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Don Geronimo today

 

Don Geronimo got his first job in radio at age 14, at WRWC in Rockton, Illinois. His stellar career thereafter reads like a who's who in the annals of radio history with stops at 13Q / Pittsburgh, 99X / New York, PRO-FM / Providence and WDRQ / Detroit before coming home to Washington and WPGC in the Fall of 1979 where he was brought in by Program Director, Scott Shannon for the first real skirmish with Q107's Uncle Johnny.

His impact was immediate and long felt; during his tenure WPGC righted itself and regained the CHR crown in DC. In 1981 he left for KIIS-FM in LA followed by stops at WLS & B96 / Chicago.

Don made his return to the Nation's Capital in 1985 doing afternoons at WAVA then moved to mornings the following year replacing Charlie & Harrigan. By then he had teamed up with Mike O'Meara and the rest is radio history.

Don's wife Freda, a veteran of several Greater DC stations herself including WYRE, WASH and later WAVA as 'Laura Petrie' and on virtually a daily basis on the Don & Mike Show was tragically killed in a head on collision near Ocean City on Sunday, July 10, 2005. Warm, witty & wonderful are words that only begin to do her justice.

Don later returned to radio at Sports 1140, KTHK / Sacramento and made his way back to DC at WJFK. Today, his daily podcast can be heard here.

 

 

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From 1980.

 

 

Sound Files

Airchecks

Fall 1979 - First Show - 3:00
03/19/80 - 32:51
04/15/80 - 9:01
June 1980 - 4:36
Fall 1980 - 3:01
03/03/81 - 7:23
1981 - 2:06
07/25/81 - 5:26
August 1981 - 1:15

Contests

04/15/80 World's Easiest Contest - 1:56
Fall 1980 Free Music Weekend - 1:13

Spots

03/19/80 J.C. Penny's (Live) - :10

Miscellaneous Audio

04/11/08 On Dan Mason - 1:00
04/11/08 On Scott Shannon - :42

 

 

Miscellaneous

Geronimo T-Shirt

 




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