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The Wiseman

Bill Wise, aka “The Wiseman’ from “ Dumpwater”, Florida (Daytona Beach). Started his radio career at age 16. Came to Long Island in 2000, where he was program director and on air personality on B-103. “The Wiseman” was born. From middays, the Wiseman became the morning show, The Wiseman and Frank. The show woke up Long Island for 10 years until there was a format change. The Wiseman moved to mornings on 1100 WHLI for 5 years.
The Wiseman has hosted hundreds of show at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury. He’s done thousands of events with the infamous “Beanie” on his head, (he’s easy to spot).The Wiseman’s hosted the Long Island State Veterans Home golf tournament by sitting on the 17th hole par 3, asking Wiseman trivia and giving out prizes. Supporting our veterans for the last 13 years. He’s hosted hundreds of free summer concert series shows over the last 19 years. When Long Islanders needed a place to turn right after Super Storm Sandy, they turned to the Wiseman who was on the air taking live calls from Town Supervisors, The Red Cross & listeners for 8 days. He inducted Johnny Maestro & the Brooklyn Bridge into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame, while wearing the infamous Red suit. Billy Joel asked him backstage, “you gonna’ wear that on stage”?
Married with a combination of 6 children and 9 grandchildren. You know him you’ve seen him at thousands of events. You know his wife Buffy “his health care proxy and spiritual advisor”, grandkids Louie, Little Lulu, Madeline, Mikey, Molly, Matthew, Johnny, Emma, and new grandbaby Cooper. The Wiseman’s loving life on Long Island and looking forward to waking up Long Island with OLDIES 98!

On-Air Schedule

Monday 06:00am - 10:00am The Wiseman Mornings
Tuesday 06:00am - 10:00am The Wiseman Mornings
Wednesday 06:00am - 10:00am The Wiseman Mornings
Thursday 06:00am - 10:00am The Wiseman Mornings
Friday 06:00am - 10:00am The Wiseman Mornings
Saturday 07:00am - 12:00pm The Wiseman Mornings

Steve Harper

Steve Harper is an award-winning broadcaster and has been waking up Long Island for decades. His career began at age 17 and along the way, he's played over a million songs, raised millions of dollars for charity and even gotten to sleep in late a few times. When he's not On Air, you can find him sampling one of Long Island's craft beers, grilling a steak or driving down to the beach with his 3 kids and their dog Tanner.

On-Air Schedule

Monday 12:00pm - 03:00pm Regular Programming
Tuesday 12:00pm - 03:00pm Regular Programming
Wednesday 12:00pm - 03:00pm Regular Programming
Thursday 12:00pm - 03:00pm Regular Programming
Friday 12:00pm - 03:00pm Regular Programming

Scotty Hart

Scotty Hart (aka Scott Hartill) has been breaking the rules and formats on Long Island radio for close to 40 years. While working fulltime in broadcast and cable television and managing his own radio operation here on Long Island, Scotty always found time to “play” radio part time on many Long Island radio stations.

Scotty has had the opportunity to open the microphone on 18 radio stations here on Long Island and around the country, some even legal. His fondest memories are from some past greats like working in the Wiseman’s “toy factory” at B103. Watching Jay Letterman down hundreds of aspirin while Scotty broke his format daily at Love 96.1. And finally learning and working through the years with his wildly energetic and enthusiastic radio mentor and hero Paul Sidney at Oldies 92.

When not at work, Scotty is a karate practitioner and student of “Shorin Ryu Karate Do International” (KIAI!) He is also engaged in road and mountain biking along with long hikes to anywhere. Not to forget he is a lifelong “Storm Chaser”.

Scotty is so excited to be part of JVC’s Big 98 and can’t wait to sneak behind the racks in engineering and turn the transmitter power up!


On-Air Schedule

Monday 03:00pm - 07:00pm Regular Programming
Tuesday 03:00pm - 07:00pm Regular Programming
Wednesday 03:00pm - 07:00pm Regular Programming
Thursday 03:00pm - 07:00pm Regular Programming
Friday 03:00pm - 07:00pm Regular Programming
Saturday 06:00pm - 12:00am Super Saturday Night Party

Frankie C.

Hey everyone! Frankie C here. Just a little about me...
I was born in Brooklyn. I moved around a lot between Brooklyn and Queens during my formative years. I married my wonderful and beautiful wife Erin and we now live here on Long Island. I got my start on the air with B103 back in 2009 while I was the Promotions Director, thanks to The Wiseman (who also dubbed me Frankie C).

On-Air Schedule

Sunday 01:00pm - 05:00pm Frankie C
Saturday 12:00pm - 06:00pm Frankie C

Randy Saxx

After many years in the smallest state, Randy has returned to Long Island where she grew up hanging around a radio station since the age of 16. Finding happiness with music and radio, Randy studied at both Berklee School of Music and Emerson College in Boston. Working with many different music formats during her 19+ years in radio, playing the "Greatest Hits of all Time" is her absolute favorite and Randy is thrilled to be on the air at Oldies 98.
Listen for the biggest smile on the radio!

