Pat St. John
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Pat St. John is no stranger to the Rock N’ Roll music scene, and has just about met everybody in Rock N’ Roll. He was one of the most popular DJ’s in the country for most of his years at New York’s WPLJ. He was rated by Arbitron as the most-listened-to afternoon radio personality. Pat has been recognized by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland by being added to their display of America’s Greatest Classic Rock Air Personalities.
Detroit, WPLJ, and WNEW Radio
Pat was brought up in the Detroit area and loved the music of Motown. He began his radio career on Windsor, Ontario’s CKLW (800 AM) in 1968 and 1970, followed by WKNR (1310 AM) in late 1970 to early 1972, followed by WRIF FM (101.1) to April 1973. St. John is best known for the 42 years he spent in the New York City radio working for WPLJ, WNEW-FM, WAXQ and WCBS FM. In 1973, Pat jumped on the offer when ABC (WRIF and WPLJ parent company) to be a DJ on their album-oriented rock (AOR) station WPLJ in New York City, He stayed at WPLJ for 15 years and left to join WNEW-FM, a WPLJ competitor. Pat became the station’s program director in the early 1990’s and was a DJ during the mid-day. In 1994, Pat did the morning show through 1996. Pat left WNEW after their format switched to a hot talk format in 1998.
Satellite Radio, SiriusXM, and WCBS
After Pat left WNEW, he received an offer from up-and-coming Sirius Satellite Radio and was one of the first programmers as the Director of Classic Rock Programming. Pat stayed on as Sirius acquired XM Satellite Radio and changed their name to SiriusXM, and is one of their most popular personalities. Pat has been on many of the station channels, including, “60s Vibrations,” “The Vault,” “Deep Tracks,” and “Sirius Blues.” Since 2014, Pat has been on the ’60s on 6 channel weekdays 3PM to 7 PM ET.
While he was at SiriusXM, Pat also joined WCBS-FM in 2000 and stayed through 2015 ,.