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Waylon Richards today in San Diego


Waylon Richards had previously worked in California, Omaha, Tulsa, Kansas City, Dallas & San Antonio and joined WPGC following the Great Strike That Struck Out in the Summer of 1977 from WGCL in Cleveland.

Initially he did late nights 9p-1a then moved to 6-10p when Program Director, Dan Mason took himself off the air to tend to National PD duties for First Media. With the arrival on Don Geronimo in the Fall of 1979, he moved to 10p-2a. He left WPGC in 1982 for Baltimore. Today he runs his own advertising agency in San Diego.



Waylon writes:

Great website! Many of us WPGC alumni really appreciate it. After I left WPGC, I went to Baltimore where I worked at Q105, then back to Steve Kingston who was then programming B104. I left Baltimore to program KHFI / Austin where we took the station from an 11.6 to an 18.4 share and won the National Program Director of the Year Award from Pop Music Survey. I did a couple more PD gigs (St. Louis, Pittsburgh and Nashville) then got into station management as Vice President & Market Manager in Atlantic City, NJ....Myrtle Beach, SC and Greenville, SC.

Today, I am in San Diego where I am President of a small advertising agency, Advizor. It has been doing fairly well, but I'm looking for it to do bigger and better things.

Thanks for the memories.




WPGC - Waylon Richards

From Fall 1977

WPGC - Waylon Richards

Old Weird Waylon

WPGC - Waylon Richards

At Ramblin' Raft Race

WPGC - Waylon Richards

With his beard in April 1978

WPGC - Jim Elliott, Sugar Ray Leonard & Waylon Richards

w / Jim Elliott
& Sugar Ray Leonard
in April 1978

WPGC - Waylon Richards with Ellery Queen winner

with / Ellery Queen winner in Fall 1978

WPGC - Waylon Richards with Indy Star Car winner

with / Indy 500 Star Car winner in May 1979

WPGC - Waylon Richards

In station lobby from June 1979




Print Materials

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WPGC Playlist - 04/08/78

WPGC Playlist - 04/15/78

WPGC Playlist - 06/30/79



Sound Files


Spring 1978 :37
05/14/78 :33
05/15/78 1:26
February 1979 3:30
02/15/79 18:05
Summer 1979 :38
10/20/80 - WPGC 26th Anniversary Show 11:07
07/05/81 4:23



Jock Jingle - Positron
© JAM Creative Productions, Dallas


Jock Shout - Positron
© JAM Creative Productions, Dallas


(Special thanks to Jonathon Wolfert at JAM for the above)


In House Spots



May '78


May '78 World of Wheels :43


Sound Off!


Slow Drivers


American Cars

1980 Metro Troubles 1:03


Miscellaneous Audio


2nd Annual WPGC Thanksgiving Day Parade - One Man Band bit

Dec. '79

The rappin'  "Santa's Delight" song!





WPGC - Waylon Richards bio

Bio from 1977


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