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Pat St. John is one of the U.S.'s most preeminent and longest serving radio personalities and voice artist. Known as “The Dee-Jay’s DJ”, he began his radio career on Detroitmarker's CKLW in 1969, but is best known for his work in the New York Citymarker market on WPLJ, WNEW-FM, WCBS-FM and WAXQ, and now back on WCBS-FM. He also can currently be heard on several Sirius XM Radio channels, and has done extensive television voiceover work, including announcing for Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve since 2000.

Pat is known for his conversational on-air style with interspersed bits of music trivia, along with "Collectible Cuts" from his extensive record library.

Early years in Detroit

Pat was born in Detroitmarker, and was raised on the music of Motown. In 1969, at the age of 18, he landed his first gig as a radio personality on CKLW, and the following year he moved across town to WKNR. His last Detroit job was at the ABC-owned album-oriented rock (AOR) station WRIFmarker from 1971 until 1973.

WPLJ and WNEW years

In 1973, Pat began a 15-year stint at New York Citymarker station WPLJ. He survived the station's transition from AOR to top 40 in 1983, and during that era, he was rated by Arbitron as the city's top-rated afternoon disc jockey.

Pat left WPLJ in 1987, and returned to his rock roots on WNEW-FM, which had been WPLJ's rival during its AOR years. He became the station's program director for a short period in the early 1990s, and remained with the station until it switched to a hot talk format in 1999.

Recent developments

After the demise of WNEW's rock format, Pat decided to focus primarily on his voiceover career. He has been the announcer for Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve in 2000, and continues to do voiceovers for commercials. He was the voice of WXYZ-TVmarker in Detroit for years.

Pat began his involvement with Sirius Satellite Radio in 1998. Following the service's on-air launch in 2002, he was heard on such channels as '60s Vibrations, The Vault, and SIRIUS Blues, where he has served as format manager. Since Sirius' merger with former rival XM in 2008, he can be heard on The 50s on 5, Deep Tracks, and Bluesville.

He returned to New York radio in 2002 on WNEW's sister oldies station WCBS-FM. In 2004, he moved to WAXQ where he stayed until 2006. In July 2007, Pat returned to the reincarnated WCBS-FM, where his regular airshift is on Sundays from 10 AM to 3 PM. Additionally, in February 2008, Pat replaced Howard Cogan as the pre-recorded voice of the Jack character on WCBS-FM-HD2 and its web stream at ilikejack.com.

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