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Different Radio Celebrates Women's History Month

Carole King's iconic career as a singer, songwriter, and pianist extraordinaire is celebrated with a two-hour special, Natural Woman, The Carole King Radio Special. The first hour looks at Carole King's early career when she wrote great hits for other artists - from her first songwriting hit in 1961 at aged 18 Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow to her huge hit for the Monkees Pleasant Valley Sunday. Included are such classic songs as Up on the Roof (The Drifters), Take Good Care of My Baby (Bobby Vee), One Fine Day (The Chiffons), I'm Into Something Good (Herman's Hermits), and many, many others. The second hour looks at her enormous career as a solo artist, from her Tapestry album that sold 25M copies worldwide through her sold-out tour in 2010 with longtime friend James Taylor. Join Different Radio this weekend to celebrate the artistry of Carole King, Sunday Morning at 1o AM. 

I was born in Fairmont, West Virginia, and grew up mostly in and around the Rochester area. I got my radio start at WBKT at Brockport High school as a sophomore, and was its station manager in my senior year in high school. I had caught the radio & TV bug. While in high school, I started working for the local commercial station in town (WWBK/WJBT). While attending SUNY Brockport, I helped build WBSU-FM, and started as an intern for WXXI-TV. I started working for WXXI in the broadcast operations area, and eventually became an online television editor. In 1985, I took a position at WHYY in Philadelphia in their engineering department, working primarily as a video editor, but also provided audio support for TV productions and for some radio productions, including NPR's Fresh Air.