Todd Pettengill

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Todd Pettengill
Birth name Todd Clark Pettengill
Professional wrestling career
Debut 1993
Retired 1997

Todd Clark Pettengill is a radio disc jockey for WPLJ 95.5 in the New York area.[1] He previously served as an on-screen backstage interviewer for the World Wrestling Federation from 1993 to 1997.

Career[edit]

Radio[edit]

Pettengill started his career in radio at the age of 13 at a local radio station in Amsterdam, New York. In 1986, he hosted the morning radio show on the Albany, New York area's WFLY "Fly 92", called the Wake Up Service. It was the highest rated show in Albany history. Later on, he was promoted to program director and then vice president of Albany Broadcasting Company. Pettengill left the station for WIOQ in Philadelphia and eventually WPLJ in New York. He was the youngest morning show host in New York radio at the age of 25, when he became co-host of the WPLJ morning show with Scott Shannon,[2] where he is known for his phone scams. Pettengill and Shannon were seen on Dish Nation. Todd Pettengill has been named Billboard Magazine Major Market Air personality of the year six times and Radio and Records Major Market Air personality of the year four times. He founded Pettengill Productions, Inc in 1993 and 17Black, LLC in 2007.

On February 7, 2014, Shannon announced he was leaving WPLJ. Pettengill then announced his newest venture: The Todd Show in the Morning on WPLJ. As of January 2016, Pettengill is hosting Todd & Jayde alongside Jayde Donovan from Sacramento's KDND.

Pettengill was the host of a Saturday night 1980s music program known as Saturday Night at the 80s (later renamed Todd Pettengill at the 80's). The show was broadcast in twenty-seven markets, including New York, Washington DC, Detroit and Miami. It was distributed by ABC Radio Networks.

World Wrestling Federation[edit]

Pettengill also worked for the World Wrestling Federation in the mid 1990s, as a backstage interviewer. He replaced Sean Mooney, who had elected not to renew his expiring WWF contract. He made his WWF debut as host of the Saturday morning program WWF Mania on January 9, 1993. Pettengill also hosted WWF Blast-Off, WWF LiveWire[3] and WWF Action Zone. Pettengill made his WrestleMania debut at WrestleMania IX.[4] He performed the opening number "WWF Superstars" at the 1996 Slammy Awards.[5][6][7][8] The following year, he presented the Slammy for "Miss Slammy" to Sable.[5][9][10] His final pay-per-view appearance at SummerSlam in 1997; Pettengill had informed WWF executives that he wished to bow out of the company, as the grind of juggling his WWF duties and his radio career was proving to be too hectic.[11] After SummerSlam, Pettengill left the WWF and was replaced by current WWE Raw announcer Michael Cole, whom he had recommended to the company. In 2013, Pettengill hosted segments of the WWE DVD release The Best of In Your House, a compilation of matches from the 1990s In Your House pay-per-view series.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Todd Pettengill, New York Radio Entertainment: 95.5 WPLJ
  2. ^ Todd Pettengil at the Internet Movie Database
  3. ^ WWF Livewire, Internet Movie Database
  4. ^ "tODD Pettengill's Profile". Onlineworldofwrestling.com. April 6, 2009. Retrieved 2009-04-06. 
  5. ^ a b "WWE Raw rating history". Wrestling Information Archive. Retrieved 2007-12-28. 
  6. ^ "WWF Slammy Awards (1996)". TWNP News. Retrieved 2008-02-22. 
  7. ^ "WWF Slammy Awards (1996)". TWNP News. Retrieved 2008-02-22. 
  8. ^ "WWF Slammy Awards (1996)". Pro Wrestling History. Retrieved 2008-02-22. 
  9. ^ "WWF Slammy Awards (1997)". TWNP News. Retrieved 2008-02-22. 
  10. ^ "WWF Slammy Awards (1997)". Pro Wrestling History. Retrieved 2008-02-22. 
  11. ^ http://www.wwe.com/classics/wherearetheynow/where-are-they-now-todd-pettengill-26060526/page-2

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