] 1974
WKTQ [Pittsburgh PA] 1975
WNFI [Daytona Beach FL] 1983
WINZ-FM [Miami] 1983
WPOW [Miami] 1986
WCKZ [Charlotte NC] 1989
WHJX [Jacksonville FL] 1993-1997
WHZT/WJMZ [Greenville SC] 2014-2015
Now: Mark says (01/18), "I am retired in Portland, Oregon with my radio co-conspirator wife Colleen 'The Vinyl Queen' Cassidy." Click for more from Mark.
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Bill Shane

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WOLZ [Ft. Myers FL] 2002
Now: Bill says (Sep 2002), "I am working full time outside of the industry, but still love radio. Have been doing it part time now for 12 years."
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Dick Shane (Camnitz)
WHOO [Orlando] 1965 - Dick Shannon
WLOF [Orlando] 1966
WABR [Orlando] 1970 - Dick Shannon
WLOF [Orlando] 1973
Now: Now in research and development at Lockheed Martin Electronics and Missiles, Orlando, Florida (since he left broadcasting and recording in 1980). Dick is also an avid fire buff (as you will see when you visit his WWW site: http://www.ao.net/



Jp Shane

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KGBY [Sacramento CA] 1994-1995
Now: Jp says (4/05), "I've been off the air full time since 1997, and have been working tirelessly on both of my production companies: Pants (jingles) and JPS Productions (voice-over and imaging)."
[email protected]



Dan 'Doc' Shankle
XXXX [Xxxx XX] 19xx
--> Now: Working for state of Oregon Employment Department and in private practice as a counselor in Eugene, Oregon.
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Ford Shankle

Complete Your History
WBZZ [Pittsburgh PA] 1994-1997
Now: Ford says (1/05), "I am a high school teacher at Fort Cherry High School in McDonald, PA., teaching television production. This is a departure from the persona I developed over the years in radio. (My wife, Kelly, told me to get a real job)."
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Shannon (O'Brien)
KKUA [Honolulu HI] 1977
KCBN [Reno NV] 1977
KMJQ [Houston TX] 1978
KSFX [San Francisco CA] 1978
KFRC [San Francisco] 1981
KSAN [San Francisco] 1983
KRPQ [Santa Rosa CA] 1986-1990
KHBG [Santa Rosa] 1996-1997
KIOI [San Francisco CA] 1999-2000 Lisa Lee
Now: Shannon is "Doing real estate full-time" in the San Francisco CA area.
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Bob Shannon
KRIZ [Phoenix AZ] 1964 - Bob Adams
KUTY [Palmdale CA] 1964
KDWB [Minneapolis MN] 1964
KRUX [Phoenix AZ] 1966
WKBW [Buffalo NY] 1968
WKYC [Cleveland OH] 1968
KXOK [St. Louis MO] 1969
KING [Seattle WA] 1971
KJR [Seattle] 1972
WIXY [Cleveland] 1973
KDKA [Pittsburgh PA] 1973
KDWB [Minneapolis] 1974
KWIZ [Los Angeles CA] 1975
KCBQ [San Diego] 1976
KFI [LA] 1976
KHJ [LA] 1979
KLAC [LA] 1982
KRTH [LA] 2000-2003
Now: Bob Shannon died Jan 26, 2015 in Pennsylvania where he was directing a movie. See R.J. Adams (Wikipedia). His last note to to us (2011).



Dave Shannon

Complete Your History
KOOL-FM [Phoenix AZ] 2003
Now: Dave says (3/04), "I'm doing 7-midnight on Oldies KOOL-FM, Phoenix, Arizona in between owning a kite store, a restaurant, consulting and God knows what else, radio has remained in my blood . especially personality radio."
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Dick Shannon
WVBF [Boston MA] 1973
WGNG [Providence RI] 1973
WLAC [Nashville TN] 1974 - Van Winkle
KLIF [Dallas TX] 1975 - Van Winkle
WROR [Boston] 1979
WKOS [Nashville] 1981
WKDA [Nashville] 1983
WLRQ [Nashville] 1985
WEZN [Bridgeport CT] 1988
KLTR [Houston TX] 1991
KYIS [Oklahoma City OK] 1992-1993
WEAT [West Palm Beach FL] 1994-1995
Information Radio Network [Memphis TN] 1999 - a.m. Anchor
Metro Networks [Las Vegas NV] 2000 - a.m. Anchor
KDWN [Las Vegas] 2006-2008
Dick Shannon (Richard Butenas) died Sep 25th, 2011 in Hartford, Connecticut.



Gary Shannon aka Rhett Walker
KJR [Seattle] 1969
WHYW [Nashville] 1983
WRMX [Nashville] 1993
Now: Mornings at oldies WRMX-FM, Nashville, TN.



Glynn Shannon
KOCY-FM [Oklahoma City OK] 1970
KOMA [Oklahoma City] 1972
KAKC [Tulsa OK] 1974
KPOK [Portland OR] 1974
KGW [Portland] 1976
KCNR [Portland] 1982
KKRZ [Portland] 1985
KMJK [Portland] 1985
KUFO [Portland] 1990
KGON-FM [Portland] 1998
KKSN-FM [Portland] 2001
KGON [Portland] 2005-2014
Now: Glynn says (8/15), "I am no longer working in radio… Forced retirement March 24, 2014."
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Jim Shannon
KTBT [Los Angeles CA] 1967
KREL [Riverside CA] 1968
KWIZ [LA] 1968
KEZY [LA] 1969
KULF [Houston TX] 1970
WIL [St. Louis MO] 1974
WIL-FM [St. Louis] 1977
WKKX [St. Louis] 1988
KIHT [St. Louis] 1998
WIL-FM [St. Louis MO] 1999
Now: Jim says, "I left (full-time) radio in 1985 to sell insurance, but I've been downsized. So I'm keeping my options open."
[email protected]



Karl Shannon

Complete Your History
WBUL [Lexington KY] 2007
Now: Karl says (12/07), "I'm the morning show co-host on Country WBUL-FM (98-1 The Bull), Lexington, Kentucky I have my own production company and do voice work for people all over the country I also am the staff announcer for International Sports Properties in Winston Salem, North Carolina, providing voice work for their more than 30 Major NCAA Division 1 Schools Radio Networks."
[email protected]



Larry Shannon
KSKY [Dallas TX] 1966
KYAL [Dallas] 1966
KBUY [Ft. Worth TX] 1967
KVIL [Dallas] 1967 - Dick Armstrong
KFJZ [Ft. Worth] 1968
KXOL [Ft. Worth] 1975
KRYS [Corpus Christi TX] 1976
KFJZ [Ft. Worth] 1976-1978
Larry Shannon died Aug 9, 2012 (leukemia age 63) in Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas. See R.I.P. Larry Shannon, founder of Texas Radio Hall of Fame (dfw.com). At the time of his death, Larry owned FirstStrategy.com, a marketing, PR and Internet Web page development business (including RadioDailyNews.com and TalkRadioDailyNews.com) and was executive director and a founding board member of the Texas Radio Hall of Fame.



