Al Brady Biography
WMJK WOCL WGTO WOMX WGMW/WGMA
|Al was born and raised on Staten Island, NY and was greatly influenced by all the radio stations and deejays from the area. Listening and growing up in NYC, he became very knowledgeable of the music and started his radio career with a local pirate station. Then in 1979, he received his first real radio gig in New Jersey working mornings at one station WVRM-FM and afternoon drive at another 60 miles away, WJRZ-FM 100.1. After leaving the Jersey Shore in 1981, he moved to Florida and found work on the night shift at WTMC AM-1290 in Ocala. That same year he became Station Manager at Haines City’s WFXI-AM 930, even staying on board when the station got new owners and became WTHN-AM 930 in 1984. Al moved to Kissimmee in 1986 to work at Little Darlin’s Rock N Roll Palace (later known as Wolfman Jack’s), a world famous night spot located at the Old Town shopping, dining and entertainment complex on US 192, off I-4. He did a live broadcast from there on Friday and Saturday nights that was aired over Orlando’s Cruisin’ Oldies WGTO-AM 540 and Kissimmee’s WMJK-AM 1220 which had its studios at the complex. He was also the original host of the Saturday Night Cruise at Old Town. In addition to the live show from Old Town that was aired on WGTO, Al also had another show on the station called Music and Memories. During his years in Central Florida, he had a chance to work at some of Orlando’s best radio stations, like, WGTO-AM Orlando, Cool 105.9, WOCL-FM 105.9 and Mix 105.1 WOMX-FM 105.1. In 1999 he moved to the Raleigh-Durham area and Clear Channel’s WTRG-FM Oldies 100.7 and Sunny 93.9 WRSN-FM, and later hosted “Eight Track Saturday Night” on Y102.9 FM WWMY. He also was the host of many PBS music specials on North Carolina's Statewide PBS Network on UNC-TV for shows like the entire "My Music Series": Doo Wop 50, Doo Wop 51, Rock Rhythm & Doo Wop, Superstars of 70’s Soul" and "The Disco Explosion" and many others for PBS. Although Al Brady continues to host the PBS specials, the NC local segments for the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon. Al continues to produce the #1 Carolina Beach Music show.|
Al Brady Update 8-21-15
"I left PBS television in Raleigh-Durham after 14 years, hosting the entire My Music series produced by T.J. Lubinsky. UNC-TV is the PBS network from Virginia Beach all the way down to Myrtle Beach and the entire state of North Carolina. "...I have been doing free lance voice-over production and commercials for the last year.
Latest On Al Brady 8-10-17
"WGMW/WGMA which is GOLD 99FM (WGMA-FM 99.7) in Ocala/Gainesville came calling and for about a year I was doing the afternoon Noon - 6PM shift, but it was all voice tracking from home. That was a return to the Ocala market since 1981 when I was on WTMC. The station transitioned to "easy" favorites and that wasn't for me, so I requested that I be replaced. Almost immediately I received a call from AM-640 WVLG (WVLG-AM 640) to join them since I moved into The Villages upon my return to Florida. So I began to do weekends and fill-ins for WVLG, starting in early 2016, where I do a specialty show on Sunday evenings, called The "Sunday Night Sock Hop". My commercial production business "DJ Al Brady Productions" has been thriving making radio commercials for many of the shows that come into the North Central Florida area that air on multi-stations, along with working and traveling with the renowned oldies band Rocky & the Rollers, who have been in the business since 1986, when we first met at Little Darlin's Rock N Roll Palace in Kissimmee.