Remembering Sports Radio
(September 12, 1975-March 29, 1981)
There were two seperate incarnations of
The Sports Team
at WOND-AM in Pleasantville, Radio 1400.
First, in the mid-to-late 1960s, Tom Williams joined Tom Lamaine on
All-American WOND to provide play-by-play of high school football and
basketball. Williams had started doing halftime and postgame reports during
basketball broadcasts by Ralph Glenn and Gene Packard on WOND in
1963-64. He also was the night-time "DJ" on WOND, creating the "Teenage
In addition to Lamaine and Williams, the other personalities on WOND during
that period included Joel Carson, Jay Connell, Mike Elliot, Jeff Green, Harry
Hoffman, Red Karr, Pinky Kravitz, Jack Lawyer, Walt Murphy, Bob Purfield,
Skip Rafferty, Bruce Roberts, Jessica Savitch, Bob Weems and Don Williams.
In addition to their work on the radio, that group played over 60 benefit
basketball games during a four-year stretch that raised more than $15,000.00.
Check out one of the weekly record surveys published by WOND in 1967
In 1975, Williams returned to WOND with Jim Schafer, Chuck Hill, Bud Rinck
and Butch Gleason to begin Saturday and Sunday night sports talk shows
called "Sports Corner". They also provided play-by-play of high school football
and basketball games.
Others who were part of the WOND lineup from 1975 through 1981 included
Larry Andrews, Big Ange, Tom Collins, Sherry Hoffman, Ray Holbrook, Ted
Hudson, Eric Johnson, Jack Kessler, Spyder McGuire, Tom McNally, Jack
Miller, Tom O'Rourke, Lori Savitch and Mike Schurmann.