Mark Shannon

Complete Your History
WKY [Oklahoma City OK] 2003-2006
Now: Mark says (3/06), "In January of 2006, Citadel, owners of WKY flipped the station format to Mexican regional music and I began my next trip around the dial where I will land is yet to be determined."
[email protected]



Mike Shannon

Complete Your History
WQRK [Bloomington IN] 2002
Now: Mike says (6/04), "I'm PD and do morning drive (Shannon in the Morning and Deb) at Oldies WQRK-FM, Bedford, Indiana we simulcast on Oldies WQRJ-FM, Mitchell, Indiana."
[email protected]



Mike Shannon

Complete Your History
WCAT [Hershey PA] 2001-2003 - GM
Now: Mike says (8/05), "I own Shamrock Business Coaching, that helps owners of small and medium sized businesses increase profits. I would just like to mention two of my very best friends from radio who have passed away: Mike Rubright (Joel Michaels) and Neal Welsh (Neal Newman). They are missed."
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Nick Shannon (Ed Short)
WGEN [Davenport IA] 1985
WRMJ [Aledo IL] 1986
WRAJ [Anna IL] 1987
WLLR [Davenport] 1989
WYTE [Stevens Point WI] 1989
KGWY [Gillette WY] 1990
WXXQ [Rockford IL] 1992
WFPS [Rockford] 1992
KBOB [Davenport] 1994
KUUL [Davenport] 1995
Radio One Networks [Vail CO] 1995
WVBO [Oshkosh WI] 1998
KZMY [Bozeman MT] 2002
KBOZ [Bozeman] 2009
Now: Nick (Ed Short) says (6/11), "I am programming and doing mornings for Reier Broadcasting, Bozeman, MT I also fill in as baskeball game PA announcer at Montana State University."
[email protected]



Scott Shannon
WFBS [Fayetteville NC] 1967
WCLS [Columbus GA] 1967
WABB [Mobile AL] 1968
WMPS [Memphis TN] 1969
WMAK [Nashville] 1970
WQXI [Atlanta GA] 1974
WPGC/WPGC-FM [Washington DC] 1976
WRBQ/WRBQ-FM [Tampa FL] 1979
WHTZ [Newark NJ - NYC] 1983
KQLZ [Los Angeles CA] 1988
WPLJ [New York] 1991
WCBS-FM [New York] 2014
Now: Mornings at Classic Hits WCBS-FM, New York, New York.
[email protected]



Tommy Shannon
WXRA [Buffalo NY] 1955
WKBW [Buffalo] 1957
WGR [Buffalo] 1963
CKLW [Windsor ON] 1965
WXYZ [Detroit MI] 1969
KWGN-TV [Denver CO] 1972
WKBW [Buffalo] 1974 - afternoon movie host
CKLW [Windsor] 1975
WTWR [Detroit] 1980
WKBW [Buffalo] 1982
WMJC [Detroit] 1986
WGR [Buffalo] 1988
CKLW [Windsor] 1989
Shop @ Home TV [Knoxville TN] 1993 - host
WHTT [Buffalo] 1997
Tom Shannon died May 26, 2021 (pancreatic cancer, age 82) in Salinas, California. See DJ Tom Shannon, a top jock at CKLW during Golden Era, has died Tommy Shannon, legendary Buffalo broadcaster, dies at 82.



Chris Sharp aka Chris Carrington
KFRC [San Francisco CA] 1981-1982
KCRK [San Francisco] 1987
WHWB [Rutland VT] 1991
WYOY [Rutland] 1992
WZRT [Rutland] 1992
WJAN [Manchester VT] 1995
WJJR [Rutland] 1996-1998
Now: Chris says (5/20), "I have lived in Tampa, Florida since 1999 and recently became the owner of the "The Sturgeon" 610 KFRC San Francisco's mobile studio. The Sturgeon was recently renovated back to it's 1980's KFRC original look and sound and cruises through Northern California, Reno attending Car Shows and Fairs playing KFRC Airchecks and sharing the 610 KFRC Memories with the fans."
[email protected]



David Sharp

Complete Your History
2WEB [Bourke, NSW, Australia] 2001 - The Yank
Now: David says (6/04), "I am morning drive announcer and production director at 2WEB I also help with sales and news as-needed and I do some TV voice-over work on the side."
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Larry Sharp
KWYZ [Everett WA] 1975
KIKI [Honolulu HI] 1977
KLAY [Tacoma WA] 1978
KISW [Seattle WA] 1980 - Sharpy
KZOK [Seattle] 1984 - Sharpy
KUFX [San Jose CA] 1992
KXOA [Sacramento CA] 1995
KSEG [Sacramento] 1997 - station mgr
KSAN [San Francisco CA] 2000
Now: PD at Classic Rock KSAN-FM, San Francisco, California. Larry says (1/03), "I'm programming a station called 'The Bone'. How great is that? Check out the 'Bonesite' at 1077thebone.com."
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Jim Sharpe
WRMN [Chicago IL] 1974
WMRO [Chicago] 1975
WLIP [Kenosha WI] 1976
WISN [Milwaukee WI] 1977
WCFL [Chicago] 1981
WJJD/WJEZ [Chicago] 1983
WGN [Chicago] 1985
Illinois News Network [Chicago] 1988 - news/ops dir
Metro Traffic [Chicago] 1991 - ops dir
Metro Networks [Phoenix AZ] 1997 - VP news ops
AVI Communications [Phoenix] 2002 - ops dir
Metro Networks [Phoenix] 2007 - regional ops dir
Now: Jim says (10/07), "I am Regional Director of Operations (10 western U.S. markets) for Metro Networks, Phoenix, Arizona."
[email protected]



Dave Shaw aka Bill Stevens
KUDL [Kansas City KS] 1967
KIMN [Denver] 1970
KORL [Honolulu] 1975
KKUA [Honolulu] 1976
Passed away in 1977.



