Doc has been a professional broadcaster for
over 30 years. His illustrious background spans several states all
across the west. He is a graduate and subsequent instructor at the now
extinct, but still famous Don Martin School of Communications which was
located in the Muir Building on the corner of Hollywood and LaBrea.
While there, he worked with the likes of Russ Barnett, who, prior to
becoming Operations Director at Don Martin School was the Program Director
(yes, Boss!) at Gene Autry's Golden West KMPC on Sunset Boulevard.
Some of the biggest names in broadcasting had to answer to him. Gary
Owens, Wink Martindale, Geoff Edwards, Dick Whittinghill, even the legendary
Robert W. Morgan were among his charges during the heyday of MOR radio.
Doc also worked side-by-side there with Jack Brown, then Director of Armed
Forces Radio and Television. His experience as an instructor only
served to further hone his skills, direction and talent.
Doc has emceed and/or hosted many concerts,
plays, presentations and talent competitions during his tenure in
broadcasting. His first concert was with the Grass Roots in 1977 and
he'll never forget it. Following the performance, for which they were
over an hour late, Doc was invited to their R. V. to party with them well
into the night. Although Doc learned very quickly how to improvise and
perspired profusely in front of a packed house awaiting their musical
entertainment, the party that followed more than made up for the band's
tardiness. Since then, Doc has presented such acts as: Eddie
Money (numerous times), Bachman, Turner Overdrive, Kansas, Charlie Daniels,
Pat Benatar, America, the Little River Band, .38 Special and many others.
He has interviewed the likes of Tommy Chong, local and state politicians -
well, you get the idea. Doc was a judge in the True Value Country
Showdown some years ago in Denver. He is now involved with a local
spin-off of American Idol, entitled "Tucson Idol", which, to Doc's surprise,
has produced several terrific local talents, some of which are in the
process of auditioning for American Idol and Nashville Star. Some have
even made it past the first couple of preliminary audition rounds.
During his first 12 years in radio, he
handled operations and programming for several small-medium market stations
where he was among the first to upstart and program some fine automated
radio stations. Doc was working with microprocessors before home
computers were even thought about except by those techies who were then
developing them. He gave up middle management following de-regulation
and consolidation within the industry.
Doc now lives in the hills above Tucson in a
town called Marana, AZ. He has a 34-year-old son who lives and works
in Denver and is very proud of him. The special woman in his life is
quite talented in her own right. An artist and entrepreneur, Karen
supports Doc in every endeavor and believes in him and his talent.
Together, they own and operate an online gift shop (you can find the store
under "Doc's Links"). Stop by and buy something. He's certain
you'll find something there that you just cannot live without!
Oh, yes... Doc also designs and builds web
sites. Where DOES he find the time?
Need to know more about Doc?
him. He'll be happy to share.