"Then we did mornings together for over two decades at WSHE, WHYI, WMXJ and WKIS in MIAMI. SONNY also spent a chunk of his career at WYSP/PHILADELPHIA with longtime partner BOB LEONARD who told ALL ACCESS: "The story I wrote explains the Corvette ride, passing of a joint, a job offer in the car and how BOB & RAY inspired and was the catalyst for FOX & LEONARD. Very representative of our years together in the mid to late 70's. Longtime on-air partner RON HERSEY recalled their days together: There is so much to say about SONNY.
Thanks for being our friend and RON’s radio partner. HitOldies 2 – BOSTON’S BEST ROCK. I was just ‘the brown haired girl from the sales department.’ Ever since then, you always called me ‘your MOUSEY BROWN.’ You slipped away peacefully today, and I know you are now resting comfortably.
HitOldies jock Al Roberts recorded this noise free mono ‘check way back when.
Welcome to the Heritage Media Group. HMG currently consists of: Airchexx.com – North America’s Largest Online Classic Radio Listening Post Legendary voiceover talent RANDY THOMAS, tells a great story about SONNY on her FACEBOOK page, recalling how he helped get her job at WSHE. Theme by ILoveWP.com. http://neilrogers.org. Here’s Y-100’s morning show featuring Sonny Fox, from the middle of the ‘decade of greed’, 1985!
Your current browser isn't compatible with SoundCloud. THREE DOG NIGHT, CHUCK BERRY, LITTLE RICHARD and many others. ALL ACCESS is saddened to report on the death of MIAMI and PHILADELPHIA radio icon SONNY FOX, who dominated morning radio at such legendary and diverse stations in MIAMI as Rocker WSHE, Adult Hits WMXJ (MAJIC 102.7), Country WKIS and Top 40 WHYI (Y100) saw well as, in recent times, SIRIUSXM. Sunny Fox was another great broadcaster on one of South Floridas biggest radio stations Y-100.I learned certain things of broadcasting by listening to his shows.I like his style(cool,calm but yet smart witty and funny)He left Y-100 I believe in the mid to late 90s and went to another station magic 102.7(oldies station).Where is he now? I decided it would be good to wok food in the hotel kitchen, and we set off the fire alarms in the hotel. "I am so moved by the outpouring of love over Sonny's passing. You told me later that you didn’t know my name. Welcome to AllAccess.com, the web's largest radio and music industry community. ", And on the Y100 TRIBUTE FACEBOOK PAGE: "SONNY FOX, one of SOUTH FLORIDA’s most amazing radio talents has passed, he went peacefully after battling a long illness. "As musicians SONNY (bass) and I (guitar) had the opportunity to perform for many popular recording artists. “Today I lost my husband and best friend. I was in the studio and he was at home. Along with LEE ABRAMS he pioneered "Album Rock in CLEVELAND and WRNO in NEW ORLEANS. Whatever happened to longtime South Florida radio deejay Sonny Fox? He worked at so many legendary radio stations, KCBQ, WYSP, KHJ, CHUM before I even met him. Rest In peace, SONNY.". Current track: Y100 Sonny Fox Mooning and more Y100 Sonny Fox Mooning and more. Learn how your comment data is processed. All the while, we never saw each other. Users who like Y100 Sonny Fox Mooning and more, Users who reposted Y100 Sonny Fox Mooning and more, Playlists containing Y100 Sonny Fox Mooning and more, More tracks like Y100 Sonny Fox Mooning and more.
Sonny and I hadn't seen each other for close to 30 years. re: *new - y100 vintage aircheck - sonny fox 1984 Sonny just signed a three year deal to host a live morning show on the comedy channel Raw Dog on Sirius 104 and XM 150 every morning from 6am to 11am east. HitOldies 1 – The Greatest Hits of 5 Decades Y-100 FM has slammed the door on Sonny Fox. And last, the picture I post from when these four radio buddies got together in our kitchen. The station announced Tuesday that it has hired a new morning personality to replace Fox. My route took me through the PENSACOLA area where he was living at the time.
Y100: morning show history Sonny Fox & Ron Hersey. I believe it was LEE ABRAMS who called us the precursor to the Morning oo concept.
One of the best in the radio biz. The chemistry we had was instantaneous and lasted, literally, a lifetime. News of his death was announced by his wife, Janet on Facebook. Bobby Mitchell, who most recently has … To replace them, Sonny Fox and Ron Hersey were recruited for mornings from crosstown WSHE-FM. ", HERSEY's wife, LORI ALTERMAN HERSEY, wrote on RON's FACEBOOK page, "So sad to have lost a friend and incredible broadcaster. "My favorite story is the day I moved to FLORIDA about 11 years ago.
