Art Williamson is alive and well…in Goochland Co., VA. Progressive WOWI-FM was ‘my first and my best gig in radio!’ He joined the WOWI force in late 72/early 73 and stayed until the end, doing the very last show on Jan 14, 1975, rocking out til midnight… The last man sitting at the controls while armed thugs presented themselves…
This is a segment of that last broadcast:
After WOWI, he was ‘Bill Archer’ at WNOR, doing the news; landed at K-94 from somewhere around 76-79 and perhaps a bit beyond, living in a trailer in Moyock. He served time at the low powered yet progressive 92 (‘on the border’) for a while until it changed formats and the staff was pointedly dismissed. They modeled their station after WOWI's 'hand-picked music'. Art even did some Big Band/Easy Listening radio in Richmond for a while before doing a solid stint at WHRV in Hampton Roads from 90-95 where those of you who were lucky, caught the Art and Rollie Show. He and his wife have been living outside of Richmond and keep it simple.