Tim Murphy


Mon-Fri 3PM-8PM

Saturday 6:30AM - 9:00AM

Saturday 10:00AM - 12:30PM


My Sign: Aquarius

I was born in Albany in 1958, the fifth of what would eventually be 15(!) children to Garrett and Catherine Murphy. At the age of about two, the family moved from Rensselaer to Troy, where I would live until moving Gloversville in 1982. l attended and graduated from Sacred Heart, then Catholic Central High School, and went from SUNY Brockport to SUNY Albany to Hudson Valley Community College in an unsuccessful attempt to figure out what to do with my life. One day while driving, I heard an ad for the New School Of Contemporary Radio in Albany. Since I had been an obsessive radio listener since I was 12, even composing my own Top 30 charts to complement the weekly countdowns I listened to. I decided my love and knowledge of music would compensate for what I lacked in a speaking voice, which I figured schooling could help. After a six-month evening course, which I helped pay for with my Albany Pub llc Market job, I graduated in September 1980, and began submitting resumes and audition tapes. WENT was my first on-air job, doing weekend evenings. After only a month or so, WWSC in Glens Falls offered fulltime work, weekday evenings and Saturday afternoons. I worked there until the next July, when, due to budget cuts and my general lack of improvement, I was on unemployment for the first (and to date, only) time in my life. I soon found part-time work at both WABY (Christian pop) weekdays and WWWD (Top 40) weekends. ln early 1982, WABY was sold and most of the staff was dismissed. ON the verge of going back to Albany Public Market, I got a call from WENT, whose afternoon DJ had suddenly left for Syracuse. I returned in May, under Larry Peck, who sold the station to Jack Scott in 1986. ln the Spring of 1990, I was introduced, by a mutual friend, to lifelong Gloversville resident Susan Tracy. We married two years later, and have a son and daughter, Justin and Kayla, who work locally. Justin and his girlfriend Erica recently announced their engagement. I am now in the employ of Mike Schaus, who bought the station from Jack Scott in the autumn of 2018.