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The original Pirate Radio line up
(March, 1989)
Scott Shannon 6-10 am
Whitney Allen 10 am-3 pm
Shadow Steele 3 pm-7 pm
Cadillac Jack 7 pm-midnight
Bubba the Love Sponge midnight-6 am

The weekend lineup for most of the first two years was:
Saturday
Fast Bobby 1-6 am
Marv Knight, Raul Moreno or Steve Ringold 6-10 am
Jamie Osborn 10 am-3 pm
The Big Watusi 3-7 pm
Pirate Radio USA-Nationally Syndicated Show
7 pm-midnight
Sunday
Fast Bobby midnight-6 am
Public Affairs w/Marv Knight 6-7 am
Count Down USA 7-11 am
w/Scott Shannon
Whitney Allen 11 am-3 pm
Cadillac Jack 3-7 pm
Batman Gomez 7 pm-midnight
Baltizar did fill-in

In April, 1991, the lineup was:
Jeff Davis 6-10 am
Suzie Cruz 10 am-3 pm
Jeff Jensen 3 pm-7 pm
Tawn Mastrey 7 pm-midnight
Mark Mendoza midnight-6 am

In June, 1992, the lineup was:
The Rude Boys 6-10 am
(Steven O. Sellers & Greg Stevens)
Jeff Davis 10 am-3 pm
Jeff Jensen 3-7 pm
Tawn Mastrey 7 pm-midnight
Mark Mendoza midnight-6 am

In October, 1992, the lineup was:
The Rude Boys 6-10 am
(Steven O. Sellers & Greg Stevens)
Jeff Davis 10 am-3 pm
Tawn Mastrey 3-7 pm
Mark Mendoza 7 pm-midnight
??? midnight-6 am

December, 1992-February, 1993, the lineup was:
The Rude Boys 6-10 am
(Steven O. Sellers & Greg Stevens)
Katie Manor 10 am-2 pm
Sid Presley 2-7 pm
Mark Mendoza 7 pm-midnight
??? midnight-6 am
Jeff Davis & Cyndee Maxwell did fill-in's

From mid February, 1992-the end of April,
Oz Medina took over 3-7 pm and Sid did 7 pm-midnight. Mark Mendoza did the overnight shift.


Other jock-ular information:

Baltizar
1990 & 1991
Went on to Hot 97 (WQHT-FM) New York in 1992
Then to Jam'n 94.5 in Boston

Batman Gomez
(Brian Shook)
1989-1991
Came from Z100 in Portland
Went to KKZN in Dallas until 1999
Now a stay at home dad!

BZ
(Ben Ziegler)
Weekends Last 3 months of Pirate Radio's existence (1993)

Cadillac Jack
1989-1990
Came from WJHM Orlando
Went to evenings at WAVA in Washington, DC 1990-1991
Then to WEGX Eagle 106 in Philadelphia 1991-1993
And later mornings at KGGI Riverside and then WLAN FM97 in Lancaster, PA
Later at WIOV in Lancaster, PA
Then WGGY in Scranton, PA
At WOGL in Philadelphia 2004-2017
Now doing voice over work
See his web site at CadillacJackShow.com

Cyndee Maxwell
Came from KLOS (1991-1992)
Mid-day at KQLZ 1992-93
Worked at KIOZ (Rock 102 San Diego)
and went to KLOS in the summer of 1991
Went to R&R Magazine as editor of the Rock section

Fast Bobby
(David Servantes)
1989-1990
Went to KPWR Power 106 until 1995
then to Palm Springs

Francis, The Talking Mule
(Francis Rose)
Did weekends and fill-ins in late 1990
Went on to WQRX. Now at WFED(2009)

Gary Poole
1992-93
Gary was brought to the Pirate on December 15 to help PD Greg Stevens change the format from a "hair band" rock station to a more guitar based alternative station. Very few people were in the loop on this change and Gary was introduced as a part timer. He went on the air as Sid Presley. He did his first "fill-in" on the 16th.
He was at KLOS in 1995 and later was at IDJMG and managed the band "Among Thieves."
Now at Island/Def Jam in NY

Greg Stevens
The other half of the Rude Boys became PD at KEGL in Dallas in Oct, 1997, taking the station from #15 to #3. In March, 2001, Clear Channel moved him to KSJO & KCNL in San Jose where he was PD until October, 2001. He went to Channel 104.9 in the Bay Area and is now Program Director at WHTQ in Orlando.

Jamie Osborn
At KQLZ 1989-1991
Went to Beasley Group in Las Vegas (KKLZ, Star, KJUL) (2002)
Now at KNDN as Director of Programming since 2017

Jeff Jensen
1991-1992
Hosted the syndicated Pirate Radio USA in 1992
Came from WYNF in Tampa
Returned to Tampa after leaving The Pirate and does Voices and Hosting at JeffJensen.net

Jerry J
December, 1990

Katie Manor
1989-1992
Came from 91X San Diego
Briefly on KROQ in 1990
No longer in radio

Knarly Charlie
1990
Was in the enviable position of driving around L.A. in the Pirate Party Patrol van, giving away schwag!