Denny Shaw
WKAI [Macomb IL] 1969
WGIL/WAAG [Galesburg IL] 1972
WOC/KIIK [Davenport IA] 1976
Now: Denny (Dennis Shaw) says (12/10), "I'm a self-employed voice-data technical instructor in Key Biscayne, Florida (after years in telecom sales, I've been an instructor on the technical side of the biz since 1997) my WOC days were the most fun: single, great team of people (remember those late night poker games boys?), growing as a broadcaster and a person, and getting hooked on golf and those Iowa Hawkeyes."
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Frank Shaw

Complete Your History
KZSQ [Sonora CA] 1989-1993
Now: Frank says (12/09), "I'm out of radio for a long time now (got into the aviation business) lots of great memories, met and worked with lots of amazing people."
[email protected]



Hank Shaw

Complete Your History
WQYK [St. Petersburg] 1987
Now: Hank says, (10/02), "I'm still playing the hits and having a good time at Country WQYK-FM, St.Petersburg Florida. When I wasn't working radio I was playing or teaching music. Still do it today and love playing live music.".
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Jack Shaw
WSIR [Winter Haven FL] 1964
WINT [Winter Haven] 1965
WPDQ [Jacksonville FL] 1965
WWKE [Ocala FL] 1966
WGGG [Gainesville] 1968
KEEL [Shreveport LA] 1969
WFUN [Miami FL] 1970
WSAI [Cincinnati OH] 1971
WORD [Greenville SC] 1972
KXYZ [Houston TX] 1973
WKZL [Winston-Salem NC] 1976
WBCS [Milwaukee WI] 1978-1981
Now: Jack says (1/03), "In addition to freelancing in Milwaukee and Chicago, I am now an Alderman on the Brookfield, WI city council. Brookfield is a suburb of Milwaukee. I was elected to the SAG National Board in 1985."
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Mike Shaw
KMIS [Portageville MO] 1971-1978
WCBL/WCBL-FM [Paducah KY] 1974-1978
KMIS-FM [Portageville] 1976-1978
WSJP [Paducah] 1978
KBOA/KTMO [Kennett MO] 1979-1983
Now: Mike says (5/10), "In the fall of 1983 I was lured away from broadcasting by a job in the telecom industry I work in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex I miss my radio days, but unfortunately it's not the same business it was when the voices came not from a voice-tracking computer, but from a live person in a glass-walled studio maybe when I hit the lottery, I'll buy a small-town station and show them how we did things back in the good old days . not holding my breath.".
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Ralph Shaw
WKRR [Greensboro NC] 1987-1991
Now: Ralph says (02/16), "After almost 44 years in radio and TV, I have left the business to pursue other interests. I still operate a mobile D-J service and I am an ordained non-denominational minister, who performs wedding ceremonies."
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Rick Shaw
KIMN [Denver CO] 1966 - Mike Morgan
KILT [Houston TX] 1969
WOR-FM [New York NY] 1971
WXLO [New York] 1974
KQV [Pittsburgh PA] 1974
KLIF [Dallas TX] 1974
KFRC [San Francisco CA] 1975
KYUU [San Francisco] 1982
KIOI [San Francisco] 1989
Passed away June 22, 1998 in San Francisco of an apparent heart attack.



Rick Shaw
KICN [Denver] 1959 - Jim Hummel
WCKR [Miami] 1960
WQAM [Miami] 1963
WINZ [Miami] 1972
WAXY [Miami] 1976
WMXJ [Miami] 1995
Now: (11/28/06) Rick has announced his retirement from Oldies WMXJ-FM, Miami, Florida. See Longest Running Radio Personality Calls It Quits.



Rick Shaw (Richard W. Shaw)
WBAM [Montgomery AL] 1964
WSB-FM [Atlanta GA] 1965
WSB [Atlanta] 1969
WGST [Atlanta] 1991
WZGC [Atlanta] 1995
Now: Vice President, Broadcast Operations for PGA TOUR Radio (they do golf on radio). A long-time radio producer/engineer for the Atlanta Braves, Atlanta Falcons and UGA Bulldogs, he is considered to be somewhat of an Atlanta radio historian.
[email protected]



Jerry Sheeder
WTAE [Pittsburgh] 1974 - Jerry Shane
WRC [Washington DC] 1976 - Jerry Shane
KWMT [Fort Dodge IA] 1979
Now: News Director at Country KWMT, Fort Dodge, Iowa.
[email protected]



Tim Sheehan

Complete Your History
WRKI [Danbury CT] 2001
Now: Tim says (2/08), "I am OM/PD for Cumulus in Danbury CT (WRKI, WDBY, WINE and WPUT), and doing PM drive for Rock WRKI-FM I-95 was my favorite station in high school, and I've spent almost 20 years here over two tours of duty."
[email protected]



Dave Shelby
XXXX [Xxxx XX] 19xx
--> Now: At Hot Adult Contemp. WMC-FM Memphis, Tennessee (since 1994) and attending Law School at the University of Memphis (class of 1999).
[email protected]



Jay Sheldon
WSNG [Torrington CT] 1978
WAQY [Springfield MA] 1982
WSNG [Torrington CT] 1983 - Captain Jay
WIOF [Waterbury CT] 1985
WSNG [Torrington CT] 1989 - Captain Jay
WTIC-FM [Hartford CT] 1996-200?
Now: Jay says (May 2002), "I'm living in Key West, Fl and looking for radio work in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Wish me luck."
[email protected]



Jack Shell

Complete Your History
WRQQ [Nashville TN] 2001-2003
WKDF [Nashville] 2008
Now: Jack says (12/10), "I'm doing afternoons on legendary WKDF-FM in Nashville, Tennessee and operating my freelance voice-over, production business, Jack Shell Productions."
[email protected]



Rick Shelton
KEZY [Los Angeles CA] 1976
KEEL [Shreveport LA] 1978-1980
KRMD [Shreveport] 1982
KWKH [Shreveport] 1985
KIOC [Beaumont TX] 1988-1990
KTUX [Shreveport] 1993
KWKH [Shreveport] 1998 - CE
KDAQ [Shreveport LA] 2005 - CE
Now: Rick says (4/09), "I'm chief engineer for a network of four stations (KDAQ,Shreveport LA, KLSA Alexandria LA, KLDN Lufkin TX, KBSA El Dorado AR). We lost two fine broadcasters in April 2009: Barney Cannon, PD of KWKH, Shreveport he & I use to sit in for Larry Scott, the overnight trucking show, back in the 1980s Barney was a great guy and great to work with RIP Barney and Howard Clark, the first PH to fire my ass at KEEL in the late 1970s you both will be missed."
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Bill Shepard