Casey Kasem

On-Air Schedule

Sunday 09:00am - 12:00pm American Top 40 The 80's
Sunday 05:00pm - 08:00pm American Top 40 The 70's

Wolfman Jack

Wolfman Jack was born Robert Weston Smith, in Brooklyn, New York, on January 21, 1938. As a young teenager, he would listen to the radio in his home’s basement, where he pretended to be the DJ. His early influences were the DJ’s of his day like; Tommy Small, The Hound, and Jocko. At the age of 16, his love for radio grew as he listened daily to Alan Freed, the ultimate DJ of New York. One week, for several days, hoping to meet Freed, Smith positioned himself near the outside stage-door of the Paramount Theater, where Freed did major rock & roll stage shows. While hanging around outside the theater, Smith was noticed and received a big break, he not only met Freed, he also got a job as a "gofer" at the Paramount. Later, Smith attended the National Academy of Broadcasting in Washington D.C. While going to classes at night, by day, he supported himself as a door-to-door salesman. Although Smith was a high-school dropout, he graduated broadcasting school at the head of his class with an A average.

Smith’s first real radio job was at WYOU in Newport News, Virginia. It was here in 1960, he met the love of his life, Lucy “Lou” Lamb. They were married and quickly had two children. At WYOU, Smith did three shows with three different DJ personas; “Daddy Jules”, who played R&B, “Roger Gordon”, who played classical and “Big Smith with the Records”, who played the current hits.

In late 1961, Smith moved his family to Shreveport, Louisiana where he began working at KCIJ. Being a country music station, although Smith’s show was successful and had many listeners, he was looking for something different. It was in Shreveport that Bob Smith created the Wolfman Jack character and had the idea to get the new Wolfman Jack Show on the powerful Mexican radio station, XERF, a massive 250,000 watt station with a signal that covered all of North America. As a kid, back in Brooklyn, he used to listen to the Big X which played great music by day and at night basically catered to U.S. based preachers who preached religion and sold many different religious items. Wolfman thought he too could “sell stuff” and make as he said, “big money.” This unique station made tons of cash for the preachers and Smith wanted in on the action! Bob Smith got Wolfman Jack on XERF… and the legend was born! Wolfman Jack’s personality sent energy through the radio speakers and attracted the attention of millions of people all across North America. Wolfman’s mix of rowdy rock, verbal antics and raw rhythm & blues, began to make news. His national popularity grew as stories began to appear in “Time Magazine”, “Newsweek”, “Life Magazine”, and major city newspapers, all asking the same question; “Who is Wolfman Jack and where did he come from?”

In 1968, Smith, now living as Wolfman Jack 24/7, moved his family and business operations to Los Angeles. By this time, The Wolfman Jack Radio Show, had been on XERF for nearly 5 years and was now also on XERF’s popular 100,000 watt sister station, XERB, which covered the entire west coast of the U.S. Major music artists such as Todd Rundgren, Leon Russell, Freddie King and the Guess Who, all produced chart-topping hits written about the Wolfman. In early 1970, everything was going great for Wolfman. He was living in Beverly Hills, CA. His show was on two big stations, being heard all over the USA and was making lots of money. Maybe too much money, because in 1970, without warning, the Mexican Government took both XERF and XERB back and suddenly Wolfman Jack was off-the-air, without a job, or any regular income. This was financially devastating to him as he had recently bought an office building where he built a new studio. In desperation, Wolfman took a job at radio station KDAY in Los Angeles for a mere pittance of his former salary.

However, in 1972, his luck began to change when he was hired to be the announcer, interviewer and co-host of NBC-TV's late-night music series, “The Midnight Special.” Then, in 1973, George Lucas, who grew up in Northern California, as a fan listening to Wolfman’s show on XERB, cast Wolfman Jack in his classic film “American Graffiti”, which was a huge hit. As a gift, George Lucas gave Wolfman a small percentage of Graffiti’s profits. Because of the enormous popularity of the film, Wolfman left KDAY and for a brief time moved to New York and was on WNBC radio. He commuted twice a month to do The Midnight Special, but, the pressure was too stressful that he decided to quit WNBC and move back to his home in CA. He then formed his own distribution company and was the first radio DJ to nationally distribute his show. His distribution company, Audio Stimulation, distributed The Wolfman Jack Radio Show to over 2000 stations in 53 countries. Wolfman also made more than 87 television and film appearances.

On July 1, 1995, Wolfman Jack died of a heart attack at his home in Belvidere, North Carolina. That day, he finished broadcasting what would be his last Wolfman Jack Radio Show from The Hard Rock Cafe in Washington, D.C. He was very anxious to get home as he had been on the road for several days doing a promotional book tour for his new autobiography “Have Mercy.” After a flight from D.C. and a limousine ride from the airport, Wolfman was happy to be home. "He walked up the driveway, went inside the house and hugged his wife. Then he just fell down and was dead" said Lonnie Napier, former vice president of Wolfman Jack, Inc.

About 5 years after his death, Wolfman Jack Licensing was formed and began to digitize Wolfman’s radio show tapes. From Wolfman's vast, personal radio show tape archive, WJ Licensing has produced multiple digital original Wolfman Jack Shows that are currently being distributed to radio stations all over the USA and Internationally.

The Wolfman Jack Radio Show is still on the air, every night, somewhere in the world!

On-Air Schedule

Sunday 12:00am - 05:00am The Wolfman Jack Radio Show

Joe Johnson

On-Air Schedule

Sunday 08:00am - 09:00am The Beatle Brunch

Matt Taylor

On-Air Schedule

Sunday 10:00pm - 12:00am Midnight Memories In Melody

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