Shawn Carey

Shawn Carey

    As the John Mellencamp 80s classic “Small Town” goes, I was born here and I’ll die here.

    While stuck at home with the flu in 1979, the day Three Mile Island was in the news, I was glued to the radio and knew, from that day on, this was my calling.

    My first radio gig started in June 1983, babysitting the equipment on Sunday mornings, running religious shows at my hometown station in Lock Haven.  I was captain of the “God Squad!” Actually, my grandfather was a founding trustee of the former Lock Haven Broadcasting Corporation back in the 1940s so I guess getting into radio was bound to happen sooner or later. When the FM station in Lock Haven changed the format in 1986, it was my first chance to play rock and roll on the radio.

    In 1990, I turned into a vampire for a few years doing the overnight shift in Williamsport at the former 103.9 WHOT.  Eventually, I saw the light, literally, and moved up to afternoons.

    I ended up going to Sunbury in May 1995. Times change…people come and go (went to do some newspaper advertising in 2003 for a while…..too much ink….that’s another story for another time).

    Now, a quarter of a century later, I’ve returned to Williamsport to join the Backyard Broadcasting family!