Complete Your History
KLIF [Dallas TX] 2000-2002
Now: Bill says (5/03), "After 33 years in the business, I am happy to say that I am semi-retired, working part-time for Metro Networks, as well as freelancing. Any folks from my past, assuming you are still alive . feel free to write."
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Brad Shepard
WSCV [Manchester NH] 1975
WSLE [Manchester] 1975
WLAD [Danbury CT] 1976
WKBK [Keene NH] 1977
WLLH [Lowell MA] 1980
WMEX [Boston MA] 1987
WHOB [Nashua NH] 1987
WZOU [Boston] 1988
WRQI [Rochester NY] 1991
WMAS-FM [Springfield MA] 1993
WHYN [Springfield] 2000
Now: Brad says (6/06), "I'm doing AM drive at News/Talk WHYN, Springfield, Massachusetts I made the jump from 25+ years of morning drive (playing the hits) to Talk radio (playing the topics) having a ball -- with bits and voices, and heavy humor, and ingram-esque irreverance -- talk radio style interviewing celebrities, politicos, and general wack-jobs is the most natural fodder for entertaining radio extant. I'm also doing lots of freelance v/o, stage, stand up in clubs, etc."
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Mike Shepard
KSON-FM [San Diego CA] 1975 - Bill Lakes
KEED [Eugene OR] 1977 - Bill Lakes
WRKT [Titusville FL] 1978-1981
KSON-FM [San Diego] 1983-1998
KBZT [San Diego] 1992-1998
KIFM [San Diego] 1995-1998
Now: Mike says (2/05, "After leaving KSON in 1998, I was SR VP with Moyes Research Associates for five years. In 2004 I formed my own company - Shepard Media Research - and I continue to work with dozens of great client stations across the U.S."
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Jean Shepherd
WOR [New York NY] 1956-1977
Passed away Oct 16, 1999. [email protected] says, "Jean Shepherd was an absolutely fabulous spinner of tales about growing up in Hammond, Indiana in the 1930s. An amalgam of his stories was made into a TV special, A Christmas Story, and is now an annual staple at Christmas. He published several books of his tales, among which is Wanda Hickey's Night of Golden Memories . and other disasters, a compendium of stories that originally appeared in Playboy magazine. But before Playboy, before books, before A Christmas Story, there was Shepherd on late-night WOR, spinning out his tales in what seemed to be extemporaneous rambling talk, running two or three hours. He certainly belongs, like Bob and Ray, in the elite of radio personalities. Particulars are at the memorial web site (Click on his name, above)."



Mike Shepherd

Complete Your History
WRVF [Toledo OH] 1989-1996
Now: Mike says (9/03), "I am an announcer at WDIV-TV a professional voice actor and owner of mikeSHEPHERD.net (broadcast/multimedia production company), Detroit, Michigan."
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Skip Sher aka Skip the Prize Guy

Complete Your History
WSMW [Greensboro NC] 2004
Now: Skip says (12/11), "I'm doing mornings at Adult Hits WSMW=FM, Greensboro, North Carolina."
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Mike Sheridan

Complete Your History
WKQC [Charlotte NC] 2005-2007
Now: Mike says (3/16), "I have been working in IT since 1994. Now I have people coming after me just as I used to bug the engineers at the radio stations I worked for! Payback :)"



Tim Sheridan

Complete Your History
KIBZ [Lincoln NE] 1992
Now: Tim says (6/10), "I'm doing morning drive and am Program Director of Active Rock, KIBZ-FM, Lincoln, Nebraska I was there when the station signed on in 1992. My first official time on the air alone was New Years Eve 1977 the jock training me was on for an hour or so, then let me start to do it solo after about a half hour he took off and said, 'Have Fun.' There I was, alone in the radio station doing my first shift. It scared the hell out of me! Baptism by fire for sure."
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Scott Sherley
KHUI [Kahului, Maui, HI] 1988
KMVI [Wailuku, Maui] 1993
KPMW [Kahului, Maui] 1996-2002
Now: Scott says (7/07), "I have hosted (since 1992) Stardust Memories on Manao Radio KEAO LP 91.5 FM, Wailuku, Maui (Hawaii) I'm also president of the board of directors Manao Radio."
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Chuck Sherman
WRMT [Rocky Mount NC] 1966
WFOG [Norfolk VA] 1968
WPMH [Norfolk] 1973-1979 - GM
WHNE [Norfolk] 1976-1978
WNOR [Norfolk] 1978-1979 - Dale VanHorne
WCMS [Norfolk] 1979
WZBO [Edenton NC] 1983 - VP/GM
WNIS [Norfolk] 1984-1987
Now: Chuck says (9/14), "I am retired and living on the U.S. Atlantic Coast after several years as an Internet VP and post-radio geek."
[email protected]



Don Sherwood
KFRC [San Francisco CA] 1945
KQW/KCBS [San Francisco] 1947
KROW [San Francisco] 1950 - Noodnick of Nick & Noodnick
KSFO [San Francisco] 1953
KYA [San Francisco] 1956
KSFO [San Francisco] 1957-1977
Don Sherwood died November 6, 1983. David F. Jackson, the director of the Bay Area Radio Museum, says (3/06), "Sherwood worked, mostly regularly (but with several breaks) at KSFO for most of the twenty years following his return to the station in 1957 and also hosted TV shows on KGO-TV (Channel 7) and KTVU (Channel 2) in the Bay Area for several years while also working on radio." See the museum's tribute site to Don Sherwood.



Lee Sherwood
KIIS [LA] 1970
WMAQ [Chicago] 1975
KHJ [LA] 1981
W. [New York] 1982
W. [Washington DC] 1985
KUSA [St. Louis] 1989
W. [Chicago] 198?
KDJR [De Soto MO] 199?
Now: At Country KDJR, De Soto, Missouri.



Rob Sherwood
KYOR [Blythe CA] 1963
KAUS [Austin MN] 1963
KLWW [Cedar Rapids IA] 1966
WDUZ [Green Bay WI] 1966
WDGY [Minneapolis MN] 1968
KDWB [Minneapolis] 1969
WYOO [Minneapolis] 1974
KSTP [St. Paul MN] 1976
WEBC [Duluth] 1978 - GM
KOSO [Modesto CA] 1980
KIOI [San Francisco] 1980
KTAC [Tacoma] 1983
KHOP [Modesto] 1986-1993
Now: Rob says (8/03), "I'm spending the summer in Minnesota San Francisco in Winter."
[email protected]



Scott Sherwood
KXOK [St. Louis] 1976
WOCL [Orlando FL] 19??
Now: .



Randy Sherwyn

Complete Your History
WJPT [Ft. Myers FL] 2005
Now: Randy says (12/08), "I am PD and do mornings at Nostalgia WJPT-FM, Fort Myers, Florida and I host Christmas Across the Lands (syndicated) that airs around the world. "
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Steve Shields
WBAT [Marion IN] 1971
WGOM/WMRI [Marion] 1973 - Steve Mitchell
WNAP [Indianapolis IN] 1974 - Majik Mitch
WIKS [Indianapolis] 1980 - Steve Mitchell
WSUW [UW-Whitewater WI] 1980-1992 - aka Steve Owens, dir of radio
Now: Steve says (11/07), "I am a semi-retired university broadcasting educator and professor of mass communication (University of Wisconsin-Whitewater) and I'm a poet."
[email protected]



Cliff Shilling
WICU [Erie PA] 1954
WENE [Binghamton NY] 1960
WKBN [Youngstown OH] 1965
WVFM [Lakeland FL] 1982
WAVV [Naples FL] 1989-1993
Now: Cliff says (1/06), "I started in 1954 am retired and enjoying the good life just 12 miles south of Ocala. Florida have a new great grandson, Ben (he is going to be a big one - NBA most likely) we like hearing from people we know or knew along the way."
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Michael Shiloh

