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Johnny Dark guests on "Magical History Tour" September 22, 2006.....



DC and Baltimore radio great Johnny Dark (above, red shirt) guested in-studio with Rusty Gibson on his "Magical History Tour" show on Fairfax Public Access's WEBR radio - via cable TV and the internet - on Friday, 9/22/06. With DCRTV webmaster Dave Hughes. Johnny talked about his first radio gig in Massachusetts and his days in the 1960s at Baltimore's WCAO (AM 600) and Arlington's WEAM (AM 1390). Both stations were "top 40" while Johnny was there. Also, he emceed many area rock concerts, including the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Monkees, and the Beach Boys. Johnny also worked at WCAO after it flipped to country music in the 1970s. After a stint at Baltimore's hot adult contemporary WWMX (FM 106.5), Johnny headed to the then-new WBIG (FM 100.3) with its rock and soul oldies format. With other cool DJs like Dave Adler, Jeff "Goldy" Gold, and Kathy Whiteside. After a housecleaning at WBIG to newer oldies, Johnny headed to Baltimore oldies outlet WQSR (FM 102.7). But that was shortlived because it, too, suffered a housecleaning to newer "Jack" oldies. Johnny then ended up at World Space satellite radio, where he currently works. From studios in Silver Spring, he's now heard worldwide (except in North America) via the Hop oldies music channel. Johnny resides with his wife in Reisterstown, near Baltimore. Many of his now-grown kids live in the DC-Baltimore area, although none followed him into the radio biz. Musically, Johnny would not be pinned down to name his favorites. He said he loves everything oldies, even the "bubblegum" variation.....