Bill Taylor 


From Bill's son Tom Taylor; "Bill Taylor came to Orlando in March 1959 and followed WHIY general manager Carl Hallberg over to WDBO in late September of that year, to do mornings at 'DBO. In 1965 he succeeded Allen Actor as PD, and held both those positions until he left the Orlando market, for family reasons, in 1972. (His last job in broadcasting was managing then-WBT-FM in Charlotte, near where he'd grown up, in Hickory, NC. One of WDBO's hires during that time was Jim Turner. (Observing Jim's longevity and prominence there, Taylor says "That was certainly a good hire.") For several years in the early 1960s, Bill also hosted a late-morning live TV show on then-co-owned WDBO-TV, Channel 6. That ended when he became the PD at WDBO radio, and needed more time at the studios on Lake Ivanhoe." "...These days, he's retired in the Clermont area."  
According to All Access, Bill left radio in 1977 and began a career in real estate and construction. He was a pilot and aircraft builder and musician, getting early radio exposure as part of a family Country music act with his father and brother Ralph in Hickory, NC.
WDBO Morning Man Bill Taylor Passes      3-4-21
Bill Taylor, morning host at WDBO-AM 580 from 1959-1972 passed away Saturday, March 27, 2020 at age 92. In Memory

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