x95 Air Staff:
Ever since leaving my hometown of Minneapolis and breaking into radio at 19 in Catskill, N.Y., I have traversed the country from coast to coast creating havoc and leaving a trail of broken marriages.
My first major market job was in Phoenix where I was officially given the moniker “Crazy” Dave Otto after being ruled legally insane by the court. That label stuck with me through gigs in Houston, San Diego, Cleveland, Boston and Dallas before finally being told by my PD in Denver it was too juvenile. I thought that’s what he hired me for!
I have received numerous citations over the years (mostly traffic) and the two awards that were actually related to radio were later taken back when it was discovered a bribe was involved.
I remain single because…well…if you were a woman, would you want to mess with all that baggage?
Jason Bowers knows pop culture better than you do. He’s been filling his head with everything entertainment since he was a kid and he’s unleashed it on radio listeners every day. He uses his acid tongue, and puts you at ease with his “best friend” demeanor.
When Jason’s not talking about celebs he’s talking to them, handling interviews here and formerly at powerhouse stations STAR 98-7 and KIIS in Los Angeles. Jason was also previously heard on XM Satellite Radio, as well as stations in San Diego, Riverside, Bakersfield, and his hometown of Allentown, PA (yes, the same Allentown of which Billy Joel sings). Jason has, sadly, never met Mr. Joel.
Jason has been seen in TV commercials (Saturn), heard in national TV commercials (On Star with Jimmy Fallon) and has appeared on Comedy Central’s The Man Show and ABC’s General Hospital. He’s also performed improv, sketch, and standup at The Improv, The Comedy Store, The Groundlings, Second City and Upright Citizens Brigade in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Austin.
Jason loves electronics and gadgets (especially his TiVo and his iPhone). Take him to an electronics superstore and he’ll be your friend forever. Jason Bowers is a joy to have in class.
When I’m not on the late night shift, you might find me on the ice (lying down), in the fairway (hopefully) or in the gym (really?). I also do my fair share of hiking and biking, weather permitting of course.
After 10 plus years, I still love entertaining people and I’m thankful every day that you give me that opportunity.
WILY Air Staff:
Mike has been working in radio and television for nearly 40 years. Mike not
only loves radio & TV he’s also a huge fan of music! He’s got a huge record and CD collection (much to his wife’s dismay) along with the best sounding state-of the-art audio equipment. Mike’s also an active runner and a biker, and just loves being outdoors.
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Tootie has been talking to WILY’s listeners for a handful of decades! A lovely and delightful personality, Tootie has been discussing the topics that matter to you!
Whether it’s Talk Time USA on Mondays with her panel of guests or Hotline (Tuesdays thru Fridays), Tootie always has timely topics and informed guests and opinions. Sometimes she runs a little past 10 am, but we know you don’t mind it a bit!
JJ has been working in radio and television in a full or part-time capacity since 1977 when she graduated from Ohio University with a BSC in Radio/TV/Journalism.
JJ enjoys doing mobile DJ gigs since she can engage the crowd in a live atmosphere & see everyone smiling while having so much fun! She also loves spending time hanging out with her pets as well as hiking, alone or with her significant other.
Time flies when you’re having fun and radio. Ted’s favorite movie is Clint
Eastwood and Morgan Freeman in “Unforgiven,” they’re the best! He also likes “Saving Private Ryan” and he’ be so happy when all of our troops are home. He was in the USAF for 4 years, saying it was a great experience.
Ted loves a good cup of coffee with toast and jelly, and writes and reads just about every day, and he still enjoys watching a high school baseball game.
Jay’s 40+ years radio career started with a deep passion for music as a teenager while playing his bass guitar in garage bands in the San Francisco Bay area where he was born. His best friend is his wife, Janet, and his four-legged pals, Riley, Clara and Hobbes.
When Jay’s not having fun playing the greatest hits of all time he enjoys reading historical biographies, Italian cooking, any hot rod or car show he can find, and throwing the ball for Hobbes, his golden retriever.
Dave and his wife Debby and have been married for over 37 years. Dave
loves listening to music live or recorded. He’s very proud of all his children, especially his son Jacob, an accomplished jazz musician (Baritone Sax) in New York City. He also likes to travel, bike, hike, and spend time with his grandchildren, five of `em!