Meet the DJ


Meet the DJ

Larry Flegle, a 15-year old preacher’s son loved rock and roll. In 1964, he landed his first radio job (as “Larry Vee”) with Arcadia’s WAPG doing the afternoon Top 40 show. The following summer, his had dad accepted the pastorate of a church in Dundee (FL), and he found himself having to look for radio work closer to home. Luckily, he came upon an immediate opening at WHAN in Haines City – again spinning rock and roll each afternoon. He remained there until early 1967 and, after a few months playing country music in the mid-day slot at WIPC in Lake Wales, moved to Winter Haven’s WSIR to run the evening show, “Nightbeat with Larry Vee.”

Everything was going great until he received a letter from Selective Service in July 1968 that brought a temporary end to his deejay work. He spent four years in the Navy, and then returned home to begin a degree program in broadcasting at the University of South Florida. While in Tampa, he resumed his deejay work and became “Larry Michaels” on overnights with WQYK in the spring of 1973.

Larry’s love for radio led him to become co-owner of WBTG-FM in Sheffield, AL some years later. Today, he is a college professor, Dr. Larry Flegle, and runs adult contemporary and information AMU Radio (Internet) Radio for American Public University in Charles Town, WV.

One Response to “Meet the DJ”

  1. Carol Roemhild says:

    This is cool. I found a couple of rockabilly stations. I was in radio in the 70’s and 80’s. I was addicted to Larry King in the 70’s all night radio. The Mutual Broadcasting Network. I think he did 5 hours and one was repeated. I wish somewhere there would be tapes of Larry King. I used to get into Art Bell. At night I would sit in the driveway with my son about 10 years old. We would keep the lights off and listen to Art Bell talk about aliens and stuff. We would be scared and had so much fun. My son would have a different friend sleep over to sit in the car and listen for hours. I am glad both my kids grew up knowing the value of AM radio. and AMU Radio is an officially licensed ASCAP, BMI and SESAC site. ALL music is licensed for internet broadcast.
AMU Radio is a member of IBS as well as an affiliate of the IBS/Backbone Student Radio Network,
the first national network of college and high school Internet broadcasters.
AMU Radio is managed by Dr. Larry Flegle, a member of the Society of Broadcast Engineers.

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