Bill Tanner, passed away last November 13, 2008 at 76. Bill was born in Kansas City, Mo., and moved to the Los Angeles area when he was a small child.
At 14 years old, he and his family moved to Hilo, Hawaii, where he graduated from high school.
He joined the naval reserve and was called to active duty at the age of 18.
After discharge from the Navy in 1953, Bill worked in the aeronautical industry but later returned to his first love, radio broadcasting, in the late 1950s.
During the '50s and '60s Bill was a disc jockey in the Los Angeles area at stations KDAY, KFXM, and K/men.
In 1965, Bill and his family moved to Ventura. Bill landed a job at radio station KACY, where he was the morning dj and later became program director of the dominant Top 40 format station that used the slogan "Boss of The Beach."
(Thanks to Bill Earl for the photo from his KACY scrapbook)
The late '70s found Bill in the Monterey Peninsula radio arena, where he then retired from the broadcasting business but managed to find a new career golfing for free as a marshal at Pebble Beach.