On Air Personality, Music Historian
“The Time Tunnel,” (Saturdays, 8:00am – 12:00pm)
Skippy White started his career in radio broadcasting on the station W-I-L-D Boston in 1961, the same year he opened his first record store.After 8 years on W-I-L-D, playing R&B, oldies, and gospel, he did an oldies R&B show and “Gospel Train” program on W-T-B-S in Cambridge, MA until the late 70’s. In 1979, Skippy joined the staff of W-N-T-N, in Newton, MA, which had an oldies format.
In 1981, he participated in an oldies program and a soul and blues show on W-C-A-S, Cambridge at 740am on a black radio station, who was also in competition with W-I-L-D. By 1983, the format was changed to gospel and Skippy did the ‘Morning Drive’ from 5am to 10am Monday thru Friday, as well as an additional four hours on Sunday. Skippy also served as the music director for W-C-A-S.
By the end of the 80’s, 740am changed its call letters to W-L-V-G (We love gospel), but due to poor management, Skippy, David Adams, and Walt Cooper left.
Skippy did gospel programs on several stations in the 90’s including W-B-R-U-M fm in Providence, RI and W-M-B-R in Cambridge, MA, and later 50,000 watts W-N-R-B am 1510 Boston. In 2000, Skippy did a program on W-U-M-B fm 97.9 called, “The roots of rhythm and blues” that lasted for two years.
Most recently, Skippy joined ‘TOUCH 106.1 FM’ and brought back the ‘Time Tunnel’ on Saturdays from 8am to noon, a program he had started with Steve Crumley on W-I-L-D in 1980. Furthermore, he has done the ‘Time Tunnel’ on Touch since January 2007.
He also still does a gospel show on W-R-C-A 1330 am 25,000 watts Sunday morning from 7am to 9am called the ‘Gospel Train’.
In 2002, he received a lifetime achievements award at Symphony Hall from the Doo-Wop Hall of fame, and in 2006 Skippy received a lifetime achievement award from the Urban Music Awards at the Berklee Performance Center. He is still running his record store in Egleston Square at 1971 Columbus Ave. and started his book about his years in the record and radio business.