About Mel Toxic
One of the biggest names in Philly radio, MEL TOXIC burst onto the music scene in 1983. After college radio stint on 91.7 WKDU at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Mel landed his first pro broadcast job at WIFI-92.
WIFI; the former Top 40 station, was renamed: I-92 ‘Rock of the 80’s. It featured up n coming artists that the other lame stations would not touch: Duran Duran, Devo, Adam & The Ants, and The Ramones to name a few.
The station needed a big personality to present the hot, new sound.
Listeners were sick of hearing ‘Stairway to Heaven’ and the stupidity of DeBella’s Morning Zoo. Mel Toxic to the rescue.
WPST, WDRE, and WYSP were other Philadelphia stations that rocketed in the ratings with the help of Mel Toxic.
The Mel Toxic radio name was a concept developed by John Jurgaitis, our REAL name. The Mel Taylor name was another radio persona. We used it on-air, as well as in our sales & marketing consultancy.
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1999-2001 Clear Channel: Q-102, ALICE 104.5 Phila.
• P/T Morning Show, Swing and weekends. • CHR, Rock AC formats
1995-98 CBS Radio: WYSP, Rock. Phila.
• On-Air Talent. Mid-days on Philadelphia’s #1 Rock Station. • Local Music Director, creator and producer of the area’s premiere original, unsigned music showcase; “Loud n Local”.
1992-95 WDRE Radio: Alternative & Modern Rock. Phila.
• Assistant Program Director / Music Coordinator. Direct all local music programming and content. • On-Air Talent
1989-92 WPST Radio: CHR / Top 40. Trenton / Phila.
• On-Air talent ; 7-midnight • Creator/ Programmer/ Music Director/ Host. of area’s first Modern Rock program: “Post Modern PST”.
1982-83 WIFI I-92, Rock of the 80’s. Phila.
• On-Air talent ; Afternoon Drive
• WLIR, Long Island: Alternative
• WMGM, Atlantic City: AOR
• MTV, On-Air Talent; VJ