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LAYNE "THE DOC" ROBERTS

With 30+ years in the radio and entertainment industry, Doc has hosted thousands of events ranging from beach parties up and down the East Coast to cruise ships sailing to the islands (Still an annual event). Having  Charlie Daniels & Ted Nugent to Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson, Jackie "The Jokeman" Martling, Bobbie Brown, Rudy Sarzo,  Butch Patrick (Eddie Munster) & many others on the air & in-studio.

His resume includes long term engagements at WSQV 98.1 Jersey Shore, WLEV FM 96.1 Lehigh Valley, Internet Radio Station Penn's Peak Radio, WMGH 105.5 Tamaqua, T-102 Pottsville & various production & event companies on the East Coast.

In January 2019, Doc took it upon himself to take the next step and launch his own internet radio station so he wouldn't be fired or let go because of his mouth ever again.

Totally Real.  Totally Unfiltered.

Join The Doc & Dustin - The Double D's Show Monday - Friday from 9am - 1 pm est 

"Quite Simply The Best Party in Town" 

Adult Knowledge, Uniquely talented studio guests, Biz Spotlights & some of The Best Music ever recorded on "The Endless Party Double D's Radio Show"

Below are just a few of Doc's Irregulars...

Kate has become a vital part of this station behind the scenes in many ways & on many fronts. She found out about Colossal Radio through her own very successful business The Hofford Mill & The Gorge Eatery. For over 3 years she has filled in as a Co-Host & Special Guest , but her Real strengths come in the Marketing, Station Contests, The Future Podcast Episodes & the PR Dept. of this Radio Station.  She certainly has something very Epic in store for 2022  that will re-invent Colossal Radio once again.  She does have one other job, and it's more than a Full-Time Gig, and that's tryin' to keep Doc in check both at their home and on the air. Yeah, we feel for her. 

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The other half of The Double D's Doc's cousin- Dustin Rehrig. Dustin's  love of everything music began early. Dustin started playing and performing on drums at the tender age of just 3 years old! Since then, Dustin has continued to expand his musical experiences beyond performing and playing drums. Dustin has worked in nearly every capacity of the music industry. Over the past 40 years Dustin has performed as a professional drummer, an artist manager, a tour manager, an audio engineer, an artist agent, sound designer, lighting designer, production manager, has run his own highly successful artist management company, and that’s just a few of the skills Dustin has mastered! Now he's a Vidiot and adds color commentary to some of The Doc's Madness & brings a lil' Madness to the show himself.  Dustin, Beth & their daughter April are the owners of Off The Charts Music School Studios and it's where Colossal Radio is also located. 306 Delaware Ave. Palmerton, Pa.

Tuesday Night at The Oldies Live 6- 9 w/Ike & Saturday Nights from 7 - 10

IKE

Ike has been in radio since 1973.  While listening to WAEB, Allentown, one night, he called the DJ on the air and asked, “ How do I become a DJ?”  
It just so happened that the DJ was looking for people to help run WMUH, Mulhenberg College’s Radio station, while the students were on Christmas and Thanksgiving break.
Learning the ins and outs, Ike got his first break and was on the air.

After doing that for a few months, it was on to WKTC, Twin County Cable TV, where he did a Saturday afternoon show, playing the Top 40 hits.

In 1976, Ike landed a job at WKAP, where he did weekends and fill-ins for what he calls his first real job in radio. He stayed there for a little over a year and then came his big break.  Ike sent an aircheck to his favorite radio station in Philadelphia, WIFI-92.   He was hired within a few weeks, while still in college at East Stroudsburg University.

“WIFI-92 was my favorite station and I was living the dream.  To work in the 3rd largest market at the time, was quite a trip.”
At WIFI-92, Ike did weekends, fill-ins, and even did a full-time stint working from 10pm to 2 am.

Leaving WIFI-92 in the summer of 1977, Ike immediately found a job at WAEB, Allentown, where he stayed for nearly 20 years.  He worked weekends and fills-ins and also played records at the George Washington Motor Lodge in Whitehall on Wednesday Nights.

In 1999, Ike was asked to be a DJ on the “Legends Weekend” at Oldies 99 in Easton.  He stayed at Oldies until it changed format in 2001.

In 2016, Ike was hired at Penns Peak Radio, where he did fill-ins and hosted an Oldies Show on Tuesday Nights for nearly 3 years.

Besides his radio career, Ike also taught English and Public Speaking for 35 years at Lehighton Area High School.  He also coached baseball for 24 years.  

Join Ike Live every Tuesday Night 6 - 9 & Ike again on Saturday Night from 7 -10.



 

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THAT THING with Rich Appel is the only classic hits radio show that brings back the sound - not just the songs!

 

If you loved the era of fast-paced top 40 radio - where DJs talked up to the vocals, the jingles stood out, and the commercials were almost as good as the hits - you're sure to like THAT THING with Rich Appel. 

DJ Wide Glide - Big Bob

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DJ Wide Glide Robert "Big Bob" Spadell. Is another one of our Irregulars to join the ranks of Colossal Radio. Coming from a Construction background to DJ all in a lifetime. 

Big Bobby has been doin' DJ work for a whole bunch of years . Phat Kid Productions & Photo-booth. He and his wife Rhonda have become  true friends to this station. So, we asked him if he'd like to do a Radio Show for us. So, we came up with The Better Alternative.

You'll here The Best in Alternative every Thursday & Sunday Night from 6 - 9  with Big Bobby.  Your home for The Best in Alternative, Colossal Radio.

Oh, and why DJ Wide Glide, because he rides one.


 

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DAVE THE BOOKIE

David  is Colossal Radio's premiere booking agent.  His knack for networking and genuine love for helping others shine makes Dave a valuable asset to the team.  He is truly the most humble and approachable guy and would give you the Colossal Radio shirt off his back.

 

The former host of DeadDavesRadio is on a mission to bring unique pop culture guests to listeners and is doing any amazing job! 

Join Chuck every Friday night 7 to 10 EST and

every Sunday morning 9am till Noon EST 

 Chuck takes you through the past, with the music of the 60‘s 70‘s & beyond. Plus the fun stuff 

like News from the Past, the Birthday Bunch & with your Requests on our Toll Free 

Hotline, (855-USA-HITS) you become part of the show!

Born in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame City, Cleveland OH (Go Browns!), Chuck Matthews is a 25+ year broadcast veteran who's on air shenanigans include multiple Marconi Award winner WMJI/Cleveland, WTRG/Raleigh, WLCL/Atlanta, WAKR/Akron (where Alan Freed once worked), DMX Primestar Satellite (now DirecTV) as host of the Good Times, Great Oldies channel, and more. Chuck is also an accomplished national voiceover talent with credits that include The Pro Football Hall of Fame, Super Bowl LI, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, The Cleveland Clinic, and more. 

 

Join Chuck every Friday night 7 to 10 EST and

every Sunday morning 9am till Noon EST

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Colossal Community Podcast

On the 2nd & 4th Monday of the month starting at 7pm est.  Join two non-radio guys Keith Hines & Jason Roeder & their guests for the Colossal Community Podcast. Fun Positive Vibes & Goings On from our Trail Town & our area. Make sure ya like the Lehighton Magazine Podcast  & the Lehighton Magazine FB pages for even more stuff...