Complete Your History
KTRH [Houston TX] 2000
Now: Production Director at News/Talk KTRH, Houston, Texas. Mike says, "I've been lucky enough to have worked with some of the best people in the business, including Paul Berlin, the Catfish, Joe Ford, Barry Kaye, John Lander, Ron Parker, Stevens and Pruitt, Hudson and Harrigan, Dickie Rosenfeld, Scott Arthur, Bob Stephenson, Larry Rascoe, Dana Steele and so many more. They changed my life, always for the better."
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Paul Shinn

Complete Your History
KSTN [Stockton CA] 1987 - CE
Now: Paul says (4/07), "I am (still!) Chief Engineer for KSTN AM/FM, KMIX FM, KTSE FM, KCVR AM/FM, and KWLK-LP I also own a small percentage, and consult to Fresno stations KQEQ, KXEX, and KAVT still a backup on-call engineer to many stations including KWG, and the Stockton, Modesto Citadel cluster of stations I have the key to every station in my markets -- nobody takes their keys back!"
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Jim Shirah

Complete Your History
WAPE [Jacksonville FL] 1967-1970
Now: Jim says (5/09), "I got out of radio when I remarried in 1991 and realized I wanted this marriage to last moved back to the Tampa Bay, Florida area where I've lived since 2000 my biggest radio achievement was taking WAPE in Jacksonville from 16th to first and keeping it there for 4 years. "
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Smilin' Lee Shoblom
KSON [San Diego] 1957
KPRI [San Diego] 1958
KDEO [San Diego] 1959
KBTR [Denver] 1964
Walt Johnson Traffic Reports 1964-72 - creator/syndicator
KRAM [Las Vegas] 1967 - GM
KFWJ [Lake Havasu City AZ] 1970 - owner
KBBC [Lake Havasu City AZ] 1984 - owner
TV45 (LPTV) [Lake Havasu City AZ] 1984 - owner
Now: Lee Shoblom, who was inducted into the Arizona Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 1999, is retired and residing in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. Lee says, "I'm doing some radio consulting and re-releasing the Walt Johnson Comedy Road reports on a limited basis. Some Oldies stations like them for retro programming. My radio activity now consists of ham radio on 20 and 40 meters with the call-letters of K6ADA, which I have held since I was 12 years old (when dinosaurs roamed the earth)." Click for more on Lee.
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Rick Shockley
WKBO [Harrisburg PA] 1973
WZIX [York PA] 1980
WLTY [Norfolk VA] 1982
WODS [Boston MA] 1993
KOOL-FM [Phoenix AZ] 1998
WODL [Birmingham AL] 2002
WEAT [West Palm Beach FL] 2003
Now: Rick says (2/03), "I am programming Adult Contemporary WEAT-FM (Sunny 104.3), West Palm Beach, Florida."
[email protected]



Dave 'The Duke' Sholin
KFRC [San Francisco] 1973
Now: With The Gavin Report, San Francisco.



John Shomby
WTCQ [Vidalia GA] 1974
WKXX [Birmingham AL] 1977
KMJK [Portland OR] 1979
WEZB [New Orleans LA] 1981
KAAM [Dallas TX] 1982-1989 - VP
KAFM [Dallas] 1982 - VP
KZPS [Dallas] 1986 - VP
WZLX [Boston MA] 1990
KLIF [Dallas] 1993
Cumulus Broadcasting [Augusta GA] 1999
WBBA [Augusta] 1999
Cumulus Broadcasting [Flint/Kalamazoo MI] 2000
Now: John says, "I am Operations Manager of two Cumulus Broadcasting clusters in Flint (WWCK-AM, WWCK-FM, WRSR-FM, WDZZ-FM, WFDF-AM) and Kalamazoo (WKFR-FM, WRKR-FM and WKMI-AM), Michigan."
[email protected]



Donovan Short

Complete Your History
KYWW [Casper WY] 1998-2002
Now: Donovan says, "I am Cluster Operations Manager for Clear Channel, Casper, Wyoming."
[email protected]



Art Shotwell
KHVH [Honolulu HI] 1971
KFWB [Los Angeles CA] 1986-1993
Now: Art says (4/03), "I run Art Shotwell Web Design (Web sites for small businesses in Washington state), in Anacortes, WA."
[email protected]



Tom Shovan
WKXL [Concord NH] 1954
WKBR [Manchester NH] 1957
WMEX [Boston MA] 1958 - Melvin X. Melvin
WDOT [Burlington VT] 1963
WPOP [Hartford CT] 1965
WPTR [Albany NY] 1966
WKIP [Poughkeepsie NY] 1968 - aka Bill Starr/also VP
WHVW [Hyde Park NY] 1969 - GM
WFIF [Bridgeport CT] 1977 - owner/GM
Tom was also a broadcast consultant/syndicator (Rick Dees Weekly Top 40, Dr. Laura Schlessinger) VP operations for Rick Dees Entertainment VP/Program development of Radio Today Entertainment NYC editor of PULSE (industry trade publication) and Columnist for Hitmakers magazine. Tom Shovan died April 9, 1999 (at age 59 from injuries suffered in a fall in his NY apartment). Ed Brouder (Man from Mars Productions) says, "Tom was a very large individual and was billed early in his career as the fattest DJ in the business (a title he shared with the young Joey Reynolds). Tom knew everybody in radio and was a frequent fixture at trade shows."



Chris Shovlin
WBZY [New Castle PA] 1976
WMBA [Pittsburgh PA] 1976-1996
WBVP/WWKS [Beaver Falls PA] 1976-1992 - VP/GM
WJAS/WSHH/WPTT [Pittsburgh] 1991
Now: Chris says (7/09), "I am PM drive host on Nostalgia WJAS Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and I continue as Director of Marketing & Promotions for Renda Broadcasting Pittsburgh properties I Chris won a third Pittsburgh March of Dimes A.I.R. Award in 2008 to become the first Pittsburgh play-by-play announcer to win three in three different sports." See the Boomers magazine article about Chris Shovlin -- and Click for more from Chris.
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Robert Shroll aka Radar
WGRD-FM [Grand Rapids MI] 1985
WSNX [Grand Rapids MI] 1988
WLHT [Grand Rapids] 1989 - aka Robert W. Morgan
WOOD-FM [Grand Rapids] 1999
WLHT [Grand Rapids] 2000-2002
Now: Robert says (7/09), "I am out of radio by choice and living at the ocean in Santa Barbara, CA I keep in very regular contact with all of my old radio friends."
[email protected]



