Spike O'Dell: rewarded by radio

Spike O'Dell is happily retired after spending several years at WGN radio. He talks about his radio career; why he retired; being a top 40 DJ; how he got into radio; how music radio and the radio business have changed; becoming Billboard Magazine's Top 40 Jock of the Year in a medium market; how he went from music radio to talk radio; how he got to WGN; working at KIIK-FM and KSTT in the Quad Cities and Iowa; why he left WBT in Charlotte, North Carolina; what it was like to take over mornings after Bob Collins died; dealing with his house burning down; and more.

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