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January 21, 2008

RADIO: ‘Good Neighbor’ returns to WLVL

The “Good Neighbor” is coming home.

WLVL radio personality Dave Marmon is returning to the air on Saturday to co-host “Super Dial A Deal” with Paula Venne. Known as “Good Neighbor Dave,” Marmon hosted two shows on the station, “Dial-a-Deal” and “Ask a Pro.” Marmon, who had been missing from the airwaves for some time, was glad to be going on the air once again.

“I’m happy to be back,” he said. “I’m happy to be co-hosting “Super Dial A Deal” on Saturday.”

Marmon said the time slot on Saturday worked out for both him and the station. That was all the time he had free for right now, and the station had an opening for the slot.

Marmon also works at Lockport Cable Television and the History Center of Niagara County on Niagara Street in Lockport.

“It was when their needs and my availability met,” Marmon said. “With the job at the history center, that was as much time as I could have.”

Station owner and general manager Dick Greene said Marmon would just be on “Super Dial A Deal” for now, but didn’t rule out Marmon returning “for more stuff down the road.” The timing was just right for Marmon’s return, Greene said.

“We felt it was time,” he said. “We have a good relationship with him and we felt it was time for him to come back.”

In December, Greene said Marmon’s departure was an “in-house matter” for WLVL and that there was “no issue” with Marmon.

Marmon started working at the station in 1985, as a part-time worker. From 1987-97, he was the host of the early morning drive show from 6 to 9 a.m. and co-hosted the “Dial-a-Deal” show on Saturdays. “Ask the Pro,” a show in which local business people share their expertise with listeners, is on weekdays from 10:15 to 11 a.m. Marmon said what he missed the most about working with radio was talking to “a lot of people.”

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