As host and producer of ABC Radios American Gold and
Rock & Rolls Greatest Hits programs, Dick Bartley
entertains hundreds of thousands of fans every weekend on more than
300 affiliated stations across America.
Bartley began his radio career at WWOD in Lynchburg, Virginia,
in 1969. He spent his college years immersed in radio at the University
of Virginia, joining WELK as a full-time broadcaster upon graduation
in 1973. Two years later, Bartley moved to Chicago as a programmer
of WBBM-FM and later WFYR-FM.
Dick Bartleys network career began in 1982, when his top-rated
Chicago oldies program was picked up by the new RKO Radio Networks.
Solid Gold Saturday Night quickly became a national sensation
and was soon joined by Solid Gold Scrapbook. Morning drive
time at WNSR-FM/New York followed in 1987. Bartley signed with Westwood
One Radio Networks in 1988, where he created, produced and hosted
the Rock & Roll Oldies Show, as well as the breakthrough
daily feature New Gold on CD.
A member of the ABC Radio Networks talent line-up since 1991,
Bartley currently writes, produces and hosts American Goldthe
classic oldies countdown show, and Rock & Rolls Greatest
Hitsthe live, Saturday night, oldies request party.
Dick Bartley was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 2000.
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