Like. His production company in PHILADELPHIA filmed many concert events, including YES in the Round. Sonny Fox and the Wake Up Crew, WHYI Y-100 Miami | 1985. It's a reminder of how many people he impacted over the years. I pulled up, knocked on the door and SONNY answered. And the time we started a radio comedy service, and even though I was in labor with JUSTIN, SONNY wouldn’t let me leave our studio and go to the hospital until I voiced a line for him for one of their scripts. I thank you for all our wonderful years together, the fun and adventures we shared, and I will miss you until I draw my last breath. ", ALL ACCESS President/Publisher JOEL DENVER noted, "I've known SONNY for so many years and he always had my deepest respect. Special thanks, as always, to our HitOldies friend Daniel Coulombe for this exceptional aircheck. And on the Y100 TRIBUTE FACEBOOK PAGE: "SONNY FOX, one of SOUTH FLORIDA’s most amazing radio talents has passed, he went peacefully after battling a long illness." We had dinner, talked and took a dip in his pool. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Rest In peace SONNY FOX, and thank you for everything you did for SHE Radio online.". He also logged airtime in mornings at CHR “Y100” WHYI, oldies “Majic 102.7” WMXJ and “Kiss Country” WKIS. I love you, your MOUSEY BROWN.”.
We were the same person ... he was the YING and I was the YANG. In 1982 Bill Tanner and Jim Reihle left Y100 for WASH-FM/Washington, DC.
We did the first two-man morning show on AOR radio. A great and generous friend.
A real radio craftsman who knew the value of speaking to his thousands of listeners as if they were the only person listening to him at that moment. All rights reserved. We hope to serve all of your education and entertainment needs. He was the ultimate straight man/writing partner. //airchexx.com/mp3/2010-Adds/July/1985-whyi-sfox.mp3, Bruce Morrow's Return, FIRST SHOW, 77 WABC New York | September 5, 2020, Bill Houston, WHLI Hempstead/Garden City NY | 1995, Final Hour of Mix 107.3 & First minutes of K-Love, WRQX Washington | May 31, 2019, Composite: 102.7 WBMX Chicago | December 1986, The last hours of "All Hit 105" WAVA Arlington | February 12, 1992, Charlie Greer, 77 WABC New York | October 5, 1965, Big Ron O'Brien, 102.7 KIIS-FM Los Angeles | August 29, 1992, Jim Stevens, 1400 WLLH / 99.5 WLLH-FM Lowell Mass | July 25, 1964, Imus In the Morning with Robert W. Morgan, 66 WNBC New York | July, 1973. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam.
Here’s Y-100’s morning show featuring Sonny Fox, from the middle of the ‘decade of greed’, 1985! HitOldies jock Al Roberts recorded this noise free mono ‘check way back when. As we were standing in the pool chatting, he looked at me and said, "Now, remind me again.......what did we do?" You’ll be missed.
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Please keep the pics, video's, airchecks and memories coming on social media. "He dedicated his life to making people laugh. LORI ALTERMAN HERSEY, wrote on RON's FACEBOOK page, Capitol Music Group Chairman & CEO Steve Barnett To Retire At End Of Year; Jeff Vaughn And Michelle Jubelirer Promoted To Lead CMG, Report: ESPN To Lay Off Hundreds Of Staffers, Strategic Solutions Research Presents Nielsen Audio October '20 Ratings Released Today. SONNY.”, She continued, “Back in the '90s, you passed me in the hall at MAJIC 102.7 every day.
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It's greatly appreciated. FOX had been ill for a while and passed on this past FRIDAY (8/14) at 73. Coming soon: WILD COUNTRY – Boston’s Biggest Variety of Country Music. "He later could be heard on XM/SIRIUS as host of the comedy channel along with his wife JANET.
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SONNY’s family and friends - you are all in our hearts. A few of my greatest memories include when we moved back to SOUTH FLORIDA and were all living in the DOUBLETREE in FORT LAUDERDALE. RON and SONNY have a long history working together for decades at stations including WSHE, Y100, MAJIC 102.7 and KISS COUNTRY. Copyright © 2020 Heritage Media Group. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Advertisement.
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The MIAMI HERALD has a very complete overview of SONNY's career and life here. We stayed in touch from that day on. Fox, known in the market as “Sonny in the Morning,” was a key part of the 1970s and early 1980s success of former rock WSHE Miami. There was a problem playing this track. ", Hi radio compadre and longtime friend ALAN MICHAELS wrote on his FACEBOOK page,
His wife, JANET STRONGER SPEZIALE FOX, posted, "Today I lost my husband and best friend. Thank you for visiting and Stay Safe!
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Is your network connection unstable or browser outdated? RIP. Compare with THIS aircheck we posted from 1984…. Serving as opening act for TOBY KEITH.
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