Bucks Braun  Biography

John "Bucks" Braun was morning host, program director and Vice President of Operations at WHOO-AM 990. In an email from Bucks; "...WHOO was in a modern country format at the time, and we rode the urban cowboy movement to several years of good ratings. Our air staff included Clay Daniels, "Large" Larry EnglishTony George, and several others. Jim Poling was news director, with Gary Anstaett and others on a very good information staff. Kathy O'Neill and later Nate Webb were our airborne traffic reporters..."  

Dec 2003-WONE-AM 980 Dayton, Ohio has switched from standards to sports, so morning man Bucks Braun has moved to sales for Clear Channel.

Oct 2005-Bucks can now be heard at "Classic Country Radio" WBZI-AM 1500, WKFI-AM 1090 and WEDI-AM 1300 in Ohio.  http://www.myclassiccountry.com/bucks/

Bucks Braun Passes          1-5-18
Former WHOO-AM 990 Program Director/Morning host Bucks Braun has died in Ohio. He was 69 years old.  
In Memory
John “Bucks” Braun
July 4, 1949-January 4, 2018 

Longtime Dayton-area radio personality John “Bucks” Braun passed away unexpectedly the morning of Thursday, January 4, 2018. Mr. Braun was a broadcaster in the Dayton market for nearly 30 years and entertained audiences throughout the country for over 50 years. A native of Ludlow, Kentucky, Mr. Braun earned his radio license before he was eligible for a driver’s license. He hosted radio morning shows in Ohio, Florida (at WHOO-AM 990), Mississippi, Arizona, and Kentucky before joining WONE in Dayton in 1989. Since January 2004, Mr. Braun hosted the morning show at Classic Country Radio, a network of five southwest Ohio radio stations headquartered in downtown Xenia. Legions of loyal listeners throughout the region relied on the detailed news, weather, and traffic reports, mixed with country oldies featured each weekday during the Bucks Braun Morning Show. Dozens of Miami Valley businesses enjoyed a professional relationship with Mr. Braun as their daily pitchman. He was a 2011 inductee into the Dayton Area Broadcaster’s Hall of Fame and was also a community service leader who worked diligently on behalf of Shriners Hospitals for Children, Angel Flights, and numerous Veterans organizations. Bucks loved his audience and all of the people he worked with every day. Mr. Braun is survived by his wife Joy House Braun and her children and grandchildren, son Sam Braun (Nan Whaley), daughter Sarah Braun (Jason Hesley), granddaughter Athena Braun Hesley, and sister Barbara Hinson (Danny Hinson). A public visitation will be held Sunday, January 7th, from 2-6 pm at Westbrock Funeral Home, 1712 Wayne Avenue, Dayton, OH 45410. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in his name to the Dayton VA Medical Center, Voluntary Services (135), 4100 West Third Street, Dayton, OH 45428.


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