At the age of six, I developed polio and almost died two times while in an iron lung, until the age of eight I was totally paralyzed, and was one of the very first of twelve to test the polio vaccine. At the age of twelve I was able to walk with the help of braces and crutches. The doctors didnít give me much hope of ever being able to walk because of the after effects of polio, but I proved them wrong. Itís amazing what youíre able to do if you never give up or surrender to other peoples' opinions, let the choices in your life be your own, donít let others dictate to you the path you take in your own life. At the age of sixteen I began my Disk Jockey career. Through years of hard work and dedication received BILLBOARD MAGAZINEís number #1 Disk Jockey award for the Pittsburgh Area, three years in a row 1977, 1978, 1979. In later years I received other awards and citations, Three Gold Records from various record companyís for record promotion, an Award for Top Furniture Sales, a Certificate of Appreciation from Columbia School Of Broadcasting for a job well done. Have done promotion parties for Dolly Parton, Wayne Newton and Ann Margret also entertained at Three Rivers Stadium before and in between Pirate Baseball home games. Worked at three different radio stations WMBA, WARO and WNUF in the Pittsburgh area, and in the 35 years of being an entertainer I have worked at almost all major clubs in this area and have worked with these area disk jockies Porky Chedwick, Mad Mike, Terry Lee, Charlie Apple, Bob Mack, Zeke Jackson. I run a site called "Oldies Unlimited" that is dedicated to the music and lifestyles of the 50's & 60's, the site address is "http://www.nb.net/~glarkin", in the past three years of operation I am happy to say that I have made many friends, and feel as if in some small way help to perpetuate the music that deserves to be around forever. In Nov. 1997 I started my own disk jockey booking agency called "DJ's R US", the site address is "http://www.djsrus.com", we specialize in Weddings, Class Reunions, Car Cruises, Oldie Parties, Graduations or any entertainment event. I have a passion for life and a total devotion to what ever project I am working on. I've accomplished much in my life through hard work and having a belief in his ability to achieve what ever I set out to do. Only by maintaining a positive mental attitude will you ever succeed in life, never make the mistake of letting anyone steal your dreams by dictating to you what you can or canít do. Just believe in yourself and work hard for your goals, never forget that itís your life and it should be your choice what you do with it.
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