Like Rick Morgan, Herb Hunt was a man of many
names during his stay at WLCY. He was very successful as Johnny
Rebel during his 6-10 PM shift. Monster ratings followed him.
He was also Herbert L Hunt when he did newscasts, yes in those
days you did a little bit of everything.
After Marshall Cleaver left “Open Mike”
for tele-vision fame, the nightly talk show at WLCY was hosted
by Herb Hunt. He got involved in the community, started a TIP
line to help combat drug abuse. TIP stood for “Turn in Pushers”.
The new program did not endear him to the “druggies”
in Tampa Bay, he in fact feared for his life.
Herb left WLCY in the early 70's and headed
for Washington DC. It was in the nation’s capitol he died
of cancer in 1978.