Lora Gayle
Heard doing traffic on The Pirate in the summer of 1990

Mark Mendoza
aka The Big Watusi
Evening jock 1989-1993
Only jock to be on all four years!
Hired by Scott Shannon in '89
Was on KKHR in 1984 and later KUTE
Came from KMGG
Went to KIIS-FM (1993-1994)
Then to KLOS (1996-1997)
Then did afternoons on
KNAC Live on the Net

Mark Miller
At KQLZ 1991=1993
Was at KLOS 1997-2000 & has an active voice over business

Oz Medina
1993
Came from 91X San Diego
Went to KROQ 1993 and KACD in 1999
Did evenings briefly at KACD
His career spans Dallas, Austin, San Francisco, Seattle, Los Angeles, San Diego and Boulder, CO.
Did 12 years at KBCO in Boulder and then on to KCUV.
Oz returned to San Diego on July 28, 2008 and did afternoons at KPRI.

Randy Maranz
1991-1992
Came from KNAC (1991), went to KLOS (1993-1997)
Then to 104.1 KHHK The Hawk in Stockton/Modesto as APD and 6-10 pm jock
Now at KATS in Yakima, WA

Scott Shannon
AKA Michael Scott Shannon
Weekday mornings Mar, 1989-Feb, 1991
Did the first two weeks on Pirate Radio as "Bubba the Love Sponge"
Came from WHTZ in NY
Went back to WPLJ in NY
Now on WCBS-FM in NY and has hosted the True Oldies Channel since 2004

Shadow Steele
(Scott Wright)
1989-1991
Host and creator of Pirate Radio USA, the syndicated version of the station
Did the Pirate Radio April Fool's Day at KROQ in 1994
Shadow's bio provided by the man himself:
1973 - KBEQ Kansas City 10p-2a "Jeff Stevens"
1974 - U-100 Mpls./St. Paul 6-10p "Jeff Mother Robbins"
1975 - B-100 San Diego 6-10p "Rocket Man"
1976 - KROY Sacramento 6-10p "Jeff Mother Robbins"
1977-1980 - WIFI Philadelphia 2-6p/MD - "Jeff Robbins"
1983-1987 - Z-100 New York - 3-7p/Operations Manager - Shadow Stevens
1987-1989 - B-97 New Orleans/EZ Communications VP/Programming - Shadow Stevens
1989-1991 - Pirate Radio L.A. 3-7p/Operations Manager - Shadow Steele
1991-1993 - Epic Records - Sr. Director/Promotion - Shadow Steele
1993-1995 - B-97 New Orleans/EZ Communications VP/Programming - Scott Wright
1995-2001 - HITS Magazine L.A. - VP/Promotion - Shadow Steele
1999-Present Proprietor/Winemaker Scott Paul Wines California/Oregon
2001 - Present - General Manager - Domaine Drouhin Oregon

Smash
(Jimmy Steal) Only on the air for a month
Returned to Dallas after KQLZ
Now Program Director at Power 106 in L.A.

Steven O. Sellers
Part of the Rude Boys Morning Show 1992-1993 along with Greg Stevens
Came from KIOZ Rock 102 San Diego
Now at KONO San Antonio 6-10 am. He is also in the An Antonio Radio Hall of Fame

Suzy Cruz
(Suzanne Ansilio)
1989-1991
Came from KLSX (1990-1993), went to KLOS (1993-2005)
Spent some time at DC Classic Rock in 2011
Now Assistant AE at K-Earth 101 in Los Angeles

Tawn Mastrey
1989-1992
Came from KNAC 105.5 Los Angeles (Pirate offered her three times the money, and offer she couldn't refuse)
Went to KLSX
On to 93X in Minneapolis
Then Sirius Satellite Radio Ch 23 in 2005
She passed away on October 2, 2007 of the effects of hepatitis C.
Tawn's web site www.TawnMastrey.com

Thrasher
(real name Ted Pritchard)
Previously "Engineer Ted" for the Mark & Brian Show (KLOS)
Arrived at KQLZ in April, 1991
Went on to KNAC in the mornings after KQLZ

Uncle Wally
(Archer Dusablon)
May-Aug, 1989
See our Staff page for more info. He has a long radio history that can also be found here

Whitney Allen
Midday jock 1989-1991
Started at KATA in Eureka, CA
Moved on to San Diego and the legendary KCBQ.
Then on to KS-103 and Q106 in San Diego before being hand picked by Scott Shannon for Pirate Radio.
Went to KIIS-FM in L.A. in 1991. Whitney has had her own syndicated show The Big Time with Premier Radio Networks since 1995.


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