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Programmer Michael Valentine

Michael Valentine

Host of:
88 Jazz Place Afternoon [Monday-Friday 3pm-7pm]

emailmichael@wdna.org

Since childhood, Michael Valentine has been steeped in music. His father and grandfather were musicians, arrangers, and teachers. In high school, he was one of the first to carry around a now iconic Sony Walkman, a pair of headphones always decorating his brow as he wondered the halls.  Nights were spent recording radio shows for his fictional radio station, WHACK Radio. Those tapes are, unfortunately, lost to time!

Later, Michael would begin his true radio career by volunteer at WDNA in the early 1990s. He's held various on-air and behind the scenes positions, including early morning host and board member, before settling in as our weekday afternoon drive host and music director.

 

Howard Academy High School Band, Alexander Valentine Jr., director, Monticello, 1953. (Florida Bandmasters Association)
Howard Academy High School Band, Alexander Valentine Jr., director, Monticello, 1953.
(Florida Bandmasters Association)

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