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Mar 8, 2007
Real Name
Bill Thompson
About Me
It all started in 1973 at a little 3,000-watt FM station in Ottawa, Illinois, with studios on the second floor above a laundromat.

In those days (back before the turn of the century), I was a disc jockey. But after someone reminded me that you need a personality to do that for a living, I switched to being a newscaster, and, ultimately, an interviewer.

I've worked for nearly a dozen local radio stations in several cities, including Tulsa, Providence, Boston, and Washington, D.C., as well as the erstwhile USA Today SkyRadio, and I've anchored the news for the Associated Press Radio Network.

Since 1985, I have done more than nine thousand author interviews. I'm also planning to write a book based on those interviews, Now I've Heard Everything .
Washington, DC area