Dave Kurten

Dave Kurten

Growing up in an Air Force family I never lived in one place for more that three years at a time. When I came to Centre County I thought it was just another stop on life’s journey. Now that I have been here for two decades, it looks like I have found a home. The friendly people and the charities I am able to help through 3WZ have made me feel a part of the community. I started in radio in 1981. It was something I wanted to do even as a child. My friends and I would make up shows on a cassette recorder. Then one day I won a radio contest. When my father took me to the station to pick up my prize, they gave me a tour of the studio. When I saw my favorite DJ sitting behind the glass in his booth, I thought it was the coolest thing I had ever seen (in all of my 6 years). I told my dad on the ride home that that is what I wanted to do when I grow up. As he always told me I could do anything I set my mind to. Turns out he was right.

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Elton John turns 70 Saturday

Elton John turns 70 Saturday

He turns 70 Saturday, and he’s still standing: Sir Elton John says at this moment, he’s living his best life. “I’m interested in moving forward all the time, with what I create, my collaborations, and also with discovering the work of other people,” says the always-busy rock legend. “I think age is immaterial, provided we […]
On Ebay, fan selling bag of air from Adele’s  Australian tour

On Ebay, fan selling bag of air from Adele’s Australian tour

If you weren’t able to attend Adele’s record-breaking run of concerts in Australia, you can still experience a small part of it, thanks to one extremely enterprising fan. The fan is auctioning of a bag of air — yes, air — supposedly captured at Adele’s March 13 show in Adelaide, Australia. “Grab a piece of […]
The Gong Show

The Gong Show

Who remembers The Gong Show with Chuck Barris.  This crazy amateur show aired for 3 years from 1976-78.  It was clear that NBC really was not sure what to do with the show and buried it during the afternoon hours.  The show is best remembered for its worthless prizes awarded to contestants, the celebrity judges […]