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Joe Ricker
News Correspondent "Stories A-Z" Newscast Times: Tuesday, Thursday mornings 6:30, 7:30, 8:30, 9:30, and throughout the day JOE RICKER SET UP WLNGS NEWS DEPARTMENT AND SERVED AS NEWS DIRECTOR FROM 1963 RETIRING IN 1994. JOE IS STILL HEARD TODAY EVERY TUESDAY AND THURSDAY WITH HIS FEATURE STORES FROM A TO Z....JOE CAME TO WLNG FROM WTAR AM AND FM AND TV IN NORFOLK VIRGINIA .....HE ALSO WORKED AT WCOA IN PENSACOLA, FLORIDA AND WAS ON ARMED FORCES RADIO IN JAPAN FROM 1958 TO 1961......JOE SERVED IN THE U.S. NAVY FROM 1951 TO 1957, THE U.S . AIR FORCE FROM 1957 TO 1961 AND IN THE AIR NATIONAL GUARD FROM 1975 TO 1992 RETIRING AS A SENIOR MASTER SGT. JOES CAREER HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE HELICOPTER COVERAGE OF A TIDAL WAVE IN JAPAN IN 1960. COVERAGE OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT IN FLORIDA AND VIRGINIA, INCLUDING COVERAGE OF THE FIRST GREYHOUND BUS CIVIL RIGHTS SIT IN IN NORFOLK. JOE HAS ENJOYED 50 YEARS OF COVERING POLICE BEATS, CITY, TOWN AND COUNTY BOARD MEETINGS AND ANCHORED LOCAL ELECTION COVERAGE. HE LOVES TO SPEED WALK AND CONTINUES THAT PRACTICE TODAY. HE HAS RAISED THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS OVER THE YEARS SPEEDWALKING FOR A CAUSE


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