Sunday, February 8, 2009

Doc South 'On the Front Porch' Oldies Radio Show

by Noelle Kehrley || Flanders NJ News || February 08, 2009

Doc South 'On the Front Porch' Oldies Radio ShowNEW JERSEY - Doc South, the host of 'On the Front Porch' Oldies Radio Show, is back on the airwaves spinnin' Oldies & DooWop, MoTown, Big Band, 50's to 70's R&R, Early Country, Comedy & Novelty, Old Time Radio (OTR), and even a Polka or two. Doc has taken his oldies show National and is now available on the Internet via

Doc South began his career in Radio at the tender age of four playing records for his family and friends. Doc's grandfather gave him a box of records, a record player, and a little encouragement - he fell in love immediately and has been spinnin' a show ever since.

Doc first went 'On Air' in early 1981 for WVOT in Wilson, North Carolina. Doc's show really began to take shape when reenactors from Colonial Williamsburgh, Virgina called in during the show. "I've interviewed Patrick Henry, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, and Gowan Pamphlet" exclaimed Doc South "I used to say... 'I'm talking to you from the future using amazing inventions that make all this possible'. It wasn't long before listeners would call in remarking 'Time Travel really is possible!'

Towards the end of 1981 Doc relocated to New Jersey and joined WNTI out of Hackettstown, where he remained for 25 years broadcasting the 'Doc South Oldies Show' on Wednesday's and an occasional Friday night.

In the early 1990's he added a Saturday time slot with a similar show for WRNJ, also in Hackettstown. Doc's loyal followers demanded more, and in 2003 he began full-time with WRNJ broadcasting 'On The Front Porch' every Monday thru Friday in the afternoon.

Doc South was born Richard Michael Tomlanson, or Mike to his friends, in Elizabeth, New Jersey. He spent most of his time growing-up in Chester and now lives on a horse farm in Long Valley with his wife Sandy and their basset hound Roxie.

Internet radio
Online radio is the wave of the future, giving listeners more freedom, more options, and more great music. For radio, the Internet is not a brand extension, which is contrary to a marketers conventional thinking. It is the new brand. In April of 2008, Doc joined Giant Pumpkin Productions with Partner Dan Hollis to begin broadcasting 'On The Front Porch' via the internet - nationally.

Listen to 'On The Front Porch' online or experience the show live Mondays-Sundays at the Chatterbox Drive In located in Augusta, New Jersey. For specific dates and times, please visit

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