Who Are We?
LAYNE "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 talent ranging from Charlie Daniels and 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.
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 2023 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.
BOB "DJ WIDE GLIDE" SPADELL
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.
KELLY "IKE" EISENHAUER
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.
GENE "STOSH" STASCHAK
Stosh is a legend of Lehigh Valley radio, working for stations such as Z95 WZZO, 99.9 The Hawk and 102.9 MGK.
Stosh has played golf for over 50 years and works as a locker room attendant at the Saucon Valley Country Club. One of the highlights of his time there has been waiting on the pros in June 2022 for the Senior Open.
Stosh is also a licensed auctioneer and cleans out old houses and storage lockers. He's found more than one used sex toy in delinquent storage lockers.
Surprisingly, Stosh has been married since 2007...to a woman. He shares his home with 3 dogs, 2 of which tolerate him and 1 that wishes he didn't exist.
Rich has spent most of his life listening to and loving music and radio, and working in the radio, music and media businesses. From high school to college radio to on-air work spanning more years than he cares to admit, it’s all led to THAT THING.
Rich’s background goes beyond just radio. Following 20 years at Sony Music Entertainment (home to Columbia, RCA and Epic Records), he was editor of Billboard’s Top 40 Update - where he also wrote the weekly column "The CHRonicler" - and has written for the magazine and website, with series such as “Hot 100’s Hottest Weeks” and "Revisionist History.”
Rich has also taught classes in radio, public speaking, media writing and pop culture at Fairleigh Dickinson, Seton Hall, Montclair State and Felician Universities. He also programs stations for AccuRadio and writes for Inside Radio. And he's done a bit of voiceover work as well.
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.
DAVE "THE BOOKIE" MILLER
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!
Keith was involved with the Boy Scout program for 33 years, leading troop 187, advising venture crew 676, and earned the Eagle Scout award in 1997. He is a live long member of the Nation Eagle Scout Association.
Certified in Social Media and Blogging, Keith is the creator of Lehighton Magazine, which rebranded as Colossal Community podcast.
Keith is also the media person the Lehighton Adult Kickball league.
His hobbies include hiking and sitting around a campfire, and hes's always willing to help and learn.