Daytona Beach, FL, February 20, 2013 –(PR.com)– From waning “Golden Age of Radio” to first decade of Rock “˜n’ Roll.
Dave Archard, a veteran of forty years in the broadcast profession, has published his memoir, Through Slanted Windows, A Journey into Radio. Readers who grew up as he did in post-World War II will learn of his passion beginning at age nine to be a radio announcer. History buffs and radio aficionados will find the story rich with personal recollections of performers from Fred Allen to Alan Freed. The challenges he had to overcome will inspire young people to persevere on their path to a goal.
Archard began his career in 1956 after graduating from a broadcasting school in New York City. He assumed all tasks of a staff announcer at small stations in South Carolina, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Two years later, he was the first DJ to introduce the popular Top 40 format to the west coast of Florida from powerful WALT in Tampa. At legendary WFUN in Miami, he wrote ad copy and oversaw commercial production.
Settling in Daytona Beach in 1969, Archard handled sales, operations and announcing for the next three decades at WMFJ, WNDB and WROD plus on-camera appearances and out-reach assignments for WDSC Channel 15. Now retired, he and his wife enjoy life in Daytona Beach with their five offspring and nine grandchildren residing nearby.
The memoir is available on Amazon.com (Search Through Slanted Windows) or on the author’s web site: www.davearchard.com. Dave Archard is available to speak at libraries, schools, groups and clubs. For an interview, photo and cover image, phone 386-255-1618 or email [email protected]
Author, Through Slanted Windows, A Journey into Radio