Hummels PLR 99 One-on-One

Chaz interviews the legends of PLR as they tell their stories and share history of our 50 years on the air.


Hummels PLR 99 One-on-One: Bruce Manke

Bruce Manke, WPLR’s utility player from 1973-1981 shares stories of his worst celebrity interviews, the magical moment after the murder of John Lennon, on stage pre concert announcements, his earliest New Haven FM radio memory and more. Powered by Hummel Bros.Continue Reading


Hummels PLR 99 One-on-One: Stormin Norman

He was at WPLR for two short but incredible years in music history. Connecticut radio legend Stormin Norman was on the air the night John Lennon was murdered, was on the air the day the Eagles played the Yale Bowl and more. He shared his stories of loading Billy Joel into Toad’s Place, seeing the…Continue Reading


Hummels PLR 99 One-on-One: Mike Lapitino

Mike Lapitino, the longest running air talent in WPLR’s 50 year history, takes Chaz through his 35 years on air at the station and behind the scenes. From hanging out with Rock Stars (and annoying some), to what struck him about standing next to the Rolling Stones and tons of studio stories in between, Your…Continue Reading


Hummels PLR 99 One-on-One: Keith Dakin

Chaz talks to Keith Dakin (Boss Keith), Vice President of Programming for Connoisseur Media and covers everything from COVIDs affect on radio, how they pick the music, radio’s future, his favorite year in music and his bizarre Armageddon supplies.Continue Reading


Hummels PLR 99 One-on-One: Drew Carrano

In WPLR’s 50 year history there has only been three marketing directors. Drew Carrano is our third and current Super Hero. He talks about going backstage, meeting KISS, his start at PLR in 1998 and the man who was one of the most important people in his life, PLR legend, Sam T.Continue Reading


Hummels PLR 99 One-on-One: Eddie Sab

From intern to Program Director and everything in-between Eddie oversaw the changing of morning shows, a very uncomfortable firing and then his own firing over a Chaz and AJ situation. Eddie grew up on PLR and it was great catching up with him.Continue Reading

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Hummels PLR 99 One-on-One: Eddie Wazoo

Eddie Wazoo was a staple at WPLR from 1975-1981. He’s most known as the afternoon drive host and music director during one of the most fertile times in rock music. He talks about how he got his name, great behind the scenes PLR stories and why it took so long for PLR to play The…Continue Reading


Hummels PLR 99 One-on-One: Megan Doll Interview

Chaz talks with Megan Doll, who was on the air for over 20 years with 99.1 PLR. She started out doing traffic for Smith & Barber and Mike Lapitino before becoming a full part of the morning show. She left in 2013 after being a cherished member of Chaz & AJ in the Morning.Continue Reading


Hummels PLR 99 One-on-One: Rick Allison

Rick Allison began his career at WPLR in 1975 and has done everything from part time news, mornings (multiple times), program director, the voice of the station, to hosting the longest running local band show in the history of radio (heard every Sunday night). He’s been fired several times but the universe will not allow…Continue Reading

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Hummels PLR 99 One-on-One: Mark Kaplowe

How a very serious illness led to Mark Kaplowe’s love affair with radio. He entered the WPLR building on Chapel Street in 1975 and eventually became the afternoon drive host. He shares why he hoped Stoneman didn’t bounce off the wall twice, meeting Bono of U2, the moment Wiggy fired him and how he went…Continue Reading

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