Dave Shropshire
WLOE [Greensboro NC] 1972
WQMG [Greensboro] 1973 - Davey Davey Munchkin
WTIK [Durham] 1974 - JJ the Sugar Bear
WSSB [Durham NC] 1974
WBBB [Greensboro] 1975 - J.J. Steele
WLLL [Lynchburg VA] 1977 - J.J. Steele
WLVA [Lynchburg] 1978 - Chris Stevens
WROV [Lynchburg] 1979 - Chris Stevens
WKTM [Charleston SC] 1980 - Chris Stevens
WUEZ [Roanoke VA] 1981 - Chris Stevens
KSTT [Davenport IA] 1981
KSAQ [San Antonion TX] 1984
KTFM [San Antonio] 1986
WCAT [Orlando FL] 1987
KHFI [Austin TX] 1987
KASE/KVET [Davenport] 1989
KUUL [Davenport] 1991
KMXG [Davenport] 1994 - Alex Keith
KCQQ [Davenport] 1996-2007
Now: Dave says (4/07), "I retired April 6, 2007 from 35 years of radio, the last 12 at KCQQ, to concentrate on my commercial voice-over career please feel free to visit my website at Shropsounds.com.
[email protected]



Artie Shultz

Complete Your History
WIKZ [Chambersburg, PA] 1999
Now: Afternoons and Imaging Director at Hot AC WIKZ-FM, Chambersburg, PA (Hagerstown, MD).
[email protected]



'Cowboy' Will Shumate
WJLS [Beckley WV] 1977
WCIR [Beckley] 1979
WTNJ [Beckley] 1983
WQBE [Charleston WV] 1997
WKWS [Charleston] 1999
WTNJ [Beckley] 2001
Now: Will says (8/06), "I am programming WTNJ-FM (Power Country 105.9) program and music director, advisor for all five music stations in the Southern Communications broadcast cluster in Beckley, West Virginia also ownwer/operator of Abe One Entertainment (mobile DJ/karaoke) married to wife Tracey since 1981 struggling to put my girls through college and lovin' life."
[email protected]



Bill Shupert
WCBS [New York] 1968
WBZ [Boston] 1972
WAAB [Worcester MA] 1974
Now: .



Steve Sibulsky
KEWC [Spokane WA] 1968 - Steve Caldwell
AFRTS [Misawa Japan] 1971
KNPT [Newport OR] 1974
KXLY/KXLY-FM [Spokane] 1974
KEIN [Great Falls MT] 1977
KGA [Spokane] 1978
KIOB [Spokane] 1979
KBRD [Tacoma WA] 1982
KXLY [Spokane] 1984
KVNI [Coeur d'Alene ID] 1985
Sibulsky Productions [Coeur d'Alene ID] 1994 - owner
Now: Steve says (4/20), "I recently moved to southern Arizona. Still do a little voiceover work for existing customers.
Steve on KXLY-FM . [email protected]



Rob Sidney
WLPL/WSID [Baltimore MD] 1979
WYCR [York PA] 1980
WYST [Baltimore] 1981
WYEN [Chicago IL] 1983
WUSN [Chicago] 1984
WASH [Washington DC] 1985
WUSN [Chicago] 1986
WNGS [West Palm Beach FL] 1987
WAXY [Miami] 1988
WLYF [Miami] 1990
Now: Rob says (11/06), "Since 1993 I've been Director/Programming & Operations at AC WLYF-FM, Miami, Florida".
[email protected]



Mike Sieve

Complete Your History
KEEL [Shreveport LA] 2002
Now: Mike says (4/04), "I'm doing morning news and loving it. Working several FMs, but I'm mostly pumped about my emergence into news/talk on Shreveport's legendary KEEL (News/Talk)."
[email protected]



Tim Silbaugh

Complete Your History
KAUS [Autin MN] 1990
Now: Overnights at News/Talk KAUS, Austin, Minnesota.
[email protected]



Mike Silman

Complete Your History
KLDE [Houston TX] 1996
Now: Weekends at Oldies KLDE-FM, Houston, Texas. Mike says (5/05), "I'm in Houston lovin' it and wishin' you were here."
[email protected]



Ted Silver

Complete Your History
CFQR [Montréal QC] 1993
Now: Program Director at Soft AC CFQR-FM, Montréal, Quebec, Canada.
[email protected]



Tom Silver
XXXX [Xxxx XX] 19xx
--> Now: Tom is a Fire Prevention and Public Information officer with the Halifax Regional Fire And Emergency Service.



Jeff Silvers
WHYW [Pittsburgh PA] 1985
WYYY [Syracuse NY] 1986
WYXL [Ithaca NY] 1987
WLEV [Allentown PA] 1988
WLTI [Detroit MI] 1993
WEBR [Washington DC] 1995
KSSK [Honolulu HI] 1997
WPCH [Atlanta GA] 2000
Now: Program/Operations Director at Adult Contemporary WPCH-FM (Peach 94.9), Atlanta, Georgia.
[email protected]



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Bryan Simmons
KTWV [Los Angeles CA] 2011
Now: Bryan says (9/15), "I am an on-air talent at Adult Contemporary KTWV-FM, Los Angeles, CA, AC Total Image Voice at Westwood One Radio Networks, and Host of Country Chronicle at Benztown Branding."
[email protected]



Peg Simmons

Complete Your History
KLBJ-FM [Austin TX] 1981
Now: Peg says (12/02), "I am rockin and loving life in Central Texas I've lived more than half my life here in Austin. Talk about blessed."
[email protected]



Winn Simmons
WOLS [Florence SC] 1972
WLAB [St. Pauls NC] 1975
WPTF [Raleigh NC] 1979
WFMO [Fayetteville NC] 1979
WKZQ [Myrtle Beach SC] 1980
WPDZ [Cheraw SC] 1981 - Rick Allen
WJOT [Florence] 1981
WTSB [Fayetteville] 1982
WNCR [St. Pauls] 1983-1985
WKKE [St. Pauls] 2000-2001
WLWL [Rockingham NC] 2002
WGOR [Elizabethtown NC] 2002-2003
Now: Winn says (2/11), "I am retired and living the good life in Laurinburg, North Carolina."
[email protected]



Lee 'Baby' Simms
WTMA [Charleston SC] 1961
WONO [Charleston SC] 1962
WLOF [Orlando FL] 1964
KONO [San Antonio TX] 1965
KTSA [San Antonio TX] 1966
WPOP [Hartford] 1966
KONO [San Antonio TX] 1967
WPOP [Hartford] 1968
WKYC [Cleveland OH] 1968
WGCL [Cleveland OH] 1968
KCBQ [San Diego] 1968
KTSA [San Antonio TX] 1969
WJBK/WJBK-FM [Detroit MI] 1969
KCBQ [San Diego] 1970
KRLA [LA] 1971
KROQ [LA] 1973
WMYQ [Miami FL] 1974
WLVE [Miami FL] 1974
KMET [LA] 1973
KRLA [LA] 1975 - Matthew 'Doc' Frail
KRPQ [Santa Rosa CA] 1981
KFOG [San Francisco] 1981
KDUK [Honolulu] 1982
KORL [Honolulu] 1982
KYA [San Francisco] 1992
KOOL-FM [Phoenix] 1994
KISQ [San Francisco] 1997-2002
Lee Simms died Jan 28, 2015 in San Francisco, CA. See the in-depth Simms history at reelradio.com/ls/index.html.



