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Todd Clark Pettengill (born April 18, 1966 in Hagaman, New York) is a radio disc jockey who most recently worked for WPLJ 95.5 in the New York area.[1] From 1993 to 1997, he also served as an on-screen backstage interviewer for the World Wrestling Federation.

Todd Pettengill
Birth nameTodd Clark Pettengill
Born (1966-04-18) April 18, 1966 (age 53)
Hagaman, New York
Spouse(s)
Carrie Pettengill (m. 1987)
Children2
Professional wrestling career
Debut1993
Retired2019

CareerEdit

RadioEdit

Pettengill started his career in radio at the age of 13 at a local radio station in Amsterdam, New York. In 1986, he hosted the morning radio show on the Albany, New York area's WFLY "Fly 92", called the Wake Up Service. It was the highest rated show in Albany history. Later on, he was promoted to program director and then vice president of Albany Broadcasting Company. Pettengill left the station for WIOQ in Philadelphia and eventually WPLJ in New York. He was the youngest morning show host in New York radio at the age of 25, when he became co-host of the WPLJ morning show with Scott Shannon,[2] where he is known for his "phone scams". Pettengill and Shannon were seen on Dish Nation. Todd Pettengill has been named Billboard Magazine Major Market Air personality of the year six times and Radio and Records Major Market Air personality of the year four times. He founded Pettengill Productions, Inc in 1993 and 17Black, LLC in 2007.

On February 7, 2014, Shannon announced he was leaving WPLJ. Pettengill then announced his newest venture: The Todd Show in the Morning on WPLJ. From January 2016 until the radio station's sale and sign-off in 2019, Pettengill co-hosted Todd & Jayde in the Morning alongside Jayde Donovan from Sacramento's KDND.

Pettengill was the host of a Saturday night 1980s music program known as Saturday Night at the 80s (later renamed Todd Pettengill at the 80's). The show was broadcast in twenty-seven markets, including New York, Washington DC, Detroit and Miami. It was distributed by ABC Radio Networks.

World Wrestling FederationEdit

Pettengill also worked for the World Wrestling Federation in the mid 1990s, as a backstage interviewer. He replaced Sean Mooney, who had elected not to renew his expiring WWF contract. He made his WWF debut as host of the Saturday morning program WWF Mania on January 9, 1993. Pettengill also hosted WWF Blast-Off, WWF LiveWire[3] and WWF Action Zone. Pettengill made his WrestleMania debut at WrestleMania IX.[4] He performed the opening number "WWF Superstars" at the 1996 Slammy Awards.[5][6][7][8] The following year, he presented the Slammy for "Miss Slammy" to Sable.[5][9][10] His final pay-per-view appearance at SummerSlam in 1997; Pettengill had informed WWF executives that he wished to bow out of the company, as the grind of juggling his WWF duties and his radio career was proving to be too hectic.[11] After SummerSlam, Pettengill left the WWF and was replaced by current WWE Raw announcer Michael Cole, whom he had recommended to the company. In 2013, Pettengill hosted segments of the WWE DVD release The Best of In Your House, a compilation of matches from the 1990s In Your House pay-per-view series.

Personal lifeEdit

Pettengill and his wife Carrie have been residents of Cedar Grove, New Jersey. They have two children.[12]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Todd Pettengill, New York Radio Entertainment: 95.5 WPLJ Archived 2006-11-14 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Todd Pettengil on IMDb
  3. ^ WWF Livewire, Internet Movie Database
  4. ^ "tODD Pettengill's Profile". Onlineworldofwrestling.com. April 6, 2009. Retrieved 2009-04-06.
  5. ^ a b "WWE Raw rating history". Wrestling Information Archive. Archived from the original on 2007-12-22. Retrieved 2007-12-28.
  6. ^ "WWF Slammy Awards (1996)". TWNP News. Retrieved 2008-02-22.
  7. ^ "WWF Slammy Awards (1996)". TWNP News. Archived from the original on 2011-09-08. Retrieved 2008-02-22.
  8. ^ "WWF Slammy Awards (1996)". Pro Wrestling History. Retrieved 2008-02-22.
  9. ^ "WWF Slammy Awards (1997)". TWNP News. Retrieved 2008-02-22.
  10. ^ "WWF Slammy Awards (1997)". Pro Wrestling History. Retrieved 2008-02-22.
  11. ^ http://www.wwe.com/classics/wherearetheynow/where-are-they-now-todd-pettengill-26060526/page-2
  12. ^ Farrell, Paul. "Todd Pettengill: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know", Heavy.com, April 19, 2015. Accessed September 1, 2019. "He’s married to Carrie Pettengill. The couple were wed in 1987. They live in Cedar Grove, New Jersey, where Todd Pettengill’s production company is also based."

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