Ray Shasho started working in the family business at the age of six years old.
After graduating high school, he attended Brown Institute of broadcasting, a CBS owned school for future radio and television broadcasters. After graduating from Brown, Ray quickly orchestrated a deejay show on several popular radio stations. WSEB - Sebring, Florida and WNAV- Annapolis, Maryland.
Shasho became President of Sight and Sound Camera and Electronics, Inc. on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, DC and Spot Out Cleaners, Inc. a very successful dry cleaning plant in Prince Frederick, Maryland. Ray also worked for four of the largest financial institutions in the world spanning a thirteen year banking career. Shasho sharpened his skills as a writer by writing about the history for each company that he presented to the underwriters for a loan approval.
Ray says he's absorbed some great stories over the years while working in Washington DC- but will always cherish those few hours that he spent with, "the splendid splinter" Ted Williams. Ray currently lives in beautiful Bradenton, Florida and enjoys writing a column for the Examiner. Ray Shasho is the Examiner's Bradenton Classic Rock Music Reporter.
Ray says his major influences for writing the story has to be his wonderful family, for the hilarious and outlandish childhood memories they concucted. Also growing up in Baltimore and then DC in the 60's with all that great music playing on WPGC- Good Guys Radio. Ray's heroes, well ...those awesome deejays on that radio station, the Baltimore Orioles -especially Brooks Robinson and Baltimore Colts Quarterback Johnny Unitas. Thanks for the wonderful memories everyone!