Dan Hughes Web Site

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Dan Hughes - Champaign, IL

If you were wondering:  the shirt says BEN DAVIS - my high school (see below)

I taught broadcasting at Parkland College and was general manager of WPCD-FM (and writer/host of the High School Quiz Bowl television show) for 26 years.  

I retired in June 2007, and since then I've written two books and done hundreds of podcasts.

My best-selling book is The Metal Detecting Manual.

My newest work is a short manual called Tips, Tricks, and Secrets For Radio Disc Jockeys.

My other book is on coaching and managing adult slowpitch softball.

I have done hundreds of internet radio shows on metal detecting, adult slowpitch softball, and old-time radio. 

And I'm still playing on three softball teams every summer (and managing one of them).

Here's my old-time radio page, with lots of links.Try this one for lots of photos of my daughter with several stars.

My daughter Karen (11 years old at the time) and I are in this old-time radio video with the late Fred Foy, who was the announcer-narrator for the Lone Ranger.

I sell autographs in all fields, from politics to sports to show biz to newsmakers. 

For five years I wrote, produced, and hosted a weekly old-time radio show for the local Reading-for-the-Blind radio station.

My wife Kathy teaches art  and creativity classes at her Kaleidoscope Art Studio.

My daughter Karen teaches special ed at Rantoul Township High School, and she is also the faculty sponsor of the school's Academic Bowl team. For seven years she taught at an alternative high school (kids wearing ankle bracelets so the police always knew where they were).

Here's an overly-long story about my life in radio.

How I lost 35 pounds in four months, and have kept it off for ten years (and no,  I'm not trying to sell you anything).

How to set up your own home camera security system for free (you need wifi and an old cellphone).

How I built a backyard fire pit for twelve bucks (and I am NOT a handyman - Kathy will confirm this when she stops laughing).

Early shots from the family photo album .

We rub elbows with celebrities.

Karen Goes To Washington, 1999.

Here's the site I built for my graduating class at Ben Davis HS in Indianapolis, 1965.
(DISCLAIMER:  I am not responsible for the hairstyles).

And none of this impresses my family much.

And finally, here's your own personal audio greeting!

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Copyright 2016 by Dan Hughes