On-air, Office/Traffic Manager
Chris Buckhout began his slow descent into radio mediocrity back in the mid 80's when he and his brother were hired to move all the 45 records in the building up to higher ground due to an impending Nor-easter that subsequently washed through the building on the Redwood Causeway. After rescuing 10,000 golden oldies from their salt water demise, Chris returned to middle school. When he was 16, Chris worked at the station for about a year part time after school to help out with various record keeping and administrative duties. After graduating from the University of Colorado in 1992, he returned to East Hampton and shortly thereafter Paul Sidney hired him for an overnight on-air position six days a week. Coupled with his somewhat unseemly lifestyle, the all night shift took a toll on him, and Chris left WLNG for the third time after only about 6 months, only to return in July of 1997. Since then Chris has been with WLNG as a full time employee, and currently handles Traffic, Billing, Sales Commissions, as well as several regular on-air shifts on Sunday mornings from 6-10 and 11-3 midday on Fridays. He lives in the East Hampton area with his wife, and two children.