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Frankie Valli of The Four Seasons

Gary with the great Frankie Valli
of The Four Seasons

John Phillips and Scott McKenzie

Gary with Papa John Phillips (left)
and Scott McKenzie (right) at KYA

Roy Orbison

Gary with Roy Orbison

Wolfman Jack and Gary Mora

Billy G. Woodruff of The Drifters (left)
and Wolfman Jack with Gary

Gary Mora and The Everly Brothers

Gary with Phil and Don —
The Everly Brothers!

KYA's Chris Edwards, Sylvia Chacon and Gary Mora

KYA alumni Sylvia Chacon,
Chris Edwards and Gary Mora

Gary Mora, Aaron Edwards, Tom Saunders, Tracy Syracuse

Gary Mora, Aaron Edwards, Tommy
Saunders and Tracy Syracuse (Russ The
Moose's daughter) at the Bay Area Radio
Hall of Fame ceremony, October 2008

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Heeeeere's Gary!

Listen To KYA Radio!Gary Mora is a Bay Area-born entertainer who grew up in show business. He started out as a class clown in Redwood City public schools and ended up on stages around the world.

As a youngster he performed in national ballroom dance competitions throughout the state, winning first place trophies for the cha-cha, fox trot, rumba and swing.

Gary Mora at the
original 1260 KYA

In his free time he learned to play drums, which became a passion throughout his four years at Sequoia High School in Redwood City. After high school it was on to the College of San Mateo, where he majored in telecommunications.

It was during his college years that he found his true love, radio. Learning the ins and outs of broadcasting was as easy as breathing for him. He was quickly placed in his first on-air job at a small AM station, KTRT, in Truckee, Calif.

It only took nine months for him to land his first major market D.J. slot at KSOL in San Francisco. From there it was on to Gene Autry's Golden West station, San Francisco's legendary KSFO. He spent eight wonderful years as an engineer, producer and on-air talent at the "World's Greatest Radio Station."

During that same time period, Bay Area Listeners also heard Gary on Big Band 99 FM, KMPX. It was his dear friend Russ "The Moose" Syracuse who brought him along to both KMPX, and later to 1260 KYA. The Moose and Gary were more like family than friends.

KYA Radio Air Team

The Mighty KYA Airmen
including Sam Van Zandt, Gary Mora,
Gene Nelson, Russ Syracuse, Hap Harper

It wasn't too much longer before "Emperor" Gene Nelson rejoined his buddies, Gary and Russ, leaving KSFO to once again join the team at KYA.

During the past several years, Gary has run the very successful entertainment company originally known as The KYA Oldies Road Show (known later as Gary Mora's Oldies Road Show). That company entertained thousands of fans both locally and around the world for nearly twenty years.

In addition to the "Road Show," Gary has been extremely active as a world-renowned voiceover talent for radio, television, voice recognition, flash video and film. (Learn more about his voiceover services at GaryMora.com)

For many years you've heard Gary's voice on both local and national television. He got his voiceover start with "The Man Of A Thousand Voices," Mel Blanc.

KYA Oldies Road Show

Gary Mora onstage with
the KYA Oldies Road Show

Another close friend who was instrumental in guiding and promoting Gary, KYA and the Oldies Road Show was Gary Fiset, former promotion director at 1260 KYA, and current owner of Promotion Marketing.

After spending a significant time in Hollywood, Gary was urged to stay "down south" because "that's where the work is." As it turns out, returning to Northern California was a great move! "There's been plenty of work, while living in the most beautiful place on earth," Gary says.

Gary's latest venture brings him full circle, back to the station he grew up with and the station he represented for two decades — 1260 KYA. Partnered with David Jackson, the head of the San Francisco-based Bay Area Radio Museum, Gary is delighted to be associated with such a great guy who really knows radio and music from the Sixties.

Ably assisting Gary throughout the day is his trusty sidekick, the one and only Super Harlow!

Gary says, "It is such a pleasure to announce on Classic KYA Radio while listening to vintage 1260 jingles and the actual commercials that were aired while KYA was the 'Rock Of The Bay.'"

Now the Bay Area and the world can listen to Redwood City's native son, Gary Mora, across the World Wide Web on Classic KYA Radio!

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