Anchorage Radio Personalities
Where Are They Now?
by Michael R Dougherty
Who were your favorite Anchorage Radio personalities from the 1950s, 1960s and up through the 1970s?
Remember listening to your radio at home, in the car and on those small portable transistor radios that fit in our pocket or purse. And we all had our favorite radio personalities.
So, who were they, and where are they now?
The following list will no doubt grow as visitors to Anchorage Memories (that's you) add their favorites to the list.
Remember, Anchorage radio personalities moved around to different radio stations, so if you have additional information, be sure and use the “Comments” section below to update this list.
Anchorage Radio Personalities
Ron Moore – “The Royal Coachman”, KFQD, KENI and KBYR. Now retired and living in Texas.
Jim “Boom Boom” Cannon, KBYR, is now working in television in Las Vegas.
G. Morgan S. (Gene Shedlock), KENI, KBYR. Sadly, Gene is no longer with us.
Larry Wayne, last known location was K-Love radio in Sacramento, California.
Jerry Valley – also Frank James (Frank Tonnema), KENI, KBYR. Sadly, Frank is no longer with us.
Ruben Gains, KHAR, sadly, Ruben is no longer with us.
Herb Shaindlin, KFQD, Herb is no longer with us.
Jerry Rose (Peter Bie), KENI, KBYR, went into the ministry and lives in Southern California.
Dick Lobdell, KENI, Dick is no longer with us.
Roger Lathum, KENI, KBYR, Roger is no longer with us.
Les Snow, (Gene Miner) KBYR, Les lives in Florida (where there is really “les snow”).
Tom Rivers, KFQD, sadly, Tom is no longer with us.
Marcus in the Morning, (Mark Lewis), KFQD, KYMG (Magic) Marcus is now retired.
Jack Frost, KBYR, owns Jack Frost & Friends Ad agency in Anchorage.
Steve Knoll, KPXR (Power 102), in Arkansas.
Merrill Mael, KENI
Bob Fleming, KENI, KYAK, no longer with us.
TY Clark, KENI
Ed Riley, KFQD, KANC, KOOL, retired and still spends summer in Anchorage.
Scotty Ferguson, KFQD, sadly, Scotty is no longer with us.
Ron Gardner, KYAK
Jim Robbins, KYAK, sadly, Jim is no longer with us.
Rodney Overstreet, KYAK, now in Tennessee.
Dan Thomas, KWHL (K-Whale) now in Minnesota.
Rocky Roberts, KWHL (K-Whale)
Steve Agbaba, KHAR, KENI, Steve is no longer with us.
Fern Chandonnet, KHAR, KENI
Jack Arnold, KYAK, sadly Jack is no longer with us.
Chris Adams, KENI
Michael Tremayne, (Mike Pocaro) KENI. Still on the radio in Anchorage using his real name, Mike Pocaro).
Gerry Reynolds, KENI
Hank Mann, KENI, owner of KANC, sadly, Hank is no longer with us.
Ed Riley, KFQD, KANC, still in Anchorage.
Rick Goodfellow, KLEF, still in Anchorage.
Dave Stroh, Oldies 102.1, still in Anchorage.
Art Bell, KENI, sadly, Art is no longer with us.
Randy Kruse (Terry Curtis), KENI, KANC, KBYR, KTVA, now in Renton, Washington.
“Tracy in the Sky” (Heidi Hayes) KENI
Michael W. Rogers, KFQD (1990–1996) now lives in Las Vegas.
Chuck Albright, Chuck is no longer with us.
Doc Hawkins or Dr. Wade Hawkins (Bill Brink) KYAK, now lives in Virginia.
Note: This list is “in progress” and will update as we get information.To add to the list, use the “Comments” section below
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