JOHN ALLEN HAS ENJOYED THE AIR WAVES SINCE STARTING OUT IN AUGUST OF 1983 IN ST.MARYS AFTER GRADUATING FROM COLUMBIA SCHOOL OF BROADCASTING IN PITTSBURGH.

HE KNOWS THE TRUE MEANING OF HOW TIMES CHANGE FROM VINYL AND TURNTABLES, TO CASSETTE TAPES, CD’S… AND NOW DIGITAL. IT’S ALWAYS FUN.

HE TRAVELED ON THE DIAL IN THE TRI-COUNTY AREA OVER THE YEARS. ONCE HE LEFT FOR A GREENER PASTURE IN 1988 AND WAS AT TROY AND CANTON, PA (NOW PART OF WIGGLE RADIO FAMILY) WHERE YOU COULD SEE COWS GRAZE BY EVERYDAY! PLUS DURING WEEKENDS IN WILLIAMSPORT WHERE HE USED A DIFFERENT NAME.

HE HAS WORE MANY HATS: SPORTS, NEWS, PUBLIC AFFAIRS DIRECTOR, MORNING, MID-DAY, AFTERNOON, EVENING, AND OVERNIGHT HOST.

JOHN WAS BORN IN CLEVELAND, 1 OF 6 KIDS. FIRST TO BATHROOM WAS A RUSH. HE LIVED AROUND THE PITTSBURGH AREA IN WASHINGTON COUNTY,(NEAR THE AMPHITHEATER). AFTER A SUMMER TRIP OUT WEST THEN IT WAS BACK TO PA, TO RIDGWAY. NOW HE RESIDE IN REYNOLDSVILLE.

“GETTING INTO RADIO, I WOULD PLAY SPORTS, MIMICK SPORTS ANNOUNCERS ON THE ACTUAL PLAYS. LIKE BOB PRINCE SAYING ‘CHICKEN ON THE HILL WITH WILL’ FOR HOME RUN HIT BY PIRATE GREAT WILLIE STARGELL. SEEING ROBERTO CLEMENTE PLAY WHAT, THEN WOULD BECOME, HIS FINAL PLAYOFF SERIES IN 1972.”

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: AWARDS FROM ASSOCIATED PRESS AND PENNSYLVANIA ASSOCIATION OF BROADCASTERS. 1992 BROADCAST PIAA STATE BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES RIDGWAY AA. THE DUBOIS BEAVERS AAA ON SUNNY 106 WITH LONG TIME SPORTS BEAT WRITER BANTLEY MEYERS. COVERED 1994 RIDGWAY SENIOR LL ALL-STARS TO REGIONALS TO NEW JERSEY. BEING HIRED AND MEETING THE GREAT PEOPLE AT GOODWILL INDUSTRIES IN FALLS CREEK.

FUNNY RADIO STORY: DOING A REMOTE BROADCAST AT ST.MARYS PLAZA AT “BIG G SPORTS STORE” FOR A BIG BUCK CONTEST. WHEN A SPIKE BUCK MADE AN ENTRANCE INTO THE BACK DOOR . PA GAME COMMISSION ARRIVED, THE DEER WAS OK. TAKEN AND RELEASED. BUT DIDN’T WIN THE CONTEST. ..

ONE PERSON YOU WOULD LIKE TO MEET: MARIO LEMIEUX

3 DINNER GUEST: JESUS , JOHNY CASH , ANGELINA JOLIE

FAVORITE SINGER OR GROUP: BILLY JOEL, ZBB , HILLSONG UNITED “OCEANS”,

FAVORITE TV SHOWS: , GAME OF THRONES ,

WORDS TO LIVE BY: TAKE ONE DAY AT A TIME

FAVORITE FOOD : ( FIVE GUYS ) CHEESE BURGERS & FRIES . PIZZA

FAVORITE BEVERAGE : SOUTHERN SWEET TEA

HOBBIES: WATCHING WILDLIFE , THE OUTDOORS

GREATEST FEAR : GETTING STUNG BY HORNETS

CHARITY OF CHOICE : VARIOUS YOUTH SPORTS AS YO GO INTO STORES

SOMETHING ABOUT YOU THAT WOULD SURPRISE SUNNY 106 LISTENERS : I  WAS GAS STATION ATTENDANT AND A PART TIME BARTENDER. I USED VINYL RECORDS STARTING OU AND HAD TO PUT NICKELS AND DIMES ON TOP THE NEEDLE SO THE RECORD WOULDN’T SKIP.