Chris Simon
KFWB [Los Angeles CA] 1986
KNX [Los Angeles] 1987
ABC network [Sarajevo BH] 1993-1998 - resident correspondent
KKOB [Albuquerque NM] 2006
KBOI [Boise ID] 2006
Now: Chris says (11/06), "I am an anchor at News/Talk KBOI, Boise, Idaho I am thoroughly enjoying working in Idaho's capital city after being transferred here from the citadel station in Albuquerque have seen the best and worst of the inner city and was fortunate enough to travel in eastern Europe and practice my craft now it is time to enjoy my children and watch them grow up."
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J.C. Simon

Complete Your History
KWNR [Las Vegas NV] 1995
Now: J.C. says (4/11), "I'm doing programming & Web Services for Clear Channel Radio in Las Vegas, Nevada and am Sunday Morning Country Oldies host on KWNR-FM."
[email protected]



Lou Simon

Complete Your History
WHTZ [Newark NJ] 1991-1993
Now: Lou says, "I am looking for an on- or off-air position with a great radio station! I'm living in New Jersey, but willing to relocate, etc."
[email protected]



Perry Michael Simon
WJLK [Monmouth/Ocean NJ] 1986
WKXW [Trenton NJ] 1991
WDRE [Garden City NY] 1991
KLSX [LA] 1991
Sabo Media [LA] 1996
KLYY [LA] 1988
Now: Operations Manager at Modern Rock KLYY-FM, Los Angeles, CA.
[email protected]



Scott Simon
KXOK [St. Louis MO] 1987
KMOX [St. Louis] 1988
WGNU [St. Louis] 1990
KXOK [St. Louis] 1987
KSD [St. Louis] 1993
KDNL-TV [St. Louis] 1994
KMBZ [Kansas City MO] 1996-2000
Now: Scott is a political consultant and in private business in Kansas City, Missouri.
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Mark Simone
WPRO [Providence RI] 1975
WPIX [New York NY] 1977
WMCA [New York] 1980
WNEW [New York] 1982
WABC [New York ] 1993
WOR [New York] 2013
Now: 10-Noon on News/Talk WOR, New York, New York.
[email protected]



Charlee Simons
KIOY [Fresno CA] 1979
KSTN [Stockton CA] 1980 - Charlee West
KPOP [Sacramento CA] 1984
KREO [Santa Rosa CA] 1985
KHIT [San Francisco CA] 1986
KWOD [Sacramento] 1987
KHQT [San Jose CA] 1988
KODS [Reno NV] 1992
KHOP [Modesto CA] 1993
KSFO [San Francisco] 1994
KZHT [Salt Lake City UT] 1996
KYSR [Fresno] 1999
KALZ [Fresno] 2002-2004 KNTY [Sacramento] 2009 WGSQ [Cookeville TN] 2012-2012
Now: Charlee says (11/12), ". You may know of somebody looking to hire a big ol' radio and TV guy like me right now. Please pass my resume and/or aircheck along to anyone you may know in the business."
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Bob Simonson
WBUK [Kalamazoo MI] 1981 - Bob Andrews
WGWY [Lansing MI] 1982 - Bob Andrews
WJXQ [Jackson MI] 1982
WQXC [Kalamazoo] 1983
WLKM [Three Rivers MI] 1984
WTCN [St. Paul MN] 1985
KJJO [Minneapolis MN] 1986-1987
WCUZ [Grand Rapids] 1992-1995
WBCT/WCUZ [Grand Rapids] 1997-2000 - Bob the Janitor
WLHT [Grand Rapids] 2005 - Bob the Janitor
Now: Bob says (3/06), "I'm in Grand Rapids, Michigan doing weekends on Adult Contemporary WLHT-FM providing tech support and client services to Audience Development Group and owner of All Digital DJ Entertainment, a mobile DJ service providing wedding reception entertainment. Additional activities include being active in the Masonic Lodge as a Freemason (since 1995) and a reserve deputy (since 1993) with the Kent County Sheriff's Department. I've beem married since 1989 with one son. "
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Brian Sines

Complete Your History
KBUR [Burlington IA] 2002
WZEE [Madison WI] 2003 - SM
Now: Brian says, "I am group sales manager for Clear Channel in Madison, Wisconsin (Z104 WZEE and Mix 92.1 WMAD)."
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Sandy Singer
WEEK [Peoria IL] 1949
WBBQ [Augusta GA] 1951
KCRG [Cedar Rapids IA] 1952
WLOL [Minneapolis MN] 1956
KNBR [San Francisco] 1969
KAAM [Dallas] 1991
WAMB [Nashville] 1996
Now: Hosting Date with Sinatra at BostonPete.com/sandysinger, from Nashville, Tennessee. Other info: Date with Sinatra has been in syndication since 1955. Sandy appeared as himself in Warner Brothers' Jamboree, Universal's Airport, was Magic Consultant for TV's The Magician and Fall Guy and is a "Life Master" tournament bridge player.
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Steve Sipe

Complete Your History
KZXY [Victorville CA] 2000
Now: Steve says (12/06), "I am still living the dream: Director of Sales for a five-station cluster in Victorville, California they even let me in the production studio from time to time."
[email protected]



John Sipos
XXXX [Xxxx XX] 19xx
--> Now: Doing "TALK journalism" at WHNZ, WSJT, WHPT, Tampa, FL.
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Don Sitton
KORC [Mineral Wells TX] 1962
KCUL [Ft. Worth TX] 1965 - Don Miller
KDAV [Lubbock TX] 1965 - Don Miller
KORC [Mineral Wells] 1966 - GM
KERB [Odessa/Midland TX] 1967 - Don Miller: VP/GM
KXOL [Ft. Worth] 1968 - Don Miller
KBUY [Ft. Worth] 1968 - Don Miller
KCWM [Ft. Worth] 1969 - Don Miller
KEYS [Corpus Christi TX] 1969 - GSM
KZFM [Corpus Christi] 1976 - VP/GM
KRIS-TV [Corpus Christi] 1984-1999 - regional sales
Now: Don says (8/05), "After retiring from KRIS-TV in 1999, I started a full service advertising agency, which I ran until 2003, when I finally decided to retire completely. I play golf and enjoy the grand kids. I have two sons, one has been a missionary for 25 years and the other is in television, five grand children, one great. I have been a licensed pilot for 20 years I don't fly as much now, just enough to keep from hurting myself or others. Life is good down here South Texas, slow and easy." Click for more from Don.
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Rick Sklar
WPAC [Patchogue NY] 195?
WINS [New York] 1955
WMGM [New York] 1960
WHN [New York] 1961
WABC [New York] 1962
National consulting firm [New York] 1978 - owner
Passed away June 22, 1992 of complications from a 'simple' surgical procedure in New York.



