Chuck Harder Broadcast Artist
Chuck Harder was a former radio disk jockey turned talk show host in White Springs, Florida, USA. He is originally from Elgin, Illinois. He is no longer on the air. Harder's radio career began during high school as a DJ at a local AM radio station in his hometown of Elgin, Illinois. He later became a talk show host at stations in Tampa, and then New York City where he gained a reputation as a consumer advocate. Feeling that he was being forbidden from discussing controversial topics on the air, Harder would return to Tampa in 1987 with the idea of forming a radio network, The Sun Radio Network, to syndicate his show called "For The People", which was carried primarily by commercial rural AM radio stations and shortwave radio. Originally broadcasting from the garage of his Tampa home, Harder and his wife Dianne later purchased the historic Telford Hotel in the town of White Springs to serve as studios. In its early years Harder's show used an interpretation of the folk song "Way Down Upon The Suwannee River" as its theme music.
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