Fast Eddie Coyle
I grew up in Philadelphia and was fortunate enough to be able to listen to some of the greatest air personalities ever in Philly and New York. Local disc jockeys would come to my high school on Friday nights to host sock hops and I always thought what a cool job that would be to have. My parents let me drive to upstate New York with two of my buddies in my 1964 Chevy Impala SS convertible to attend Woodstock in 1969. Little did we know that we were about to become part of music history. We saw Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, the Who, Joe Cocker, Crosby, Stills, and Nash, and so many more of the artists who were to become rock icons forever. I attended The American Academy of Broadcasting in center city Philadelphia and got my first job in promotions at WIBG in Philly making $1.60 an hour and loved every second. My first on-air jobs were in Naples and Ft. Myers, Florida. From there I went to Augusta, Georgia and then back to Philly to teach broadcasting until I got a break to do the overnight show at the station I listened to growing up, the legendary WFIL. It was a dream come true, but Cincinnati called with an offer to do the afternoon show on a new pop station there. From there I made stops in New Orleans, Miami, Orlando, and then finally settling down for a wonderful long stay in Dallas-Ft. Worth. I was on the air for 25 years working at KEGL (2 different times), KPLX, and KLUV. I'm a big fan of the Dallas Cowboys and Texas Rangers. My second love is muscle cars from the 60's and 70's and I'm a huge animal lover, with the highest regard for those who work at animal shelters. It's pretty cool that I still get to play a lot of the music on Classic Rock 96-1 that I got to experience live at Woodstock nearly half a century ago. It's been a nice ride....and the best thing is, it's not over yet! Just this month I was nominated for the 3rd straight year for possible enshrinement in the Texas Radio Hall Of Fame. We’ll find out if the “3rd time’s the charm” when the Class Of 2017 winners are announced in August.