Peter Skrypka
XXXX [Xxxx XX] 19xx
--> Now: Senior Producer at Talk WRKO, Boston.
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Zack Skyler

Complete Your History
WOMX [Orlando FL] 2001
Now: Zack says (1/03), "I'm keeping busy with The Scott and Erica Show, mornings on Hot AC WOMX-FM, Orlando, Florida."
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Dave Skyler aka Sky Walker

Complete Your History
KRTH [Los Angeles CA] 2008-2018
Now: Dave says (2/21), "I am a station voice tracker."
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Ken Sleeman

Complete Your History
KVYN [Napa CA] 1992-1995 - Ken Carpenter
Now: Ken says (9/05), "I am transmitter-site manager for Bonneville International Corporation (WTOP), Washington, DC part-time DJ on topshelfoldies.com and part-time karaoke host on blinkies-karaoke.com."
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Dan Slentz

Complete Your History
WNHS [Coshocton OH] 2003
Now: Dan says(3/07), "I am with WHIZ AM/FM/TV, Zanesville Ohio."
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Fred Slezak
WCNW [Cincinnati OH] 1969
WUBE [Cincinnati] 1974
WLWS [Cincinnati] 1976
WSAI [Cincinnati] 1979-1997
WWNK [Cincinnati] 1985-1997
Now: Fred says (2/04), "I'm living in rural Butler County, Ohio (Cincinnati) and am Sales Manager for 2nd Swing Golf, Miamisburg, Ohio (Dayton)."
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Ken Slobodkin
WNTN [Newton MA] 1982
WXKS [Boston MA] 1985
WTHT [Portland ME] 1988
WWGT [Portland ME] 1990
WUUU [Utica/Rome NY] 1992 - K.C. McMann
WFRG [Utica/Rome] 1993 - Jimmy Hoppa
WWDE [Norfolk VA] 1996 - Ken James
WNIS [Norfolk] 1998
WGH-FM [Norfolk] 2000 - production dir
WWDE [Norfolk] 2007
Now: Ken says (3/07), "I'm creative services director and doing afternoons at Adult Contemporary WWDE-FM 2wd Radio, Norfolk, Virginia and still on the VO roster at Earworks, Virginia Beach."
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General Walker's Infamous 'Charge' at Ole Miss — Dick Gentry On Southern History

Walker was treated as a hero in Dallas when he returned from Mississippi.
Dick Gentry, the author of a new book on the Ole Miss riot of 1962, “Under Fire At Ole Miss” (Amazon.com), has a different point of view about the controversial appearance of Major General Edwin Walker during the conflict that dangerous night.
Before lighting into Walker, let me first say I am disappointed and disgusted with the shocking vandalism by the three frat punks from Georgia who are believed to have disgraced themselves and the university with the Meredith statue incident. Once again, there is another sad bookmark for some news elements to chortle about in the history of the university and Mississippi.
Lifelong bachelor Edwin Walker, a West Point graduate who commanded Special Forces in WWII, was also the commander of the U. S. troops who suppressed civil unrest and facilitated the integration of Central High School in Little Rock in 1957. As a civilian, he was present at the Ole Miss riot on September 30, 1962. A real hero, he was also a little bit spooky.
Walker was a campaigner against federal government interference when he learned that James Meredith planned to integrate Ole Miss against the wishes of Governor Ross Barnett. From his home in Dallas, Walker issued a call to arms for patriots to join him in Oxford to assist Barnett in facing down Kennedy and his U.S. Marshals. I believe some who were against the integration embellished his call for support.
It was viewed by some as a call to arms for physical resistance to integration. Others suggested there would be armed supporters by the thousands at Ole Miss. Didn’t happen. But he was there.
When General Edwin Walker arrived, a small crowd gathered on the east side of The Grove beneath a Confederate statue and a street lamp. It was maybe an hour or less after the first tear gas volleys. Close friend Jack Bowles and I stood within five or 10 feet of Walker as he remonstrated against the intrusiveness of the federal government.
In addition to being students, Jack and I were ex-Marine buck sergeants. We had respect for generals of any stripe. The general said he was there to support the governor and Mississippi against the intrusion of the federal government. Pretty mild. When he paused for a moment, Jack shouted at him: “Don’t forget the National Council of Churches!”
Walker paused, looked down at Jack and nodded his head, but without conviction. Did he know that the Council had chided the university earlier for its steadfast refusal to admit Meredith? Jack had no problem with Meredith’s admission, but like many Southerners, he thought of the Council as a Communist front. Communists in any form were not popular in Mississippi.
The FBI was maintaining surveillance of Walker through informers, according to the agency’s documents which I read years later. Although “not sure of one of the informant’s reliability,” the informant reported the day before the riot that Walker was organizing a group to go to Ole Miss from Dallas to resist any federal troops that tried to enter Oxford. I don’t believe Walker was stupid enough to attempt that.
When the general finished his remarks, he invited the small gathering to approach the Marshals and present a list of grievances–mainly the demand that the federal government immediately bow out of Mississippi’s sovereignty. I don’t recall the general mentioning Meredith’s name. We fell in step behind him as he marched through The Grove toward the line of Marshals.
Some clowns in the rear either didn’t get the word or didn’t care because when the general and his cadre approached the blockade, something was tossed at the Marshals. Walker and his fellow arbitrators wheeled about and fled for relative safety in the darkness as another barrage of tear gas canisters was unleashed.
Attorney General Robert Kennedy ordered Walker arrested and charged. He wanted him committed for psychiatric evaluation. I don’t know if he was evaluated or not, but he paid a $50,000 bond, claimed he was a political prisoner and released. He soon boarded a plane for home and received a huge welcome at Love Field. Confederate flags fluttered and a campaign placard read: “Walker for President in 1964.”
Walker was charged with resisting officers conspiring against federal officers inciting or engaging in insurrection and conspiracy to overthrow by force and opposing the execution of the laws of the United States. An Oxford grand jury failed to indict him, and the charges crumbled away.
Walker maintained he never advocated violence against the armed forces gathering at Ole Miss, and since I stood beneath him when he made his “speech” and led the “charge,” I found him non-violent, ineffective, and, except for the circumstances, almost comical.
There was another oddball who was watching the general closely in those days.
About 9 p.m. on April 10, 1963, seven months after our “charge,” Walker was in his Dallas home at his desk trying like many of us to meet the income tax filing deadline.
He was completely unaware that a very dangerous ex-Marine rifleman was crouched only 100 feet away in the darkness. A shot was fired. When police checked Walker’s office, a mangled 6.54 mm bullet was found – the same caliber that killed JFK and wounded Gov. John Connally. It was so mangled it could not be matched to the rifle that allegedly killed Kennedy.
It should have been an easy shot for Lee Harvey Oswald, but he missed. Walker died of lung cancer in 1993.
In recent years, I began to wonder why Oswald would want to want to assassinate Walker, and seven months later assassinate the general’s political nemesis, Kennedy?


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