John David is at the pinnacle of an illustrious career that began with a love affair with radio as a 13-year-old in Poteau, Oklahoma. John would sit around for hours at the local station just to read the weather forecast. With time, he would become one of the most influential people in the radio profession, serving as Executive Vice President of Radio at the National Association of Broadcasters,Full Bio
(1920 – 1992)
Robert Hyland was born in St. Louis. His father was a famous surgeon who worked with the Cardinals as a physician. Bob grew up hanging around the Cardinals’ batting cage and spent a lot of time in the dugout talking with the players. He once said, “I was always a hero worshiper when I was a kid. I grew up talking with Cobb,
(1910 – 1999)
Born in What Cheer, Iowa, in 1910, Ed Lambert had an early fascination with the airwaves and the world of broadcasting. At the age of eight his father started manufacturing the “Lambert and Sons” Crystal Radio. The workings of the radio were set inside a green cardboard box with a small needle-like tuner on the outside. It was labeled with the Lambert name yet resembled what we commonly know as a box of Morton salt.
(1951 – 2021)
Rush Limbaugh was born in Cape Girardeau into a prominent Missouri family. His grandfather was Ambassador to India during the Eisenhower administration. An uncle was appointed federal judge by Ronald Reagan and a cousin was appointed to the U.S. District Court by George W. Bush. His father was a prominent attorney and his brother is an attorney.
He started in radio as a disc jockey on KGMO in Cape Girardeau while he was still in high school,
(1908 – 2003)
Robert Neathery’s path to radio began in 1911 when his step-father traded a rice farm in Louisiana for a telephone company in West Plains. Working at the phone company gave him an opportunity to learn about electronics and an early appreciation of communications.
In the early 1920’s Mr. Neathery combined what he had learned at the phone company with information he gained from reading to build his first radio receiver.