Don Robinson

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Don Robinson knew ever since he was 10 years old that he wanted to be an announcer. He built a radio station in his parents' basement and ran speaker wires to a radio upstairs. Once he turned the knob to aux, he was on the air and getting ready for the day when it would happen for real. 

Don went to Buffalo State College where he got his chance at the college radio station, WSCB 620 AM. While at WSCB, Don put an audition tape together and landed an intern position at WKBW 1520 AM. While there, Dwayne Donnovan introduced him to 1080 AM WUFO General Manager Don Mulleins. 

Don landed a job at WUFO and after two years, went to WBLK-FM. At first, he was only reading news but quickly became the overnight announcer. Soon, he was promoted to music director and afternoon drive on-air personality when, in July 1974, Don flipped the switch and WBLK-FM went stereo. The first song played in stereo was "Let's Get It On" by Marvin Gaye.
 

Don left WBLK-FM in 1976 to start a production company in Cleveland, Ohio, then came home to work for two stations at once, WHLD 1270 and Heaven 1120 WMNY. On WHLD Don was producer of many shows: Drive Time Polka, News & Views, Revues (a Native American program), and Memories in the Music. Because of Don's gospel roots, he fit right in doing a gospel show on WMNY Heaven 1120, signing the station on the air in the mornings. 

Don is now a valued member of the AM 1400 Solid Gold Soul family. A graduate of Buffalo State College, he lives in Buffalo with his wife Rebecca. Don is a member of  Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. Listen to Don, weekends on AM 1400 Solid Gold Soul for the best in old skool!
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