- Joey Reynolds
Joey Reynolds is the
pseudonymof Joey Pinto, host of the U.S. radioprogram "The Joey Reynolds Show" via the WOR Radio Network. Reynolds' broadcastingcareer began at radio station WKWKin Wheeling, West Virginiaand continued at several venerable stations, including WKBW in Buffalo, New York, WHTZand WNBC in New York City, KQVin Pittsburgh, KMPCand KRTHin Los Angeles, WDRC in Hartford, WIXY in Cleveland, and WIBG and WFILin Philadelphia.
He rose to fame as a
Top 40radio personality during the 1960s and 1970s, amassing huge audiences in places such as Hartford, Connecticut, Cleveland, Ohio, Detroit, Michigan, and his hometown of Buffalo, New York. Reynolds is often regarded as the originator of "shock talk radio", whose sometimes outlandish on and off-air stunts garnered widespread publicity. (The Four Seasons even produced a special radio jingle for the introduction of his daily radio show). He was the focus of a two-part series on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" concerning talk radiopersonalities, on which more than a dozen of Reynolds' media peers paid tribute to him. Moreover, he has been invited to speak about entertainment media at several radio industry conferences.
While Reynolds' present persona can be considered mellower by comparison, he still retains a loyal audience. In
Denver, Colorado, he hosted a radio-television simulcast on KOA-AM, and launched (and hosted) the first nationwide satellite radioprogramming featured on more than 35 radio stations coast-to-coast.
Reynolds' career memoir is titled, "Let a Smile Be Your Umbrella, But Don’t Get a Mouthful of Rain". He maintains a second home in
Floridaand spends most weekends with two daughters from a previous marriage.
tations at which Reynolds has worked
* KQAQ Austin, MN (1960)
WNDRSyracuse, NY (1961)
* WKBW Buffalo (1963)
* WDOK/WIXY Cleveland (1966)
* WXYZ-AM Detroit (1966) (nights)
* WDRC Hartford (1968)
* WIBG Philadelphia (1970s)
KMPC(1980) and KRTH(1981) Los Angeles
WHTZ(Z-100) New York (1983)
* WHYT Detroit (1984) (mornings)
WFILPhiladelphia (1984 & 1985)
* KMGG Los Angeles (1984)
* WNBC New York (1985)
* WSHE Miami (1987)
WQAM, WIODand WPLG-TVMiami (1980s)
WFLYAlbany, NY (1990s)
* WBZT West Palm Beach, FL (1994)
* WOR New York / national syndication (since 1996)
* [http://www.wor710.com/pages/46370.php/ Official website]
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