Gene is "Mr. Music" of our area and has been a beloved radio man for years. November 2 he held a big band dinner dance at the Ocala Hilton and the fans came out of the woodwork to attend. It reminded me of what it must have been like in the big band heyday.
Singer Mark Raisch was the star singer, dazzling the audience
People still love to dance to good music!
It was great to see the folks come up and talk to Gene about how much they love the music on the radio station.
Gene Martin was a bit under the weather due to a recent illness. He couldn't play his sax for the crowd, but he still managed to get some of those desserts he always talks about on his program....
Here's a pic of me with Gene and Don Bruce who also has a show on the station. Thanks to all those who attended and who told me they are out there listening!