Rick Shaw Gets His Own Day
January 2, 2007 at 10:59 AM (PT)
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY Mayor CARLOS ALVAREZ presented a proclamation to radio personality RICK SHAW of LINCOLN FINANCIAL Oldies WMXJ (MAJIC 102.7 FM)/MIAMI, naming DECEMBER 29 "RICK SHAW DAY." SHAW, who will be retiring in 2007, has been on the air in SOUTH FLORIDA for more than 46 years and a radio host for more than 50 years.
SHAW started at WCKR, now WIOD, in SOUTH FLORIDA, in MAY 1960. In 1963, a change in format caused a move to AM Rocker WQAM. He also took over as host of "SATURDAY HOP," a weekly teen-oriented TV show on Channel 10. Through most of the 1970s, SHAW was programming WAXY 106 for RKO. As MAJIC 102.7 FM ascended to the position of dominant station for the 1960s and 1970s in the market, SHAW made the move and joined them. He met the BEATLES in 1964, flew in an F-18 with the BLUE ANGELS several years back and serves as President of the MAJIC CHILDREN'S FUND.