My memoir is now available as an audio book, and yes, it’s been recorded by me. Thanks to Keith Wilson at Beaten Path Productions in Windermere, Florida for his expertise and patience to make it happen. I left the studio knowing it’s a product worthy of your purchase.

August 20th is National Radio Day. For the third year in a row, I’ll be heard on several local stations to remind listeners of the power and diversity on AM/FM dials today and to take a nostalgia look back at how broadcasting “was” in years gone by.

I’m already booked to talk at two libraries in Central Florida this fall with more speaking engagements pending. How wonderful to meet people who want to hear about a new and different book and learn how it was created. I’m also gratified by responses received from those who have read the memoir. Some have been kind to write comments of what they thought of the book.

Thank you in advance for deciding to acquire my book. If you choose the audio version, use the link on Where to Buy Dave’s Book (Search Through Slanted Windows). A sample chapter is yours for the hearing. Soft cover and eBook versions are available from the other sources.

I enjoyed speaking before potential readers to tell of the laughs and heartaches in my memoir. Author events, readings, a book club, panel discussion, media classes at local colleges and presentations on memoir writing kept me busy in 2013. I’ve promised myself to expose the book electronically to the world, but I’m having fun meeting terrific people up close and personal in Central Florida.    
On National Radio Day in August, I guested on three local stations to talk about the power and influence of broadcasting today. The audiobook I recorded will be is ready for digital distribution soon, so you’ll be able to hear me voice my book. Stay tuned.  
I’m grateful a friend from high school emailed an announcement about my memoir to fellow classmates. Several I haven’t heard from in years responded after reading the book and their positive comments are appreciated. Nostalgia buffs tell me they got a kick out of learning about life in post-WWII America. Even though there are many mentions in the memoir of my hometown in New Jersey, see how the recollections compare to where you were raised.
Thanks for visiting the website. Check the audio excerpt. You’ll enjoy the book when you buy.

I’ve been woefully remiss in changing this blog. It needs an update, so here goes… 

Thanks to all who have purchased my book. I hope the story bought a few smiles.

I enjoy meeting people and telling about my memoir. When I say “radio,” eyes light up. There’s a mystique about voices, sounds and music radiating from slender towers of steel on the outskirts of towns in American. When I add my passion to want to be on the air, the telling becomes intriguing.  

It was a kick speaking to an intensive group of radio fans at a senior outreach program for Daytona State College. I covered the demise of network programming in the 40’s and the birth of the music & news format in the 50’s. I’ve been asked to return in the fall.

When I talked with students in a mass media class at DSC, they asked excellent questions in their desire to learn more of how radio “was.”  

I’m happy to announce that a non-radio story of mine has won inclusion to the Florida Writers Association’s annual anthology book. With this year’s theme “It’s a Crime,” my story about stealing pumpkins in high school will be in the top 10 of 60 stories when the book is published.   

With a background of four decades in broadcasting, I continue to offer myself for radio interviews. On National Radio Day last August, I spoke on three talk shows in the Daytona Beach market. I was a guest on Marc Bernier’s “BookMarc” program over WNDB in November and was interviewed by Bill Gallagher on WNZF in Flagler County this June. This doesn’t mean a lot if you’re reading this in North Dakota, but I’ll be expanding my reach. Today, Daytona Beach. Tomorrow, the world!

You can me hear read an excerpt from Through Slanted Windows, A Journey into Radio. Click over to “How to Buy Dave’s Book” on this website now!  




    Dave Archard was born in 1936 in Rochester, New York. His family moved to Ridgewood, New Jersey, a month before Pearl Harbor was attacked. He graduated from the Bergen County school district in 1954 and, after training at Broadcast Coaching Associates in New York City, began his career as staff announcer for WMYB in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. In the late fifties, he introduced the exciting Top 40 sound to the west coast of Florida from powerful WALT, Tampa, achieving record breaking audience ratings in both Hooper and Pulse surveys. He moved with his growing family to WFUN in Miami where he excelled as a copywriter and production director. Settling in Daytona Beach in the seventies, Archard handled broadcast duties at several stations in the market including sales and operations for number one easy-listening WWLV (FM). Now retired, he resides with his wife in Florida.


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