Wally Brine was born to be on radio … literally. He was born during the great blizzard of 1949 in Providence, RI. His family lived in an apartment in the transmitter building of radio station WPRO (probably where he got the radio bug). Wally’s dad, Salty Brine, hosted the top-rated morning show on WPRO for more than 50 years as well as a 12-year run hosting a kid’s TV show called “Salty Brine’s Shack” on Channel 12.
Wally’s first part-time radio job was in 1968 at WPRO-FM (he knew somebody!). His career continued in Maine while he attended St. Francis College and worked at WGAN, Portland. His first rock radio job came when he landed a position at the flagship station of the “Lobster Network” WLOB in 1973. His Maine career ended with a 6-year run at WJBQ-FM, Portland, where he hosted a morning show and started a family. In 1981, Boston’s WVBF (now WROR) called and Wally came to the “Big City” (Boston, in case you’re wondering) to host the afternoon show. In 1982, the station teamed up Wally and morning-man Loren Owens. The “The Loren & Wally Show” was born!
Now, with over 32 years of “The Loren & Wally Show,” life couldn’t be better. He is married to the love of his life, Jodi Winchester, a real estate agent in Lexington. She tries to keep him healthy by feeding him all that organic stuff, but fried clams, ribs and steak & cheese subs somehow fall onto the hood of his car while driving home. Life is good!