Friday, March 8, 2013

That Dating Show

The northeast Ohio radio community has had its fair share of personalities that have become mainstays of the dial. One of them is Jim Albright, currently the midday host at WHLO/640 in Akron. Prior to manipulating the airwaves at WHLO (and a brief stay as afternoon host at Canton's WHBC/1480), Albright was the host of the popular "Dial-A-Date" program on WNIR/100.1 in Kent. Between 1979 and 2000, he helped the region's lovelorn find happiness while fending off pranksters who were all too happy to sabotage his efforts. In this aircheck from 1996, Jim handles the latter with his usual sense of humor without allowing them to disrupt the show's momentum.



Our thanks to TheGrimm1970 for making this aircheck available.

1 comment:

  1. Jim's show started off as "Dial-A-Date" and eventually became "The Dating Show" a year or two into its long run.

    My favorite part of the show was listening to Jim's amazing talent for busting underage callers.

    Jim left the show and WNIR for a marketing gig at the now-closed Carousel Dinner Theatre.

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