Dan Hughes Web Site

NOTE:  This web site was on another server that went bankrupt, and the owner deleted all sites.  I am in the process of rebuilding this site,

and links marked with an asterisk are still down.  If you find an unmarked link that doesn't work, please drop me a note:  danhughesmail@gmail.com

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 two of them).

Here's my old-time radio page, with lots of links.

And the Great Lakes Nostalgia Discussion Board for anyone who wants to talk about Old Time Radio.

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. 

I wrote, produced, and hosted a weekly old-time radio show for the local Reading-for-the-Blind radio station, and all the shows are still available for your listening pleasure.

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

My daughter Karen is working on her PhD in Special Education. For seven years she taught at Pathways, an alternative high school.

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 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!

Enjoy your visit?  Drop me a note.

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Copyright 2016 by Dan Hughes