CORTLAND — Longtime Oldies 101.5 (WXHC) morning man Sonny King is on the job hunt for the first time in nearly ten years. King, who also served as PD and OM for the station, was let go yesterday after his air shift, due to budget cuts.
King says he’d like to stay in Central New York, but he’s “open to anything” at this point. He tells CNYRadio.com he’s available for operations, programming, airshifts, production or voicetracking, adding “the latter two, I can do from home.”
Since being laid off, King has quickly compiled what he calls a “pretty basic” demo reel of his hosting and production talent. You can listen at http://www.djsonnyking.com/sonnykingdemo.mp3. Prospective employers can reach King via e-mail at email@example.com or via phone at (607)756-9094 (home) or (607)423-7785 (cell).
King’s radio career started at WIZR in Johnstown in 1974, moving down the Thruway in 1978 to Herkimer’s Y97 until 1981. That’s when he became PD at Cortland’s WKRT for three years, before heading further west, to Buffalo’s WBEN and WECK. In 1986, WKRT asked King to come back to Cortland and launch an oldies format… he stayed until 1999, when WXHC came calling to request his programming expertise.