was "THE" afternoon drive-time host on WTMJ Radio for
most of his adult life. A native of the Cleveland, Ohio area, he
attended Cornell University and Ohio State before entering the US
Army in the mid-60's...serving stints in Turkey and as the morning
drive-time host on The American Forces Network, Europe from Frankfurt,
recently, Jonathan became a Colonel! Not in the Army...Colonel is
a title afforded to qualified auctioneers. Jonathan is a trained
and licensed auctioneer and founder of Wisconsin's only beneficial
auction service: Show-BID-ness Auctions.
Green House" radio show, 3-6PM on Newradio 620
out in the Boonies past Holy Hill
3 Adult (sort of) sons and 2 granddaughters
years old, Jonathan began his professional radio broadcasting career
reading the English language announcements on "The Polish Hour"
at WERE Radio in Cleveland. Later, he worked at WLEC in Sandusky,
Ohio, and in 1965 became the overnight announcer in Columbus at
1966, Jonathan joined the Army, produced a post newspaper at a base
near Ankara, Turkey for a year, and then returned to the airwaves
for the American Forces Network (AFN) in Europe, Stationed in Frankfurt,
West Germany. In 1969, after reaching the rank of Staff Sergeant
E-6 and receiving the Army commendation medal, Jonathan moved to
Milwaukee and began his career at WTMJ Radio as an announcer.
1981, he left for a year to experience the sunny climate at WDAE
in Tampa, Florida. He returned to Milwaukee a year later and put
in a two-year stint at WZUU-FM. In 1983, Jonathan rejoined the staff
at his alma mater, WTMJ-AM, where he hosted "The Green House"
weekday afternoons from 3-6 p.m. He describes himself as a "disc
jockey on talk radio".
was personally involved in the creation and development of two of
WTMJ's most successful communiy projects. The Teddy Bear Patrol
and Kids2KIds Christmas.
and Cycle Bum Green
is passionate about all aspects of his life. He has been an avid
skier (since the early 70's) and Harley Davidson Motorcycle
enthusiast (since 1988). He's skied at most major resorts in the
Rockies and Lake Tahoe area, as well as Austria and France. He puts
about 15,000 miles per year on his Harleys having ridden to both
US coasts, Canada, Hawaii and New Zealand, and emceeing Harley
Davidson's 95th Birthday Party in 1998 with Jay Leno.
Jonathan's latest passion, an extension of his radio voice talent,
is auctioneering and operating his company, Show-BID-ness Auctions
which specializes in "entertainment-styled auctioneering".
He's a graduate of the World Wide College of Auctioneering.
Moss on this Green
world traveler and Wisconsin cartography maven, Jonathan is a common
man's news junky who can relate to, visualize and identify with
the stories presented on "The Green House".
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