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David H. Sandler, Jr.

David H. Sandler, Jr.

Male - 2019

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  • Name David H. Sandler 
    Suffix Jr. 
    Gender Male 
    Died 14 Mar 2019  Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Most broadcasters on the air today started in the business doing something completely different. The sports guy did TV news, the weather lady was an FM disk jockey. I don't think anyone in radio or TV today ever aspired to become a "traffic personality." I was no exception. Yet here I am, still loving my job after 17 years. After graduating from the University of Maryland, I went on an East Coast road trip in search of my first paid broadcasting job. After going as far south as North Carolina, I came back to Baltimore empty-handed.
      On a whim, I dropped in at WCBM Radio, where they were looking for a sports talk-show producer. I love sports, so I grabbed the minimum wage, 8-hour-a-week position producing "Colts Final." Soon after, a full-time desk assistant position opened up in the newsroom. It paid $8,000 a year, a huge sum compared to my previous earnings. After a few other news and sports jobs, with an occasional disk jockey shift, Metro Traffic Control offered me a Traffic Reporter's position in their downtown Baltimore studios. I became the midday traffic guy for several Baltimore radio and TV stations. After less than a year on the job, I learned that WBAL and 98 Rock were looking for an exclusive radio traffic person to work from a small plane. I was lucky enough to get the job in December, 1986. A few years later I bought my own plane and started Detour Dave, Inc.
    Person ID I4099  Himelfarb Family Tree
    Last Modified 15 Mar 2019 

    Father David H. Sandler,   b. 4 Nov 1930,   d. 13 Sep 1995, Stevenson, Baltimore, Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Mother Rosa Lea Bardoff 
    Family ID F1491  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jody F. 
     1. Alix Sandler
     2. Brooks Sandler
    Last Modified 7 Sep 2022 
    Family ID F1493  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Dave Sandler 'Detour Dave'
    Dave Sandler "Detour Dave"