|Born||Gary Francis Modugno
Syracuse, New York, USA
Gary Francis Modugno (born in Syracuse, New York), better known by the nickname/stage name Gary Dunes, is a morning drive time radio personality on WSEN-FM FM in Syracuse, NY and the lead singer of the Band Code Red and Dunes & The Del-Tunes.
Dunes was raised in Westvale which is a suburb of Syracuse, NY. He attended Onondaga Community College in Syracuse where he majored in radio and television. He began a singing career with his band Dunes & The Del-Tunes in 1976 while in high school.
In 1981 Dunes began his radio career in Auburn, NY working part-time at WMBO. In 1982 he was hired full-time to do afternoon drive at WGVA in Geneva, NY. A year later he landed a job in the Syracuse market at WKFM doing evenings. Dunes left WKFM after an ownership change and began working part-time at WNDR in Syracuse, NY and sister station WNTQ-FM (93Q) in December 1983. Within six months he was hired full-time to do evenings at WNTQ and later became the music director and midday personality. In 1991 after a long successful career at WNTQ Dunes left and took the midday / music director position at WSEN-AM/FM in Syracuse, NY. In 2000 he was elevated to the morning drive slot at WSEN where he remains today and still performs with his current band Code Red along with Dunes & The Del-Tunes when they reunite to perform at a few major events and venues during the year.
Along with doing mornings on WSEN-FM he can also be heard weekday afternoons from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm on WSEN-AM, Oldies 1050.
Gary Dunes and the Morning Crew
Dunes's morning show, Gary Dunes and the Morning Crew, airs from 5-10 AM Eastern Time Monday - Friday on WSEN. The title "crew" features Dunes along with sports reporter Todd Emanuelli. News and weather is provided by Metro Networks, a subsidiary of Westwood One, and Dial Global's Jimmy Carter (no relation to the former President of the same name) provides entertainment reports. WSEN uses the D.O.T.'s more than two dozen traffic camera's as a source for traffic reporting.