"Larry Vee" aka Dr. Larry Flegle  Biography
WAPG   WHAN    WIPC    WSIR   WINT   WXKL

In 1964 a fifteen year old preacher's son, Larry Flegle rode his bike five miles to Arcadia, Florida's WAPG-AM 1480 radio to visit a friend.  When he arrived he met the General Manager of the station who was desperate for a Disc Jockey to work the daily afternoon Rock 'N Roll show.  He told Larry if he learned how to run the station he could have the job.  Larry immediately took him up on the offer and the "Larry Vee" show was born.  Larry rocked on from 4pm until local sunset 5 days week.  He played Elvis, the Beach Boys, Ricky Nelson and a new group from England called the Beatles. The summer of 1965 brought a big change for Larry when his father accepted the pastorate of a church in Dundee, Florida. Larry was crushed having to leave his radio show. Shortly after the move his Dad asked him to go for a ride. The destination was Haines City's WHAN-AM 930 radio just 8 miles away.  Larry was asked to take over the afternoon rock show and started that afternoon.  He stayed with Channel 93 - WHAN until February 1967 when he joined the announcing staff at WIPC-AM 1280, Lake Wales, Florida.  Larry was asked to run country music show midday. Rock 'N Roll was in his blood and he left the fall of '67 to run the "Nightbeat with Larry Vee" on WSIR-AM 1490 in Winter Haven.  July, 1968 brought a letter from the Selective Service office and a temporary end to spinning records.  Larry joined the Navy and it was four years before his return to radio.  In June, 1972 Larry began a degree program in broadcasting at the University of South Florida in Tampa.  A few months later he was hired by Jim Maloy and became "Larry Michaels" at WQYK AM & FM in Tampa working the overnight shift from midnight to 6am.  Some years later Larry went on to become co-owner of WBTG-FM in Sheffield, Alabama. Dr. Flegle is now a college professor with fond memories of being part of the early days of Rock 'N Roll radio.  He now runs AMU Internet Radio for American Military University. Classic rock, of course. http://amuradio.com/  
Larry is now with Radio Forecast Network announcing weathercasts for 25 radio stations per day. He is also writing a new sports-casting course for American Military University, Charles Town, WV.  Larry works from his home studio in Canton, Georgia. E-Mail: lflegle@windstream.net

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Larry “Vee” Flegle 
WHAN Radio Haines City 1966

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Larry Vee at WSIR in 1968

 


Larry in his home studio 2010


Since July 4, 2014 Dr. Larry Flegle has been the owner and General Manager of WUCG-FM 93.1 in Blairsville, Georgia.  Larry has a daily morning show called “The Morning Brew with Dr. Larry".



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