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MORNINGS
Denis Prior I have a long and varied background in radio, starting in high school reporting local news and keeping Casey Kasem and Kansas City Royals broadcasts on the air. That start began a career that led me to add up some steep travel miles. Stops in Tampa, San Diego, Denver, New Orleans and Kansas City and for a few years across town on the radio in Grand Rapids among others, I kept the U Haul people in business. Most recently I was managing a group of stations and doing mornings Up North and being a fan of Chicago and the Cubs (I know), being back in GR is the best of both worlds. I am also a freelance writer, having spent many years contributing to the monologues of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (the first one), and The Late Show with David Letterman, and other comics, plus various magazines and the occasional greeting card. I live in Jenison, and have a 13 year old daughter who is tearing up Junior High Band and Swim.

MID-DAYS
Bob Mason, Bob is the mid-day personality on Real Oldies 1480 and 850 and has been since the start of the Real Oldies format in the summer of 2009. Bob is a 45 year veteran of the Grand Rapids and Muskegon radio markets and has worked at several stations in the area including, WZZM-FM, WLAV, WGRD, WJFM, WLHT, WOOD-FM, WODJ and WFGR in Grand Rapids, as well as WLRQ in Muskegon. Bob is also a retired member of the Grand Rapids Police Department having worked 35 years in their communications office. Bob and his wife Liz reside in Grand Rapids and have been married for 33 years. They have 4 grown children and are just beginning to enjoy the empty nest syndrome. In his spare time, Bob enjoys following sports teams such as the Tigers, Lions, Red Wings, Pistons and Griffins. Bob and Liz also enjoys spending time at their favorite place in Michigan, Hess Lake in Newaygo. Bob says; I love working at Real Oldies 1480/850 and really enjoy being able to play the songs I grew up with every day on the radio. The music of the 50's, 60's and 70's is so special and Real Oldies 1480 and 850 continues to make it happen here in West Michigan. You can hear Bob on the mid-day show 9AM-2PM Monday through Friday and on Sundays at 3 with the West Michigan Top 40 countdown show. It's back on AM radio. Real Oldies 1480 and 850 and on line at Real Oldies 1480.org.

AFTERNOONS
Tom Wyant is a West Michigan Native with 40 plus years of Radio and Television experience. Tom has worked at WMUS AM & FM and WTRU in Muskegon, WWTV FM, WWAM and WWTV Channel 9 in Cadillac. WHGR and WJGS Houghton Lake, WLDR Traverse City, WLKI Angola Indiana, and WLHT, WTRV and WFGR here in Grand Rapids. Tom spends his spare time talking on his ham radio and watching his grandkids playing soccer.

WEEKENDS
Bob Becker is a born and raised Grand Rapidian and has lived here his whole life. Bob grew up on the west side of town ("where the Kingtones, Quests, and Ruth and the Footsteps lived within walking distance") and now lives in beautiful downtown Grandville with his lovely wife Kathy, and 3 dogs. Bob has four children and seven grandchildren... all living in the Grand Rapids area.

Bob's love of music and radio stems from his father as he starred on a pre WOOD radio show back in the '30s. Bob's father was part of a music duo the "WASH Twins" on WASH radio 1300, which was the call letters of WOOD radio back in the '20s and the '30s. The WASH twins played live music and sang songs of the day on the radio. "I knew I was in love with radio when I was a small boy. I'd listen to radio and knew every song on the air while growing up."

Bob has been on the air on Grand Rapids radio since he was sixteen. "I loved doing Top 40 radio and started when I was sixteen on WMAX 1480 AM ... Now I'm back on WGVU 1480 AM!!" These are songs I played on the air as a kid in radio ... this is the music we grew up with!" Prior to doing a weekend show on Real Oldies, Bob was on the air at WFGR Classic hits and WFGR Oldies, WOOD-FM, and WODJ Radio. In the 60's and 70's Bob was on WLAV and WGRD in their Top 40 days.

When Bob is not having fun on the radio, he likes working his other job in computers, listening to his old time radio shows ... "Jack Benny is my favorite! I'm so much like him.", enjoying my family, Ham Radio, lap swimming, jogging and aerobic walking.

SWING SHIFT
Tom Wyant
     
     
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