Chaz interviews the legends of PLR as they tell their stories and share history of our 50 years on the air.
Hummels One-on-One Podcast
Chaz talks to Bruce Barber, half of the legendary Smith and Barber Morning Show which was heard on WPLR from 1985 until January of 2003 (minus one year for a job at a station in Tampa). Bruce takes us through everything from his start in radio, what caused the show to come apart and what…Continue Reading
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
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
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
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
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